Hey everyone! I wanted to share with you some of the most genuine sweets in the city you won’t find on the top of popularity. As a Nashville native, I’ve had the pleasure of experiencing Nashville’s new stuff and certain categories I keep coming back to the tried and true spots I’ve visited my whole life. If you’re a visitor, some of these might be a little out of the way to travel to, but it’s worth it. I recommend truly immersing yourself in the local spots to get the real feel of any city you go to. As the great sample of Jimmy Smith on Drake’s song, “Pound Cake/Paris Morton Music 2” goes, “…all that other stuff is here today and gone tomorrrrrrr..” This list below shows what’s built to last. Please enjoy my shortlist of hidden gem sweets in the 615.
Shugga Hi is in it’s own lane. From the food to the bakery, this place knows what they’re doing! You can order cakes, amazing donuts and pies alike over the phone for pickup.
1000 Dickerson Pike | Nashville, TN 37207
Hours: Fri-Sat 8-5pm Sun 9-2
Great soft serve ice cream with an atmosphere like you’re in a remote area. Compared to where it is with the new “development” it almost seems like you take a step back in time to the old school ice cream stops on the road. They’re the oldest sweet stop on this list and still around because of the quality they bring to the table. Since 1951, they’ve been a great option!
5301 Charlotte Pike | Nashville, TN 37209
Hours: Mon-Sat 12-5pm Sun 12-4pm
Very low-key spot in the city! I love this place’s selection. Seasonal selections and amazing donut cakes. You’ll find something here that will keep you coming back.
3900 Hillsboro Pike | Nashville, TN 37215
Hours: Mon-Thurs 5-10pm Fri 5-12 Sat 6-12 Sun 6-10
When I was younger, this place was just someone selling pies out of their car. Now, it’s a stand-alone for all to share. Sweet Creations has the best mini pecan pies that won’t make you feel too guilty ;).
942 Jefferson Street | Nashville, TN 37209
Hours: Tues-Sat 9-6 Sun 1-5
A fairly new spot in the city that’s latino-owned. The whole joint is mimicking a bar. Ice cream in martini glasses, homemade paletas, and waffle cones! Oh how could I forget, Ice Cream Tacos!
5572 Nolensville Pike | Nashville, TN 37211
Hours: Mon-Fri 4-8 Sat-Sun 1-9
This place has been in the Nashville area longer than the Tennessee Titans! A true OG in the area with generous hours with quality sweets.
1111 Gallatin Pike S | Madison, TN 37115
Hours: Sun-Sat 4-4
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