Southern Bound: Hitting the Bourbon Trail

Start in Northern Kentucky and meander southward as you explore all that the Bluegrass State has to offer.

Eating Local

Andy's Bakery
Photo courtesy of Visit Frankfort

After meandering among the historical structures and rickhouses at Buffalo Trace, head to the walkable downtown filled with shops, bakeries, restaurants, and, of course, the stunning grounds of the Kentucky State Capitol. Just a couple blocks from the capitol, you’ll find Andy’s Artisan Bread, where an array of artfully crafted croissants, sourdough, savory bakes, sweet treats, coffee, and more will satisfy all your carb and caffeine cravings in the morning.

Once you’ve experienced the village bakery atmosphere at Andy’s, you’ll also want to embrace even more of Frankfort’s tight-knit community at Locals Food Hub & Pizza Pub. This homegrown market and pizza shop claims three main goals: increasing customers’ access to nutritious local produce and goods, giving area farmers access to dependable markets, and being a place where folks can come together for delicious local cooking. And that’s what you’ll find as you shop the produce, dairy, eggs, honeys, breads, and so much more from Kentucky farmers. And if you’re not in the market for groceries, you can still support local by digging into their yummy wood-fired pizza.

B's Bakery
Photo of B’s Bakery courtesy of Visit Frankfort

B’s Bakery brings plenty of sweetness and fun to downtown Frankfort and will remind you of your favorite neighborhood bakery, where locals and guests are treated like friends. You can’t go wrong with the cupcakes, cookies, doughnuts, and pastries, and you’ll go crazy for the popular cream horns. But if candies are more your thing, head to Rebecca Ruth Candy Tours & Museum, known for creating a Kentucky staple, bourbon balls. Ruth Booe invented these boozy chocolate-coated and pecan-topped bites in 1938, and they’ve been beloved ever since.


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