The Soda Parlor (East Nashville)

I first went to this location because I have an unhealthy habit of eating ice cream. I was blown away. I then got invited back before I was able to publish my first article and even with three complete different options, I can say that you cannot go wrong.

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the soda parlor

bow down to greatness


The second you walk in you are going to ask, "Why are they selling space stuff?" It is a mystery that I had when going in. I was just so confused as to why a clothing line and Dessert shop had in common. The reason is quite amazing. You see, the show creator, Olan Rogers, had a YouTube channel. In this channel he pitched this idea of a show back in 2010. With a few years of tinkering here and there, a pilot episode was made for "Final Space" and it caught Conan O'Briens attention. After a bidding war, TBS won. (and yes, I have watched every episode so far).

 final space apparel

final space apparel

So we know that the show "Final Space" is fantastic, but are the desserts that good? Yes. Yes they are.
 

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Do not doubt the ability to craft a dessert like this. I will say, hands-down, it is the best dessert shop I have visited yet. Complain all you want Jeni lovers but this place has it all. You have an option of three different type of desserts: Waffle Mondaes, Moonshakes and Floats. Within those options you have several to choose from. Out of my options, the king of all are the Waffle Mondaes.

 cinnamon bun

cinnamon bun

 The mixture of ice cream from Mike's (I need to stop by there soon!) and the waffle underneath it all are just ridiculous. It's a dessert to share. Unless you're like me and then just eat it yourself. I not only enjoy the creaminess and flavors of this place but I also appreciate the creativity. Fun Fact: Waffle Mondaes are called so, because of one of his more popular YouTube videos. So creative in fact that you even see an easter egg pertaining to that video in the first video. 
Creativity at it's finest.

 a final space character - mooncake

a final space character - mooncake

The Moonshake we ordered was the Cub Scout. I sometimes don't even know why I write articles explaining things when all I want to say is that you have to go and try it. The milk shake is thick. It uses local ice cream that gives it such a dense flavor. They even give you a large straw because they know that it will amplify the effect of what you are drinking. Not only is this milkshake amazing but look at that presentation! Mason jars lined and decorated with perfection of a water-falling effect of hot fudge.

 the cub scout

the cub scout

Now here is a disclaimer: I don't drink soda. Out of just trying to stay healthy, I cut soda off. From time to time, I appreciate a quality made soft drink from time to time. This orange beauty is the 'Freakin Foster'. It is a creamsicle in your mouth. It is childhood in the form of a liquid. This place is just a place where you go to feel like a kid again. A feeling I feel that many of us are missing in our lives. And hey, if you hate having to wait, you won't have that worry here.
They even provide you a bunch of free arcade games you can play with your friends. If you need a Ninja Turtle teammate, hit me up.
 

 freakin foster

freakin foster

And hey, if you hate having to wait, you won't have that worry here. They even provide you a bunch of free arcade games you can play with your friends. If you need a Ninja Turtle teammate, hit me up.

 free arcades

free arcades

I'm done writing about this place. Just go and pay it a visit. It's just that good. Best dessert only spot I have visited so far.

Location: 966 Woodland St, Nashville, TN 37206

Show: Airs every Monday on TBS. Can also view on the TBS app.