Travelers to Raleigh, Durham, Chapel Hill, Cary, Fuquay-Varina and other popular Triangle towns have plenty of choices when it comes to indulging their sweet tooth.
Here are seven popular treat shops to check out during your stay in the area.
#1. Goodberry's Creamery
Cary, Durham, Garner, Raleigh and Wake Forest
Enjoy frozen custard concoctions such as the Carolina Concrete at this small-town favorite. There are also delicious frozen custard cakes and the flavor of the day.
#2. Duck Donuts
There's nothing like the hot, fresh taste of made-to-order donuts with a hearty cup of coffee. Named after the company's first location in Duck, North Carolina, Duck Donuts serves their toasty treats right out of the oven with your choice of coating and topping. 100 Wrenn Dr. Suite 101, Cary, N.C.
#3. Krispy Kreme
Speaking of donuts, Vernon Rudolph began selling his secret yeast-raised donuts — made from a New Orleans French chef's recipe — to local grocery stores in 1937 in what is now Old Salem in Winston-Salem. Visit the Raleigh shop on Person Street to watch donuts being made — then enjoy one hot off the assembly line. Chapel Hill, Fuquay-Varina, Knightdale, Raleigh and Wake Forest
#4. Local Yogurt
Tagged "Loyo" by some patrons, Local Yogurt serves frozen yogurt—that happens to be kosher—with a variety of toppings. Loyo also works with nonprofits, schools, and fraternities and sororities for fundraising events. Durham, Elon and Greenville
Not your everyday ice pops, obviously, at Locopops! Try Mexican Chocolate, Mango Chile or Pomegranate Tangerine to spice things up. Mainstream flavors include Cookies-N-Cream, Very Berry and Chocolate Brownie, to name a few. Durham
#6. Maple View Farm
Indulge in farm fresh, hormone- and antibiotic-free ice cream at Maple View Farm, one of Yahoo.com's "Best spots for ice cream in the U.S." Visit the farm or pick some up at local stores that sell the sweet treat—other locations on the website. 6900 Rocky Ridge Rd., Hillsborough, North Carolina
#7. Sunni Sky's
Southwest Wake County residents don't mind driving south across the Harnett County line for Sunni Sky's homemade ice cream. Choose from more than 90 homemade flavors - and sample one or two to see what you're missing! 8617 Hwy. 55 South, Angier, North Carolina