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Tomato Head

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American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen
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12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902
+1 865-637-4067
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9:00 am - 11:00 pm
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Hours:
Sun 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Sat 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Dining options: Lunch, Dinner, Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Description: We believe less processed food tastes better. Not only does it taste...
We believe less processed food tastes better. Not only does it taste better, it's much healthier too. You'll notice this difference in our house made dressings and handcrafted pizzas, as well as in our colorful salads and sandwiches. Fresh produce from East Tennessee farmers like Hines Valley Farm, Mountain Meadows Farm and Colvin Family Farm is featured in our daily specials. Well known for our vegan and vegetarian dishes, our menu has plenty for the carnivore. All of our proteins are nitrate/nitrite free, all natural and antibiotic free. Our house made lamb sausage is cooked in small batches to ensure freshness. Our sister bakery, Flour Head Bakery, prepares all of the Tomato Head's desserts and breads (including gluten free!) Each morning. By using unbleached and unbromated King Arthur Flour, we create healthier and better tasting pizza dough and sandwich breads. We also can easily accommodate your dietary needs. Whether it's a nut allergy, a preference for vegan fare or a gluten sensitivity, our staff will craft a dish to suit your tastes.
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
So many options

Love this restaurant. You have option for anyone from vegan to meat eaters. They just remodeled not too long ago so much bigger inside. Child and dog friendly. Indoor or outdoor dinning. Large menu for any tastes. Very friendly atmosphere. Local hang out.

5 of 5 starsReviewed July 1, 2015
Cindy C
Good for:
  • Families with children
  • Local cuisine
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed July 1, 2015 NEW

Love this restaurant. You have option for anyone from vegan to meat eaters. They just remodeled not too long ago so much bigger inside. Child and dog friendly. Indoor or outdoor dinning. Large menu for any tastes. Very friendly atmosphere. Local hang out.

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Knoxville
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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

it was very busy had to wait on table. We had a large group and had to split up. glad the food was good.

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Lahore
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 8 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 30, 2015 NEW

I have been going to the Tomato Head since I was in college (16 years ago), and it has consistently remained one of my favorite places to eat in Knoxville. They have a wide variety of vegetarian/vegan options and some non-veg as well and the ingredients are fresh and I suspect organic most if not all of the time. Most... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 29, 2015 NEW

This spot has wonderful pizza, sandwiches, salads, and drinks. Everything is good including the service!. Eat here. You will love it!

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Knoxville, Tennessee
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6 restaurant reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 26, 2015

The sandwiches are unique with the just the right blend of ingredients. This time I ordered the Tomato Head Sandwich with Blue Corn Chips and was not disappointed. The service was great as always. Highly recommend it as a destination when in Knoxville.

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Roanoke, Virginia, United States
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

Tomato head is located in the market area. It has both indoor and outdoor seating. The menu has a healthy fare. And I believe all the food is local and prepared fresh. I had a zucchini squash soup and a side salad with a basil vinnagrette salad dressing. The meal was fresh and full of flavor. The restaurant has its... More 

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 23, 2015

I no longer live in Knoxville and the only thing I miss is this restaurant. The ability to get a dairy free pesto as my pizza base became my new favorite food indulgence which is big when you have food intolerances. Tomato head stands out as a restaurant that cares in general. The pasta salad with mushroom sesame dressing is... More 

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2 of 5 stars Reviewed June 21, 2015

Bummer. I had heard how great this place was, and how it has been on the square for such a long time...one of the few that has withstood the test of time. So we decided to try it for Sunday brunch, as it has a wonderful patio and it was a gorgeous morning. Our server was Matt. Maybe Mac? Not... More 

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4 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

Stopped by for a tasting during a food walking tour. Enjoyed a small bowl of curried carrot soup with a good kick along with a piece of very fresh bread that I understand they bake. The pizza was also very tasty with the thin crust we like.

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5 of 5 stars Reviewed June 19, 2015

We prefer vegetarian food and are always pleasantly surprised when we run across imaginative options to veggie options on the menu. Tomato Head went above and beyond, and the sandwiches we got were exceptional. We had a Reuben on fresh, delicious Russian black bread with a soy alternative to their meat offering. It was wonderful, as was the veggie sandwich.... More 

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Additional Information about Tomato Head

Address: 12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902
Phone Number: +1 865-637-4067
Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
Open Hours:
Sunday 9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday 11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday 11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday 9:00 am - 11:00 pm
Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
Cuisine: American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

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Restaurant Details

Location and Contact Information

  • Address: 12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902
  • Location: United States  >  Tennessee (TN)  >  Knoxville
  • Phone Number: +1 865-637-4067

Price and Cuisine

  • Average Prices: USD 10 - 15
  • Cuisine: American, Pizza, Sandwiches, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Families with children, Local cuisine

Description

We believe less processed food tastes better. Not only does it taste better, it's much healthier too. You'll notice this difference in our house made dressings and handcrafted pizzas, as well as in our colorful salads and sandwiches. Fresh produce from East Tennessee farmers like Hines Valley Farm, Mountain Meadows Farm and Colvin Family Farm is featured in our daily specials. Well known for our vegan and vegetarian dishes, our menu has plenty for the carnivore. All of our proteins are nitrate/nitrite free, all natural and antibiotic free. Our house made lamb sausage is cooked in small batches to ensure freshness. Our sister bakery, Flour Head Bakery, prepares all of the Tomato Head's desserts and breads (including gluten free!) Each morning. By using unbleached and unbromated King Arthur Flour, we create healthier and better tasting pizza dough and sandwich breads. We also can easily accommodate your dietary needs. Whether it's a nut allergy, a preference for vegan fare or a gluten sensitivity, our staff will craft a dish to suit your tastes.
Open Hours
Sunday
9:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 10:00 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 11:00 pm
Saturday
9:00 am - 11:00 pm

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  • Do you have gluten-free options?
  • Is there a dress code?
  • Do you allow dogs on the outdoor patio?