24 February 2021 (updated)

The Best Desserts in Virginia Beach

There are plenty of tasty desserts to tempt in Virginia Beach! Whether your family is passionate about pie or simply craving cupcakes, these destinations offer up sweet rewards.

There are few things kids love more than sweets. From a chocolate cupcake to a bowl of ice cream, they're a great reward for kids and grown-ups alike! You might enjoy baking together at home with the whole family or heading to aVirginia Beach bakery. From cupcakes and cake pops to Mason jar madness, you'll love these delicious desserts!

What Are the Best Bakeries in Virginia Beach?

Virginia Beach is home to many delicious bakeries. Here are a few favorites:

Lemon Meringue Croissant and photo by @maysparlor

  • May's Parlor – This popular bakery is located along the water and is one of the best destinations for everything baked! While they offer items like "cruffins" and croissants, one of their specialties is the popular French macaron. It’s the perfect place for lunch or coffee with friends!
  • Commune – It’s all in a name at this Virginia Beach bakery. In addition to making everything from scratch, all the ingredients at this destination are locally sourced! For weekend sweets, your kids will love their inspired take on homemade pop tarts.
  • Rigoletto Italian Bakery & Cafe – This bakery has been featured on the well-known Food Network show, “Diners, Drive-ins, and Dives”. It’s the perfect place to find some of the best desserts Italy has to offer. Whether your family likes traditional treats like cannoli or brioche and cupcakes, there’s a lot to love.

Where Are the Best Desserts in Virginia Beach?

Beyond the standard bakery options, these special places offer unique treats from cupcakes and cake pops to decadent breakfast desserts.

Colossal Cinnamon Roll and photo by @beeandthebiscuit

  • The Bee & The Biscuit – Located in a lovely cottage that dates back to 1919, The Bee & The Biscuit is great for all kinds of special treats. People lose their minds for their colossal cinnamon rolls! And their assorted biscuits, like apple cider, orange zest, berry, and buttermilk will make you wish it were breakfast all day long. While they're best known for their brunch, don't miss their signature Mason jar desserts!
  • Flour Child Bakery – This small-batch bakery is run by a local mother and daughter team who are passionate about baked goods. From cookies and cakes to brownie bites and cake pops, you’ll find desserts for a crowd at Flour Child.

pastry and photo by @prosperitykitchenpantry

  • Prosperity Kitchen – Opened only two years ago, this oceanfront eatery specializes in handmade pizzas and delicious baked goods. They have a little something for every part of the day, so you really can't go wrong.
  • Just Cupcakes – You might already be familiar with Just Cupcakes from the show “Cupcake Wars”, and this is the best place for your kids to get their sugar fix. While the flavors change all the time, you can count on staples like Meyer lemon, coconut, and funfetti.

What Are Some More Sweet Destinations?

When the average baked good simply won’t do, there are other places you can head to for something a little different. If you’re a fan of the following dessert destinations, you can even share them on FamilyApp!

cold stone creamery ice cream

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  • Cold Stone Creamery – People nationwide enjoy Cold Stone Creamery, and Virginia Beach is no exception. Whether you play it straight or go for mix-ins, this will be your children’s favorite spot for ice cream! Whether you pick ice cream or Italian sorbet, with 40 mix-ins available, you won’t run out of unique combinations.
  • My Vegan Sweet Tooth – It goes without saying that this is an ideal destination for vegan desserts. But, it’s also great for those who just like sugar! Whether whoopie pies or cinnamon rolls, you can spring for a more conscientious treat.

Whether you want to reward your children or just find a new sweet, there are many great options in Virginia Beach. Do you and your family have some favorite dessert recipes? If so, share them with us in our comments! Whether you’re looking for cupcakes, cannolis or ice cream options, there are plenty of desserts to satisfy a sweet tooth!

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