The couple had previously operated Serve It Up Nashville, an order-based meal company based out of a commercial kitchen in Thompson’s Station, which made casseroles, dinners and baked goods. After the previous owners closed the market in summer 2019, the Hietts said they knew it was time to take their business to the next level. They opened under the same name that fall.
"People really liked the product that she had,” Jeremy said. “The problem came in that we’re living in a world of convenience, and people aren’t planning two weeks out what they’re having for dinner. So, when God opened up this opportunity, it became a way to do that times 100 because people want a local general store that has a hometown feel to it.”
Hailey said Brentwood Market & Deli’s menu is inspired by the meals she grew up learning to make for her family. Diners can find home-style recipes for various items, including burgers and biscuits with “bulldog” gravy, a recipe from Hailey’s grandmother.
“I was taught [to cook] by my grandparents; I was taught by my mom; I was taught by [Jeremy’s] mom, who used to be a caterer—so all of our recipes are ones I’ve created, or they have come from our families, our grandparents,” she said.
Classic offerings, such as the market’s chicken salad and soups, can be found in the shops coolers for customers to grab and go, or guests can grab a hot meal to enjoy at the eatery’s communal farm table. The market also carries a small selection of groceries, including local eggs from nearby farms and milk from Hatcher Family Dairy.
Baked goods, such as cinnamon rolls, chess pies and pecan tarts, are available. The Hietts also said they are gearing up for Thanksgiving, when the market will be offering sides, such as dressing, sweet potato casserole and cranberry salads, for pickup. Orders should be placed by Nov. 18.
The Hietts said bringing the market back to the community has been a way not only to connect with their neighbors, but to give the community a place to find easy meals to enjoy with their families.
“For us, it was really important to bring that back home and back to the community,” Hailey said. “It was important to us to be a place for everyone. We love it because people come in and say, ‘Y’all are kind of like the Cheers of Brentwood.’ That’s what we are about, and [we’re] letting people know that this is going to be a community place where everybody’s welcome at our table.”
Brentwood Market & Deli
925 Franklin Road, Brentwood
Hours: Mon.-Fri. 6 a.m.-6 p.m., Sat. 8 a.m.-2 p.m., closed Sun.