A mouth-watering display of delectable delights struts its sugary stuff behind the glass encasements at Kilwin's, where fudge is handcrafted from fresh ingredients and infused with an array of tempting flavors. Traditionalists can tantalize their tongues with chocolate fudge, and reclusive sweet teeth can emerge from their enamel shells for decadent turtle fudge loaded with pecans and creamy caramel. Kilwin's charming Williamsburg shop also comes outfitted with a friendly staff eager to help customers select the perfect pound of fudge to give to a loved one, party hostess, or magician about to perform his amazing vanishing chocolate trick. And because Kilwin's fudge is renowned for not melting, it makes an ideal gift or snack year-round, even during months traditionally spent hiding out in your neighbor's jacuzzi.
Serving a rousing selection of breakfast favorites, grinders, and dinner entrees, the cooks at Baker's Crust prepare an eclectic lineup of dishes that range from banana flapjacks to sea scallops. Forging breads and flatbreads, they create a hearty foundation for their appetizers and sandwiches. In addition to its six Virginian locations, Baker's Crust offers catering services for large groups, special events, and appearances on Top Chef that you’re not prepared for.
Each May, families dust off their barbecues, get their bathing suits out of storage, and head to Sno-To-Go for the first of many summertime visits. Since 1997, the dessert shop has introduced countless customers to their New Orleans–style Sno-Balls—shaved ice that's drenched in 51 flavors and optionally layered with soft-serve ice cream. Staffers make the Sno-Balls with up to three flavors, letting customers blend together options such as strawberry cheesecake or Beetlejuice, which is exactly what you think it is: a mix of raspberry, strawberry, pineapple, and mango. When they're not pouring flavors over shaved ice, Sno-To-Go's staffers assemble other classic treats such as peach milkshakes and hot-fudge brownie sundaes.
Herbal gurus at Discover Teas help visitors concoct custom blends from a vast medley of loose-leaf oolong, green, fruit, rooibos, and black teas sourced from around the globe. Take test whiffs of infusions such as the Yorktown Patty blend of chocolate and peppermint ($12), and the Williamsburg Port ($12), a faux red wine, as well as traditional teas such as Lapsang Souchong ($7) and Dragonwell green tea ($8.25). Guests can enjoy freshly brewed pours of a personalized concoction or any of the predevised house blends at the shop’s tea bar while using complimentary WiFi to check the current market price of sugar cubes.
Carrot Tree Kitchens began with a bet: in 1984, a restaurant owner bet founder Debi that she could not surpass his carrot cake. Debi won with her grandmother’s recipe and, after honing her culinary skills and burning through multiple ovens, opened a restaurant renowned for its desserts. The eatery nestles in historic Yorktown’s oldest home, a cottage that, like Chesapeake Bay, was built in 1720. The kitchen honors the history of the building and the neighborhood with classic Southern platters that reach back to colonial times to inspire hearty country stews, barbecue pork, and vegetable dishes. On Wednesday afternoons from March through November, a traditional high-tea service makes the antique environs gently rattle their bricks in delight.
No trip to Zinga! Frozen Yogurt is ever the same. That’s because staff swap out the 12 dispensers’ supplies of frozen yogurt to keep rotating through their selection of no-fat, low-fat, and no-sugar-added yogurts and tangy, dairy-free sorbets. The nozzles send down swirls of icy dessert in flavors such as sea-salt caramel pretzel, tangy pomegranate energy, and seasonal pumpkin pie. The yogurt options all contain live cultures that promote digestive health, and the range of no-sugar-added, gluten-free, and dairy-free options allows customers to enjoy a treat regardless of food allergies. Customers can individualize these healthy treats with the shop’s selection of more than 50 toppings, including bottoms such as brownies and waffle cones and toppings such as blueberries, marshmallow crème, almonds, and granola.