15 Best Spots in Richmond for a Sweet Treat

15 Best Spots in Richmond for a Sweet Treat
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15 Best Spots in Richmond for a Sweet Treat

I donut want to imagine a world without sweets.

Truly – that pun was terrible, but I couldn’t help it! I’m gonna be honest with you guys: I’m not much of a sweets person! I would rather eat a bunch of savory food than sweet food.  However, that doesn’t mean I never want sweets – and thankfully, RVA provides lots of yummy options!  After strolling through of my favorite spots in the city today with my mom, I realized I wanted to write about all the best spots for sweet treats in Richmond!

How fitting is it that I happened to take these photos the other day at one of those locations? (I was about to say “stay tuned to figure out which one” until I realized the name of the shop is clearly labeled in the photo above! 😂)  I will say keep reading to see more of my favorite places!

Outfit Details // sweatshirt (currently sold out) | similar shorts | shoes | similar choker

Photos by Brandon of Erudite Productions Inc.

15 Best Spots in Richmond for a Sweet Treat 15 Best Spots in Richmond for a Sweet Treat 15 Best Spots in Richmond for a Sweet Treat 15 Best Spots in Richmond for a Sweet Treat 15 Best Spots in Richmond for a Sweet Treat

Red Eye Cookies

I always make sure to stop here on my birthday, because if you sign up for their rewards program, you get a free half-dozen cookies!  They’re freshly baked and delicious – especially their signature Red Eye Cookie (a mixture of espresso and red velvet). Another great thing about them is that they deliver … past midnight! Late night cravings? They got you covered!

Kokee Tea

A recent discovery, this spot has some seriously delicious bubble (or boba) tea!  I love their variety and the fact that they also offer puffle ice cream cones!

Sugar Shack

Where I took these photos – this donut shop is something quite unique, offering a mixture of cake and yeast donuts with exquisite toppings. Brandon and I will never agree on which is better. I love cake and he loves yeast. Which is your choice?

Whisk / Scoop

Everyone knows that #StephWhiskedIt (but if you didn’t know, that’s my hashtag for all the photos I’ve taken at Whisk on Instagram)! It’s not only my favorite cafe, but also the best spot in town for macarons. Excitingly enough, they’re nearing the grand opening of their own ice cream store soon – but until then, they’re selling the flavors at the bakery!

Gelati Celesti

Gelati Celesti offers what I’d probably say is my favorite “ice cream” of all time. They have a bajillion rotating flavors – but I keep going back to the “Just Ask.” It’s a mixture of white chocolate ice cream with crushed Oreos and chunks of peanut butter. In other words, it’s to die for!

GiGi Tea Time

Another bubble tea spot that I just adore. The owner is so friendly and personal. I was shocked when she remembered my favorite flavor after months of not being able to visit! It’s not typically super busy, so this is a great spot to relax with a friend and just enjoy sipping on your drink!

North End Juice Co.

I’ll never get over how divine their smoothie bowls are! I’m also a massive fan of their regular smoothies as well, and basically lived off “The Basic” while I was sick for 8 days in March.  Everything they offer is fresh and delicious.

Stoplight Gelato Cafe

Cookie. Butter. Gelato.  That’s really all I should need to say to get you to visit this spot! I about fainted when I tasted this flavor, but every one they offer is equally yummy!


I remember when Shyndigz opened and I was shocked to find out that it’s a restaurant that only offers dessert! Talk about a dream come true! I’ve never had something I dislike from their menu, and the portions are so massive, you’re sure to bring some leftovers home to enjoy the next day!

Pink Belle Cake House

This was one of the places my mom and I stopped today that made me want to write up this post. Their cupcakes are on another level! They’re quite dense instead of being super fluffy – so even though they’re a bit smaller than a “normal” cupcake, they’ll fill you up real quick. Their cheesecake flavor is absolutely everything.

Duck Donuts

I might have to say that Duck Donuts are like opening a bag of chips. Once you have one, you can’t stop! My dad and I will go together and buy a half dozen – and then proceed to eat the entire box in one sitting. You get to choose your icing, topping, and drizzle for these donuts – so it’s a lot of fun to essentially design your own dessert!

Charm School Social Club

My mom constantly begs me to take her here! Their ice cream is delicious, but it’s the option of toasted marshmallow fluff on top that really gets ya goin.  They offer vegan flavors – and you’d never be able to tell that they’re any different than the regular ice cream! I love the endless options!

Carytown Cupcakes

I mentioned this spot in my Carytown post! Not only do they have the cutest shop of. all. time. but they also offer delicious cupcakes (with gluten free and vegan options), along with alcoholic bevs and even treats for your pups!

Can Can Brasserie

I can’t possibly let a winter go by without stopping for their hot chocolate. It’s on another level, people.  Not only that, but if I’m craving the most divine French dessert – they’ve got me covered. This is one of my favorite spots for a GNO, no matter what time of year!

TT Lounge

I like to consider this the “original” bubble tea spot in RVA. It’s a little quirky inside, but you can chill on one of their couches, play a card game, and enjoy some delicious milk teas and ramen – and it’s walking distance from just about everything in the VCU district!

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Which place would you like to visit most? What’s your favorite sweet treat?

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15 Best Spots in Richmond for a Sweet Treat

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    sarah lindner
    April 16, 2018 at 9:07 AM

    Those donuts look delish! I might just have to visit Richmond now just to have one hehe

    Sarah Lindner

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    Anna English
    April 16, 2018 at 9:26 AM

    Such a fun post! I’m totally saving this for the next time I’m in the area!

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    April 16, 2018 at 9:50 AM

    Can I come to Richmond right now and try all of the sweet treats? Oh my gosh, they all sound beyond amazing… I kinda want them all. I have such a sweet tooth, so this blog post is right up my alley! Thanks so much for sharing girl.

    Oh, and I’m definitely a yeast donut fan! xo, Lydia

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    Shira Rosenbluth
    April 16, 2018 at 10:17 AM

    Ooh you’re inspiring me to do a NYC version!!

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    April 16, 2018 at 10:53 AM

    I’m such a sweet tooth, saving this post in case I”m ever there! X

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    April 16, 2018 at 11:54 AM

    Uhm…now I want a donut. LOL! Loving your sweatshirt, it’s so cute!

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    April 16, 2018 at 12:05 PM

    You are definitely giving me a sweet tooth girl! Yummy to all of these places!

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    Lauren Nakagawa
    April 16, 2018 at 12:37 PM

    So helpful! I love me some donuts and have never been to Richmond. *bookmarks*

    P.S If you ever need donut recs in LA, you know where to find me 😉


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    Lavenda Memory
    April 16, 2018 at 1:05 PM

    I need to come check out every one of these you cutie!

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    Laura || Walking in Memphis in High Heels
    April 16, 2018 at 1:45 PM

    My sweet tooth is telling me I need to go to Richmond to try all of these places! I’d love the duck donuts most probably, I’ll take one thing from each place 😉 !

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    April 16, 2018 at 3:29 PM

    I’m with you -savory > sweet for me as well! That said, a yummy donut once in a while isn’t too bad! I love RVA – I need to go back and try this place!

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    April 16, 2018 at 5:05 PM

    OK now you made me want a donut!!! And that’s not a good thing!!! And why is that sweatshirt sold out!!! I want it!

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    Ruthie Ridley
    April 16, 2018 at 5:50 PM

    I know where I am going when I visit Richmond!!! First stop is these donuts!!! Love this pics babe!

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    April 16, 2018 at 6:48 PM

    OMG those donuts look amaaaaazing. Now I need a sweet treat haha! Love this list!

    xx Mollie

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    Kenzi || Life of a Sister
    April 16, 2018 at 8:59 PM

    I am always up for the best sweet treats and these donuts look delicious! This is a great list!

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    April 16, 2018 at 11:39 PM

    Such a cute post girl and all of these places sound AMAZING. Will definitely need to save for future reference!

    cute & little

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    April 17, 2018 at 12:49 AM

    Gosh I am avoiding carbs and all these desserts sound so divine right now!

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    April 17, 2018 at 10:07 AM

    Omg those donuts look unreal!!! I have the biggest sweet tooth ever!

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    April 17, 2018 at 8:16 PM

    I’m a total sucker for donuts! I can eat 20 Tim bits (birthday cake arebmy fave)!! It’s best I don’t even start, lol!!

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    April 18, 2018 at 12:54 AM

    That gelato cafe sounds amazing! I’ll definitely have to check it out the next time I’m in Richmond 🙂

    -xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com-xo, Azanique | http://www.lotsofsass.com

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    April 18, 2018 at 11:10 AM

    We have family in Richmond. I definitely know what I’m adding to my to-do list next time I visit!

    Alice at Lone Star Looking Glass

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    Lauryn Hock
    April 18, 2018 at 1:19 PM

    I have such a sweet tooth! All these places sounds scrumptious.

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    April 18, 2018 at 11:42 PM

    Girl I’m puttin on pounds just looking at this pics! Love the shoes!

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    April 19, 2018 at 7:23 PM

    First of all, that sweatshirt is the cutest! I had no idea Richmond was full of so many cute places! The Sugar Shack donuts look absolutely amazing, and I’ve heard such good things about Duck Donuts! There isn’t any around me, so if I ever head up that way, I gotta snag some. Plus, I always see you at Whisk, and that places it beyond adorable! Such a great roundup of Richmond!

    xoxo Bryanna
    Coming in Clutch

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    Tonya Michelle
    April 21, 2018 at 9:33 AM

    What is a puffle ice cream cone? The donuts look delish, but by far macaroons are my absolute favorite. They are so beautiful and so yummy.

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    Gita Woosley
    April 23, 2018 at 3:19 PM

    Ok now you got me craving donuts big time!

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