Chocolate chip toffee bar. Strawberry Nutella crêpe. Peach-cherry-blueberry pie. Now that your mouth is officially watering, we think you’re ready to hear more about these and other sugary sensations found only in Loudoun County.

You know us as a wine and beer haven, but we’d also like to throw in the mixing bowl that we’re whipping up some of the best desserts in the DMV.  With visions of Halloween treats dancing in everyone’s head and National Dessert Day coming up on Sundae Sunday, October 14th, we thought we’d butter you up for the season of sweets with a Loudoun roundup of just desserts. We doughn’t want you to miss out on all the lovin’ comin’ out of Loudoun’s ovens! After all, it’s fall, y’all — the time for this “summer body” nonsense has passed, okay?!

(Sorry, we got a little carried away there. We’re experiencing quite a sugar rush at the moment.)

Anyway, whether you prefer macaroons or macarons and whether you’re Team Chocolate Chip or Team Oatmeal Raisin, you’ll delight in the desserts Loudoun’s serving up on the daily. Their nutritional value may be low, but their resultant sugar high is… well, high. Our bakers, chocolatiers and pastry chefs have cooked up a world of desserts so divine that the only “pain” you could possibly experience is pain au chocolat. One taste of the Loudoun dessert scone scene, and you’ll happily adopt our cookie-jar-half-full mentality. 

From frozen treats to baked goods and from pop tarts to cake pops, Loudoun has sweets so insane you cannoli believe it when you sample them for yourself. You name it, we’ve covered it in chocolate and/or dipped it in sprinkles (rice krispie treats, cake pops, churros… the finger-licking list goes on and on). With all these saccharine sensations tempting us, sometimes we can’t resist eating dessert first. And that’s just the way the cookie crumbles. 🤷‍

One thing’s crystal eclaire: Loudoun County knows how to live la dolce vita, honey. So, we’ll just leave you with a final piece of advice before your eyes {glaze} over with sweet daydreams: if you decide to make a weekend of touring the treats at these Loudoun dessert destinations, be sure to pack a toothbrush. 😁 Now, who’s ready to cake make this the best fudging National Dessert Day ever?!