With Fall within our grasp, the anticipation of cooler weather, changing leaves, and the nearness of the Holidays are sure to bring excitement to all. While some foods are staples year-round, the cooler weather allows some of our favorite warm and comforting flavors to sneak back onto our plates. Simply put, Alpharetta has some of the best establishments for partaking in these rich, often indulgent feasts. Here are some of the highlights of the Fall flavors Alpharetta has to offer.
Start your day off right with a Pumpkin Spice Latte from Nest Café. Open daily from 7a-3p, Nest is simply the best coffee around. For those lazy Fall mornings when you don’t feel like getting out of bed and would rather stay under a blanket by the fire, have no fear, Nest Café delivers via GrubHub as well as Door Dash. Offering hot and cold beverages, Nest also has an extensive menu from Beignets to Paninis and everything in between.
If the cooler weather doesn’t scare you off from cold beverages, this is the perfect time of year to Brewery hop between Alpharetta’s up and coming breweries featuring seasonal craft beers. Jekyll Brewing features, among other seasonal products, its Seven Bridges Oktoberfest for full bodied refreshment. Just down the road be sure to stop by Variant Brewing Company for their Wonka Imperial Stout with hints of chocolate, toasted coconut and vanilla.
If you’ve managed to save room for a hearty, Fall supper, you do not want to miss the savory Pumpkin Ravioli at Black Walnut Café. Spicy peppered bacon combines flavors with a pumpkin filling and sage butter cream sauce to create an out of this world Fall flavor explosion. Other seasonal offerings from the Black Walnut are pumpkin muffins, an adult beverage aptly named the Smashing Pumpkin, and the menu would not be complete without their version of a Pumpkin Spice Latte. This is just the tip of the iceberg for the Café, their website features all of their seasonal specials, www.blackwalnutcafe.com.
After your food and beverage tour through Alpharetta, if you still are not satisfied, have no fear. There are a number of dessert spots to satisfy your sweet tooth. Scream n’Nuts is a locally owned small batch creamery and donuttery offering a new take on classic dessert faire. They update their social media daily to share their new recipes, including your Fall favorites such as Caramel Pumpkin Cheesecake donuts. Another Alpharetta staple, Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, cranks out pint after pint of Pumpkin 5-Spice Ice Cream in the Fall.
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