Sunny days taste best when served in a cone, with coffee, or on wax paper. As you travel throughout Southeastern North Carolina, don’t forget to taste some of the state’s most delicious desserts.
Beaches -n- Cream
3316 Holden Beach Road SW, Supply
Made with milk from local, free-range cows, the ice cream is prepared in small batches but delivers big flavor.
Britt’s Donut Shop
11 Boardwalk, Carolina Beach
It typically opens on weekends starting in late March through Memorial Day. Then from Memorial Day until mid-August they’re open every day. After that, they scale back to just weekend hours (Fridays-Sundays). In late September they close for the season.
9910 Beach Drive, Calabash
(910) 575-1180 • calabashcreamery.com
Often recognized as the standard bearer for ice cream on the NC coast, Calabash Creamery uses fresh, 16 percent butterfat cream to give its sweet treats a richer flavor.
Capt. Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant
701 Evans Street Morehead City
Cool and tart, and with a fluffy topping, lemon pie at Capt. Bill’s Waterfront Restaurant in Morehead City continues to be a hometown favorite.
107 Carolina Beach Avenue N, Carolina Beach
(910) 458-5823 • fudgeboat.com
The Hagestrom family has been on the island 10 years now, and Duke will be the first to tell you how happy he and his family are here. And those who walk into their shop and try their fudge will be happy that they anchored here, too.
Purple Onion Cafe
4647 Main Street, Shallotte
Try to get to the restaurant by 8 a.m. for the daily debut of the blueberry biscuits! You can catch them right after they’ve come out of the oven — warm, gooey, and covered with icing.
Seaside Cheesecake Dessert Shoppe
1002 Arendell Street, Morehead City
(252) 726-2339 • seasidecheesecake.com
The Seaside makes more than 50 cheesecake flavors, along with mini cream puffs, key lime pies, and batches of chocolate chip cookies that sell out daily.
Sugar on Front Street
249 North Front Street, Wilmington
(910) 254-1110 • sugaronfrontst.com
Books, coffee, cakes, and conversation — this last stop on your North Carolina dessert tour, like so many of the others, sure feels like home.
All Shops Featured in “Our State” magazine
Photo Credit: The Culinary Taste