Some might say that here in Nashville, we don’t think about anything except country music and Dolly Parton and that is only half true. While we are constantly embracing our heritage and the queen of it all, we do take multiple breaks to consider just what sounds good for a meal that day. If you’ve ever been here to the Nashville Bar Bike Blog (go ahead and say that three times fast) then you already know that one of our favorite topics is FOOD. We like to eat here in Nashville and take immense pride on the vast number of restaurants, eateries and even food trucks we are home to. The restaurant community is huge, varied and constantly growing to suit any and everyone’s needs. Being so invested in tourism as we are, we want those who decide to come around for a visit feel at home from the second they arrive. What better way to make an entire city feel like home than to be sure that every option is available? 

While this particular post is going to remained focused on our sweet teeth and satisfying the sugar cravings, be sure to check back to past articles for more information on what Nashville has to offer your grumbling tummy. We’ve covered bars, coffee shops, pizza, chicken and many other niche preferences. If you can crave it for supper, there’s probably already a restaurant that can make it for you. 

For now, sit back and enjoy a list of a few of the best places in Nashville to get cakes, cookies, chocolates, ice cream and anything else on your list of sweet treats. If you end up finding yourself at one of the mentioned locations, be sure to take a photo for the ‘gram and use the hashtag #NashvilleBarBike to tell us about it!

Colts Chocolates

★ 5.0
From 1984 until today and tomorrow, Colts Chocolates has a reputation for high quality treats, guaranteed to impress, no matter who walks through. In short, if you’re trying to get someone on your good side, take them in to Colts Chocolates for a variety of treats from marshmallows dipped, chocolate stuffed and options that you hadn’t even though of. They even offer shipping of their impeccable products to the entire country, so you can feed the inevitable craving that develops for every new visitor. With two locations in Nashville to visit, one on Gallatin Pike and another in the mall at Green Hills, you’re bound to find yourself close enough to one shop at some point in your visit to Nashville.

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Bonjour Bakery

★ 4.6
Even though more restaurants have taken to having a veggie burger on their menu, a visit to AVO is necessary for anyone trying to experience something more than a frozen patty made of random processed vegetables. Alongside an entirely Vegan set of options is a lentil-walnut patty version of the classic burgers we all love. Get your grub on and even order a drink, AVO has tons of options that all sound scrumptious. You can find AVO on City Ave but be sure to check the website for their new hours that vary depending on the day.

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Sweet 16th

★ 4.7
On any day other than Sunday and Monday, you can find some sweets on 16th street from 8am-1pm. If early morning desserts sound like your type of gig, or maybe just something to top off a vegetarian breakfast sandwich (all savory menu items are vegetarian friendly) then wander into this little bakery and ask about their selection of scones, muffins, coffee cakes and more.

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Nashville Sweets

★ 4.4
Here in Nashville, we are proud to have been home to countless weddings, showers, and just parties in general. Once you step into Nashville Sweets on Woodland Street, even if you’re just ordering for the afternoon, you’ll want to order from them in the future. Customizing in specialty cakes, cupcakes, cake pops and dessert bars, this place is ready to whip up your favorite treat for any and every occasion. Call or come by anytime from Tuesday-Saturday before 5pm and see just what they can offer you!

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Leon’s Candy

★ 4.4
Only closed on Sunday, stroll into Leon’s Candy from 11am-4pm for an experience that feels like time travel. With everything hand crafted in the store, you’ll find yourself wanting to sing about how the “Candy Man can” from the aroma alone. Located on 2nd Avenue North, inside Butler’s Run Breezeway, don’t forget to ask about what specialty item is available at that time, the Candy of the Month just gets better and better each time.

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Goo Goo Shop

★ 4.5
Not just a candy store, but a history lesson as well, Goo Goo Shop is one of the few places where you can design your own candy bar. Walk in to this spectacular storefront from Thursday-Monday and just ask about their “behind the bar” experience to see what goes into the creation of your favorite treats. When you find out just how much has happened since the first cluster creation in 1912, you’ll truly appreciate this snack and the place it holds in historic candy construction. If you’re wanting to have some fun and try something new while knowing that you get to eat chocolate at the end of it all, head over to Goo Goo Shop and see what they are all about.

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Baked in Nashville

★ 5.0
Cakes, cookies and macaroons galore can be purchased at Baked In Nashville on Eugenia Avenue. While this location is pick-up by order only, you’re not going to regret taking the time to make the order beforehand. When you’re on the search for something classic, simple and elegant to grace the tables of your next get-together, you’ll find what you’re looking for at Baked in Nashville.

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Five Daughters Bakery

★ 4.7
As the name suggests, Five Daughters Bakery started out as an idea by two parents who have, you guessed it, five daughters that they adore. A third generation set of family bakers, the Meek family can safely brag about their abilities without any push back. When you’re on a mad search for something sweet that is also paleo friendly, just ask about their menu selections that are free of gluten, sugar and dairy. You won’t even remember the processed sugars once you’ve had a bite of one of these pastries. The products look just as good as they taste at Five Daughters Bakery, and these baked pieces sure do look good. Stop in to any of their three locations in Nashville to have a bite.

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Yeast Nashville

★ 4.7
More than just a clever name for a bakery, you can find some of the greatest kolaches at Yeast Nashville on Woodland Street. Walk on in anytime between 7am-12pm from Wednesday through Sunday and start your morning off right at Yeast Nashville. When you’re trying to find a little something that is out of the ordinary but bound to taste amazing, just ask the folks at Yeast about their kolaches. Once you try this Czech style culinary delight, you’ll never want another plain dough nut again.

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Hi Fi Cookies

★ 5.0
Located on Porter Road in Nashville is the cookie seller straight out of your favorite childhood dreams. You remember those dreams, the ones you had for days after watching Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory. Open from 11am-5pm on all days outside of Monday, Hi Fi Cookies is home to all of the cookie varieties that you didn’t know you needed. From Biggie, to Bowie and Circus Circus, we would have to fill an entire article with explanations of the various cookie styles available. When you want something fun, exciting, tasty and memorable, you won’t have to go any further than Hi Fi Cookies.

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Nashville Toffee Company

★ 4.5
For those who can’t get enough toffee in their candy bars and constantly think that more should be added to any given piece of chocolate, Nashville Toffee Company is the place to be. Barks, popcorns, chocolate covered and many other options galore are ready for pickup at Nashville Toffee Company. Not only can you go to their location for pickup, you might stumble across a few of their products at major retailers like Publix. Don’t forget to ask about chocolate disks if you ever find yourself in the Nashville Toffee Company.

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Dozen Bakery

★ 4.7
Organic, local ingredients are the only kind that have a place at Dozen Bakery on Hagan Street AND they are open every day of the week from 7am-4pm. Nothing on their menu is processed and you can even see them at local farmers markets when those come around. What was once intended to just remain a “pop up” bakery, only meant to come out for special occasions, has been around and thriving for well over ten years now. The quality of the content speaks for itself at Dozen Bakery so if you’re looking for a bit of community pride along with to-die-for baked goods, stop in to Dozen on any day you’re feeling like it. While their dining room is currently closed, feel free to call and pre-order or just walk up to the window!

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Conclusion

Well there you have it, just a short list of all the places you didn’t know you needed to go for all of your sweet needs. We’ve said it before and will say it again, if you leave Nashville hungry then that’s you’re own fault. Even though not every bakery made the list this time around, we are constantly adding more to the lists and can’t wait to share with you, the reader. Whether you want something specific and hand made just for you, or want to make your own treats by hand, there’s a bit of something for all dessert lovers out there!

Here at Nashville Bar Bike, our goal is always this, to make sure that our guests have the best possible time when coming out for a visit. We get extra points if you decide to come back regularly! No matter what experience is on your list of things to accomplish when in the area, there is either a post already made about it here on the blog, or we will get to it soon. There’s no limit to the amount of fun to be had in Nashville, so there’s virtually no limit to what we will cover. From restaurants to entertainment and everything in between, keep coming back to the Nashville Bar Bike blog to see what we are covering at any time and don’t forget, there’s only one way to get a better opinion on what’s hot in the area. Just as your tour guide once you step aboard the Bar Bike! To find out more about how to book your tour on the Bar Bike, just check out the FAQ tab at the top of this page. When the seats start at just 25$ a person for a tour that is like nothing you’ve ever experienced (unless you’re a repeat customer, then you already know all about it) there’s no reason to not at least consider taking a trip with us. Cheers to a splendid visit to our wonderful city of Nashville, Tennessee and hopes that we here on the Bar Bike have made your planning a bit easier!