There’s nothing like a vacation to the Outer Banks area. In fact, the culinary scene is poppin’. Huge, luxury rental homes let families and friends gather together for weeks on end and the fun in the sun never stops.
As a little girl, my parents introduced me to food scenes around the world, and my love of culinary began. Any trip to the beach was always around the best donut and bakery shops. My dad loves him a good donut and the apple did not fall far from the tree!
Now that we rolled up our tees and dug into the goods, tasting, sampling and enjoying our vacation calories, we are ready to share this incredible Bakery in Duck, North Carolina with you. We want you to be able to pick up bagels, donuts, breakfast sandwiches, pies, Legendary Cupcakes, cookies and other great treats to take to your beach rental homes!
Can I Load The Bakery Into My Car?
Get ready, we have arrived at Bakery Heaven in Duck, North Carolina. It’s Tullio’s Bakery. It’s time to give your blood sugar a gentle spike of Happy!
You’ve seen my find donuts around the world and confectionary bliss, so why would I not seek out the best bakery destination in the Outer Banks?
Traveling with my bestie, Amee, we scoped out this bakery destination in Duck, North Carolina. You know I always peek at a destination online before I go and this destination had me at Cannoli Donut.
I mean, an Italian Girl and a cannoli are always besties. I was dreaming of these before I ever met them.
Meet Dawn & Tom
Truly the most passionate owners in a bakery I have met. Tom is there at the wee hours of the morning till late in the day and then it all starts again. Tom & Dawn are ready to serve you coffee, breakfast sandwiches, bagels, donuts, or pie.
If you love breakfast but want a morning off, load the crew in the cars and get here. Don’t cook, take the morning off. Call your order in and they will have it ready if you are the Designated breakfast runner.
From bagels to bar cookies and everything in between, it’s in Tullio’s Bakery.
Cupcakes are an item you either get right or get wrong. You already know if I am featuring Tullio’s Bakery their cupcakes had to be ALL RIGHT or they would NEVER be on my site. The icing is decadent, not too sweet, not thin, not thick.
It’s creamy, with a touch of flavor, then swirled atop with sweeping perfection. Graced by the elegance of blissful icing, you might worry about what comes next, the cake portion, but don’t worry.
Look, stare, and crave this devil’s food Legendary Cupcake. It’s Legendary because it’s taste is undeniably the richest, and depth-filled taste of Red Devil’s food I’ve had since my Aunt’s recipe in Chicago.
Umm. What can I say, it made it through the photo shoot and after that, it was in my belly. So rich in flavor and it was too seductive to look at, as those sugar green crystals glistened under the sun and whispered, “eat me!” I listened.
I gotta be honest, this was my PICK of the tasting. NO matter how good a cupcake is, a donut will trump a cupcake in my world, any day. Look at the cream, the cannoli pieces, and then the donut. Split in 1/2, and filled with Cannoli cream, how could you deny this delicacy?
Crave. Look. Photo. Eat. And that is exactly what I did. No, I did not share this with Amee, she had boxes of cupcakes to eat. We each took on sampling in the name of food tasting and culinary affection.
Cupcakes. Cookies. Donuts & The Outer Banks.
You return year after year. Seek out Tullio’s Bakery because year after year more and more people find them. Order donuts by the box, and cupcakes for dinner’s dessert. Go early, or later in the day for ice cream.
There’s plenty of seating available inside, the prices are modest in comparison to the product. Of course, I heart the owners for their passion and for the assortment they offer. It’s unlike anything I’ve seen in the Outer Banks.
Go for the cupcakes but stay for the donuts. Enjoy your summer in the Outer Banks and give Dawn and Tom a hug for me. Also, make sure to try the BIG COOKIES, especially the cranberry ones, I ate mine before I took a picture and all I can say is OMG Foodgasm. ~ DANA XO
My thanks to Dawn and Tom for being such great hosts! ~ #OBXNow