What do Southerners love as much as their biscuits and breads? Good things to put on them! We top these light and fluffy creations with molasses, honey, chocolate gravy, fresh butter, assorted meats and cheeses, jellies, jams, and the ever wonderful preserves. Homemade preserves are quite possibly the perfect compliment to the southern biscuit.
Jones Orchard, Millington, makes scrumptious homemade apple butter and three flavors of preserves--peach, strawberry and apple--as well as many varieties of jelly. From Cracker Barrel, try chow-chow, a sweet, pickled relish traditionally made in the south that utilizes vegetables left over at the end of the summer's harvest. Need more of a kick? Brother Juniper's, Memphis, has Garlic Pepper, Louisiana Chipotle, Traditional Select and six flavors of spreadable fruit.
Visit the Bell Buckle Country Store for a large assortment of the award-winning Rose and Ivy dessert and salad toppings, wine jellies, jams and drink blends, or take home a stash of Captain Rodney's famous dessert glazes, sauces, salsas and pepper jellies. Many Tennessee wineries, distilleries and farms have their own special brands of cheese, jellies, sauces and other flourishes to make good food great.
Muddy Pond Sorghum Mill
Visit the Gunther family in the beautiful hills of Tennessee during September and October starting the Saturday before Labor Day to see sweet sorghum being made. Open Tues. ...more
Nashville Farmers Market
Home to a daily Farmers Market with local farmers and farm-fresh produce and plant sellers; an interior Market House with unique restaurants and specialty shops; and a weekend Flea Market with independent entrepreneurs selling new and used items. The Market's special events feature fun and food. ...more
Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen
For many travelers, Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen is a point-of-destination stop. Gold-standard chocolate-covered cherries, fudge of all kinds, pecan clusters, peanut brittle, dark chocolate bark, great stick candy and many sugar-free varieties are all part of the store's magic. ...more
Paris Landing State Park
Paris Landing State Park sits on the western shore of Kentucky Lake at its widest point. With three miles of water from shore to shore, there is plenty of room for boating, skiing, swimming, fishing and soaking up the sun. ...more
Pick Tennessee Products
If it says "Pick Tennessee Products," you know it's Tennessee-authentic! Through the website, you can access all kinds of foods and fun products that are available from Tennessee farms, farmers markets and other retail outlets. You can also find plants that will thrive in Tennessee from the nurseries and greenhouses website pages. ...more
Rembrandt's Coffee House
Whether you are in the mood for a latte or in search of a place to grab a quick bite, Rembrandt's Coffee House has it all covered. Morning and lunchtime are great times to be on the patio or inside the coffee house, but it's relaxing to drop by after dinner for fantastic coffee and one of their fabulous desserts. ...more
Rightway Health Foods
Rightway Natural Foods is a wonderful place for all your health needs - vitamins, organic foods, soaps, and lotions. The staff is very knowledgeable and willing to help you with your needs. ...more
Set in upscale, relaxed pace sophistication, Seasons offers innovative, American bistro-style cuisine. The menu is influenced by classical cooking techniques and seasonal offerings with an emphasis on freshness. ...more
Simonton’s Cheese & Gourmet House
Opened in 1947, the state’s oldest family-owned cheese and gourmet shop is filled with delicious cheeses, many gourmet delicacies and great gift items. Stop in for a sample. ...more
Simply Savory Gifts and Gourmet
Simply Savory Gift and Gourmet is a gourmet food and gift shop catering to the many people that come to the Smoky Mountains each year. Simply Savory is designed for those visitors who are looking for quick and easy to prepare foods that can be taken back to the cabin, enjoyed while hiking or for the trip home. ...more
Standard Candy Company
Legendary for its creation of the world's first combination candy bar, Standard Candy Company created Goo Goo Clusters in 1912 from caramel, marshmallows and peanuts surrounded by milk chocolate. Initially, Goo Goos were sold unwrapped at candy counters. ...more