Recent Kern’s Bakery News

  • February 21, 2023

    From restaurants to retail: 6 new businesses coming to Knoxville in 2023

    The UT Daily Beacon highlighted Kern’s as one of the new businesses coming in 2023, specifically mentioning our diverse mix of local food and retail favorites, dog park, two rooftop patios and both indoor and outdoor event spaces.

  • November 17, 2022

    Where oh Where is my Kern’s Carousel?

    We have heard from long-time residents that Kern’s Bakery brings warm (and good-smelling) memories to mind. One of those memories is the traveling carousel that brought kids joy. The iconic carousel has gone missing. Kern’s Bakery is offering a $500 reward to the person who helps us recover the belove carousel.

  • November 1, 2022

    Clean Smoke BBQ

    The authentic Texas BBQ offerings range from a traditional pulled pork sandwich to street tacos and nachos. Clean Smoke BBQ owner Joseph Root is passionate about the quality of his food, has a heart for hospitality and values giving back to the community.  Watch the video

  • October 19, 2022

    F45 Training

    Born and raised in Knoxville, owner Chip Gibson has been running the West Knoxville location for the past two years. Specifically designed to provide a full-body workout while improving energy levels, strength, and endurance, the team mentality helps members transform their lifestyle both physically and mentally.

  • October 13, 2022

    Kandilige Spicy Food

    Owners Chef Ramson and Amina are offering a unique menu of various flavors of authentic traditional Ghanaian food.

  • October 12, 2022

    Good4U Bao and Ramen

    Bringing an original mix of Chinese steamed buns, Japanese ramen, Asian favorites and signature twists for dishes that are unique and delicious.

  • October 10, 2022

    Construction Update for October 2022

    Good things are happening behind the scenes!

  • July 21, 2022

    Kern’s Bakery is evidence of South Knoxville boom

    Take a look at this great story from Vinay Simlot at WBIR-TV in Knoxville about how Kern's Bakery is leading the way in the transformation of South Knoxville.

  • March 15, 2022

    Zukku Sushi

    Here’s a closer look into the beautiful art and design behind Zukku Sushi and the amazing sushi creations they will be bringing to Kern’s.

  • March 10, 2022


    With three other locations in popular food halls across the Southeast, Ava’s traditionally-prepared pizzas are a perfect addition to the Kern's lineup.

  • March 8, 2022

    Myrtle’s Monster-sized Cookies and Milk

    Here's a sneak peek into the realization of Dustin's dream of bringing people together through food - or in this case, monster- sized cookies and milk.

  • February 3, 2022

    Drop Zone Distilling

    Kern's will be the home of something new and different in Knoxville! Take a look at this video from local marketing and branding firm, VellaCrew, highlighting the cool concept that Drop Zone Distilling is bringing to Kern's Food Hall. We can't wait for you to taste moonshine the way it was made years ago.

  • December 13, 2021

    Milk + Honey Creamery

    Kern's tenant is a local scoop shop that promises craft ice cream from cow to cone by sourcing from local dairies and farmers.

  • November 6, 2021

    Mae Lee’s Boutique

    You don’t have to wait until the food hall opens to shop at Mae Lee's Boutique.

  • September 3, 2021

    Kern’s Bakery + Hey Bear Cafe

    You're hearing it right from Vicky's mouth that Kern's will be a perfect second location for folks to enjoy their delicious Boba tea while watching an outdoor movie or taking in a show.

  • August 3, 2021

    The Making of a Food Hall

    Local branding and marketing firm, VellaCrew, interviewed Tim Martin in their promotional series “The Making of a Food Hall”. This video takes you on a tour of the historic Kern's Bakery building and documents the exciting plans for this amazing addition to Knoxville.

  • June 23, 2021

    You will be seeing more of Myrtle’s Bakehouse cookies in Knoxville!

    Starting TODAY Myrtle's Bakehouse is now a vendor for the Nourish Knoxville Farmers Markets and will be at Market Square on Wednesdays and Saturdays.

  • June 5, 2021

    Kern’s to be Home to Family Distillery

    Veteran- owned Drop Zone Distilling, uses recipes from great grandfather, Pappy Parton, to create handmade rhum, vodka, whiskey, rye and flavored moonshine.

  • May 5, 2021

    Guided By Grandma: How a Decades-Old Family Story Led Me to Kern’s Food Hall

    Check-out this amazing story about a decades-old family story led Knoxville native to Kern’s Bakery.

  • March 23, 2021

    Hey Bear Café’s Second Location

    Local favorite, Hey Bear Café is opening a second location. Welcome to the Kern’s Bakery’s Food Hall family!

  • March 23, 2021

    Richy Kreme Donut Chef Launches New Concept, Myrtle’s Bakehouse

    Dustin Cochran is launching a new concept called Myrtle's Bakehouse in honor of his grandmother Myrtle.

  • March 5, 2021

    The Donut Theory + Kickstarter

    Let’s give to The Donut Theory so they can purchase a vintage food truck and share their awesomeness throughout the greater Knoxville area! Watch their Kickstarter video.

  • February 24, 2021

    Captain Muchacho’s

    Captain Muchacho’s is now on board at Kern’s Bakery Food Hall. We look forward to Duncan’s fabulous Mexican-American cuisine.

  • January 20, 2021

    Awaken Coffee

    Awaken Coffee chose Kern’s Bakery for its second location! Their handcrafted coffee, tea and pastries are truly a treat!

  • January 9, 2021

    Stoopid Good Food

    Stoopid Good Food is a fun comfort food with ahh!mazing taste, texture, and appeal, but under the surface lies a life sustaining food.

  • January 7, 2021

    The Donut Theory

    Delicious donuts are coming to Kern’s Bakery Food Hall thanks to The Donut Theory. We are so excited to announce our most recent retail partner and look forward to seeing our Kern’s family grow alongside baby Josie!

  • December 21, 2020

    Won Kitchen

    We are thrilled to welcome Won Kitchen to the Kern’s Bakery Food Hall! Their Korean Cuisine will be a great addition to our culinary lineup!

  • December 7, 2020

    Knox Wurst

    This beloved food truck concept founded by a pair of brothers will offer its creative sausage cuisine at Kern’s Bakery Food Hall. Knox Wurst is already known and loved by the Knoxville community and we are excited to welcome them to the Kern’s family!

  • October 5, 2020

    Lanai Food Truck is calling Kern’s Bakery home!

    Lanai Food Truck Chef Paul Moody and co-owner Ashley Moody bring leadership, authenticity and culinary creativity to the food hall.

  • Flourish Flower Truck Coming to Kern's Bakery

    April 24, 2020

    Flourish Flower Truck to open storefront at Kern’s

    Local favorite, Flourish Flower Truck, joins tenant line-up at Kern’s Bakery Food Hall.

  • Kern's Bakery Food Hall

    March 20, 2020

    We’re cooking up something great!

    Stay tuned for exciting announcements of unique eateries and retailers. We’re cooking up something great!

  • Kerns News Article

    May 30, 2019

    Kern’s Bakery to Become Mixed-Use Development

    A new development team – Mallory & Evans Partners, LLC – has acquired the Kern’s Bakery site in south Knoxville and will reinvigorate the area as a mixed-use redevelopment.

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