Offering 164 varieties of pastries, pies, cakes, and so much more, McFarlan Bakery has something for everyone. Third-generation baker and current owner Michael Cole prepares the baked-from-scratch treats from the same recipes that Mr. McFarlan developed when he opened the doors in 1930. Their location, in the heart of charming and historic Hendersonville, makes it even more difficult to resist their decadent cinnamon buns and chocolate chewies. Trust us, they’re worth a bite—or two.
309 N Main St. 828.693.4256 mcfarlanbakery.com
Opened in 1948, Koch’s Bakery proudly holds the title of Chattanooga’s oldest retail bakery. Though a few new items have been added to the menu, many of the pastries and baked goods have never changed, down to the brand of ingredients used. Stop in early and pick up a freshly made doughnut in almost any flavor you can imagine. Can’t make it for breakfast? No problem—a berry-topped doughnut shortcake is just as delicious for dessert.
1900 Broad St. 423.265.3331 kochsbakery.com
Back in 1929, Magdaline Rhodes started selling her baked goods to make ends meet. She opened the doors of her home to sell her soon-to-be-famous pastries, never sacrificing on ingredients though times were tough. Still in the Rhodes family, the bakery continues to serve top-notch pastries and cakes, and its commitment to quality shows. We go in for the moist pound cake, but can’t leave without a loaf of the specialty salt rise bread.
1783 Cheshire Bridge Rd. 404.876.3783 rhodesfamilybakery.com