There are perhaps hundreds of things that comprise a perfect New York autumn, but the food is maybe our favorite. To celebrate the season, we’ve rounded up a cornucopia of sweets, eats and boozy treats for your enjoyment. Get them while they last—fall in NYC doesn’t last forever.
By Cole Bilik & Michaela Rollings
The Maple Bourbon Walnut Cake
Blue Stove Bakery
415 Graham Avenue, Brooklyn
There’s no going wrong at Blue Stove, Williamsburg’s all local and homemade full-service bakery. The Maple Bourbon Walnut Cake is a crowd pleaser and is also completely acceptable to enjoy at a windowside table—the perfect vantage point to watch the fall foliage.
The Spiked Hot Chocolate
9 Great Jones St, Manhattan
A boozy version of the childhood classic, made with bourbon and Mast Brother’s chocolate
The Irish Coffee
The Dead Rabbit
30 Water St, Manhattan
For the coffee lover: A twist on your morning cup of joe, infused with Irish whiskey, Demerara sugar and nutmeg.
The Whoopie Pie
One Girl Cookies
33 Main Street, Brooklyn
One Girl Cookies puts a unique twist on their infamous whoopie pies, creating a perfect snack for a stroll by the East River.
The Raw Hot Cacao
Ken & Cook
19 Kenmare St, Manhattan
A completely raw hot chocolate made with cacao nibs.
The Pumpkin Ice Cream
Sundaes & Cones
95 E 10th Street, New York, NY, 10003
This cold treat bears a warm, savory flavor that will add festive magic to any crisp day.
The Hot Toddy
63 W 38th St, Manhattan
A classic cocktail made with rye, green tea, hot apple cider and a squeeze of lemon juice.