When it comes to Southern food, you really can’t hold back. It’s biscuits and butter, sausage and gravy, comfort food that puts your boxed macaroni and cheese to shame. Now, it’s here in Tennessee that we take your calorie obsession to a WHOLE new level. Here we have all the favorites – from that standard morning cup of joe to the full southern breakfast – and where you can find ’em. Have you made it out to any of these spots…?
10. A bit o' banana pudding in Ooltewah
Yeah, we didn't even a put a picture of their banana pudding. Why? This creamy and delicious Tennessee delicacy is best enjoyed for the first time without any expectation - Ooltewah road trip, anyone?
9. The Nashville Goo-Goo Cluster
Known as the first ever combination candy bar, a GooGoo cluster indulgence can be had in downtown Nashville.
8. Bell Buckle Moon Pies
Though you can get Moon Pies most anywhere, Bell Buckle is known for their annual festival honoring the calorie laden sweet treat.
7. Fried Pickles at Gus's in Memphis
6. The perfect full southern breakfast is found at Marcy Jo's
This tiny cafe is located about 45 minutes from Nashville, but it's the perfect conglomeration of waitresses who know your name and the best dang cinnamon rolls you ever did eat.
5. Iconic Black Coffee in Chattanooga
Revelator Coffee serves up the good stuff and has multiple locations throughout Tennessee - but we're a fan of their Nooga location. Because of all the LIGHT in that dang place. Perfect for your coffee insta, no?
4. Rendezvous Barbeque
Memphis BBQ? Yes. Not even a question. And Rendezvous just happens to be the stuff of your meat dreams.
3. Pancake Pantry Sweet Potato Pancakes
Taylor Swift loves this spot and so does every Belmont student within a 500-foot radius. Come early, though - the line wraps around the building if you're late!
2. Loveless Café Biscuits
The stuff of legends, the Loveless biscuit recipe is kept under lock and key. You have to visit the iconic spot to indulge, which makes it all the more special.
1. Hattie B's Hot Chicken
There are quite a few hot chicken joints in Music City that fight for the number one title, but it's Hattie B's whose name is completely synonymous with this tasty poultry.
If you’ll excuse us, we’re going to go gain some weight. Thanks.