Dessert First: Nashville

08/03/2016 2 Comments
Dessert First: Nashville // Cupcake N Dreams

Who’s ready for some #DessertFirst?!

I was so excited to travel to a new city and find 3 suitable places to get my dessert fix. I had more stops on my list but didn’t have time to get to all of them so here are three that are worth checking out around the broadway area of Nashville:

Mike’s Ice Cream

Mike's Ice Cream

We have to start with ice cream first right?! Mike’s Ice Cream shop on broadway has an southern vintage feel to it offering homemade ice cream and milkshakes. It also has a coffee bar in case you need a pick me up in the form of caffeine after all that dancing at the honky tonk ;-). I opted for a chocolate peanut butter scoop and pistachio scoop on a cone and it was one of the best chocolate peanut butter ice cream’s I’ve ever had. It was worth the wait in a decently long line. I’ve never brought ice cream outside in 100 degree heat before, which I know was silly, but I had to document it’s goodness. Hence the mess of a picture, but all in the name of Instagram right? 😉



Savannah’s Candy Store

savannah's candy store

Savannah’s Candy Store was such an exciting place to be in! There was candy every where you looked and a fun train buzzed along the ceiling of the store, sort of like what I pictured Honeydukes from Harry Potter to look like. They offer more than just an array of candy, including praline desserts, chocolate covered pretzels and baked goods. This is one of a few locations in the South with others being the flagship store in Savannah, Charleston and the Atlanta Airport.Savannah's Candy Store Nashville Dessert First

right up my alley ;-0

right up my alley 😉


The Goo Goo Shop

Goo Goo Cluster Dessert First

Goo Goo Cluster

What would a stop in Nashville be without visiting the Goo Goo Shop to taste it’s famous Goo Goo Cluster in the very city where it was created?! This famous treat was the first combination candy bar to ever be invented, mixing chocolate, peanuts, marshmallow and caramel. It’s very easy to get hooked on this treat and I was so happy to know it’s easy to order these bars if you are craving one because you ate all your purchases on the plane ride home 😉 The shop is beautifully laid out with a dessert bar in the back to enjoy your Goo Goo Cluster in house. They also have an in store tour where you can watch the candy making goodness happen with artifacts from their 100 year history. After trying my first Goo Goo Cluster it’s no wonder this treat has had a huge fan base for 100 years, I highly recommend stopping by as it’s just off broadway near the Johnny Cash Museum.

Goo Goo Cluster

I plan to visit Nashville in the future and hopefully will add some other dessert stops to this list! Leave a comment if you have a favorite I didn’t mention!! 🙂


Cupcake N Dreams

New Yorker blogging about travel and lifestyle things that make me happy!


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    I’ve been to the flagship Savannah store and it is heaven. One of my favorite places. So yummy! Now I want something sweet…

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    I love Nashville and hope to go back again soon. I didn’t visit any of these places for dessert on my last trip, but did go to Jeni’s which I am SO obsessed with. It’s my favorite ice cream place.
    Luckily, I live in Ohio so I can get my Jeni’s fix whenever I’m in Columbus. 🙂