Calling all foodies! If dessert is your favorite meal of the day, then this article is made for you and your sweet tooth. The restaurants in Nashville are amazing, but let me tell you, the dessert spots are even better! Like I said in my previous article, when you go to Nashville, not only will you have a great time, but you will also eat SO well. After your meal at one of Nashville’s hottest restaurants, treat yourself with some dessert at one of their most popular dessert spots. Here is your guide to 10 of the best dessert spots in Nashville!
1. Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream
This is by far the best ice cream shop in Nashville. Jeni’s, which has multiple locations throughout Tennessee, serves homemade ice cream and frozen yogurts in very classic and unique flavors. One unique thing about this ice cream shop is that the flavors are always changing, and they are all so good! Some of their most popular flavors are brambleberry crisp, churro, and dark chocolate truffle. Follow Jeni’s on Instagram to keep up with all of the new flavors! This is one of the greatest dessert spots in Nashville.
2. No Baked Cookie Dough
This has got to be one of the most trendy dessert places right now in Nashville. Instead of serving fresh cookies, this spot serves you fresh cookie dough (amazing, am I right?!). Not only do they serve typical chocolate chip cookie dough, they have over 10 different cookie dough flavors and toppings. If you love red velvet, you have try it out! You can enjoy the cookie dough in a cup or a waffle cone, but I suggest a cup because it is super filling. Be sure to take a bunch of pictures when you are here, as this spot is so cute and trendy and the perfect place to snap a bunch of Insta-worthy pics. This is one of the best dessert spots in Nashville!
3. Soda Parlor
The Soda Parlor, a little spot in East Nashville, offers killer floats, waffle mondaes and moonshines to satisfy all of your sweet tooth cravings! The floats are a combination of craft soda with homemade ice cream, and topped with whipped cream and sprinkles, to create the perfect ice cream soda drink. I suggest getting the Master Commander drink. The waffle mondaes are to die for — it is an ice cream sundae served on a chocolate Belgian waffle, and topped with whipped cream, cookies, brownies and caramel sauce. It is AMAZING! You can also order a moonshake, which is basically a milkshake but ten times better. Honestly, just order one of everything because you just need to try it all! Enjoy your desserts and play a few arcade games while you are there.
4. Las Paletas
While you are in 12South, either eating at one of the restaurants, sitting at the bars, or taking a picture in front of the famous ‘I Believe in Nashville’ sign, you have to stop by Las Paletas for a popsicle. They offer ‘cream’ paletas, that have the texture of an ice cream bar and are filled with pieces of candy or cookies, and ‘fruit’ paletas that have the texture of a traditional ice pop and are filled with fresh fruits or veggies. If you want a fruit bar, you have to get the strawberry one, and if you want a cream bar, you have to get the chocolate! These are the best popsicles I’ve ever had!
5. Dulce Desserts
Dulce Desserts serves delicious, fresh and homemade cupcakes on the daily. This shop offers regular, traditional flavored cupcakes, along with their special flavored cupcakes, which changes every month. Check their website or social media pages to find out the cupcake flavor of the month. Their most popular cupcakes are vanilla sprinkle, cinnamon red velvet, double chocolate and cookies and cream. Order one of each so you can get a taste of all of the flavors!
6. Mike’s Ice Cream
Mike’s Ice Cream shop is located downtown on Broadway, which is the perfect spot for all of the tourists to head to! This spot serves homemade ice cream, soft-serve yogurt, sundaes, milkshakes, smoothies, and coffee, which is perfect for your sweet tooth! Their most popular items are a waffle cone topped with homemade ice cream, or the ice cream sundae. This is one of our favorite dessert spots in Nashville!
7. The Loving Pie Company
You can’t come to the South without eating some delicious, homemade pies! The Loving Pie Company bakes fresh pies made from scratch every day. One of their most popular pies is the Coffee Chess pie. They also serve classic pies, like apple and cherry, along with more unique pies, like cranberry orange pecan pie and red velvet chess pie. They even sell chicken pot pies and shepherd’s pies, so there is something here for everyone!
8. Five Daughters Bakery
Five Daughters Bakery is known for their 100-layer doughnut. Yes you read that right, 100 layers! You have not fully experienced a doughnut until you try one of theirs. The donut takes four days to make, and once it is finally cooked, it is rolled in sugar, filled with cream and topped with a glaze. This donut is offered in vanilla, chocolate sea salt and maple glaze flavors, along with monlthy featured flavors like coconut cream pie and tiramisu. Check their website and Instagram pages to find out what their monthly flavors are before you eat here. Be sure to post a picture of your 100 layered doughnut on Instagram to make all of your followers jealous!
9. Nashville Sweets
If you are looking for a cute little bakery then this spot is for you! Nashville Sweets specializes in desserts that tastes even more delicious than they look. This spot bakes fresh macarons, cakes, cupcakes, and cakepops, and they will even create desserts for your special occassions. You have to try one of their famous chocolate or red velvet cake pops when you come here! This is one of the best dessert spots in Nashville!
10. Krispy Kreme
Krispy Kreme is the spot for all of you donut lovers out there. From the classic glazed, to the chocolate, strawberry and every flavor in between, these donuts do not disappoint. Make sure to stop by when the red light is on to get yourself a hot donut!