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9 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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Macadamia nut brittle with fresh, flown in from Hawaii macadamia nuts.
| Abigail Volkmann Photography/Tempered Fine Chocolate

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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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. Colts Chocolates

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3611 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216
(615) 251-0100
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Colts Chocolates, the chocolate shop owned by former “Hee Haw honey” Mackenzie Colt, has been around since the mid-80’s. They relocated from the Gulch over to Gallatin Pike, but Colts continues to create an assortment of chocolates and desserts, including crowd-favorite ‘Colts Bolts,’ made with chocolate, peanut butter, and whole-roasted almonds.

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2. Tempered Fine 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, Dan and Angelica Bockman’s chocolate escape Tempered offers stunning and delicious small-batch handmade chocolates and candy bars, which you can enjoy paired with drinking chocolate, espresso, whiskey, or wine right there in the shop. Want to take some home? Shop in store, get them delivered locally or picked up curbside, or have them shipped straight to your front door.

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3. 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. The shop is open Monday through Friday until 5 p.m.

4. 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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5. 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.

6. 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.

7. 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.

8. 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, and it's just undergone a massage renovation. The newly transformed downtown Nashville location will reopen November 6, 2021 with design-your-own confections stations, and a new chocolate bar menu including boozy milkshakes, sodas, sundaes, and milkshakes. They’re also adding new interactive classes.

9. Poppy & Peep

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374 Herron Dr Unit 6
Nashville, TN 37210
(615) 293-3980
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Father-daughter duo Mark and Evane Stoner debuted their micro-factory Poppy & Peep back in 2020, a micro-factory, specializing in creative bon bons, chocolate bars, and confections. As a young girl, Evane loved getting goodies from her father’s travels: fudge from Gatlinburg or saltwater taffy from Maryland. A favorite hobby of theirs has always been visiting candy shops, so the two attended chocolate school to share some of their passion with Nashville chocolate lovers with the debut of Poppy & Peep. Their whimsical creations are also available for shipping.

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1. Colts Chocolates

3611 Gallatin Pike, Nashville, TN 37216
Colts Chocolates/Facebook

Colts Chocolates, the chocolate shop owned by former “Hee Haw honey” Mackenzie Colt, has been around since the mid-80’s. They relocated from the Gulch over to Gallatin Pike, but Colts continues to create an assortment of chocolates and desserts, including crowd-favorite ‘Colts Bolts,’ made with chocolate, peanut butter, and whole-roasted almonds.

3611 Gallatin Pike
Nashville, TN 37216

2. Tempered Fine Chocolate

1201 5th Ave N, Nashville, TN 37208
Abigail Volkmann Photography/Tempered Fine Chocolate

When not moonlighting as a cool absinthe bar, Dan and Angelica Bockman’s chocolate escape Tempered offers stunning and delicious small-batch handmade chocolates and candy bars, which you can enjoy paired with drinking chocolate, espresso, whiskey, or wine right there in the shop. Want to take some home? Shop in store, get them delivered locally or picked up curbside, or have them shipped straight to your front door.

1201 5th Ave N
Nashville, TN 37208

3. 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. The shop is open Monday through Friday until 5 p.m.

1628 Fatherland St
Nashville, TN 37206

4. 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

5. 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

6. 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

7. 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

8. 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, and it's just undergone a massage renovation. The newly transformed downtown Nashville location will reopen November 6, 2021 with design-your-own confections stations, and a new chocolate bar menu including boozy milkshakes, sodas, sundaes, and milkshakes. They’re also adding new interactive classes.

116 3rd Ave S
Nashville, TN 37201

9. Poppy & Peep

374 Herron Dr Unit 6, Nashville, TN 37210
Poppy & Peep/Facebook

Father-daughter duo Mark and Evane Stoner debuted their micro-factory Poppy & Peep back in 2020, a micro-factory, specializing in creative bon bons, chocolate bars, and confections. As a young girl, Evane loved getting goodies from her father’s travels: fudge from Gatlinburg or saltwater taffy from Maryland. A favorite hobby of theirs has always been visiting candy shops, so the two attended chocolate school to share some of their passion with Nashville chocolate lovers with the debut of Poppy & Peep. Their whimsical creations are also available for shipping.

374 Herron Dr Unit 6
Nashville, TN 37210

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