Fall Flavors of South End

October 22, 2018 10:07 pm

From Maple Walnut Toffee ice cream to Apple Cider Margaritas, the fall-flavor creators in South End have covered every base to make this season the best one yet for your taste buds.

Here is your go-to guide for the fall flavors of South End:

Not Just Coffee – 2000 South Blvd., inside Atherton Mill

Start your cool fall morning on the right foot with two items from Not Just Coffee: the Fall Spice Latte and an almond croissant. The croissant is filled with almond cream and topped off with sliced almonds caramelized with simple syrup, creating the perfect crunchy outer layer. The Fall Spice Latte has a base of organic sugar mixed with cinnamon, cardamom and blade mace, all from Atherton’s Savory Spice Shop.

Love the spices but not a latte? No worries, these spices can be added to any drink of your choice. Whether it’s coffee or a mocha, the choice is yours to get your fill of fall flavors.

Suffolk Punch – 2911 Griffith Ave., Suite A

Suffolk Punch is shaking things up with three fall-flavored cocktails: the Fall All Over, an Apple Cider Margarita and a Pumpkin White Russian. Suffolk Punch spices up the typical margarita by making apple cider a main ingredient. If you love a White Russian, your favorite drink has a new twist on it with the addition of pumpkin puree. Or maybe you want to “fall” in love with the season through the Fall All Over, which is a mix of Cardinal gin, lemon juice, spiced simple syrup and club soda.

Head to Suffolk Punch to try one of these fall flavors on Wednesdays for the $8 cocktail special.

Max & Lola Bodega – 1501 S. Mint St.

Whether you are choosing the Rouge Farm’s Pumpkin Patch Ale on tap or Southern Tier’s Pumking from the cooler, Max & Lola Bodega has a fall-flavored lineup you do not want to miss. The Pumking has aromas of pumpkin, pie spices, buttery crust, vanilla and roasted pecans, while the Pumpkin Patch Ale yields flavors of hops, orange and cinnamon that won Gold in the 2018 World Beverage Competition. If you’re not looking for drinks but are hosting a fall party or cooking for Thanksgiving, no problem. Max & Lola Bodega has you covered. Yah’s Best Pumpkin Butter is sure to turn any basic bread into your new favorite fall breakfast.

Don’t forget to bring your favorite furry friend along for this stop as Max & Lola Bodega has a special treat for them too: Peanut Butter & Pumpkin Grain-Free Dog Treats from the Charlotte-based Harlow’s Bake Shop.

Wooden Robot Brewery – 1440 S Tryon St.,  #110

Wooden Robot Brewery has two crowd favorites for fall: Sweater Weather and Night Mayor. The English-style ESB Sweater Weather combines caramel and chocolate malt notes with fruity esters for the perfect fall-evening ale that has been back every year since Wooden Robot’s opening. The Night Mayor is a Baltic Porter brewed with roasted malts and local caramel leaving you with rich notes of caramel, chocolate and dark fruit.

Head to the Wooden Robot soon as these seasonal brews will only be available through the end of November.

Pepperbox Donuts – 1930 Camden Rd.

If you’re looking to satisfy your sweet tooth with fall-flavored donuts, Pepperbox Donuts is the place to be. With a frosting made of organic pumpkin puree and fall spices topped off with toasted pumpkin seeds for a salty crunch, the Pumpkin Spice Donut will have fall lovers craving both the PSL and the PSD.

Not a pumpkin spice fan? Don’t worry, the Apple Cider Glazed Twists will take care of your sweet tooth. Made from local apple cider infused with lemon, orange zest, cinnamon sticks and star anise, these braided twists are sure to hit the spot.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams – 1920 Camden Rd.

Chinese 5-Spice is the key to one of Jeni’s fall-flavored ice creams. With her grandmother’s pumpkin pie recipe in mind, the Pumpkin 5-Spice was created when founder Jeni Britton Bauer purchased heirloom pumpkins from the local market, then roasted and pureed them with honey, brown sugar, cream and Chinese 5-spice. Another flavor to put you in the holiday frame of mind is Sweet Potato with Torched Marshmallows. This ice cream is made from homemade marshmallows caramelized with blowtorches, cinnamon-scented sweet potatoes and nutmeg.

Want to get a head start on planning out your November ice cream stops? Put Jeni’s at the top of your list as it will roll out three new flavors in November: Cognac with Gingerbread, White Chocolate Peppermint and Boozy Eggnog.

Golden Cow Creamery – 170 W Summit Ave.

This fall, family-run Golden Cow Creamery is bringing out five fall-flavored ice creams that are sure to be best sellers: Pumpkin Spice, Mocha, Vietnamese Coffee Chip, Earl Grey and Maple Walnut Toffee. These made-from-scratch flavors are created in South End using real fruit and fresh spices.

Tupelo Honey– 1820 South Blvd.

If you are looking for something besides sweet treats or a drink, head to Tupelo Honey for the Caramelized Squash and Burrata Toast. Sorghum balsamic glaze and basil on rustic bread are part of what makes this a must-have before the end of the season. The toast is served with mixed greens, pumpernickel croutons and white balsamic vinaigrette.

If the whole family is looking for an outing in South End while getting a taste of fall, check out Your Guide to a Family-Friendly Day in South End for tips and tricks that will suit every age.

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