Sweet Treats!

Indulge your sweet tooth at one of these delectable dessert spots and candy shops in Greater Williamsburg. Yum!

Go Positively Mad About Chocolate. This is the little cafe that created a sensation. Check out the MAD balls, a cross between a brownie and a truffle, or the Golly Polly Doodle cookie with fudge surrounding a ball of peanut butter baked inside or the W&M Tribe cookie with lemon zest, pistachios, and white and milk chocolate. All of the desserts are made from scratch, usually with French and Belgian chocolate.

 

 

 

Land at The Blackbird Bakery. This hidden Williamsburg gem on Duke of Gloucester Street serves huge sticky buns, scrumptious pastries, cookies and other treats under the watchful eye of Chef David Everett, whose culinary empire includes The Trellis Restaurant, Blue Talon Bistro and DoG Street Pub. Here you’ll find the famous Death by Chocolate cake also served at The Trellis that had Martha Stewart salivating

Don't Forget Your Veggies. Locals know The Carrot Tree restaurants in Jamestown, Williamsburg and Yorktown are a sure bet for sweet relief, especially their signature carrot cake. But that's just the beginning of a long list of treats including lemon chess pie, red velvet cupcakes, pecan bars, chocolate chess pie and flourless chocolate cake.

Where Candy-Making is Spectator Sport. At Kilwins in Williamsburg, the aroma of chocolate, fudge and waffle cones starts your tummy stirring the moment you walk through the door. There, you can watch Mackinac Island fudge being paddled the traditional way on marble tables. Smack your lips as workers hand dip apples in their original caramel recipe or dunk pretzels or Twinkies in decadent chocolate. 

What's Better than Coffee or Tea and Dessert? Aromas Coffeehouse, Bakery and Fresh Cafe on Prince George Street in Williamsburg offers not only house-roasted coffee, but also a bounty of desserts including crumbly scones, sticky sticky buns, flaky croissants and monster muffins not to mention pies, cakes, brownies, cookies and cupcakes. Pull up a chair at a comfortable table inside or sit outside and people watch.    

Bare Your Fangs at the Lodge. Inside Great Wolf Lodge lurks an unexpected pleasure, Bear Paw Sweets & Eats, a den of fresh-baked pastries, cupcakes, ice cream and lodge-crafted fudge. My, what big eyes you'll have exploring and then devouring the offerings at Bear Paw. 

The Confections Conundrum: So Many Choices. Wythe Candy and Gourmet Shop may have the largest selection of candies in the Greater Williamsburg area. If you can't find it here, you may not find it anywhere. Truffles, toffee, fudge, flavored nuts and other gourmet goodies fill this spacious store.

Enjoy Tons and Tons of Fudge Fun. The sprawling Yankee Candle Village is the fun fudge place to be. Yankee Candle Fudge makes seven tons of fudge a year and at holiday time it creates old favorites like pumpkin nut, carrot cake, red velvet and candy cane fudge. Let some melt in your mouth while you stroll through the Holiday Park with more than 40,000 ornaments. 

 

Do Not Miss the Donuts. At Emily’s Donuts and Cafe, the donuts are homemade by a family crazy about making the best they can. Choose from more than two dozen varieties including maple bacon, glazed vanilla, caramel sea salt and all the usual suspects including chocolate frosted, Boston cream and blueberry.