It really isn’t fall without the aromas of cinnamon in the air and a pumpkin spice flavour takeover. Nothing pairs better with sweater weather than freshly baked cinnamon buns, buttery apple crumble tarts, and the sweetness of pumpkin spice anything.
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Luckily sweaters help conceal the extra pounds of comforting yourself from the cold you’re about to gain with these next-level seasonal treats.
Here are 13 must-try fall treats.
Back again this year are their single-serving pecan tarts along with mini and full size pumpkin pies available starting October 2. Their fall favourite, zucchini pecan loaf, is coated in a butter sugar glaze and made with toasted pecans, cinnamon, and baked zucchini (which actually counts as eating your vegetables).
Fact: The cooler weather means your gelato won’t melt outside. It may have a chill to it but since sweater season is in full force you’ll find comfort in the creaminess of their pumpkin pie, london fog, cinnamon and honey, hazelnut latte, apple crisp, chai cheesecake, dark chocolate blacksmith (made with Blacksmith beer), and Sicilian pistachio fall gelato flavours.
Address: 221 19 Street SE
3. Heart Bakers
Truffles, tarts, cookies, and shortbread – oh my. Tuck into all of the fall flavours with this autumn sampler that includes a rich white chocolate pumpkin spice truffle, buttery pecan tart, apple pie cookie, and a heartcore decadent chocolate hazelnut shortbread square.
Launching on September 25th, this next-level hot chocolate selection is what you need in your life this fall. With mug rims garnished and decked out with treats like the Churromania’s heart shaped churro, The Bomb’s glazed doughnut, and Ferraro balls on The Tasty Balls, you’ll never want to dip plain cookies in milk again.
Address: 625 11 Avenue SW
Your heart will crumble right into this two-bite treat. Miniature in size but grand in gooey apple flavour, the apple spice crumble tarts might as well be personally portioned by the batch because you can’t have just a couple of bites worth. You can call to order other fall flavours like caramel apple cheesecake tortes and cupcake flavours like chai, maple stout, or pumpkin.
Address: 536 42 Avenue SE
Offering maple, pumpkin spice, and white chocolate chai latte flavours, Ollia will have you falling for all of their sweet seasonal macarons. Only available until the end of October.
Address: 810C 16 Avenue SW
Put on your fall toque and grab a cone stacked with scoops of this creamy sweet potato ice cream that’s packed with gooey burnt marshmallow. It’s pretty much a stellar and frozen version of candied yams.
Address: 121 1013 17 Avenue SW
8. The Coup
This sweet maple graham Woodlands cake is blanketed with layers of salted dark chocolate ganache and topped with toasted house marshmallow, smoked walnuts, and birch caramel sap. Served by the slice at the restaurant or whole by ordering it in advance by phone.
Address: 924 17 Avenue SW
This is not your grab-and-go brown bag doughnut. Served warm, this signature Starbelly doughnut sits in a pool of salted caramel sauce and is dripping with Made by Marcus’s bourbon vanilla ice cream. Spoon required.
Address: 220 – 19489 Seton Cr SE
10. The Guild
It’s a classic crowdpleaser but this spiced dense carrot cake has the perfect texture making it a standout dessert served at the restaurant located along in the historic Hudson’s Bay building on Stephen Avenue. Packed with walnuts, topped with thick cream cheese icing and served with a scoop of creamy vanilla ice cream, you’ll be wishing it was a bottomless plate.
Address: 2008 Avenue SW
11. Pie Junkie
Spicy, sweet, and so chocolatey their decadent Mexican dark chocolate ganache pie is pretty much a flawlessly spiced, sliced fudge hugging you from the inside out. Place your order by phone based on the convenience of their locations to order their seasonal sweet pies including blueberry nectarine, salted honey, pumpkin pie, and pecan cranberry butter tarts.
Locations: Kensington, 1081 2 Avenue NW
12. Alforno Bakery
It’s like every time the fall wind blows, the trees whisper “cinnamon bunssss”. Cozy up at the bakery by getting your hands on these unbelievably soft and sticky cinnamon spiced buns.
Address: 222 7 Street SW
13. Cobs Bakery
Cobs has pumpkin-ified their menu and bakes up three kinds of pumpkin scones (making it acceptable to buy all three flavours for yourself). Made with real pumpkin and bake daily, they offer a pumpkin cranberry scone, pumpkin with cream cheese icing drizzled with caramel, and a plain Jane version coated in vanilla glaze. Spiced pumpkin tarts are also available. Get them at your local Cobs or order a batch by placing an order by phone.