A Taste of Fall: The Best Seasonal Treats & Drinks in Boston
As New Englanders, one thing we embrace more than anything is the change of seasons. From warm humid summers to icy cold winters, we find excitement living in a place where each season brings about new experiences, fashion and flavors. As we approach daylight saving time on November 1st, fall is very much in full swing although it is a bit different this year. Luckily, we can still enjoy the colorful leaves, flannel button-ups, and pumpkin-flavored everything. If you’re just as excited as we are to satisfy those fall cravings, here are some of our favorite treats around Boston.
Red Apple Farm
For a taste of fall year-round, visit Red Apple Farm inside Boston Public Market. Their mini cider donuts, dumplings, and crisps will have you ordering by the dozen. Enjoy fresh-from-the-farm apples, pumpkins, gourds, Indian corn, and more, all without leaving Bulfinch Crossing. And watch your treats be made right in front of your eyes with their “donut robot” machine which aids in the production of freshly made donuts! Make sure you indulge in a cup of their 100% natural cider, perfect for washing down all their fall treats. Want a Red Apple-style adventure that extends beyond Boston? Visit their farm in Phillipston, MA, accessible via 1-93N, right down the street from The Sudbury. Enjoy the apple orchards, country store, brew barn, friendly farm animals, and more for a quintessential New England fall excursion. Remember this year to plan your activities in advance with social distancing in mind, and, when possible, embrace the outdoors to ensure even more safety.
Flour Bakery + Cafe
Flour Bakery and Cafe embodies their motto “make life sweeter, eat dessert first!” by offering tasty treats that truly add joy to your day. Headquartered in Boston with nine locations around the city, Flour Bakery is owned by award-winning chef couple Joanne Chang and Christopher Myers. Visiting the many Flour Bakery + Cafe locations is one of our favorite things to do in Boston. When it comes to placing an order at Flour Bakery, it’s hard to just settle on one treat. You can’t go wrong with their most popular pastry, the sticky bun. This treat is tastefully described as a “light and buttery brioche dough swirled with cinnamon sugar and pecan topped with caramelized honey and toasted pecan ‘goo’”. Demand is so high for the sticky bun that the bakery limits four per order! Their pumpkin bread or apple snacking spice cake are also strong contenders for delivering a fall flavor fix.
There’s something for everyone at Flour, including vegan friendly and gluten-free options. And for those looking for non-contact ways to treat yourself, they have you covered! Not only can you order delivery online from Flour, Chef Joanne Chang also has a baking series for those daring enough to make your own versions of her recipes!
Rowes Wharf Sea Grille
Take in the fall views on your next outing to the Rowes Wharf Sea Grille located at the Boston Harbor Hotel. For a limited time only, enjoy their Sunday Autumn Brunch, which combines the tastiest flavors of the season on one menu. Try their apple pie croissant, spicy monkey bread, and a stack of apple cider pancakes. On top of great food, this restaurant offers flavorful drinks like an autumn punch cocktail and a large array of seasonal teas. Their dining room is spacious which lends nicely to social distancing, and, weather pending, they offer outdoor dining as well.
With countless harvest-inspired delights to choose from, we hope you enjoy some of our tasty recommendations from our favorite spots around Boston and are able to retain your autumn traditions during these unprecedented times.