Best of the Local Dessert Shops


Cold Dessert

  • Clumpies3917 St Elmo Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37409 
    This ice cream shop is a regional favorite because of its handcrafted ice cream priced at 60¢ per ounce. Started in 1999, Clumpies features local ingredients to make its seasonal and classic flavors. Its long lines just go to show how much locals love it.
  • Milk and Honey135 N Market St., Chattanooga, TN 37405
    If you are more of a gelato person, Milk and Honey is just the place for you. The gelato is handmade from scratch every day with ingredients grown in the area. In addition to gelatos, paletas and seasonal drinks are also offered to curb your cravings.
  • The Ice Cream Show105 Walnut St., Chattanooga, TN 37403
    This ice cream parlor will let you create your personal flavor from over 17,000 possible combinations of its 40 ingredients. Mayfield Frozen Yogurt or Ice Cream is used as a base. Go crazy with your combos!

Cakes, Donuts, and Pastries

  • Julie Darling Donuts121 Frazier Ave., Chattanooga, TN 37405
    If you have a craving for specialty donuts, this is the place to go! If the smell of freshly baked donuts permeating down the block is not tantalizing enough, the 19 donut flavors might be. Ranging from Granny's Apple Pie to Red Velvet to Bavarian Cream, options are never lacking at Julie Darling Donuts.
  • Koch’s Bakery1900 Broad St., Chattanooga, TN 37408
    This family-owned shop has been perfecting their baking skills in Chattanooga since 1948. The bakers present an extensive line of pastries, danish, and cookies from generations-old family recipes. They also offer special order services, so if you’re throwing a surprise party for your roommate, Koch’s is the place to go.
  • City Cafe Diner7641 Lee Hwy., Chattanooga, TN 37421
    As its name implies, this is a classic American diner with a hearty menu. However, a separate menu holds the holy grail of cakes, cheesecakes, and pies. The best part of this? City Cafe Diner is opened 24 hours to satisfy your midnight or early morning craving for a Snickers Pie or Mint Chocolate Chip Cake or Apple Crumb Cheesecake.
  • The Hot Chocolatier1437 Market St., Chattanooga, TN 37402
    Chocolate, chocolate, chocolate. The Hot Chocolatier is your chocolate heaven filled with handmade truffles, bonbons, pastries, and drinks. Whether for yourself or a dear friend, this place is your best bet for a flavorful, chocolaty treat.   

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