As the weather starts to get cooler, cozy up with fall flavors featured at restaurants and eateries across Albany County! Whether you're looking for a sweet autumn treat or some fall-flavored brews, we've got you covered with this list of autumn-inspired menu items.
Start your day with one or one dozen autumn-inspired treats from Cider Belly Doughnuts. The apple cider-based sweet shop has updated their menu with a series of fall flavors. Try their Harvest Moon doughnut combining all the best fall flavors (apple, pumpkin, and cinnamon) into one delicious treat. For Pumpkin Spice enthusiasts, Cider Belly offers both a Pumpkin Spice Latte doughnut and a classic Pumpkin Spice doughnut. Pair your treat with a fall drink like their hot or iced honey chai latte.
New York State is lovely in fall, and the capital city's only New York State-themed pub is serving up this lovely fall breakfast item to match. Enjoy a Caramel Apple pancake brunch during September Sundays at the Excelsior Pub. The pub offers a seasonal pancake flavor each month during their all-day Sunday breakfast and rotating seasonal cocktails, so be sure to stop in during the fall months to see which autumn flavors the Excelsior Pub has in store.
This gluten-free, vegan bakery is offering up fall flavors from breakfast to dessert. Start your morning with their Maple Pecan granola, Apple Pecan Spice oatmeal or Cranberry Spice oatmeal. Have one of the shop's Apple Cinnamon bars for an afternoon snack and for dessert, indulge in their cookie of the month! For September, Sweet Eats is serving up an Apple Pear Crisp cookie. Don't forget to grab one of their hot chocolate mixes and enjoy a homemade cup of cocoa as the weather starts to get cooler this fall!
Whether you stop in for breakfast, lunch, or a quick pick-me-up, Stacks Espresso Bar is serving up autumn menu items that you are sure to fall for!
Cozy up with an order of one of cafe's fall beverages including the Apple of my Chai an apple, caramel chai latte, Curry Cocoa, a spicy hot chocolate made with curry seasonings, and the Fall Smash Cider, a twist to Stacks cold brewed Cranberry Pear Smash tea infused with a dash of spiced apple cider. Stacks is also stocked with pumpkin sauce to add a little bit of fall to your favorite coffee order. Don't forget to browse the espresso bar's food menu featuring bagels, flatbreads, and sandwiches made with fall staples like apple chutney and sweet potatoes.
Find cozy dishes at McGeary's Irish Pub like butternut squash bisque, homemade chili, or their pilgrim wrap. Pair your meal with one of the many fall flavors the pub has on tap. Sip on Dogfish Head Punkin Ale, Sam Adams Octoberfest, Shipyard Pumpkinhead Ale, or a local Nine Pin Signature Blend.
Have room for dessert? The award-winning ice cream and dessert shop Emack & Bolio's has made their menu fall-ready with the return of their pumpkin ice cream. But the autumn flavors don't stop there! Sip on a sweet treat with their pumpkin chai milkshake (pictured above) or perk up with the shop's iced or hot chai or dirty chai.
End a fall day at New York's first licensed farm cidery, Nine Pin Cider. Amongst their lineup of delicious, locally-sourced hard ciders, Nine Pin has updated their menu for autumn. Their staple fall cider Apple Pie-Secco is on tap in the tasting room and cans are available for sale. Relaxing this fall with this cozy drink combining flavors of apple, vanilla, and cinnamon is easy as pie.
Nine Pin's fall lineup also includes a seasonal cocktail menu featuring Apple of My Pie and Chai Pear Fizz both made with Apple Pie-Secco cider, a Pumpkin Spice Mule, and The Smashing Apples cocktail. Pair your drink with one of the cidery's seasonal charcuterie boards or cheese plates.