Christmas is coming. The New Year is upon us. Put down the calorie counters and indulge at some of Chattanooga’s top dessert spots.
Moon Pie General Store
Chattanooga’s quintessential dessert, the Moon Pie was popularized in the 1930’s as the “working man’s lunch.” The marshmallow and chocolate dessert now comes 15 different ways including mint crunch, vanilla and peanut butter. Head to the Moon Pie General Store for free tastings, pies by the box and other Moon Pie merchandise.
Julie Darling Donuts
Round out your holiday cravings with a circular treat from this Northshore donut shop. Flavors like pumpkin spice, red velvet and spice cake are available for the season as well as perennial favorites like Granny’s apple pie, banana pudding and key lime.
If there’s one word to describe the 20-plus flavors at Cupcake Kitchen, it’s “pretty.” From the swirled icing of the Goldrush to the handmade chocolate flower topping the Death by Chocolate, each artful creation is baked fresh daily, along with specialty items like cannoli’s, cheesecakes, cookies, cake truffles, brownies and seasonal breads.
The Ice Cream Show
Even in frosty weather, sometimes only ice cream will do. And at Ice Cream Show, you have roughly 17,000 flavor options. Start with an ice cream or fro-yo base, then select from over 40 fresh ingredients, from fresh fruits to chunks of chocolate chip cookie dough. You can also warm up with gourmet coffee direct from their Seattle roaster.
Milk and Honey
While known for their homemade gelato and popsicles, Milk and Honey’s countertop is crammed daily with other sweet treats, from morning muffins to scones. Pair your favorite indulgence with some of their craft coffee, or try one of their caffeine-infused gelato flavors like Dirty Chai or Guinness Espresso. Make it a meal by starting with a hearty offering from their breakfast or lunch menu.
Rembrandt’s Coffee House
A beautiful French stucco covered in vines houses one of Chattanooga’s most famous dessert places. Three spacious glass cases are filled with cheesecakes, tortes, croissants, scones, éclairs, specialty chocolates and more – all made in house daily at the Bluff View’s chocolate and pastry kitchens. In addition to coffee roasted literally across the street, Rembrandt’s offers soups, salads and sandwiches on bread also baked onsite.