By Julianne Plummer
We’ve all been there. It’s after 9 p.m., and you’re craving something sweet to satisfy that nagging sugar craving. All of the dining halls except for Snelling are closed, or maybe you aren't even on the meal plan in the first place. Regardless, the craving is the same. You want sugar, and you want it now. Luckily, there are several options around Athens that will give you exactly what you want.
You know when that hot light blings, it can only mean one thing… hot and fresh doughnuts! It also means that it’s before Krispy Kreme’s closing time of 10 p.m. At this point, you can consider yourself fortunate because you still have time to pick up a dozen doughnuts. Located on Atlanta Hwy in Athens, the franchise always has specials such as their ‘Buy a dozen and get a second dozen for $2.29 on 2/29' or their themed doughnuts on the Fourth of July. Adrianne Brathwaite, a freshman biological sciences major from Roswell says, “Krispy Kreme is my go to reward for a particularly hard day or week. To save money, I always get my roommate to split a dozen with me!”
Craving cookies, ice cream, brownies or all of the above? Well you’re in luck. Insomnia Cookies, located in downtown Athens, is a one-stop shop for all of the above. True to its name, Insomnia Cookies remains open until the late hour of 3 a.m. making it the perfect destination to go to after a fun night downtown with your friends. Not a partier? That’s fine too. Insomnia also delivers to make sure that no one has to miss out on their delicious cookies. “My friends and I love going to Insomnia after a fun night downtown. We all have InsoMANIA!” says Sarah Warui, a freshman broadcast journalism major from Kennesaw.
In the mood for a milkshake? Or do you believe that it's always time for a milkshake? Kimberly Arriaga, a freshman environmental engineering major from Tucker, thinks so and says, “Sharing a milkshake late at night with that special someone is fun, and Cookout’s late hours makes the spontaneity of it easy.” Cookout, located on West Broad Street, seems to think so too. By staying open until 3 a.m., they give you ample time to pick up one of their delicious desserts for you and your special someone to share. They even offer NY style cheesecake, just in case you need more options than their 40+ different milkshake flavors.
But I have to study…
One word for you my friend – delivery. If you thought that places such as Pizza Hut or Domino’s were only for your pizza needs, I’m letting you know that you thought wrong. Both places serve their own forms of cinnamon sticks and their own specialties as well. Pizza Hut offers Hershey’s chocolate dunkers as well as apple pies, while Domino’s Pizza serves marbled cookie brownies and chocolate lava crunch cake. Essentially, any chocolate fix can be solved in a single phone call.
If you just so happen to be studying late in the Miller Learning Center, you can head over to the Jittery Joes on the second floor of the building anytime before 1 a.m. With options such as cookies, brownies and muffins, you can definitely find what you need to satisfy your sweet tooth without giving up those precious hours of studying.
If 9 p.m. used to signify the end of your access to sugar, you can now throw that notion out of the window. Athens is full of businesses that close late, so you can satisfy your need for sugar at all times of the night.