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Virginia Beach's 4 top spots for budget-friendly desserts

Virginia Beach's 4 top spots for budget-friendly desserts
Yoder Cafe | Photo: Alyssa H./Yelp
By Hoodline - Published on December 11, 2019.

Craving desserts?

Hoodline crunched the numbers to find the best affordable dessert outlets in Virginia Beach, using both Yelp data and our own secret sauce to produce a ranked list of where to venture when cravings strike.

1. Rita's Italian Ice

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Topping the list is a location of the chain Rita's Italian Ice. Located at 5256 Providence Road, Suite B in Kempsville, the spot to score desserts, ice cream, frozen yogurt and shaved ice is the highest-rated inexpensive dessert spot in Virginia Beach, boasting 4.5 stars out of 36 reviews on Yelp. 

If you're curious for more, we found these details about Rita's Italian Ice.

"Our store has been in the Kempsville community for over 10 years," according to the history section of the business's Yelp profile. "In 2016, the new owners took over and have since added a "Creamery" line of products in addition to their Italian ice and soft-serve custard. We love to host events and have partnered with many organizations in the community for family-friendly activities."

As to what the business is known for, "Fresh made Italian ice and hand-scooped custard treats" it states on Yelp in the section about specialties.

2. Boba Chef

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Next up is Boba Chef, situated at 3497 Holland Road. With 4.5 stars out of 92 reviews on Yelp, the spot to score desserts, coffee, tea and bubble tea has proven to be a local favorite for those looking for a budget-friendly option.

Yelper Bernaline S., who reviewed Boba Chef on Sept. 12, wrote, "I think this boba location is the best around, in my opinion. They're always so welcoming. The owners, Earl and his wife Cherry really take pride in their product and they're super friendly."

Angeline D. noted, "I decided to try Boba Chef rather than the typical bubble tea chain. I am so glad I got to try Boba Chef."

3. Yoder's Cafe

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Yoder's Cafe, located at 3600 Dam Neck Road, is another top choice, with Yelpers giving the cheap cafe and traditional American spot, which offers desserts and more, 4.5 stars out of 48 reviews. 

We turned there for more about Yoder's Cafe.

"We are a local family-owned cafe providing Virginia Beach with some of the best sandwiches, soups, salads and desserts in town," it states on Yelp in the section explaining specialties. "We proudly feature Troyer's outstanding quality line of meats and cheeses from Ohio's Amish Country in all of our sandwiches. In addition to our sandwiches, we also make all of our soups, sides and desserts on site with fresh local ingredients."

4. The Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar

Photo: Amanda S./Yelp

This member of the well-known chain The Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar, a spot to score ice cream and frozen yogurt, desserts and cupcakes in Thalia, is another much-loved, affordable go-to, with 4.5 stars out of 34 Yelp reviews. Head over to 4421 Virginia Beach Blvd. to see for yourself. 

Yelper Mel L., who reviewed The Skinny Dip Frozen Yogurt Bar on Oct. 30, wrote, "This was my first time back at this location in years, and it has improved! The interior looks even better, and as always, the staff was nice and they had a good selection of flavors and toppings."

Yelper Danette H. wrote, "The cake was very moist and yummy, and the strawberries were fresh. I had a low-fat vanilla yogurt which was perfect for me...not too sweet, but sweet enough."


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