If you’re looking for more of a sweet breakfast, go to Five Daughters Bakery for their famous 100 layer donut, typically known as a cronut, for a decadent experience. From doughnuts to cupcakes, their pastries are one of a kind and will certainly give you some sweet satisfaction.
These cookies contain all-natural ingredients, and they are fresher than fresh; they are baked right before they are delivered to you and are soft and warm to the touch. With 10 different types of cookies, you are sure to find one, or two or three, that keep you reaching in the box for more.
Whether it’s 85ºF or 45ºF outside, Jeni’s is always the perfect place to stop for a quick dessert. With an abundance of flavors, toppings and sauces, the combinations you can create are endless. Who wouldn’t want to try unique flavors like Bourbon Salted Pecan or Honey Milk Chocolate with Smoked Almonds? Seriously though, these are to die for.
Christie Cookie Co. has been baking up delicious cookies in Nashville since 1983, but have only recently opened up a bakery storefront in their Germantown factory location. Stop by for warm muffins in the morning, and fresh-out-of-the-oven cookies in the afternoon (or the morning, no judgement).
If you have a sweet tooth, this adorable little shop located in the restored Marathon Motorworks factory is a must-see (and eat). They’re known for their homemade marshmallows, but have expanded their offerings in the past few years to everything from barks and caramels to whimsical flavored drink syrups. Oh, and if it’s chilly outside (or even if it’s not) be sure to grab a cup of their delicious hot chocolate, every cup comes with a marshmallow of your choice (of course).
For those who like a straightforward and downright delicious cupcake, one that is moist and flavorful with a perfect (and reasonable) cake-to-frosting ratio, the Cupcake Collection is your place. I have yet to have a bad cupcake from this shop, located in an adorable (and oh-so-purple) house in the historic Germantown neighborhood.
With dozens of ever-changing flavors like hibsicus, grapefruit, avocado, and Mexican caramel, deciding which one you want is no easy task. Insider’s tip: you can get any paleta dipped in melted Olive & Sinclair chocolate. Might we suggest the Mexican caramel with the chocolate dip? Out of this world.
Nashville’s first and only bean-to-bar chocolate maker, their chocolate is stone ground from raw cacao beans and sweetened with brown sugar for an extra rich and robust flavor. The Salt & Pepper bar is a unique favorite of mine, as is their tangy Buttermilk White. They’ve recently expanded beyond just chocolate bars and are now offering other sweet concoctions like pickled cherry cordials and salted caramel bombs under the name Seersucker Candy Co.
An in-house kitchen and pastry chef who whips up new “Premium” Goo Goo Clusters in crazy flavors like peanut butter pretzel, Nutella, and dark chocolate coconut. The shop is the only place to get these giant gourmet goo goos, so it’s definitely worth a visit.