Anyone that wants to learn about the best places to buy ice cream, cakes, and cookies in Virginia Beach has found the right post. There are plenty of great dessert shops selling sweets around town and we will do our best to point you in the right direction.
We will start off with the best ice cream shops in your area. Anyone that is searching for vanilla, chocolate, gelato, frozen yogurt, malts, ice cream cakes, and other frozen delights has plenty of options to choose from.
Up next we will get into bakeries where you can buy cakes, cookies, pastries, and all kinds of sweet treats. Then we will niche down and get into donut shops, where to buy cupcakes, candy stores, and chocolate and fudge shops near you.
Following that we will discuss some healthy dessert options in Virginia Beach like gluten free bakeries and smoothie shops. Our last section will be about restaurants known for must have desserts in your area.
Towards the end you will find a local dessert map that has all the various venues we are mentioning throughout the post pinned on it. And all of you are welcome to look through our other posts on the region at that link if you want.
Ice Cream & Frozen Yogurt
When you want to eat the best ice cream in Virginia Beach or some healthier frozen yogurt try:
- Lolly’s Creamery at 414 Virginia Beach Blvd
- Gilly’s Creamery at 3640 Dam Neck Rd
- Gelati Celesti at 754 First Colonial Rd
- Kohr Brothers Frozen Custard at 1800 Atlantic Ave
- Sweet Frog at 2236 General Booth Blvd #108
- Yo Mama at 4540 Princess Anne Rd #110
Gelati Celesti provides made-to-order ice cream pies and cakes personally decorated for any occasion, in addition to 24 house favorites and over 85 flavors that rotate throughout the year.
Kohr Brothers is a long-standing frozen custard chain near you that also serves shakes, sundaes, and malts.
Sweet Frog is a national chain that provides dozens of soft-serve frozen yogurt flavor combinations as well as sorbet.
Yo Mama is a frozen yogurt cafe in the Brenneman Farms Shopping Center that specializes in probiotic frozen yogurt made on-site daily and bubble teas in over 90 flavors. They also sell frozen yogurt powder in bulk.
Bakeries In Your Area
These bakeries near you should have great cakes, cookies, pastries, and more:
- May’s Parlor at 2708 Pacific Ave
- Sweet Indulgences at 809 Wysong Ct
- Sugar Plum Bakery at 1353 Laskin Rd
- Dream Cake at 4001 Virginia Beach Blvd #125
- Flour Child Bakery at 1716 Pleasure House Rd #104
- Heritage Bake Shoppe at 3600 Dam Neck Rd
May’s Parlor is a locally owned coastal-cottage bakery-café known for its French and American pastries, sandwiches, and sweets.
Tonja’s Sweet Indulgences offers cupcakes and cakes for any occasion while being known to excel at red velvet, carrot, chocolate, and vanilla cakes.
Sugar Plum Bakery is a small non-profit bakery that provides desserts as well as training and employment to disabled people. Their bakery case is supplied regularly with homemade goodies like made from scratch cookies, donuts, dessert and breakfast pastries, pies, and dessert bars.
Dream Cake is a custom cake shop providing fresh baked cakes for all special occasions in addition to cupcakes, macarons, and other treats. With over 130 flavors to choose from they cater to all flavor preferences.
Flour Child Bakery is a small-batch, classic American dessert bakery offering cupcakes, pies, cake pops, scones, cookies, brownies, banana pudding, cheesecakes, classic dessert cakes, wedding cakes, and more. There are also gluten-free options.
Local Donut Shops
Start your morning off right at one of these donut shops:
Duck Donuts serves warm made-to-order donuts, coffee, donut breakfast sandwiches, and donut sundaes. They provide catering for corporate events and special occasions.
Amazing Glazed is a Virginia Beach donut shop that excels at making fresh, hot made-to-order donuts with over 9,000 topping and icing combinations. They also serve homemade gelato, custard, and sorbet made with premium gourmet ingredients imported from Italy.
Where To Buy Cupcakes
There are some really good cupcake shops around town:
- Twisted Sisters Cupcakes & Sugar Shack Café at 2724 Virginia Beach Blvd
Twisted Sisters is a low-key strip mall cupcake shop with a rotating menu of gourmet and seasonal flavors. Their top 8 sellers are always available as are two monthly featured flavors and two weekly flavors plus they have some gluten-free options.
Candy Stores Near You
These local candy stores should have a wide variety of sugary treats to choose from:
Since 1930 Forbes Candies has been providing chocolates and confections that were made in your area. They are the original home of the world-famous Salt Water Taffy.
Sugar Kingdom has over 2,500 different types of candy to satisfy any taste, craving, and age group. Everything from fudge, taffy, ice cream, and popcorn to cotton candy, gourmet chocolate, slushies, and desserts are available.
Chocolate & Fudge Shops
Buy homemade chocolate and fudge at these shops:
The Royal Chocolate provides royal treats ranging from gourmet caramel and chocolate dipped apples to beautiful gift baskets filled with exquisite chocolates and more.
Kilwins sells chocolate, fudge, and freshly made hand-crafted waffle cones. In their candy kitchen they make a wide range of confections including their signature turtle fudge as well as one of their other best-selling flavors sea-salt caramel fudge.
Gluten Free Bakeries
Gluten free bakeries are a good healthier alternative:
My Vegan Sweet Tooth is a bakery with an all-vegan menu of cupcakes and cookies that has many gluten-free options.
Kahiau’s Bakery & Café is a 100% vegan bakery and cafe that serves breakfast and lunch with a bar that is fully stocked with classic and signature cocktails, wines, and beers. They provide custom cakes and cupcakes, catering, family meals, and afternoon tea.
Don’t forget about Flour Child from our best bakeries near you list either.
Smoothies are a good combination of tasty and healthy:
- The Green Cat Juice Bar & Market at 3801 Pacific Ave
- Juicebar Holland at 3877 Holland Rd
- Tropical Smoothie Cafe at 3813 Princess Anne Rd #125
- Alkalicious Cold Pressed Juice Bar at 733 Eden Way N #402
The Green Cat Juice Bar & Market is a great place to find organic juices, smoothies, plant-based, and gluten-free foods.
Tropical Smoothie Cafe is a laid back, health-conscious chain restaurant that specializes in custom smoothies, sandwiches, and wraps.
Alkalicious Cold Pressed Juice Bar serves a variety of delicious healthy dishes including juices, smoothies, protein shakes, wellness shots, and alkaline water. Acai bowls, vegan grilled sandwiches, burgers, and hot soups are also available.
Local Restaurants With Great Desserts
Lastly, these restaurants are known for their must have desserts around the region:
- Commune at 501 Virginia Beach Blvd #B
- Pungo Pizza & Ice Cream at 1824 Princess Anne Rd
- Baladi Mediterranean Café at 626 Hilltop West Shopping Center
Commune provides seasonal New American dishes many of which feature produce from the restaurant’s backyard garden. Salads, soups, sandwiches, crepes, bread, and pastries are among the menu items.
Pungo Pizza & Ice Cream serves a wide range of delectable lunch and dinner dishes, with everything made from scratch, from sauces to pizza dough to cakes and pies. They serve 16 flavors of Hershey’s premium ice cream as well as other classic favorites for some of the best desserts near you.
Baladi Mediterranean Cafe is a cozy eatery that serves traditional Mediterranean fare such as hummus, falafel, shawarma, and kebabs. Their signature dessert is baklava which comes in a variety of flavors including pistachio, cinnamon-walnut, and almond.
We have also discussed:
- Richmond Ice Cream & Candy Shops
- Washington DC Ice Cream & Candy Shops
- Baltimore Ice Cream & Candy Shops
- Raleigh Ice Cream & Candy Shops
Enjoy Ice Cream, Cookies & Cakes In Virginia Beach
For now that is all we have to share but check back in because we plan to update this post often. After reading about all these local shops to buy ice cream, frozen yogurt, cookies, cakes, pastries, other bakery items, cupcakes, donuts, chocolate, fudge, candy, gluten free baked goods, smoothies, and even restaurants with can’t miss desserts in your area you should be ready to find your next sweet indulgence.
Please use the comments to let us know if any shops have closed down, or if we posted anything that is incorrect. Now have fun eating your ice cream, cookies, and cakes in Virginia Beach.