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10 Best Nashville Vegan Bakeries & Ice Cream Spots

Updated April 29, 2024

If you’ve got a vegan sweet tooth, you must go to Nashville! To my surprise, and maybe yours, the capital of country music has a growing vegan food scene that includes an array of decadent and savory desserts and treats you won’t want to miss.

Whether you love ultra-creamy caramel-swirled ice cream or buttery biscuits topped with sweet jam, you’ll find it and so much more at these Nashville vegan bakeries!

So, what are you waiting for? Start scrolling and planning which of these 10 vegan dessert and ice cream spots in Nashville you will hit first!

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Decadent Vegan & Vegan-Friendly Bakeries in Nashville

If you’re in the mood for a vegan and gluten-free Funfetti cupcake or a sweet pineapple upside-down cake, you’ll find it and more at one of these Nashville vegan bakeries. 

#1 Sunflower Bakehouse

2414 Lebanon Pike, Nashville, TN 37214
Holy smokes! This vegan and gluten-free bakeshop is nothing short of amazing! I was so blown away by how tender and delicious these sweet treats were that I double-checked that I didn’t misread that everything was gluten-free! 

Their dessert case is lined with award-winning (they’ve won multiple awards for being Nashville’s best dessert spot) cupcakes, cookies, parfaits, scones, biscuits, and much more! While I think everything in their dessert case is top-notch, there are two things you can’t walk out the door without trying — cupcakes and biscuits!

Their cupcake menu is endless, just about every flavor combo that you can dream up, they have — lavender vanilla, mocha java, peanut butter chocolate, coconut snowball, lemon curd, and that’s just the start. Then on the savory side, I’ve never sampled such a tender and delicious vegan and gluten-free biscuit. Honestly, I think all the ones I had tried before were more like hockey pucks than biscuits! 

In addition to the epic bakery lineup, they also have a full café with fantastic options all day long. 

trio of three vegan and gluten free cupcakes on a blue plate topped with yellow lemon frosting, pink vanilla frosting, and chocolate and peanut butter frosting

#2 Guerrilla Bizkits

1006 Fatherland St, Suite 207, Nashville, TN 37206
Oh my, vegan biscuits! This punk-rock-themed bakeshop is taking the biscuit world by storm with these giant, buttery creations — you honestly haven’t had a biscuit until you’ve come here!

They have three stellar options — Straight Edge (classic buttermilk), Loaded (savory cheddar and garlic), and Blackout (a sweet and spicy cherry jalapeno mix). You can order just a warm Bizkit with a side of jam and butter or have them create the ultimate Bizkit Sammy loaded with sausage and cheddar. Things get even more creative on the weekend — how’s a Bizkit waffle sound?!

The Bizkits are available to eat immediately, or you can grab a frozen pack to throw in the freezer for later! 

three vegan biscuit stacked on top of each other in front of a brick wall from guerilla bizkits

Multiple locations throughout Nashville
Eating cookie dough might be the best part of making cookies, but not all dough is safe unless you come here! This unique vegan-friendly Nashville dessert spot is whipping up downright decadent sundaes with an almost entirely vegan lineup of cookie dough bases!

Start with a classic chocolate chip cookie dough or try something unique like banana pudding, then top it with a myriad of fun toppings or just eat it as is! If you’re gluten-free, you don’t have to sit out! They also have a gluten-free oatmeal chocolate chip option. 

a scoop of vegan chocolate cookie dough in a pink cup in front of a nashville mural
Credit: No Baked Cookie Dough

#5 East Park Donuts & Coffee

700 Main St, Nashville, TN 37206
What’s better than a fresh donut and coffee? Not much! When you’re in the mood for a decadent vegan cake donut topped with an addictive layer of sweet sugar, you need to head here! Everyday, the team at this family-run shop gets up early to make these sweet dough treats by hand and they always have a couple vegan options! Depending on when you visit, you might find their tart Meyer Lemon poppyseed, traditional cinnamon sugar creations or other addictive flavors!

Vegan & Vegan-Friendly Ice Cream Shops in Nashville

Now that you know of all of the must-visit vegan bakeries in Nashville, we’ve got to cover a cake’s best friend — ICE CREAM!

#6 KOKOS Ice Cream

3 City Ave STE 700, Nashville, TN 37209
If you love ice cream, you can’t miss Nashville’s only vegan ice cream shop! The small pastel-covered shop is tucked back in a unique business district made of shipping containers, which only adds to its charm!

Their ultra-creamy, coconut-based ice creams are made by hand and regularly rotate to feature a seasonal lineup of flavors. Depending on when you visit, you might be delighted with lavender dreams, pumpkin spice latte, Dutch apple pie, key lime pie, watermelon taffy, and many more!

On top of the mouthwatering flavor lineup, they also have gluten-free ice cream cones — always a fantastic bonus when you are gluten-free. 

vegan ice cream cone with two scoops of chocolate and mint in front of a black and white sign in nashville

#7 Jeni’s Splendid Ice Cream

Multiple locations throughout Nashville
It’s quite possible you’ve seen this brand in the market or passed by one of its scoop shops throughout the US — it’s made quite a name for itself for having super creative, artisanal flavors! Luckily, they didn’t forget about vegans when concocting these over-the-top flavors!

No matter which shop you visit, you’ll always find at least a couple of vegan options like Cold Brew with Coconut Cream (if you’re a coffee lover, you’ll love this), Banana Cream Pie, Texas Sheet Cake, Caramel Pecan Sticky Buns, and more!

#8 Hattie Jane’s Creamery

5055 Broadway Pl, Nashville, TN 37203 (Inside Assembly Food Hall)
I didn’t expect to find vegan options at this locally-owned ice cream spot, but I am glad I was wrong! Their menu focuses on a lineup of classic and seasonal flavors, and there is always a vegan option in each (sometimes gluten-free too)!

Creative flavors include blueberry and granola, toasted coconut, cotton candy, dark chocolate, and more! One more bonus, they also have vegan cones that are specially marked!

scoop of vegan chocolate ice cream in a black cup from hattie jane's creamery in Nashville

These Vegan Treats are Available at Shops Around Nashville

If you’re cruising around and checking out all of Nashville’s vegan options, you’ll want to keep a lookout for sweet treats from these two small vegan bakeries. They don’t have their own shops (just yet), but their delicious baked goods are worth tracking down!

#9 Bite Club Baked Goods

Where to find them: Graze Nashville & other cafes around Nashville
With one look at their sugar-coated Instagram page, you will be on your way to every spot where their treats are sold! You’ll find everything from colorful, glitter-dusted cakes to perfectly golden pastries. 

vegan cake covered in vanilla butter cream, caramel drizzel and topped with mini cinnamon sugar donuts from the bite club in nashville
Credit: Bite Club Baked Goods

#10 Morsel

Where to find them: Many coffee shops around Nashville, including E+Rose, Hanna Bee Coffee, and All People Coffee
These vegan and gluten-free treats are showstoppers! Their menu changes seasonally, but a few can’t-miss sweets include toasted coconut brownies, raspberry oat bars, chocolate hazelnut donuts, and much more! If you visit one of the lovely E+Rose Café locations, make sure you grab a green smoothie to go along with your treat!

green smoothie next to a coconut brownie bar on a wood bar top at e+rose wellness in nashville
About Author

Rebecca is the founder of the vegan travel company Veggies Abroad. In 2021, she bid her 15-year career goodbye and ventured into the world of ethical business with the launch of a vegan travel blog (the one you’re reading!). As the blog flourished, Rebecca expanded her vision to encompass personalized travel planning services and launched Veggies Abroad's inaugural vegan tour to Thailand, marking the beginning of many more eco-conscious, plant-powered adventures to come. Follow her adventures on Instagram or Facebook @veggiesabroad