Restaurants are getting into the trick-or-treating spirit by offering candies, donuts, and desserts with a Halloween touch.
Le Diplomate is actually a real pit stop on Halloween and will hand out caramel apples to city kids passing by. But treats are available as soon as today, too. Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken just started selling a $22 box set of mini doughnuts with a special Halloween twist. The flavors include: two crème brûlée, two candy apple, two chocolate and three vanilla glazed with Halloween sprinkles, candy corn and marshmallow pumpkins, and three pumpkin glazed mini doughnuts.
Some treats are disappearing just as fast as they pop up; Garrison is doing a “Hilloween” brunch on Sunday with a pumpkin sundae as part of the special menu.
Here are Eater’s picks for cool Halloween treats across town. More interested in Halloween activities? Check out this guide.
Best Buns Bread Company
4010 Campbell Ave. Arlington, Va.
Head to this Shirlington bakery to load up on pumpkin themed treats for the holiday: Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes & Pumpkin sugar cookies. There’s also Starbucks on site, so go pumpkin crazy by pairing the cookies with a Pumpkin Spice Latte.
110 S Pitt St. Alexandria, Va.
Restaurant Eve is going the ghoulish route with its treats lineup: opt from Hitchcock-inspired cupcakes and cute ghost ones. (They also have Jack-O-Lantern and spider cookies.)
963 Palmer Alley NW
Check out Halloween chocolate shortbread cookies here for $3.50 per piece.
Astro Doughnuts & Fried Chicken
Get a Halloween mini box of doughnuts, available on Oct. 28, 29 and 31 at both their D.C. and Falls Church locations. (And Oct. 30 via pre-order only.)
1601 14th St. NW
Executive Chef Michael Abt and Head Pastry Chef Fabrice Bendano will be handing out free caramel apples to children in costume passing by the restaurant.
4053 Campbell Ave., Arlington Va.
Add in savory with sweet here, with “Pig Candy”: crispy porky belly, ghost chili hot honey, and peanuts, available through next Thursday.
Trummer's on Main
7134 Main St. Clifton, Va.
No need for pumpkin-spiced desserts when your dessert arrives in a pumpkin. Trummer's On Main is wowing guests with marshmallow-wrapped peanut butter chocolate ganache rolled in graham cracker crumbs and served on a stick, brought to guests in a pumpkin "campfire" for roasting at the table. The pumpkin campfire is $4 per stick and come in orders of four.
Co Co. Sala
929 F St. NW
This chocolate destination has a whole “boo-tique” of Halloween themed treats this year, from chocolate pumpkins to skull pops.
Halloween cream puffs anyone? The ghost-topped ones are particularly cute at this Japanese bakery.