A Year-Round Guide to Franklin and Nantahala

Belcross Bake Shoppe—Camden Perfectly golden sweet potato biscuits, a fixture on the menu since original owner Gail Umphlett opened the restaurant in 1984, have become famous in this corner of

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Belcross Bake Shoppe—Camden Perfectly golden sweet potato biscuits, a fixture on the menu since original owner Gail Umphlett opened the restaurant in 1984, have become famous in this corner of

Rosemary and Goat Cheese Strata

Belcross Bake Shoppe—Camden Perfectly golden sweet potato biscuits, a fixture on the menu since original owner Gail Umphlett opened the restaurant in 1984, have become famous in this corner of

9 Eastern Spots for Biscuits, Baked Goods, and Breakfast

Belcross Bake Shoppe—Camden

Perfectly golden sweet potato biscuits, a fixture on the menu since original owner Gail Umphlett opened the restaurant in 1984, have become famous in this corner of northeastern North Carolina.

belcrossbakeshoppe.com

 


 

Duck Donuts—Duck

These are doughnuts as they were intended to be made and eaten. They’re fresh off the fryer, crispy on the outside, fluffy on the inside, and most notably: glazed and topped to order.

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The Flour Girls Café & Bakery—Elizabeth City

The Flour Girls Café & Bakery is an airy, cozy space for downtown workers on lunch breaks, families enjoying Saturday brunch, and friends catching up over a cup of coffee and a scone.

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Burney’s Sweets & More—Elizabethtown

A fried croissant fresh from the kitchen at Burney’s Sweets & More practically glows under a halo of glaze — like a doughnut, but a little bit more everything. Crispier on the outside. Softer on the inside. And a more perfect vehicle for all kinds of fillings: cream cheese, chocolate, lemon, blueberry.

burneyssweetsandmore.com

 


 

Biscuits N’ Porn — Nags Head

The spot with some of the best cheese biscuits on the Outer Banks has an identity problem. Its official name is Stop Quik. Some call it Miss Helen’s. To most people, it’s Biscuits N’ Porn.

 


 

Baker’s Kitchen—New Bern

Dip. Dunk. Drizzle. Over and onto fried chicken, hamburgers, and, of course, pancakes, waffles, and anything with a bready texture, the better to absorb the sugary, buttery, palomino-pony-colored “craft syrup” that is Baker’s Kitchen’s signature condiment.

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Abrams BBQ & Seafood—Tarboro

The cheese biscuit, a restaurant original based on the owner’s mother’s recipe, was added in 1979 and is made with a two- to three-ounce piece of hoop cheese that’s shredded, formed into a ball, and wrapped in biscuit dough. Split the biscuit open with a fork, and the plate fills with a puddle of melted cheese.

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Flo’s Kitchen—Wilson

Ah, yes, their famous biscuit. That would be one of the enormous biscuits that put, and keeps, Flo’s on the map of great Tar Heel breakfast joints. Flo’s serves cathead biscuits, so named because they are the size of a cat’s head. Given that Flo’s biscuits are the size of an outstretched hand, that’s one mighty big cat.

 


Rachel K's Bakery in Washington is Built on Tradition

 

Rachel K’s Bakery—Washington

A dream and plenty of pastries propelled a Beaufort County baker’s business from a market stand to a historic downtown building with an abundance of charm.

rachelksbakery.com

This story was published on Mar 16, 2021

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