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Top 5 Dessert Shops in Gatlinburg For Families and Friends

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Vacations in Gatlinburg are packed with fun, adventure, and, of course, lots of food. However, one of the best ways to enjoy Gatlinburg is with a dessert run or three. Fortunately, satisfying the sweet tooth of everyone in your group is as easy as checking out the top 5 dessert shops in Gatlinburg.

Making Your Visit Sweeter

One benefit of access to various Gatlinburg dessert locations is how close you are to everything else when you are ready to enjoy more fun. The real benefit lies in the different types of desserts and environments you experience as soon as you step into a sugary paradise.

Are you in the mood for a quick bite? Do you crave making your dessert an experience in itself? Whatever you want, these five options will satisfy you with every bite.

The Donut Friar

The Donut Friar is a must-stop location when you wake up and crave something sweet to start your day. Step inside and discover a wide selection of classics, including cinnamon bread, pastries, and more. The best part is the shop opens at 5am, ensuring you don't need to wait for your sugar fix.

In addition to excellent dessert options that include various coffee options, The Donut Friar sits in The Village Shoppes, granting you premier access to excellent shopping. After shopping, it's time to find adventure in the Smoky Mountains.

Kilwins Chocolate

Sometimes, only one type of dessert will get the job done. In those cases, the answer is chocolate, which is Kilwins Chocolate's specialty. This cute shop is a favorite amongst tourists and locals, thanks to the quantity of sweets available.

During your visit, you'll find everything from hand-dipped caramel apples to chocolate covered strawberries. If you're lucky with the timing of your visit, you'll even see the staff make your treats in front of you, adding to the experience for everyone.

Mad Dog's Creamery

For good reason, this dessert option has become a staple throughout the Smoky Mountains, making it one of the best desserts in Gatlinburg. Not only is there a wide range of dessert options, but they're perfect no matter the time of day.

Are you swinging by in the morning? Grab the donuts. Are you stopping in during a hot afternoon? You'll love the ice cream selections. We recommend the banana splits or one of the incredible shakes if you want a bit extra for your sweet tooth.

Glades Soda Fountain

Step inside Glades Soda Fountain, and you'll feel like you've been transported back in time, thanks to its classic soda shop atmosphere. Start with an old-fashioned soda or root beer float. If you desire pure dessert, you'll love the milkshakes. Some flavor options to consider trying include but aren't limited to:

  • Coconut
  • Chocolate
  • Pineapple
  • Strawberry
  • Chocolate Peppermint
  • Orange Creamsicle
  • Cookies & Cream
  • and More!

Grab your shake or drink and sit down to embrace the atmosphere. Alternatively, you can walk outside to explore while enjoying a cold beverage. No matter how you choose to roll, you'll be glad you stopped here while on vacation in Gatlinburg.

Cookie Dough Bliss

This option is for everyone who has struggled not to lick the spoon or bowl when baking cookies. At Cookie Dough Bliss, you can indulge your love of cookie dough in a safe yet delicious manner. You'll find a wide selection of flavors that include but aren't limited to:

  • Chocolate Chip
  • Peanut Butter
  • Snickerdoodle
  • and More!

Besides pure cookie dough, the team behind this delectable shop has come up with different ways to enjoy dessert with options that are must-eat to believe, such as:

  • Signature Bliss Ice Cream Bar
  • Cookie Dough Sandwich
  • Cookie Dough Milkshake

Enjoy your treat in the shop for much-needed downtime and sweet tooth satisfaction. After consuming your treat, you're already on the Parkway, letting you get back to finding cool things to try while on your escape from everyday life.

Inside Your Cabin

Is there a baker in your group? Do you have recipes you want to try? Sometimes, the best way to get your dessert fix is to make it yourself. Fortunately, staying in our Gatlinburg cabin rentals makes it easy to whip up any dessert you want, thanks to a full kitchen.

After eating, take advantage of our many amenities, like hot tubs, game rooms, and more, to relax and unwind before playing in Gatlinburg. No matter what, adding our picks for the top 5 dessert shops in Gatlinburg will only make your vacation that much sweeter. Don't wait a moment longer to grab the perfect cabin and start making sweet memories.

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