Baking Bliss, The Best Bakeries In Virginia Beach, USA

Prachi Vyas

Who doesn’t crave a smooth, glazed donut or an indulgent chocolate cake once in a while? If you’re in Virginia Beach for the weekend and need a sweet, decadent treat after all the sun and sand, check out the most-talked-about bakeries this city has to offer.

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1. Sugar Plum Bakery

Sugar Plum Bakery

Winner of the Virginia-Pilot’s Best of 2015 Gold Award, Sugar Plum Bakery is a nationally-beloved bakery pioneer. Not only is Sugar Plum a beloved Virginia Beach institution with a unique flair, it’s also a non-profit organization that supports people with developmental disabilities, training them to work in the bakery itself. And their cookies, cupcakes, donuts and pies always taste the sweeter because of it.
Address and telephone number: 1353 Laskin Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23451 +1 (757) 422-3913

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2. DREAMCAKE

DREAMCAKE

DREAMCAKE is a small, intimate bakery that resembles a boutique for baked goods. This hidden gem specializes in tantalizingly sweet cupcakes using eccentric ingredients like fresh lemon shavings and bacon strips fried to perfection. Not only can you get custom-made cakes here for occasions varying from weddings to graduation parties, you can get personalized cakes too. There’s even a happy hour where you can devour DREAMCAKE cupcakes at discounted prices.
Address and telephone number: 4239 Holland Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23452 +1 (757) 963-7882

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3. Gateaux Bakery & Café

Gateaux Bakery & Café

Located along Pleasure House Road, Gateaux Bakery & Café is a French-inspired, gourmet bakery that crafts unique pastries that you won’t find anywhere else in Virginia. With a menu that boasts all kinds of sweet indulgences, you can choose from a decadent selection of French pastries, pies, macaroons, cakes, cookies, and even sandwiches. The owner, JoAnne, is often called Gateaux’s mad scientist baker because of her tireless but tasty experimenting with flavors and techniques. Stop by and meet her sometime!
Address and telephone number: 1642 Pleasure House Rd., Virginia Beach, VA 23455 +1 (757) 271-9220

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4. Heritage Amish Bake Shoppe

Bakery, Pastry Shop, American

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Heritage Amish Bake Shoppe is a tiny haunt true to its name, specializing in homemade baked goods just like mama used to make. Savor the homemade Peace Cream Pie, topped with fresh whipped cream and with a side of spicy berry jam. Or opt for the shoo-fly pie, a flaky pastry kneaded by hand each morning and filled with molasses, a Pennsylvania Dutch classic. It’s also a shop selling hand-bottled spices, jams, jellies, breads, and all kinds of baked goods.

5. Bliss Bakery

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Bliss Bakery is a heavenly joint with two locations in Virginia Beach that are equally as sweet. Locals love the decorations that Bliss’s bakers add to the top of their cupcakes, almost as much as they love that it has merged with a beloved bagel shop to give its customers the best of both baking-worlds. So whether you’re in the mood for something savory, like a cream cheese coated toasted bagel, or in the mood for something sweet, like a freshly fried glazed donut, stop by Bliss.

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