East Tennessee shopping

Food in East Tennessee

Benton's Country Ham

Benton's bacon graces the menus of fancy farm-to-table restaurants across the US, but its shop and smokehouse in tiny Madisonville are decidedly no-fuss. Slow-cured with salt, pepper and brown sugar, the thick slabs…
Sports & Outdoors in Knoxville

Mast General Store

This two-level regional outdoor-gear and -apparel store also sells old-fashioned candy and Tennessee-made honey, soups and other food products.
Mall in Pigeon Forge

The Island

Shops, restaurants, live music and amusement-park thrills keep families busy all day long at The Island, which sprawls beneath the graceful grandeur of the 200ft-high Great Smoky Mountain Wheel. Surrounded by the Li…
Arts & Crafts in Gatlinburg

Arts & Crafts Community

More than 100 local artisans sell their creations at shops and galleries dotting an 8-mile driving loop east of downtown. Check the website for a list of artists or pick up a brochure around town. Crafts include pot…
Chocolate in Chattanooga

Hot Chocolatier

If you happen to visit on Valentine's Day, you'll see folks lining up to buy chocolate truffles and bonbons here. (Smart move!) The chocolate-covered Oreos are a standout, but honestly, all the treats look delicious…
Mall in East Tennessee

Tanger Outlets

Forgot a piece of outdoor clothing for your trip into the woods? Stop by the North Face store, where you'll find deeply discounted apparel. Other discount stores here include Columbia Factory Store, Kate Spade, J Cr…
Books in Knoxville

Union Ave Books

Small but well stocked, this indie bookshop has sections dedicated to bestsellers, general fiction, graphic novels, poetry and more. You'll also find regionally themed fiction, nonfiction and travel books.
Sports & Outdoors in Gatlinburg

Nantahala Outdoor Center Retail Store

For outdoor gear and information about guided paddling trips, stop by this shop and adventure center near the entrance to Great Smoky Mountains National Park. It also has an indoor climbing wall. A well-known local …
Mall in Chattanooga

Warehouse Row

Restaurants, coffee shops and retailers from big (J. Crew) to small (Onward Reserve) share space in this group of 1800s warehouse buildings.