The Thanksgiving holiday is coming up, which means it's time to find your stretchy pants and think about what you're thankful for this year.
Whether you'll be feasting with family and friends or spending a quiet Nov. 28, we've got a roundup of Thanksgiving-themed things to do and get in preparation for the big day. From beer and wine shops to bakeries, Hoodline crunched the numbers to find Virginia Beach's top go-to spots for the holiday, using both Yelp data and our own methodology to produce a curated list.
Responsible for dessert, but haven't got the time or energy? Head to one of Virginia Beach's top bakeries, all of which are cranking out autumnal-inspired baked goods and sweet treats perfect for Thanksgiving.
1. My Vegan Sweet Tooth
Topping the list is My Vegan Sweet Tooth. Located at 3916 Virginia Beach Blvd. in Thalia, the bakery is the highest-rated bakery in Virginia Beach, boasting 4.5 stars out of 128 reviews on Yelp.
2. Incredible Edibles Bakery & North End Catering
Linkhorn Park's Incredible Edibles Bakery & North End Catering, located at 1640 Donna Drive, Suite 101, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the bakery five stars out of 16 reviews.
Not everyone can pull off the perfect home-cooked side dish. What you can do — so long as you're 21 or older — is come prepared with a six-pack of quality beer or a fitting bottle of wine. To help you get the goods, here's a roundup of Virginia Beach's top beer and wine shops.
Topping the list is Bottlecraft. Located at 1560 Laskin Road, Suite 156 in Linkhorn Park, the spot to score beer, wine, spirits and more is the highest-rated beer, wine and spirits spot in Virginia Beach, boasting five stars out of 27 reviews on Yelp.
2. Grape & Gourmet
Next up is Thalia's Grape & Gourmet, situated at 4000 Virginia Beach Blvd., Suite 180. With 4.5 stars out of 57 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score beer, wine and spirits has proven to be a local favorite.
3. Mix It Up
Lynnhaven Shores's Mix It Up, located at 2973 Shore Drive, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the spot to score beer, wine, spirits and more 4.5 stars out of 50 reviews.