4 Great Bakeries in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

4 Great Bakeries in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge

January 26, 2023

When it comes to savory foods, Gatlinburg has something for every palette. For instance, you can get some saucy barbeque at Calhoun’s or “fin-tastic” fish at Chesapeake’s Seafood Bar. The area may have a lot of savory food, but there is also no shortage of sweeter options for when you get a dessert craving. After all, “no meal is complete without something sweet.” With that being said, here is a list of 4 of the best bakeries in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge:

1. The Donut Friar

The Donut Friar is a great place for breakfast or dessert. As you walk by this bakery, the smell of freshly baked pastries will be very enticing. Stop by and get one of their delicious donuts. You can get the classic glazed donut or go crazy with chocolate and sprinkles. Even though donut is in the name, the shop also has other pastry options such as muffins and cinnamon bread. When you need to get energized for all your vacation activities, pair your treat with a delicious hot or iced coffee. While in the area, check out some other shops in The Village in Gatlinburg. The shops have so many unique items, so you can find some great souvenirs!

2. Byrd’s Famous Cookies

Byrd's Famous Cookies in Pigeon Forge Another one of the great bakeries in Gatlinburg is Byrd’s Famous Cookies. The company started in 1924 when Benjamin Tilman “Pop” Byrd Sr. began baking his Scotch Oatmeal cookies. The bakery started out as a small store in Savannah, Georgia. Today, it is a successful company with many stores, one of which is located in Downtown Gatlinburg. You can still order the Scotch Oatmeal Cookie along with many other delicious flavors, such as Chocolate Chip and Cupcake.

3. Cinnaholic

If you love cinnamon rolls, you should check out Cinnaholic. It is a bakery in Pigeon Forge where they take the beloved swirly dessert and make it even more delicious. If you want to stick with a classic choice, you can get your cinnamon roll without bells or whistles. If you’re feeling brave though, you can get one with fun toppings such as fruit and marshmallows. Other mouthwatering dessert options include scoops of edible cookie dough, freshly baked cookies, and more.

4. Cakes by Bakin’ Bishop

birthday cake with candles Cakes by Bakin’ Bishop has been locally owned and operated since 2009. It is another bakery in Pigeon Forge where you can get delicious desserts, big or small! If you’re celebrating a birthday or having your wedding in the area, you can get a cake to celebrate the occasion that looks as good as it tastes! If you just want to satisfy a sweet tooth, the menu has great options for that too! They include brownies, cupcakes, cinnamon rolls, and truffles. Good luck going home with just one treat!

Come try all the sweet treats at these great bakeries in Gatlinburg and Pigeon Forge. If you want to eat a great meal beforehand though, read about 5 restaurants in Gatlinburg that you need to try on your next vacation! We look forward to seeing you soon in the Smoky Mountains!