Don’t miss the cheese rolls at Belcross Bake Shoppe in Belcross.
Donna Stewart, assistant to the director of the Dismal Swamp Canal Welcome Center, often thinks of the Belcross Bake Shoppe when she’s waking up in the morning. By then, Gail Umphlett and her crew have already begun baking the golden, fluffy yeast rolls.
The cheese rolls, Stewart says, have “a crisp buttery dome. Sharp cheese is wedged in the split center and flows over the bottom half. Ummmm, I need one now!”
If you come for lunch, consider the baked-potato soup or any of the desserts. The bakery, Stewart says, is a “no-frills establishment, but the activity in the kitchen lets you know they mean business.”
Belcross Bake Shoppe
269 U.S. Highway 158 East, Belcross, N.C. 27921
phone: (252) 338-1286