If you’re a foodie like me, finding a good place for dessert is a necessity on any vacation. Whether you’re looking for a quick ice cream cone after a long hot day on the beach or just something to satisfy your sweet tooth while exploring around Virginia Beach, we’ve got you covered! Here’s a list of some of our favorite dessert places in and around Sandbridge Beach:
1. Back Bay Gourmet
2277 Upton Drive Suite #714, Virginia Beach
Do dessert like a local at Back Bay Gourmet. Their vintage bakery is full of hand-crafted deliciousness, perfect for the dessert lover looking for something a little more upscale than just your average cookie. Grab some banana Nutella sweet bread, a slice of 8 inch multilayered german chocolate cake, or a variety of cake pops, streusel bars, French madeleines and brownies! If you’ve got a craving for any baked good, they probably have it!
You can also order specialty cupcakes to enjoy with your favorite alcoholic beverage like strawberry daiquiri, Irish coffee, white Russian, and pina colada for the adults in your group.
2. SPOON Dessert Café
2129 General Booth Blvd #115, Virginia Beach
Their website puts it best, “SPOON Dessert Cafe is one part hometown bakery, one part old world tea room, and one part urban coffee house swirled into a single relaxed and yummy establishment.” SPOON is all about using natural, locally sourced ingredients and making sure that everything they serve is made with quality in mind.
There’s something to satisfy every sweet tooth from cookies, brownies, scones, pies, and cakes to pastries, and the most awesome thing about this café is that their menu changes every two to three weeks, so there’s always something new to try!
3. Rigoletto Italian Bakery & Café
2181 Upton Dr. Suite #414, Virginia Beach in Red Mill Commons
As Guy Fieri would say, let Rigoletto’s take you to Flavortown! Featured on Food Network’s “Diners, Drive ins and Dives”, this family owned business serves up Italian dishes and custom cakes/cupcakes. If you’re looking for a cake for a special event or just enough to feed a large group, Rigoletto’s is the place to call. Choose your cake size, filling and icing to customize your order to fit your group’s taste and size. Don’t forget to check out their signature cake menu!
4. Pungo Pizza
1824 Princess Anne Rd., Virginia Beach
Don’t let the name fool you, Pungo Pizza has an awesome dessert menu. Enjoy a variety of ice cream flavors including birthday cake, bubble gum, cappuccino crunch, and classics like vanilla, without breaking the bank on an after-dinner treat. Not an ice cream person? They also have homemade cakes, pies, cheesecakes, and cinnamon knots to take home for later!
5. Flour Child Bakery
1716 Pleasure House Road Suite #104, Virginia Beach
Family owned and operated since 2010, Flour Child Bakery is the place to go for all things made from scratch. They use real butter, fresh fruit, and other high quality ingredients in everything they serve to give you the freshness you crave. With a little advanced notice, they’re also happy to cater to those with diet restrictions and offer gluten-free and vegan options.
From jumbo cupcakes, scones, cake pops, seasonal pies, lemon squares, banana pudding and so much more, this bakery is sure to meet and exceed your dessert expectations! They also take special orders for whole cakes, pies, cupcakes and more for your group to enjoy in your vacation rental.
This isn’t a complete list of places to satisfy your sweet tooth on your Sandbridge vacation, but definitely a few great places to give a try. Vacation is all about fun, family, and for my fellow foodies out there…food. So treat yourself to one (or two) of these delicious local desserts; your taste buds will thank you!