Where to Find the Best Fall Foods in Minneapolis

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 Halloween candy. From cozy comfort foods to sweet treats, here are our favorite fall menu items in Minneapolis.

Glam Doll Donuts

Pumpkin Pancakes from The Freehouse

A seasonal breakfast done right. Fluffy pumpkin pancakes with a pecan topping and whipped cream (and don't forget the maple syrup). Enjoy brunch on their tree covered patio and enjoy the fall foliage. 

"Fun-Sized" Ice Cream from Milkjam Creamery

In need of your Halloween candy fix? Check out Milkjam's "Fun-Sized" - sea salt ice cream with Halloween candies. We're also excited for their caramel apple sorbet, butterbeer ice cream, and Death By Chocula (chocolate monster cereal ice cream with chocolate marshmallows).

Butternut Squash Pizza from Pizza Luce

Squash on a pizza? Don't squash it til you try it. This one from Pizza Luce is topped with white sauce, fresh garlic, crushed red chilis, parmesan and provolone, dollops of coconut infused butternut squash, and applewood smoked bacon. 

The Savory Waffle from Birchwood Cafe

The seasonal savory waffle from Birchwood Cafe is one of our favorite brunch items in town. Egg and bacon on a waffle? With maple syrup? We were skeptical at first too. But somehow the flavors just work with this sweet and savory masterpiece. Their fall version includes a pumpkin, parmesan, and scallion waffle topped with autumn fruit compote, brown sugar sage butter, a sunny egg, thick cut bacon, and powdered sugar.

Pumpkin Chai Donut from Glam Doll Donuts

Glam Doll is the place to go for creative donut concoctions, and their fall specials are no different. The pumpkin chai donut is what really caught our eye. A pumpkin filled donut with chai buttercream and a pumpkin crunch topping. They also have a caramel apple fritter that looks as good as it sounds.

"Chaider" from Five Watt Coffee

Five Watt isn't your typical coffee shop. Sure they have the basics, but their specialty is their cocktail-like coffee creations. They use bitters, housemade syrups, and unlikely combinations to create truly unique coffee drinks. You've had chai. You've had cider. But have you ever had both? Try Five Watt's "Chaider" - organic apple cider, chai spices, and vanilla. You won't be disappointed. 

Mulled Apple Cider Cake Doughnut from Bogart's

Bogart's is known for their staple doughnuts, especially the brown butter glazed brioche that has people waiting in line every Saturday morning. But their seasonal doughnuts are not to be missed. One of our favorites? The Mulled Apple Cider Cake Doughnut. Apple cider, spices, and a hint of orange zest make this simple yet delectable doughnut one of our favorite fall treats. You'll also find a pumpkin cake doughnut with salted pepitas, if that's more your style. 

Sweet Potato Risotto from Barbette

Barbette has a few fall-themed dishes on their menu and it was hard to decide on a favorite. The Miso Butternut Squash Wild Rice Bowl and Stuffed Grilled Cheese were both contenders. But what really struck us was the sweet potato risotto. With spinach, garlic, and sage parmigiano reggiano, we couldn't pass it up. Plus, sweet potatoes are such an underrated fall staple, don't you think? 

Cinnamon Apple Roll from Hen House

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. 

Butternut Squash, Beet, and Lemon Pizza from Wrecktangle Pizza at North Loop Galley

Their "Community" pizza changes seasonally and uses fresh produce from the Minneapolis Farmers Market. Right now it features squash pureé, smoked beets, and zesty lemon. All profits from the sales of this pizza are donated to Food Share. Win win! 

Butternut squash soup with chai spice crumble from The Kenwood

Fall wouldn't be complete without a creamy bowl of butternut squash soup. We like this one from The Kenwood because of the chai spice crumble, crème fraiche, and pumpkinseed oil. They've taken a classic fall soup and made it feel fancy. We're into it.

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