One of the best things about fall in Minneapolis? The food. Some of these flavors only make an appearance during this time of year, and we're taking advantage. Think pumpkin, apple, chai, squash, and even poached pears. From cozy comfort foods to sweet treats, here are our favorite fall menu items in Minneapolis.
Last updated on 9/29/23. This page will be updated as seasonal menu items are released.
Wild rice is native to Minnesota and is an important social and cultural component for Native American tribes and rural Minnesota communities. Minnesotans find a number of uses for the hearty grain - we put it in soups, in brats, in casseroles, and in our salads. Hazel's, a great neighborhood joint in Northeast Minneapolis, has found a way to make it work in gumbo. The wild rice gumbo at Hazel's offers Minnesota twist on this Creole favorite. Andouille, chicken, shrimp, and wild rice with just a little kick.
You will be happy with anything you order at ie, but be sure to give the fall menu a try. The pappardello is a classic, made with yam puree, whipped ricotta, honey, and sage. We like to eat family style here, so order up the dry rub beef short rib and the mushroom cappelletti (don't forget a side of the Calabrian cauliflower) to go with the pasta.
Fall wouldn't be complete without a creamy bowl of squash soup. We like this one from The Kenwood because of the crème fraiche, sage and walnuts. They've taken a classic fall soup and made it feel fancy. We're into it.
Getting you ready for Thanksgiving is this pulled Cajun turkey breast on top of lemon pepper green beans, grilled corn and mashed potatoes, garnished with old bay and parsley! Soul Bowl promises more fall flavors on their menu throughout the season, but their regular menu items are the perfect for anyone looking for a hearty, comforting meal.
Tender chicken breast, rich cremimi mushroom sauce, wild rice, diced celery, red onion, and topped with mozzarella and shaved parmesan on Pizza Luce's signature crust. Get it vegetarian with lemon pepper tofu instead of chicken, and make it vegan with vegan cheese.
Edwards Dessert Kitchen is one of the ultimate dessert destinations in Minneapolis. The menu is constantly changing and we're particularly excited about what's on deck for fall. The gorgeous Pumpkin Mousse Pie made from made of Pumpkin Pound cake, Toasted Pepitas, and Cinnamon Streusel almost looks too good to eat - but you should eat it. Trust us.
Glam Doll is the place to go for creative donut concoctions, and their fall specials are no different. The caramel apple cheesecake donut is what really caught our eye. A donut filled with vanilla cheesecake, vanilla icing, and baked apples. Pumpkin Spice Latte fans should try the pumpkin chai donut.
What's even better than a cinnamon roll? A cinnamon APPLE roll. A gooey cinnamon bun baked fresh daily, stuffed with baked apples and topped with a sweet glaze. Big enough to share, but once you take a bite you won't want to.
The wild ice cream creations at Bebe Zito are always fun and delicious and this fall season line-up doesn't disappoint. Our must-try is the Pumpkin Becky, a roasted pumpkin base with cafe miel sauce drizzled throughout, ginger molasses cookie dough chunks, topped with additional miel sauce and pecans. Other concoctions this year include Grand Theft Autumn, a sweet cream base with cinnamon apple crisp mix-ins, topped with homemade butterscotch.
As the season changes so does the menu, so lookout for more festive flavors announced on their Instagram page.
We love having access to waffles for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Black Coffee and Waffle Bar is serving up a buttermilk waffle which comes topped with baked cinnamon clove apples, house made granola, caramel, whipped cream, & a sprinkling of brown sugar. Yum!
It's pumpkin spice season...you either love it or you hate it. At Five Watt Coffee in Kingfield and Northeast Minneapolis, order their take on the classic pumpkin spice latte, made with real pumpkin puree and topped with whipped cream and cinnamon. If a PSL isn't your style, try their Chiander - a steamy chai with apple and vanilla.
The Get Down Coffee Co. is not just a coffee shop. It's a coffee company, roasting and selling its own coffee with a goal to build its own roasting facility in North Minneapolis within five years. Their staple drinks are top notch, and their seasonal beverages offer a different spin on the classic fall flavors. The Sweet Potato C.R.E.AM. Latte blends espresso, sweet potato flavors, and steamed milk and is topped off with pecans.
Another seasonal drink on our list to try: their Brown Sugar Banana Cream Latte and One in a Million Chai (think a chai tea latte but with tiramisu syrup, whipped cream, and crushed almonds).
Wild Grind Coffee uses sustainably and ethically sourced, high quality beans –– small batch roasted to perfection –– to create bold, new brews. This fall they've got three fall-themed sips on the menu. Try the Twilight Zone Latte which is flavored with house-infused rosemary and thyme pear simple syrup.
The staff at Third Space Cafe are self-proclaimed fall girlies, so their fall drink menu is extensive. It features six signature drinks, but we love the cranberry orange matcha. Whether your order it iced or hot, the matcha comes mixed with cranberry orange syrup and sweetened condensed milk. Can't choose a fall drink? Order a flight.