The 10 Best Places for Dessert in Virginia!

Virginia’s restaurant scene is one to reckon with. And when it comes to the artistry of dessert, the state’s expert chefs are masterful. Whether you’re craving homemade baklava or the perfect chocolate truffles, you’ll find it at the 10 best places for dessert in Virginia. 

1. Baladi Mediterranean Café, Virginia Beach, VA

Baladi Mediterranean Café is known for their authentic Mediterranean entrees, but our favorite part of the meal has to be the homemade baklava. Choose pistachio, cinnamon-walnut, or almond; you can’t go wrong. 

2. Comfort, Richmond, VA

Comfort in Richmond, Virginia serves up delicious southern comfort food. Their desserts are as comforting as everything else on the menu, with their banana pudding crème brûlée making Spoon University’s “50 Best Things to Eat in Richmond, Virginia Before You Die” list. 

3. Eerkin’s Uyghur Cuisine, Fairfax, VA

The Uyghur’s are a much-maligned population on the China/Afghanistan border that most American’s haven’t heard of, but they should if for no other reason than their delicious cuisine. For dessert, try the chocolate honey cake, homemade in the Uyghur style with organic honey and layered chocolate.

4. The Black Hen Restaurant, Blacksburg, VA

The Black Hen Restaurant in Blacksburg, Virginia offers seasonally-inspired menus for lunch and dinner. No matter what time of year you come, you can expect tasty desserts. We recommend the Brown Butter Almond Cake.

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5. The Shack, Staunton, VA

The Shack is one of Staunton, Virginia’s best restaurants, hands down. They are a James Beard Semi-Finalist for Best Chef Mid-Atlantic and have been featured on tons of top restaurant lists. All of that aside, their Chocolate Cremeux and Miso Banana Bread Pudding are, in a word, perfect. 

6. Nouvelle Restaurant, Norfolk, VA

Nouvelle Restaurant may be an “unassuming nook,” but there’s nothing unassuming about their flavors. They offer traditional French cuisine in an intimate setting. The dessert menu is peppered with French favorites. We recommend the Mousse du Jour.

7. The Hound’s Tale, Williamsburg, VA

The Hound’s Tale in Williamsburg, Virginia, describes themselves as a “casual, cozy bistro-type restaurant.” Their dessert menu changes daily, but usually include s’mores, tiramisu, sundaes, tortes, pies, and cheesecakes. 

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8. Still Eats, Portsmouth, VA

Still Eats is a great spot in Portsmouth, Virginia, for dinner or dessert. They have frequent events with special menus, but diners can usually count on an unbelievable dessert menu. Our go-to? The Cherries Jubilee or chocolate truffles. 

9. Mango Mangeaux, Hampton, VA

Mango Mangeaux offers Creole-inspired dishes in a sophisticated environment. Perhaps unsurprisingly, many of their dishes feature mango, including their desserts. The “Mango Mango” cheesecake, for example, is delicious.

10. {RA} Bistro, Lynchburg, VA

{RA} Bistro describes their food as “seasonally inspired American cuisine.” You’ll find many well-known favorites on their dessert menu, including carrot cake and New York cheesecake, in addition to more unique options, like their coconut beach blondie.  

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