Doughnuts. Or donuts. Is it breakfast? Is it dessert? Is it a sweet snack?
It doesn’t matter when, or how, you enjoy a doughnut in the Roanoke Valley in Virginia’s Blue Ridge Mountains. They’re always delicious!
There are an assortment of local restaurants, bakeries, and shops throughout the region that incorporate doughnuts into the menu, in traditional and rather unique forms.
Here are 10 fun spots to check out in Virginia’s Blue Ridge to enjoy some tasty doughnuts.
In addition to its amazing cupcakes and decadent cookie sandwiches, Bubblecake also serves gourmet donuts! Located on the upper level of the Towers Shopping Center, the menu rotates through flavors like Creme Brulee, Blackberry Cobbler, Stuffed Cinnamon Roll, German Chocolate and French Toast.
2. Corbin’s Confections
Don’t let a food allergy keep you from eating a doughnut in Virginia’s Blue Ridge! Corbin’s Confections is a Salem bakery that specializes in gluten-free, peanut-free and tree-nut free products! The shop regularly offers doughnuts, such as chocolate, vanilla, and maple!
3. Cupcake Cottage Sweet Treats & Gifts
The weekends are extra special at Cupcake Cottage Sweet Treats & Gifts as that is when the shop has doughnuts on the menu! Fresh donuts are served on Fridays and Saturdays and there are an assortment of flavors, including seasonal specials. Cupcake Cottage is also a great option for a special event, party or wedding.
4. Daylight Donuts
Begin your Blue Ridge Day with a doughnut (or two) at Daylight Donuts in Rocky Mount! Whether you’re going for the traditional glazed or chocolate iced with sprinkles, or something a little fancier like the butterscotch crunch or orange iced with coconut, these doughnuts will give you a boost to get your day started.
5. Delish Sweets & Treats
If you’re planning a wedding or party, consider booking Delish Sweets & Treats, which was recently named one of the top wedding vendors by Virginia Living Magazine. This boutique bakery specializes in dessert catering, which includes an assortment of donut hole flavors like Dreamsicle or Strawberry Crunch.
6. Holly Jo’s Creekside Grill
You might recognize Holly Jo’s Creekside Grill from its spot on our list of Best Burgers in Virginia’s Blue Ridge, but you’ll also want to save room to enjoy some of the fresh-made donut holes! The sweet treats are offered as an occasional special and make for a nice ending to the meal. No donuts on the menu? Order a slice of cake!
7. Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint
Sunday is definitely fun-day when dining at Jack Brown’s Beer & Burger Joint in Downtown Roanoke! The Sunday specialty burger is The Showalter, a wagyu beef burger topped with applewood smoked bacon, egg and cheese on a glazed doughnut bun. It’s the state fair served right to your table.
This traditional Italian style kitchen is bringing Italy’s version of doughnuts to Virginia’s Blue Ridge with zeppolis on the dessert menu. The ricotta doughnuts are served with a chocolate sauce and offer hints of orange and anise. Buonissimo!
9. Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill
Doughnuts mixed with pound cake to create a bread pudding that is served with vanilla ice cream, whipped cream, and topped with caramel sauce. Who says no?! The Glazed Doughnut Bread Pudding is a great to dessert to share at the end of your meal at Martin’s Downtown Bar & Grill. It could also be a sweet way to get the nightcap started as the restaurant hosts live music nearly every night of the week.
10. Really Good Donuts
Though Really Good Donuts doesn’t have a shop or set physical location, you can follow them on Facebook & Instagram to stay updated on where they’ll be serving! Two regular spots you’ll find them are at Sweet Donkey Coffee every Wednesday morning and on Saturday mornings at the Grandin Village Community Market. The hot cinnamon sugar donut is #bae.
We hope you enjoy your doughnuts in Virginia’s Blue Ridge. Remember to tag us in your food pics by using our #BlueRidgeDay hashtag on Instagram.
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