Buttery, yet sweet. Flakey and hard on the outside, with a soft, comforting inside. Biscuits are the culinary paradox that we can totally get behind. And, as home to the International Biscuit Festival, Knoxville is home to some of the best biscuits in the South.
For your pleasure, we've come up with our favorite biscuit situations in Knoxville. Here are all the ones you NEED to know about.
Classic Biscuits at Tupelo Honey Cafe
It’s no surprise that this popular Market Square restaurant knows how to bake a mean biscuit – after all, their specialty IS real, southern food. Tupelo’s biscuits are soft, buttery, and served warm before your entrées are brought out. The biscuits taste good on their own…but if you want to take your dining experience to the next level, we recommend slathering yours with the blackberry jam that comes on the side. It’s a treat that has us sayin’ “Shoo Mercy!” every time.
Nerd Head Biscuit at Holly's Gourmet Market
For a biscuit that can pack a punch, head down to Holly’s. The Nerd Head Biscuit here is thinner with a flakey crust, infused with cheddar and cayenne, and topped with tomato jam and spicy Country Gravy. You won’t find anything else like this in Knoxville!
Biscuit Sandwiches at Wild Love Bakehouse
If a regular ole’ biscuit isn’t enough to sustain you in the morning, we highly recommend ordering a biscuit sandwich from Wild Love. Wild Love offers a few different types of biscuit sandwiches made up of egg, cheese, and some type of breakfast meat. These buttermilk biscuits aren’t as soft as some of the others on this list, but they sure are just as tasty! Have the folks at Wild Love warm yours up for you, and pair it with a hot cup of coffee in the morning.
Chicken Biscuit at Oli Bea
Biscuits are a classic, southern comfort food…and what better way to eat one, than paired with another classic, southern comfort food?! Oli Bea is giving us the ultimate southern breakfast in the form of a chicken biscuit: fried chicken with a buttermilk biscuit, served atop a bed of creamy, savory gravy. Sorghum syrup is drizzled over this southern delight, delivering the perfect savory / sweet combination.
The Sausage and Cheddar Biscuit at Matt Robb's Biscuits and Brew
Who needs a sausage biscuit when you can have a sausage and cheddar biscuit without all the fuss of building a sandwich? This delicious twist on the southern classic loads a fresh, hot biscuit with sausage and cheese baked right in! But don’t let that stop you! We recommend loading this sucker up with chipotle spread, egg, bacon and cheese, and for extra measure, some strawberry jam… don’t believe us? Just ask for the Loretta.
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