Lunch is an important meal. It get's us over the hump of the workday, symbolizing a time to take a break from your job and fuel yourself. Luckily, lunch spots in Nashville are abundant, and all of them aim to do more than simply give you enough energy to get going. They are angling to show Music City diners that fancy dinner plates have nothing on a hearty midday meal, prepared to perfect. At the classic Monell's, feed off the energy of your fellow diners as well as the delicious Southern soul food at the communal dining table. And over at Butterbean Bakery and Bistro in Gallatin, you can be assured that the ingredients couldn't be more fresh considering they came right out of the ground from the 33 acres out back. And at Woodland's on West End, people keep flocking to the vegetarian Indian buffet for some of the most flavorful plates of food to be had during the middle of the week. While most of these spots fill up quickly during the middle of the day, the service is great and the food is totally worth the wait. From gluten-free and vegan to Indian and soul, any craving can be met during your break.