10 Best Brings You The Tastiest Bakeries In Music City

When your sweet tooth has a craving that simply won’t be satisfied, it’s time to take a Music City drive and head over to visit the 10Best bakeries. Home to some of the finest cakes, brownies, cookies, breads, and muffins in the south, no matter what you’re seeking, your hankering can be found. From downtown Franklin’s famed Merridee’s Breadbasket to renowned Sweet 16th and sweet Gigi’s cupcakes, you’ll find hearty meals for lunch, sweet desserts, and a variety of treats for the night. Toast yourself and the town as you bite into a savory and melt-in-your mouth donut, sliver of pie, or slice of Elvis cake. 

Nashville is home to some of the finest sounds of the south, but none sound quite so sweet as the sigh of a happy belly from a smiling mouth. Be sure to take the time to test a few of our bakeries. But, please, don’t take my word for it. Get out there and try them yourself – just be sure to grab a doggie bag for extras, and walk around soaking in the sights as your food settles. With so much to see and do in Music City, there’s always time for a treat to set the mood. 



For years Puffy Muffin has been winning over pastry lovers. Selling homemade bread, rolls, pastries and muffins, they have shown a passion for divine desserts. Even after 25 years, Puffy Muffin continues to be a staple for Nashvillians seeking...  Read More



Cupcakes come in all flavors and a variety of innovative and surprising combinations. Gigi's cupcakeS start their day by baking their cakes with only the freshest ingredients. While the menu changes every day, certain staples remain constant,...  Read More

Hillsboro Village


A little more southern than pastry, Pancake Pantry is renowned for its sumptuous and delicious breakfast. This legendary breakfast joint near Vanderbilt University serves one of Nashville's tastiest morning meals, especially if you're in the...  Read More



One of the favorites among locals and visitors alike, Bread & Company is a must any day of the week. With a commitment to all-natural, hand-crafted baked goods, Bread & Company has charmed taste buds all over Music City. They offer a...  Read More



Birthday, party, celebration coming your way? Then you need a cupcake solution to toast the day. The Cupcake Collection makes a fresh batch of these appealing edibles daily, using only the highest quality ingredients. Satisfy your sweet tooth by...  Read More

Merridee's Breadbasket


In the heart of downtown Franklin, Merridee's is a treasure among bakeries. Serving only scratch-made products, it is no surprise that Merridee's Breadbasket is one of the most popular bakeries in the area. Satisfy your sweet tooth with heavenly...  Read More



On of the staples and landmarks of Music City, if you are a donut aficionado, or just a fan of melt-in-your-mouth pastry, this is the place for you. Boasting a decades-long history, Fox's Donut Den is an icon among local bakeries. Their famous,...  Read More



When your sweet tooth simply won't be satisfied, it's time for Dulce Desserts and their sweet spread of pastries and pies. One of the best bakeries around, Dulce Desserts offers a delicious variety of sweet treats, including cakes, pies, tarts,...  Read More

Sweet 16th


When it comes to bakeries on the eastside, this neighborhood shop is a local favorite. Assorted scones, muffins, coffee cakes, cookies and other goodies are baked fresh daily, and unique cake flavors are sure to delight. The Elvis cake, which...  Read More


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