By: Kate Quigley
Sweet summertime is here! Emphasis on the sweet. Nashville is usually known for its music, but it is fast becoming a city for foodies too. Whether you have a major sweet tooth or you are gluten-free, there is something for everyone craving a dessert in Music City. From edible cookie dough to plant-based ice cream, these sweet treats will leave you on a sugar high.
Photos via Gracie's Milkshake Bar Instagram
These milkshakes will bring everyone to the bar. Gracie’s Milkshake Bar, that is. Located in The Nations, this place offers a variety of classic and specialty milkshakes that are drool worthy. These over-the-top shakes are topped with your favorite ingredients from cereals to popcorn. The cherry on top? They are Insta worthy too.
Photos via Blue Strips Cacao Shop Instagram
Found in The Gulch, Blue Stripes is part-chocolate, part-coffee shop and focuses on using the whole cacao in its desserts, coffees, and energy bowls. Consuming this superfood promotes holistic health, low-waste, and sustainability. Stop by for a healthy dose of chocolate or espresso, your sweet tooth won’t be disappointed.
Photos via Sweet & Three Instagram
Inspired by Tennesse’s “meat and three” restaurants, Sweet & Three is a new addition to Tailgate Brewery Headquarters in West Nashville. Offering premium soft serve and liquor shakes, this delightful spot is best known for its “stackers”. This means you can stack on all the toppings you want! Even your four-legged friends can find something here, bring them in for a “pup cup” all their own.
Photos via Grilled Cheeserie Instagram
This spot may be famous for their grilled cheese, but The Grilled Cheeserie has shakin’ up its menu by adding old-fashioned floats and milkshakes to go with their sandwiches. Using locally sourced ice cream, The Grilled Cheeserie has developed unique milkshake flavors including, Apple Cider-Pie and Cinnamon Roll. Many of their flavors change seasonally, so you’ll also have a new one to try.
Photos via KoKo's Plant Based Ice Cream Instagram
This West End gem has created artisan plant-based ice creams with unique flavors you won’t find anywhere else. Purple Rose Lemonade and Matcha Mint are just a couple that will leave you wanting more!
Located in Sylvan Park, the colorful Bobbie’s Dairy Dip will transport you back to the 1950s while serving up delicious shakes, ice cream, and burgers. True to its old school roots, this is a walk up dairy bar, but you are able to enjoy your dessert in their outdoor seating.
Photos via NoBaked Cookie Dough Instagram
A delicious addition to Edgehill is NoBaked Cookie Dough, which offers safe-to-eat cookie dough that you can eat on the go, or bake at home. These prepackaged jars of heaven come in two sizes and eight signature flavors, including Red Velvet and Cookies N’ Cream. They also offer a few dairy-free options.
Photos via Vegan Vee Gluten-Free Bakery Instagram
Who said you needed gluten to eat well? If you are vegan or gluten-free, Vegan Vee’s takeout bakery is for you. Known for their specialty items be sure to pre-order because they sell out daily. (Currently closed as of May and moving locations)
Cover photo via Grilled Cheeserie and Blue Strips Cacao Shop Instagram