Biscuits, Cornbread & Bakeries
Light, fluffy goodness to make your mouth water. Tastes that tie together the flavors of a Tennessee meal. Confections that provide the sweet finish to a perfect feast.
Tennesseans love their biscuits and cornbread. And who doesn't want to finish a fabulous meal with a fresh-baked confection? If you're on the trail of the best baked goods, start out at the northeastern corner of the state at the Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City, the oldest family-owned bakery in the state, serving breakfast and lunch daily. The Tellico Grains Bakery is the area's only wood-fired brick oven bakery.
In Maryville, sit down with some Italian sweets at Dolce's, where you can pair your coffee or espresso with cannoli or Cassata cakes. While you're in Knoxville, stop in Litton's for a red velvet cupcake or some key lime pie after dinner. Voted the best for cupcakes, Magpies, in Knoxville's downtown north, says it's "all butter all the time."
For something a little different, stop at the Pepper Patch Bakery and Candy Kitchen in Lynchburg, where you'll find tipsy cakes made with Jack Daniel's famous sippin' whiskey. The Aurora Bakery in South Nashville specializes in Mexican sweet breads and other international pastries. In west Tennessee, be sure to visit the Flippen Fruit Farm in Troy, where the famous Flippen Fruit Pies are made.
If it's biscuits or cornbread you're after, stop by the famous Loveless Cafe in Nashville. In east Tennessee, have breakfast or lunch at The Lunch House in east Knoxville for some of both, including their famous fried cornbread cakes. For a taste of prize-winning cornbread from all over the country, go to the National Cornbread Festival in South Pittsburg each April, sponsored by the Lodge Cast Iron company and Martha White Corn Meal Mix.
Cookie Jar Cafe/ Johnson Family Farm
This family owned restaurant is famouse for its mouth watering desserts and comforts foods. We are located in the middle of a century farm that is still in operation. ...more
Couser's Southern Restaurant
For more than 50 years, Norman Couser and family have been cookin' up homestyle meals in the Nashville area. Relax with down home folks and celebrities alike who come to enjoy the fried chicken and whipped potatoes, the meat loaf and homemade mac and cheese. ...more
Creamery Park Grille
A family-owned and operated, quaint, neighborhood parlor set in an historic building, Creamery Park Grille has taste bud appeal. The Sunday brunch features such delicacies as Crabcake Benedict, Apple-stuffed French Toast Croissant, Belgian Waffles with mini potato pancakes, cheesy grits and more on the side. ...more
Mignon Francois of The Cupcake Collection in Nashville's Germantown area focuses on tasty, homemade treats that never go out of style. Enjoy delicious preservative-free cakes and cupcakes: vanilla butter cake, chocolate, coconut creme filled, strawberry swirl, red velvet and carrot cake, among others. ...more
Dale's Fried Pies
What started as a hobby to share with friends and family, Dale Mackey has become famous throughout East Tennessee for her hand-made fried pies and vintage pie stand. Sweet or savory, these pies aren’t made with “fancy machines or ingredients you can’t pronounce. ...more
City: Knoxville, TN
Phone: (865) 236-1590
Dalts Classic American Grill
Dalts has been serving up American Classic cuisine in an upscale neighborhood diner atmostphere to Nashville since 1980. A local favorite, Dalts offers fabulous appetizers, splendid salads with homemade dressings, delectable sandwiches, pastas & entrees, dreamy desserts, and an extensive drink menu. ...more
Dutch Maid Bakery & Cafe
The Dutch Maid Bakery in Tracy City is on the Historic registry for being the oldest family owned bakery in the state of Tennessee. The Cafe Eatery serves breakfast and lunch daily, with soup, plate lunches, sandwiches, salads and, of course, a variety of fresh baked breads. ...more
Fall Creek Falls State Park Inn & Conf. Center
Travelers from across the country come to Fall Creek Falls each year to experience the highest waterfalls in the eastern United States. This paradise of more than 20,000 acres on the Cumberland Plateau is one of the most scenic, spectacular outdoor recreation resort areas in America. ...more
Historic Falls Mill is a working, water-powered grain mill and museum, built as a textile factory in 1873 on the banks of Factory Creek and later used as a cotton gin and woodworking shop. The water wheel stands in a beautiful green cove and still grinds cornmeal, flour, and grits for sale in the shop. ...more
Gardens of Sunshine Hollow
Beautiful gardens & forest welcome the visitor. Over 1,000 varieties of daylilies, dahlias, roses, hosta, iris, perennials, annuals, shrubs & trees & hundreds of hanging baskets and planters. ...more
Greenlife Grocery is a full-service natural foods store dedicated to bringing you and your family the freshest and healthiest foods and products available. No artificial flavors, colors, preservatives, or hydrogenated oils. ...more