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Have an insatiable sweet tooth? You’re on vacation! Why not indulge in some ooey-gooey goodness?  The Smoky Mountains already provides a feast for the other senses.  Don’t leave your poor sense of taste out of the equation!  Close your eyes and imagine these delicious treats dancing on your tongue.

1. Mayfield Dairy Bar

Rich creamy ice-cream from the Mayfield Dairy Bar will make you look at ice-cream in a whole new light.  Have it atop their funnel cake or in a sundae for a dessert that will make you never want to return home!

2. Smoky Mountain Cakes

You should never pass up an opportunity to eat cake!  Smoky Mountain Cakes can be custom fit to whatever occasion you may be celebrating. They are made in a variety of flavors, so you are sure to be satisfied by this treat.  Smoky Mountain Cakes is located in Sevierville, but they do offer a free limited delivery service!  Why not order some cake to your cabin?

3. Ole Smoky Candy Kitchen

Pulled taffy in Gatlinburg is a true treat and should not be missed.  Freshly made and and pulled taffy, scrumptious caramel apples, and many more treats will make you feel like a big kid in a candy store as you devour the sugary concoctions.  The homemade fudge comes in a variety of flavors!  Just be sure to brush your teeth well!

This local favorite is even well-known among the local wildlife.  A black bear has visited the shop.

4. The Donut Friar

Tucked into the Village Shops in downtown Gatlinburg, Donut Friar is a classic Gatlinburg dessert stop.  They open every morning bright and early at 5 a.m.  Donuts, cinnamon bread, and fresh-baked pastries will draw you inside.  The highlight of The Donut Friar is the Bavarian creme donut.  Just make sure to bring cash for your early mountain sweet treat – they don’t accept credit or debit cards.

5. Glades Soda Fountain

If you’re feeling retro, be sure to hit up Glades Soda Fountain! This blast from the past is located in the historic Glades Arts and Crafts Community only a few minutes from downtown.  The extensive menu is sure to have something for everyone in the family.  If it’s not too busy, talk to the friendly soda jerk your options.  With sodas, real root beer floats, sundaes, banana splits, and more.  Be prepared to wait on a busy summer day. Glades Soda Fountain is a small place.

You deserve some fun time to partake in some guilt free dessert splurging.  Grab that fork, put on your “I got this in Gatlinburg” bib, pull up to the table and let’s chow down!

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