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Top bakery recommendations from locals

Bakery
“Voted Best Donut Shop in North Carolina bu Buzzfeed! Once you see their menu, you will quickly see that they are not your typical donut shop! Here's a few signature donuts: Wake N Bacon (Maple glaze & bacon crumbles) Carolina Sand (Maple glaze & cinnamon) Purple Rain (Vanilla glaze, lavender sprinkles, white chocolate chips) Dat Ghost Fire Ghost pepper infused chocolate glaze, jalapeno, chocolate cherry whipped filling) Slimm Shady (Chocolate glaze, salted potato chip crumbs) ”
  • 22 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
“Great local grocery market with a cafeteria within walking distance. Great lunch and dinner specials for a low-key night. ”
  • 14 locals recommend
Bakery
“BREAKFAST/DESSERT - THE BEST DONUTS AROUND, you have to get at least one before you go! They have all different crazy kinds, and you will never regret the one you choose. ”
  • 10 locals recommend
Coffee Shop
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“Again! Another favorite! The specialty coffees are a MUST TRY and parking is FREE!! Definitely a hidden gem!”
  • 10 locals recommend
Beach
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“The Beer Den inside Lowes Foods. Brilliant. You can go to the grocery store and sit at the bar to have a beer.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Café
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“It's so close, and the coffee is always so fresh. People who don't like Starbucks and/or who prefer their coffee not overly roasted will enjoy. There are several locations in and around Wilmington.”
  • 8 locals recommend
Bakery
“Great coffee with window seating. They serve their coffee with one more shot than most chains.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Oh my! You have to try the fresh and warm croissants! Plan on getting more than one or two! ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Nice cozy place to get a cup of coffee while shopping in downtown Southport.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Grocery or Supermarket
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  • 1 local recommends
Café
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“They make the donuts fresh every morning and close when they run out! They have sweet and savory donuts and every one I have had is fabulous. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Bakery
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“Best ice cream on the causeway in Holden Beach. Salted caramel is to die for!”
  • 3 locals recommend
Bakery
“Favorite local coffee. This is the downtown location so you can visit shops or grab a cup to go and walk on the water front board walk (our personal recommendation).”
  • 6 locals recommend
Bakery
“Amazing bakery on the Northside, close to Palate and Boombalatti's! Their cream cheese croissant is heavenly. They're open Thursday & Friday from 7am-4pm, and Saturday & Sunday from 8am-4pm. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“The freshest cupcakes in all of Wilmington! Featuring so many different flavors, plus their signature “pepper cupcake,” this is a must visit.”
  • 4 locals recommend
Bakery
“If you need a wedding cake or birthday cake while in town, they are great but order in advance. They make macarons, decorated cookies, cupcakes and more. ”
  • 4 locals recommend