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Bautumns Up!

In Eat, November 2022 by Anna Beth AdcockLeave a Comment

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Find your fall food picks here… we’ve handpicked some local treats to taste this season. And trust us, they’re all super gourd.

Oh, hay! It’s officially autumn—aka time for pumpkin spice and everything nice to hit the shelves for the season. We rounded up a few fave fall food picks from North Carolina-based food products to emphasize the warm and fuzzy feels as the weather cools down. And you better beleaf you’ll wanna try them all. 

Poppy Handcrafted Popcorn

Pop off! This Asheville-based gourmet popcorn company is giving all the fall feels with its pumpkin spice, cinnamon bourbon pecan, Southern pecan pie and caramel apple popcorn flavors. Spice, spice baby.

Big Spoon Roasters

If you’re nuts for fall, try a jar of handcrafted nut butter from Durham’s Big Spoon Roasters. With a few fall flavors served all year (think chai spice and maple cinnamon) and some batches showing up only during autumn—we’re looking at you, apple pie spice!—each nut butter is created with care, craft and fresh local ingredients (like NC peanuts and honey!). … So you’d butter believe it’s delicious.

Chad’s Carolina Corn

If you really like corn (IYKYK), dig into a bag (or two) of Greensboro-based family-owned business Chad’s Carolina Corn, which infuses caramel corn with pumpkin pie spices—think cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice and cloves. “I can’t imagine a more beautiful thing!”

Yellow Dog Bread Co.

If you’re a smart cookie, hit up Yellow Dog for its delish fall cookies. And if you’re craving a seasonal spread, snag a homemade pumpkin butter. Whether you’re topping your toast or serving it alongside a gourmet charcuterie, consider your cool- weather culinary creations leveled up. So smooth.

Dewey’s Bakery

It’s the great pumpkin… cookies, Charlie Brown. Founded in downtown Winston-Salem in 1930, this bakery originally garnered attention for its thin and crisp Moravian cookies. Now over 90 years later, Dewey’s is still serving sweets nationwide—including pumpkin cookies of all kinds during the spooky season. Here we crumb

Sola Coffee Cafe 

The best pairing for Sola’s seasonal pumpkin honey latte or cinnamon plum cider? Pumpkin mini doughnuts or maple cinnamon scones, natch. Trust us, these sweet treats are
unbe-leaf-ably good.

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