If you have been in Hall County for any amount of time, you have probably heard of Truelove’s Celebrations. Truelove’s specializes in custom cakes for all holiday, event and birthday needs, but also cranks out some of the tastiest baked goods in Northeast Georgia. Local favorites are the CUPCAKES especially the Key Lime Pie and German Chocolate Cake flavors. Along with tasty treats, you can get sandwiches for lunch, like the popular Chicken Salad Sandwich.
Specialities: Cakes, brownies, and cupcakes for all holiday or celebration needs
Contact info: 4147 Cleveland Hwy, Gainesville, GA 30506. 770-983-0160.
Hours: 6 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. 6 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays. Closed on Sundays.
Southern Baked Pie
Southern Baked Pie bakes seasonal savory and sweet pies, while using locally sourced fruit and vegetables.
Currently, Amanda is working on her first cookbook, “Life with Pie,” and she has been featured in USA Today, Garden & Gun, and more.
Specialties: Apple, Chess and Strawberry Pie along with Savory Pies and Quiche.
Contact info: 302 Broad St. SE Unit C, Gainesville. 678-971-2555.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Monday through Friday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturdays.
The Colored Egg
You can pick up your orders on Mondays or have them delivered; and the eatery is open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursday.
Specialties: Fresh baked goods.
Contact info: 610 Grove St. Gainesville, GA 30501. 770-718-6676.
Hours: 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday and Thursdays. 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. Mondays for pick up/delivery hours schedule.
Specialities: Fresh baked goods, catering, wedding cakes, parties are available to book in the shop.
Contact info: 5511 Main Street Flowery Branch. 770-965-3333.
Hours: Noon to 5 p.m. Tuesday & Wednesday, 2-7 p.m. Thursday, 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday & Saturday, closed Sunday.
Neat Eats Half Baked
Neat Eats, owned by Nicole Kempker, is a to go drive through that carries oven ready casseroles, soups, sides, dips and tempting desserts perfect for any occasion.
Nicole opened Neat Eats in 2013. She said in an earlier Abernathy Cochran blog that Neat Eats “provides oven ready, to-go meals for busy people who don’t have time to make them themselves, but still want a fresh, home cooked meal.”
Specialties: Custom cakes, cupcakes, cookies and pies, premade meals for pickup.
Contact info: 996 Thompson Bridge Rd., Gainesville. 678-267-5315.
Hours: 1-6 p.m. Tuesday through Friday. Closed Saturday through Monday. Catering available.
Liberty Candy Company
Karen Ching, opened Liberty Candy Company in 2013, in a historic building in Flowery Branch that was built in 1906. Because of the historic nature of the building many fixtures were renovated to use, which adds to the nostalgia of the building.
Old Town Flowery Branch is seeing a revolution of small boutiques and eateries just like Liberty Candy Company. The candy store offers handmade chocolates, fudge and other nostalgic treats, made with the freshest ingredients that you will remember from your childhood.
In addition, to scrumptious chocolates and candies are homemade macarons! Macarons are a specialty, originally created in Italy but widely recognized as a French dessert, and are a round small cake made with a variety of ingredients like almonds, coconut and other flavorings. Macaroons are truly a treat and we are lucky to have a shop making them homemade in Flowery Branch!
Specialties: Candies, chocolates, handmade fudge and macarons.
Contact info: 5518 Main St., Flowery Branch. 770-965-5577.
Hours: 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. Tuesday through Saturday, closed Sunday.