The air is crisp, the leaves are beginning to change color, and your cravings for pumpkin spice and apple pie are kicking in. Not to worry, Lebanon County has numerous restaurants and shops that will surely satisfy all of your fall food and beverage cravings. From breakfast to dessert, there is something for everyone on this list….even the pumpkin spice haters.
#1. Pumpkin Pie Cheesecake Crepe
At Ancestor Coffeehouse and Creperie, you can eat dessert for breakfast. The pumpkin pie cheesecake crepe is as delicious as it sounds. This light crepe pancake is filled with a sweet pumpkin cream cheese and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon to create the perfect fall breakfast. And if that’s not enough of a seasonal taste for you, pair your crepe with a delicious drink like the Caramel Cider Chai.
#2. Pumpkin Frappe
If you’re more of a ‘coffee for breakfast’ kind of person, Wrinkle & Boon is the perfect spot for you. Their pumpkin frappe is a smooth, creamy and frozen version of a pumpkin pie. This frappe isn’t the only seasonal feature that you can get this month. Try out their apple butter latte, hot spiced apple cider, or a pumpkin spice latte made with in house syrup. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong.
#3. Fiesta Chicken Salad Wrap & Soup
Not only can you get a pumpkin spice latte at The Sugar Shaker Cafe, but they also serve lunch! The fiesta chicken salad on a jalapeno wrap includes seasoned grilled chicken, roasted corn mix, Monterey jack cheese, avocado, tortilla strips, and their house made Southwest Ranch dressing which will give you the mid-day boost you need. Pair this scrumptious wrap with a nice warm cup of cream of asparagus soup or one of their weekly features!
#4. Apple Compote Burger
This apple compote burger is a savory meal that you don’t want to miss at Mt. Gretna Craft Brewery. The house made beef patty is topped with melted cheddar cheese, crispy bacon, and delicious slices of apple. Not only will this burger leave you feeling full and happy, but it will satisfy your fall cravings.
#5. The Hessian Mercenary
Why not drink your dessert? This fall beverage is a fun twist on a local classic. Rotunda Brewing Company’s Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Ale has a subtle pumpkin spice taste that reflects that of the delicious Dutch dessert. You can purchase this fall beverage at The Batdorf Restaurant or inside the brewery right next door.
#6. Caramel Apple Pie Parfait
If you would rather eat your dessert, head to the Quentin Tavern for a delicious caramel apple pie parfait. This deconstructed pie resembles the traditional fall pastry, and is simply to die for. Made up of homemade apple pie filling, Philadelphia cream cheese batter, crumb topping, and finished with a caramel drizzle, this fall dessert is a must-have. So, grab a spoon and enjoy!
#7. Pumpkin Pie Rolled Ice Cream
Zala’s Rolled Ice Cream is a fairly new business in downtown Lebanon! If you’re looking for a pumpkin dessert, this is the perfect pitstop. Their pumpkin pie rolled ice cream is a treat that everyone in the family will love. The pumpkin ice cream is topped with a piece of pumpkin pie, and of course, whipped cream. Not only will you get a tasty dessert when you stop here, but you can watch your rolled ice cream being made on a cold slab!
There are so many amazing fall-themed foods for you to try in the Lebanon Valley! From breakfast to dessert, there is something for everyone. With so many options to choose from, what will YOU try first?