Virginia March 11, 2017
Southern Virginia’s Donut Trail Is Everything You’ve Dreamed Of And More
As the saying goes, the sweetest things in life aren’t generally
things at all. Unless, of course, you’re talking about donuts.
Just last week, we published a
donut trail highlighting some of the state’s most popular bakeries. Fortunately, there were so many enthusiastic responses about additional spots to find this delicious treat that we’ve been able to craft a second donut trail. So hop in your car and bring your appetite, because we’ve got your southern Virginia donut trail all mapped out:
1. Glazed Doughnuts (Hampton)
For just about a year, Glazed Donuts has been serving the Hampton community with some of the finest donuts in town. Whether you're looking for something sweet to pair with your morning cup of coffee or are hoping to grab a dozen and hit the road, you won't be disappointed with the options here. Looking for something a little different? Be sure to try the glazed donut gelato sandwich complete with fresh strawberries and chocolate chips. Address: 24 Wine St.
Hampton, VA 23669.
2. O'Doodle Doo's Donuts (Suffolk)
If you're looking for some truly unique donut flavors, be sure to stop by O'Doodle Doo's in Suffolk. With options such as pineapple crumble, bacon blueberry, and chocolate banana, you're in for an adventure of flavors. There are also more traditional varieties too, such as almond and the classic donut cakes photographed above. Address: 1601 Bridge Rd., Suffolk, VA 23433.
3. Country Style Donuts (Richmond)
Don't be fooled by the modest exterior of this hidden gem in Richmond; Country Style Donuts is a must-visit for any donut lover. At a reasonable price, this spot serves up picture-perfect donuts that taste as good as they look. Any of the variety boxes are sure to be instant hits among coworkers or friends. Address: Edit
4300 Williamsburg Rd
Richmond, VA 23231.
4. Mama Crockett's Cider Donuts (Lynchburg)
The traditional apple cider donut has never tasted better. Mama Crockett's donut food truck is something of a legend in the Lynchburg area. The homemade donuts are cooked right there on site and include authentic apple cider. These may not have the colorful, whimsical appearance of some of the other donuts on this list but there is no lack of flavor. Don't be surprised if you find yourself taking a few -- dozen -- back home with you. The truck is typically located at 12th and Main, Lynchburg, VA 24504.
5. Carol Lee Donuts (Blacksburg)
This award-winning donut shop has a special place in the hearts of anyone who's spent time in Blacksburg. These treats have a reputation of being incredibly soft and -- if you come at the right time -- warm from the oven. You'll soon see why Carol Lee's has quite a following. Address: 1414 N Main St
Blacksburg, VA 24060.
6. Route 8 Donuts (Christiansburg)
This relatively new donut shop is just a stone's throw away from Carol Lee Donuts, a lucky coincidence seeing as this spot is worth a drive in its own rite. It's here you'll find a delicious twist on some of the classics, including all-chocolate donuts, lemon-filled donuts, french toast donuts, and many more. Don't be discouraged by the line; these cakes are worth the wait. Address: 1225 W Main St., Christiansburg, VA 24073.
7. Blackbird Bakery (Bristol)
Last but not least, we've arrived at the end of our southern donut tour at Blackbird Bakery. In addition to other homemade goodies, this spot is renowned for the donuts. You'll be able to choose from decadent creme-filled donuts to more traditional treats. There's really no wrong choice at this fine establishment. Blackbird Bakery can be found at 56 Piedmont Ave., Bristol, VA 24201.
As mentioned before, there are tons of additional places to sample mouthwatering donuts in Virginia. Feel free to share any spots that may have missed the list (and be sure to check out our previous article,
There’s Nothing Better Than This Mouthwatering Trail In Virginia). We’d love to hear from you!