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Tomato Head

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American, Pizza, Gluten Free, Delicatessen
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12 Market Sq, Knoxville, TN 37902
+1 865-637-4067
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10:00 am - 10:30 pm
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Hours:
Sun 10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Mon - Thu 11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Fri 11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Sat 10:00 am - 10:30 pm
Dining options: Dinner, Breakfast, Lunch, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Delivery, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget
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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  • 218
    Very good
  • 70
    Average
  • 13
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Rating summary
  • Food
    4.5 of 5 stars
    Service
    4.5 of 5 stars
  • Value
    4 of 5 stars
    Atmosphere
    4 of 5 stars
Different and great!

This is not your grandmother's sandwich shop! The restaurant has a varied menu which seems to attract a lot of hipsters, millennials and young adults but we saw seniors and children enjoying the food as well. I tried the Tuscan Chicken sandwich which was an amazing flavor combination. My... read more

5 of 5 starsReviewed 4 days ago
Cynthia T
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

This is not your grandmother's sandwich shop! The restaurant has a varied menu which seems to attract a lot of hipsters, millennials and young adults but we saw seniors and children enjoying the food as well. I tried the Tuscan Chicken sandwich which was an amazing flavor combination. My husband went with the Tomato Head sandwich which he said was... More 

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Thank Cynthia T
Knoxville, Tennessee
2 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 4 days ago NEW

Very friendly workers, clean and cheery atmosphere. Good food. A little pricey for the portions but worth it.

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Thank Dale C
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3 reviews
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

the pizza I created was awesome. The place was very clean and the servers all were great. It did not take very long once your order was placed to get your food.

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Thank marylouk111
Knoxville, Tennessee
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17 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 15 helpful votes
4 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

This is in my top 5 of local favorites and a place I direct visitors to always. I've tried nearly everything at the menu and I like it all, but always, it is as fresh as can be. The pizzas are great and the desserts, also made in-house are excellent as well. The only reason this isn't a five is... More 

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Thank Sundancersmom
Knoxville, Tennessee
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7 reviews
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 3 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 5 days ago NEW

The pizza is great .love the place,however service could be a little better.good to have fresh healthy food . Good wine list

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Thank Lynn H
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36 reviews
16 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 22 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 1 week ago

I am new to the Knoxville area and I am still searching out healthy veggie/vegan places to eat. This is now on my list of favorites, actually aside from Whole Foods it is my only favorite so far. I was there for lunch and chose the hummus pita. It was packed with sliced veggies, sprouts, and smooth tasty hummus and... More 

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Thank eileen s
Knoxville, Tennessee
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common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 6 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

This is a downtown local lunch favorite for decades. They have great sandwiches, a slice of the day, first-rate hummus and giant Greek salads. A great vegetarian and vegan selection. Weekend brunch is first rate.

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Thank Lisa H
Rocky Top, Tennessee
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27 restaurant reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 9 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 2 weeks ago

Wow, we love the Tomato Head restaurants, both are excellent, the pizzas are delicious, they have great salads, lots of different sandwiches to choose from anything you can think of to go on a pizza, they have a large menu.

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Thank Pam2680
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7 reviews
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5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We needed something close to civic center and found this highly rated. All was tasty, nice hipster new age pizza joint with attention to quality ingredients. Lots of options with care given to healthy ish meals. Pizza was good and kids ate all their meals. That's a win. Service was quick and attentive.

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Thank Magnum111
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7 reviews
common_n_restaurant_reviews_1bd8 4 helpful votes
5 of 5 stars Reviewed 3 weeks ago via mobile

We stopped here for a late lunch this past weekend and the food was all phenomenal and our waitress was super helpful from picking out craft beers for us to writing down advice on stores to fit our needs and looking at particular neighborhoods to move too. I can't remember her name but she had dreadlocks and was very sweet.

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Thank Beccaboo0812

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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, Gluten Free, Delicatessen

Restaurant Characteristics

  • Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Dining on a budget

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
10:00 am - 9:00 pm
Monday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Tuesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Wednesday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Thursday
11:00 am - 9:30 pm
Friday
11:00 am - 10:30 pm
Saturday
10:00 am - 10:30 pm

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