A few weeks ago we finally made it to the official first day of fall and not too long after that the weather started to get chilly at least in the mornings. It’s safe to say that fall is well underway, which means so are all things pumpkin, apple, cinnamon, and spice.
My husband is ALL into everything “fall” flavored and over the years he’s definitely made me a convert. Isn’t it funny how cooler temps and autumn flavors meld together so well? So I did some research and tried to compile a list of places where you can get your pumpkin spice fix this year. Have fun down this roller coaster of YUM!
We visited Southern Belle over the summer and picked peaches. It was such an enjoyable experience but by far my favorite part was the market! They have so many treats that you can take home and the strawberry slush & ice cream was the yummiest thing ever! This fall they’re offering apple cider donuts, caramel apples, fried apple pie, and so much more. Don’t forget to stay for their “fall on the farm” activities as well. Great place with friendly staff.
This is the cutest little coffee shop in downtown Newnan and definitely worth making a trip! Their fall-inspired lineup includes a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice chai, pumpkin white mocha, and a caramel pumpkin macchiato. How could you not stop by?
We first discovered this little spot over the summer (and in the midst of “pandemic depression”) and let me just warn you: if you care about your sugar intake just skip to the next option. Still with me? Ok, great! The cinnamon rolls here will make you roll your eyes in delicious disgust EVERY. TIME. They have a pumpkin spice roll which you need in your life as well as a caramel apple pie option! They have 3 Atlanta area locations AND they were featured on Shark Tank which is always cool.
Even if you don’t love pie you will fall in love with this local couple’s story. I don’t know them but just looking at their website and their adorable cafe makes me want to watch them on HGTV. They have come up with the sweetest concept for serving pie! You can get it by the slice, as a whole pie, and served “all the way” with ice cream. Some of their fall pies include Pumpkin Praline, Brown Sugar Chess Pie, and of course Apple Streusel! They have a location in downtown Woodstock and at Marietta Square.
Everyone’s a short drive to Marietta right? Marietta Coffee Company has some delicious pumpkin muffins that can be paired with toasted marshmallows, pumpkin spice, or caramel apple butter-flavored lattes!
Caribou Coffee has so many delicious pumpkin coffee options it’s almost too hard to choose! I’m not even going to list them all but just know you need one. They also have their signature Apple Blast beverages as well as a maple waffle breakfast sandwich…all that’s missing is a side of autumn-colored leaves! It looks like they have a few locations that may be temporarily closed so make sure to double-check before you go.
Y’all if you’re from Louisiana I interrupt our regular programming to shout from the hills that ATLANTA HAS A PJ’S COFFEE! I’ve literally never seen one outside of Louisiana but apparently, they’re branching out and there’s one right here in the Atlanta Area. Their seasonal fall options include a Pumpkin Latte, Pumpkin Sweet Cold Foam, S’mores Velvet Ice, and a Pumpkin Blondie. It’s right down the road from the Avalon so a great start to an outdoor shopping day. I’m just sayin’!
We all love a good S’Bux and there is literally one on every corner so if you’re feeling like you need a fix but don’t want to search one out look no further. I’m sure there are some amazing (and a little complicated) drink combinations out there but how could you go wrong with a Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew and a Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffin? And don’t forget the pumpkin scone for a mid-morning snack!
I have to confess that for the past like 9 years of my life I kinda forgot about World Market. It used to be my go-to for all of my random foodie finds because ya girl is “that” person that buys all the random and weird snacks. I’m just always down to try something new or different so when a friend reminded me about World Market we had to go! If you need a fix, want to try something new, or you’re going to be hosting this fall you need to visit too. There’s pumpkin-flavored coffee, snacks, and bake mixes. You won’t be disappointed and I’m sorry in advance for all of the money you spend on the things you don’t need there. Become a member to save some extra “dolla dolla bills y’all”!
Now we all KNOW TJ’s has the pumpkin hook up. But this is just a reminder that if you haven’t made a trip yet and you want to have some fall flavors around the house run don’t walk! Honestly, if you’re feeling like you’re not ready for fall just walking into Trader Joe’s will hype you up! Nothing wrong with heading there for just a little inspiration.
This has been fun! I hope you get to try some of these yummies before the season is up. Lots of places with fall-related activities also have goodies so don’t forget to check out our ultimate fall guide for all things fall in Atlanta.
Do you have a favorite local spot to add to the list? Don’t forget to share it in the comments so we can spread the love!