Savor the flavors of RVA and treat yourself to a delectable tour through the region's most irresistible bakeries! From mouthwatering pastries to artisanal bread, the Richmond Region has it all. Check out this list of 7 of the region's most popular stops for baked goods to sweeten your next trip to RVA. 

1. Sub Rosa Bakery

Address: 620 N 25th St, Richmond, VA 23223

Sub Rosa

Nestled in Richmond's Church Hill neighborhood, this award-winning bakery is a local hidden gem. Sub Rosa combines time-honored baking techniques with a modern twist, creating an unparalleled experience for pastry enthusiasts. From rustic bread to exquisite pastries, Sub Rosa Bakery is a haven for those seeking artisanal perfection.

Must-Try Treat: "Chocolate Almond Croissant" – a flaky masterpiece filled with rich chocolate and almond goodness. 

2. Lark Baking Co.

Address: 6102 Brashier Blvd, Mechanicsville, VA 23111

​For a perfect blend of traditional and modern treats, Lark Baking Co. also known as Pin & Pan Bakery in Mechanicsville is a sweet haven. This charming, family-owned bakery prides itself on delivering an array of delectable cakes, pastries, and specialty desserts that will delight your taste buds. 

Must-Try Treat: "Lark Cake" – Named after the Lark family, these famous two-layer cakes are offered in a variety of unique specialty flavors like Midnight Chocolate, Hummingbird and Funfetti.

3. Sweet Bites RVA Bakery & Cake Studio

Address: 1229 Sycamore Square Midlothian, VA 23113

If you're in the mood for classic desserts with a touch of artistic flair, Sweet Bites RVA in Midlothian is a must-try. This innovative bakery is known for crafting stunning cakes and desserts that not only taste divine but also look like works of art. Plus, enjoy a fun outing at one of their group cake decorating classes. 

Must-Try Treat: "Snickerdoodle Cookies" – A client favorite, these delicious cookies offer the perfect balance of cinnamon and sugar in every bite!

4. Proper Pie Co.

Address: 2505 E Broad St Ste 100, Richmond, VA 23223

Proper Pie Co.

For a taste of New Zealand right in the heart of Richmond, add Proper Pie Co. to your list of must-visit bakeries. This quirky bakery specializes in savory and sweet pies, offering a unique twist on traditional recipes. Prepare your taste buds for a flavor journey that transcends borders!

Must-Try Treat: "Steak and Cheese Pie" – a flaky pastry filled with tender steak, melted cheese, and savory gravy. 

5. Puerto Rican Bakery and Cafe

Address: 1410 Boulevard, Colonial Heights, VA 23834

Enjoy a flavor-filled detour to Colonial Heights just south of Richmond and discover the vibrant and authentic delights of the Puerto Rican Bakery and Cafe. This popular, family-owned bakery introduces a tropical twist to the region's bakery scene, infusing traditional Puerto Rican flavors into their delectable creations.

Must-Try Treat: "Pastelón de Guayaba" – a delicious guava-filled pastry that perfectly balances sweetness and tartness.

6. The Daily Fix

Address: 6215 Chesapeake Circle, New Kent, VA 23124

The Daily Fix Bakery New Kent

Satisfy your cravings at The Daily Fix in New Kent, a bakery that takes confectionary cravings to a whole new level. This quaint spot combines a cozy atmosphere with an array of irresistible treats, making it a must-visit for locals and visitors alike.

Must-Try Treat: "Maple Bacon Cinnamon Roll" – a decadent delight that combines the sweetness of cinnamon with the savory goodness of bacon, all drizzled with luscious maple glaze.

7. JC Desserts

Address: 2601 Maury St Bldg 2, Richmond, VA 23224

No bakery tour of RVA is complete without a treat from JC Desserts, the brainchild of local pastry chef, chocolatier and Food Network star, Justin Ross. Known far and wide for his famous cronuts, Justin crafts pastries and intricate cakes that are nothing short of divine. Savor the delicate layers of flakiness and sweetness that make JC Desserts treats a true standout.

Must-Try Treat: "Signature Cronut" – a heavenly hybrid of croissant and donut, perfected by Justin Ross. 

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