Holiday lights, parades, evergreens—they’re all great. But let’s be honest—the most delicious part of the winter season is the yummy pies, cakes, cookies and other sweet treats from bakeries and kitchens across the Dan River region.
Looking for scrumptious baked cookies, cakes and pies this season? Try a few of these spots, organized by locality. Know someplace awesome we left out? Tell us on our Facebook page!
Find exceptional oatmeal cookies, wedding cakes, decorated birthday cakes, pies and pastries. Oh—and a full line of more than 30 varieties of donuts.
Fresh bread and cakes daily, plus a full menu of delicious deli items.
Specialty cupcakes with surprising flavors like red velvet, strawberry delight, chocolate lovers, banana pudding, dreamsicle and more.
EDEN, NORTH CAROLINA
Delicious desserts and sweet snacks made fresh from homemade recipes. Cupcakes, cakes and pies to dazzle your eyes and tempt your tastebuds.
What started as specialty cupcakes has blossomed into a wide variety of cake and buttercream flavors, hand-pressed butter mints, cookies, pies, cake pops, and more.
A dessert bakery that specializes in occasion cakes but also makes a variety of treats that varies by season. Cookie kits, hot cocoa and other yummy foods available now.
CASWELL COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Cafe with steaks and seafood that excels in desserts and baked goods.
A hidden gem and full market that features a bakery making breads, cakes, pies, whoopie pies, cookies and cobblers.
HALIFAX COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Instagram-worthy donuts and cinnamon twists, plus cookies, pies and more.
An eclectic cafe serving delicious pastries, plus sandwiches, dinner plates, quiches, soups and more.
HENRY COUNTY, VIRGINIA
The name says it all. A bakery and cafe with sweets, birthday cakes, sundaes, salads, meats ,cheeses, coffee, sandwiches and more.
Fresh food, gourmet coffee, and a selection of unique wreaths and bows.
Specializes in homemade cakes, desserts, fruit and veggie trays, coffees and smoothies. You can also find soups, deli, wraps, sandwiches and homemade salads.
An organic, nutritionally evidenced-based bakery specializing in artisan breads and bagels. It also offers a complete line of freshly baked pastries, cakes, cookies and seasonal products.
PATRICK COUNTY, VIRGINIA
Using the finest chocolate, fresh cream and butter and a little extra patience, Nancy Galli developed an original recipe for creamy fudge, decadent truffles, homestyle chocolates and lots more. Find that—and a lot more—at Nancy’s Candy in Meadows of Dan.
ROCKINGHAM COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Rasa’s Bakery makes fresh baked goods every day, with every batch from scratch. Cakes, rolls, bread and more.
STOKES COUNTY, NORTH CAROLINA
Located near Hanging Rock State Park, Artist’s Way makes occasion cakes, pound cakes, cup cakes, cookies, eclairs, pies and cheesecake, all in a variety of flavors.
MORE TO DO!
Looking for more ways to celebrate the holidays in the Dan River region? Check out these other ideas: