8 RVA Bakeries To Try


1. WPA Bakery


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WPA Bakery is a neighborhood bakery, offering all sorts of treats, including pies, cakes, caneles, sticky buns, almond-glazed pretzels and more as single order items, and whole cakes and pies as special order items. Stop in and have a cup & a slice!

In addition making their own sweet treats, WPA Bakery is the kitchen behind the Hummingbird Cake at Garnett’s, the Peanut Butter Pie at The Roosevelt, and the Mexican Chocolate Pie at Ipanema. They have been making some of your favorite desserts (vegan, gluten-free, and otherwise) for years.

2. Stardust Bakery


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Stardust Bakery are a boutique bakery based out of Richmond, Virginia, baking custom made-to-order goodies. What tasty baked goodies can they make for you?

3. Frostings


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As seen on season 4 of Food Network’s Cupcake Wars, Frostings is located in Richmond, VA, in the Short Pump Station shopping center. They specialize in gourmet cupcakes: creative flavors, seasonal and nostalgic treats, even gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free cupcakes.

Their treats are a great way to thank your friends and family. There’s no better way to leave a lasting impression. They’ll even deliver for you.

4. Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe


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Pearl’s Cupcake Shoppe was founded by Laura Condrey and Laurie Blakey. Friends for years, Laura and Laurie worked together in the real estate industry and have always shared a passion for the culinary arts and a love for entertaining. They often found themselves helping each other with family gatherings and social occasions.

Laura and Laurie are lifelong bakers whose love for surprising and delighting is evidenced by a smile in every bite.

5. Carytown Cupcakes


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Carytown Cupcakes opened in October of 2009 on a little side street just off of Richmond’s boutique shopping district of Carytown. Carytown Cupcakes is a locally owned business that is owned and operated by Dawn Schick. It specializes in creatively-inspired cupcakes made with all-natural ingredients. Each day, Dawn and her talented team, known as Team Buttercream, whip up flavors developed around themes. Their imagination knows no bounds. Some of their favorite cupcake menu themes so far are Italian Desserts, Wine Country and Berry Pies.

Dawn began her culinary career as a personal chef in 1998 and from there, she expanded into catering cocktail parties and opening and running a bed and breakfast with her husband, Albert. Carytown Cupcakes is just the next evolution of sharing her love of great food with others.

6. Shyndigz


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Make plans to swing by after dinner to Richmond’s first cake cafe! Have a date night or take home a treat for movie night!

Their menu changes weekly, so be sure to check out their specials on FaceBook!​

7. Proper Pie Co.


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Keeping it Proper!

Bringing the New Zealand-style savory pie to RVA (and some sweet pies too!) For all things Proper Pie related, stay tuned. Put it in your Pie Hole!

8. Jean Jaques Bakery


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Jean Jacques was first started by Jozef Bindas in 1983. Proprietors Jozef and Emmanuelle Bindas & the staff at Jean Jacques Bakery and Bistro Cafe welcome you to a slice of Europe right in the heart of Carytown, Richmond, VA.

Upon entering their little corner of paradise, you will find a charming traditional European Café, top notch friendly staff and a first class bakery and cafe with many products you will not find anywhere else.

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