New dessert shops arrive in Vienna

Teddy Lewis, Sports Editor

Previously, Ben and Jerry’s, Cold Stone and Crumbl were the main spots to grab a quick and easy dessert in Vienna. But now, with the addition of Midnight Treats and Bruster’s Ice Cream, the town boasts a wide range of sweet options. 

The owner of cookie shop Midnight Treats has a personal tie to Vienna. He was raised here and originally started his cookie business out of his mother’s kitchen. After opening a storefront location in Reston, Midnight Treats, now has a new location on Glyndon Street. The cookies at Midnight Treats are known for being gigantic and also for being dairy-free and vegan. In addition to selling their classic recipes, they update their menu every month with new limited-time flavors. And Midnight Treats’ tasty offerings are not the only thing about the company worth celebrating. 

According to their website, as of March 2023, Midnight Treats has donated over $6,000 to animal sanctuaries across the country that both rescue and care for abused animals. The company also contributed to planting 768 trees with Eden Reforestation Projects and donating over $1,500 to local schools and shelters in Northern Virginia.

Bruster’s Ice Cream is not a small business, different from many others in Vienna, but it remains unique from other ice cream shops. At Bruster’s, customers order outside at a window, a more traditional way of serving ice cream rather than walking inside a store. With Cold Stone Creamery leaving Vienna, Bruster’s is “the new kid on the block” and may draw some attention  for its nostalgic feel.