Jessica Carr, Owner of Girls Gotta Eat Good

Hi, my name is Jessica Carr. I’m the owner of Girls Gotta Eat Good, Knoxville’s first Asian Bakery. I started this small business in 2020 to share my Filipino culture with the people of Knoxville. My mom is from the Phillippines and my dad is from Tennessee, so I try to create Southern-Asian fusion desserts that embody my cultural heritage.

My Asian bakery in Knoxville does not currently have a physical location. I bake out of a commercial kitchen, sell at pop-up markets, cater for large events, and do online orders. I primarily sell at the Nourish Farmers' Market every Saturday in Market Square from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. See the full pop-up schedule here. You can also support my business by ordering online and picking your order up at the Farmers' Market. Want to order for a large event? Check out the catering menu and fill out the contact form here.

Looking for Filipino food in Knoxville? Most of my desserts feature Filipino ingredients. One of my favorite ingredients to cook with is ube (ooo-bay). It is a purple yam that has a very floral nutty vanilla flavor to it. If you’ve never had ube before, then I’d highly recommend our Ube Crinkle Cookies or Ube Cheesecake Brownies. I also try to make other Asian-inspired desserts like my Peaches & Cream Mochi Cake. This is a gluten-free option that a lot of people love. Feel free to browse our dessert selection and find a sweet treat for your friends and family to enjoy.

Want to learn more about Girls Gotta Eat Good? Check out the “Press” page to see articles about our Asian bakery in Knoxville.

Thank you for supporting my small minority-owned business! If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to reach out. Hope to see you at one of my pop-ups very soon!