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Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-do 
I have a perfect puzzle for you 
Oompa, Loompa, doom-pa-dee-dee 
If you are wise, you'll listen to me 

What do you get when you guzzle down sweets? 
Eating as much as an elephant eats 
What are you at getting terribly fat? 
What do you think will come of that? 

I don't like the look of it 
The Ooma Loompas 

Richmond Good Life :: Bakeries and Sweets

Bakeries | Candy/Chocolate | Cupcakes | Donuts

Richmond Virginia (VA) Bakeries and Pastry Shops 

Many gourmet grocery stores will also have an in-store bakery. 

Name Address/Maps w Public Transportation Commentary + (Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Yelp)
*subject to change
3 Fellers Bakery 3041 River Road West Goochland, VA 23063 (804) 556-0671 
100% gluten-free kitchen 
Bakers Kitchen Limited 3503 Courthouse Rd Richmond, VA 23236 (804) 745-0441
"all-important cake for that wonderful occasion"
Biscotti Goddess (804) 745-9490 "Premium biscotti"
Cakes By Barbara 6834 Atmore Dr Richmond, VA 23225 (804) 622-2560   
Cakes by Favienne  
Cakes by Graham 718 N Cleveland St Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 288-1920
The Cracked Egg Bakery Midlothian, VA (804) 484-0749

"We specialize in creating the absolute-most perfect tasting cakes and cheesecakes that anyone has ever had!"
Desserterie 6161 Harbourside Center Loop Midlothian, VA 23112 (804) 639-9940  
"Concept was created by two native New Yorkers who desired the same authentic flavor found in many bakeries and pastry shops throughout New York..."
DownHome Desserts (804) 665-3474
"Our company started with the Sweet Potato Tart and has now grown into a full menu of pies, tarts and cakes in a variety of flavors."
Gourmet Cookies by Valli 12308 Hardwick Court Glen Allen, VA 23059 (804) 360-1963 "Gourmet Cookies by Valli was established in 1999 and is a provider of a Virginia Finest Food Product."
Grammy O's Sticky Buns (804) 564-4856
"In her kitchen in Bucks County, Pennsylvania, my Grammy made the best sticky buns in the world."
Hot Breads 3409 Old Parham Rd Richmond, VA 23294 (804) 332-5751 French-Indian fusion bakery! 
Ingrid's Bakery 2118 W Cary St Richmond, VA 23220 (X S South Shields Ave) (804) 359-9308
Jean-Jacques Bakery 3136 West Cary Street (804) 355-0666

"offers its customers a taste of France in all of its freshly made products including French pastries, croissants, breads, cakes and cookies."

Kalinka International Deli 1326 Gaskins Rd Henrico, VA 23238 (804) 864-0070    
Katherine's Confections LLC Richmond VA 23237 (804) 216-1247 
"A small home-based bakery located in Chesterfield County. We specialize in cakes for all occasions, but also offer a wide variety of other sweets to please your palate."
Kathleen's Fudge & Sweet Sensations 1328 Sycamore Square Shopping Village
Midlothian, Virginia 23113 (804) 897-8299
"Homemade Fudge • Imported Chocolates • Truffles
Gift Baskets • Weddings • Corporate Orders • Sugar Free"
La Sabrosita Bakery 7730 Midlothian Tpke Richmond, VA 23235-5172 (804) 562-8937
Premiere Latin Bakery. 
Lana's Custom Desserts South of the James Market: Forest Hill Park at Shelter #2 "Focused on providing the best quality sweets and customer satisfaction - we will do everything we can to exceed your expectations."
Lola's Lunches 4010 Glenside Dr (804) 266-5652 | 1901 Starling Dr (804) 270-9578 Cupcake specialists
Mediterranean Bakery & Cafe 9004 Quioccasin Rd (804) 754-8895  Mediterranean treats
Michael's Quality Bake Shop 207 W Brookland Park Blvd (804) 321-0025    
The Mixing Bowl Pastry Shoppe 4120 West Broad Street (804) 355-0501 | 11736 West Broad Street Suite 104 (804) 360-0942


"Serving Richmond for 80 years "
Montana Gold Bread 3543 West Cary Street (804) 359-7700  " Since we opened our doors in 1994, Richmonders have enjoyed our Home baked Breads, Muffins, Cinnamon Rolls, Cookies and more"
Norwood Cottage Bakery Farmer Markets (804) 539-1110
A Peach in a Pear Tree 1-877-730-CAKE 
"Specializes in custom cakes, cookies, cupcakes and mini desserts for all occasions"
Petites Bouchées (804) 332-8699
Financiers, macarons, cupcakes, oh my!
Sally Bell's Kitchen 708 W. Grace St  (804) 644-2838


"Sally Bell’s Kitchen, which until 1959 had the name Sarah Lee Kitchen, begins its 81st year in October (2005). "
shyndigz 5716 Patterson Ave Richmond, VA, 23222 (804) 938-3449
"Where you can have your cake and eat it too!"
Simply Delicious 5932 Brook Rd Richmond, VA 23227 (804) 264-3434 "All desserts are baked daily and from scratch the "old fashioned way"
Simply Southern Pies South of the James Farmers Market, at Forest Hill Park Saturdays 8:00 to 12:00 Apple, Apple Toffee Crumb, Red Hot Apple Pie, Mixed Berry, Mixed Berry Crumb, Wild Blueberry, Wild Blueberry Crumb, Chocolate Chess, Chocolate Java Splendor, Lemon Coconut Chess, Lemon Chess, Strawberry/Rhubarb, Strawberry, Red, White & Blue (Strawberry, Apple and Blueberry!)
Sweetest Thing Bakery 3119 West Marshall St Richmond VA 23230 (804) 551-1731 email

Specializing in cakes and desserts we cater to restaurants, coffee shops, wedding cakes, tea parties and any special orders. 
Two Sweet Shops at Wellesley 3422 Lauderdale Dr (804) 360-4284  Cupcake specialists. 
Westhampton Pastry Shop  5728 Patterson Avenue (804) 282-4413


Home of the Thalhimer's bakery legacy
Williams Bakery  8084 Mechanicsville Pike (804) 746-8370 | 112 England Street (804) 798-2533 | 9502 Chamberlayne Road (804) 559-4240 | 309 E. Nine Mile Road (804) 737-7801

"one of the area's favorites bakeries for the last 40 years."

Richmond Virginia (VA) Candy, Chocolate, and Confections 

Not too many candy man places in town...That's a shame.  Thank God for For the Love of Chocolate. 

Name Address Commentary
Chocolates by Kelly 5047 Forest Hill Ave Richmond VA, 23225 (804) 814-5496  "Salted caramels, cranberry vodka cordials and many many more confections are awaiting you."
Chocolate Cravings (804) 363-6873 "Professional Chocolatier"
de Rochonnet delights 13228 Midlothian Turnpike (804) 794-1551  "Jeanne-Louise Womble, Master Chocolatier and perfectionist"
E Confections Pickup location.
new candy flavors announced every week
For the Love of Chocolate  2820 West Cary Street Suite A (804) 359-5645  Richmond Good Life's Editor's Choice
Gearharts 306 B. Libbie Ave Richmond, VA 23226 (804) 282-1822 Chocolatier using Criolla cacao
Godiva Chocolatier  9200 Stony Point Parkway (804) 560-7581 | Regency Square Shopping Mall (804) 741-7894    
Kathleen's Fudge & Fun Stuff 1328 Sycamore Sq Midlothian, VA 23113 (804) 897-8299 
Lindt Chocolate Shop 1420 East Parham Road (804) 741-0574   
Mmm...toffee (804) 730-6584   
Nicol Candy (804) 740-2378 "Only the finest and freshest ingredients including sugar, butter, almonds and semi-sweet chocolate. "
See's Candies    Unfortunately, they only come around at Christmas (kind of like Santa Claus).  They've been setting up shop at Stony Point Mall.
Sweet Center 11500 Midlothian Turnpike Richmond, VA 23235 (804) 378-0796
"A family-owned and operated business serving the Richmond area for over 15 years." 
Sweet Spot West Broad Village 2228 Old Brick Rd Richmond, VA 23233 (804) 360-7768 (SPOT)

modern reinvention of the traditional small-town sweet shop, where friends and families can gather, milestones can be celebrated, and memories can be made."

Richmond Virginia (VA) Cupcakes 

Nostalgic comfort food! 

Name Address/Maps w Public Transportation Commentary + (Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Yelp)
*subject to change
Babycakes (804) 354-YUMM (9866)  
"Babycakes is a local bakery specializing in cupcakes. Our sweet, yummy treats are made the old-fashioned way~ baked from scratch using fresh, natural ingredients."
Carytown Cupcakes 2820 W. Cary St Richmond, VA 23221 (804) 355-2253
  "A gourmet cupcake shop located in the boutique-shopping district of Carytown."
Frostings 11331 West Broad St #137 Glen Allen, VA 23060 (804) 360-2712 
"We specialize in gourmet cupcakes of all varieties: creative new flavors, seasonal goodies, nostalgic treats, even gluten-free, vegan, and nut-free cupcakes."
Pearls Cupcake Shoppe 5812 Grove Ave Richmond, VA 23226 (804) 285-2253 
"Richmond's destination for handheld desserts and confections."
Petite Sweets Cupcakes 7313 Hancock Village Drive
Chesterfield, VA, 23832 739-1631
Two Sweet Cupcake Boutique 3422 Lauderdale Dr Richmond, VA 23233 (804) 360-4284 
"The simple cupcake, reinterpreted and executed with panache"

Richmond Virginia (VA) Donuts

Sure, wish we had Tim Horton's, eh. Williams Bakery and Westhampton Bakery (see above) do killer donuts as well.

Name Address/Maps w Public Transportation Commentary + (Twitter, Facebook, Foursquare, Yelp)
*subject to change
Country Style Doughnuts 4300 Williamsburg Rd Richmond, VA 23231 (804) 222-2466 
Now, that Rainbow is gone, the lone remaining independent donut shop (near the airport).  Walking in the place puts you in another era. 
Daylight Donuts 10260 West Broad St Glen Allen, VA, 23060 (804) 217-5705 
Donut Connection 7021 Hull Street Rd Richmond, VA 23224 (804) 745-4597  
Dunkin Donuts 7300 Staples Mill Road (804) 262-9393 | 11512 Allecingie Parkway (804) 378-2333 | 7021 Hull Street Road (804) 745-0451  They  used to say the Mason-Dixon line was also the Krispey Kreme-Dunkin Donuts line.  With all these locations, looks like the North won again.
Krispy Kreme 4910 West Broad St Richmond, VA 23230 (804) 355-9111  
This place is a Richmond tradition.  Even after they yuppiefied, it's still great!  Richmonders treasure the HOT sign. 

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