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8 Great Places to Load Up on Candy and Chocolate in Nashville

Satisfy that sweet tooth with truffles, pralines, and throwback candies from childhood

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Nashville is one of the fastest growing cities in America, so it would seem most folks might agree that life is pretty sweet in Music City. But how does it rank when it comes to actual sweets? Here are a few of the best sweets shops in Nashville, including local vendors and national brands.

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Listed geographically north to south.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Tempered Cafe and Chocolate

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1201 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208
(615) 454-5432
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When not moonlighting as a cool absinthe bar, Tempered offers small-batch handmade chocolates, which you can enjoy paired with wine, cheese and charcuterie in the shop.

2. Olive and Sinclair

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1628 Fatherland St
Nashville, TN 37206
(615) 262-3007
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Olive and Sinclair chocolates are hand crafted in East Nashville using a combination of traditional and European methods, while incorporating southern flavors. The small factory is open to the public for tours on Saturdays, and you can sample a variety of flavors including the Mexican-style cinnamon chili — a fan favorite.

3. Rocket Fizz

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201 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 730-8085
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Retro candies here at this ultimate candy shop include Mallo Cups, bins of saltwater taffy, and sodas including fan favorite original formula Dr Pepper.

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4. The Bang Candy Company

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1300 Clinton St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 953-1065
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Known for their artisan marshmallows, The Bang Candy Company serves up unique handmade candies and treats. A cold weather favorite is the hot chocolate on a stick — a single-serve hot chocolate mix, available in peppermint and other flavors, and molded onto a wooden spoon for melting.

5. Leon's Candy

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138 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 254-5030
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Leon Vlahos opened his candy shop in 1994 using his father’s recipes from the 1800’s. Still, Leon’s Candy continues to hand make 8 varieties of their famous candied pralines, along with a mix of other sweet treats.

6. Savannah's Candy Kitchen

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310 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37219
(615) 313-9919
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The chain based in Savannah, Georgia has a well-placed outspot on Broadway, where they make pralines, fudge, caramel apples, and other treats daily.

7. Goo Goo Shop

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116 3rd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201
(615) 490-6685
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The Goo Goo Cluster is a classic Nashville creation, still using the original recipe dating back to 1912. Stop by the Goo Goo shop in downtown Nashville to find the full line of Goo Goo Cluster varieties, including their premium flavors, handmade in the store. Delight yourself at their Dessert Bar for coffees, sodas, sundaes, and milkshakes.

8. Colts Chocolates

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609 Overton St
Nashville, TN 37203
(615) 251-0100
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Colts Chocolates, the Gulch chocolate shop owned by former "Hee Haw honey" Mackenzie Colt, has been around since the mid-80’s. Colts continues to create an assortment of chocolates and desserts, including 'Colts Bolts,' made with chocolate, peanut butter and whole-roasted almonds.

1. Tempered Cafe and Chocolate

1201 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208

When not moonlighting as a cool absinthe bar, Tempered offers small-batch handmade chocolates, which you can enjoy paired with wine, cheese and charcuterie in the shop.

1201 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

2. Olive and Sinclair

1628 Fatherland St, Nashville, TN 37206

Olive and Sinclair chocolates are hand crafted in East Nashville using a combination of traditional and European methods, while incorporating southern flavors. The small factory is open to the public for tours on Saturdays, and you can sample a variety of flavors including the Mexican-style cinnamon chili — a fan favorite.

1628 Fatherland St
Nashville, TN 37206

3. Rocket Fizz

201 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201
Nashville Photo by Bruce Bennett/Getty Images

Retro candies here at this ultimate candy shop include Mallo Cups, bins of saltwater taffy, and sodas including fan favorite original formula Dr Pepper.

201 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201

4. The Bang Candy Company

1300 Clinton St, Nashville, TN 37203

Known for their artisan marshmallows, The Bang Candy Company serves up unique handmade candies and treats. A cold weather favorite is the hot chocolate on a stick — a single-serve hot chocolate mix, available in peppermint and other flavors, and molded onto a wooden spoon for melting.

1300 Clinton St
Nashville, TN 37203

5. Leon's Candy

138 2nd Ave N, Nashville, TN 37201

Leon Vlahos opened his candy shop in 1994 using his father’s recipes from the 1800’s. Still, Leon’s Candy continues to hand make 8 varieties of their famous candied pralines, along with a mix of other sweet treats.

138 2nd Ave N
Nashville, TN 37201

6. Savannah's Candy Kitchen

310 Broadway, Nashville, TN 37219

The chain based in Savannah, Georgia has a well-placed outspot on Broadway, where they make pralines, fudge, caramel apples, and other treats daily.

310 Broadway
Nashville, TN 37219

7. Goo Goo Shop

116 3rd Ave S, Nashville, TN 37201

The Goo Goo Cluster is a classic Nashville creation, still using the original recipe dating back to 1912. Stop by the Goo Goo shop in downtown Nashville to find the full line of Goo Goo Cluster varieties, including their premium flavors, handmade in the store. Delight yourself at their Dessert Bar for coffees, sodas, sundaes, and milkshakes.

116 3rd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

8. Colts Chocolates

609 Overton St, Nashville, TN 37203

Colts Chocolates, the Gulch chocolate shop owned by former "Hee Haw honey" Mackenzie Colt, has been around since the mid-80’s. Colts continues to create an assortment of chocolates and desserts, including 'Colts Bolts,' made with chocolate, peanut butter and whole-roasted almonds.

609 Overton St
Nashville, TN 37203

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