About Us

What began as the Flying Tomato and five day a week lunch spot serving on paper plates with plastic forks has evolved into a tradition of freshly preparing breads, dressings and desserts each morning as well as serving as a supporter of Knoxville’s culture, neighborhoods and people.

With food as the focus, The Tomato Head has also served as a venue to musical acts, poetry readings, and performance art. It continues to host monthly exhibits that celebrate local artist efforts.

To learn more about Mahasti Vafaie and the history of The Tomato Head, we suggest reading the Knoxville News Sentinel article Tomato head’s Mahasti Vafaie: Leading with her heart.

Read the Knoxville News Sentinel article Tomato Head’s Mahasti Vafaie: Leading with her heart


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