By Michelle Reese
The temperatures have finally dropped, so it's time to embrace the season with fall flavors like the ubiquitous pumpkin spice as well as apple and cinnamon. Plus, you'll be looking for comfort food dishes such as soups, mac and cheese, pot pie and turkey. Here's a list of some Bucks County favorites to get your mind (and your belly!) thinking fall.
When you aren’t quite ready to give up summer, even while the leaves are starting to fall, treat yourself to some pumpkin spice ice cream at one of these locations.
Nina’s Waffles Ice Cream & Sweets in Newtown, New Hope Mechanic Street, New Hope Main Street, Peddler’s Village & Doylestown
Owowcow Creamery, Durham Road, Wrightstown and Durham Road, Ottsville
Nonno’s Italian Coffee Parlor, East State Street, Doylestown
The Market at DelVal, Lower State Road, Doylestown
Uncle Dave’s Ice Cream at Shady Brook Farm, Stony Hill Road, Yardley
Dairy DeLite, Woodbourne Road, Levittown
Tanner Brothers Dairy Farm, Ivyland
Richman’s Ice Cream, Bustleton Pike in Feasterville, Bristol Emilie Road in Levittown
When the fall finally gets underway, warm up at these local watering holes for some pumpkin beer or ale.
Bucks County Brewery, Pipersville
Triumph Brewing Co., Union Square, New Hope
McCoole’s Red Lion Brewery, South Main Street in Quakertown
Neshaminy Creek Brewing, Ray Avenue in Croydon
Besides the big chain coffee sellers, find your pumpkin spice lattes and other pumpkin treats at these coffee places when the fall winds really start to blow.
Pretty Bird Coffee, Main Street, Yardley
Karlton Café, West Broad Street, Quakertown
Someday Café and Roastery, Easton Road, Riegelsville
Radcliffe Café, Radcliffe Street, Bristol
Corner Bakery Café, West Road, Newtown
Delice Café, Bustleton Pike, Feasterville
Happening List Favorites
101 N. 5th Street, Perkasie
In honor of the season, Papa’s Cupcakes in Perkasie has been adding a ton of fall-inspired flavors to their rotating menu of delicious cupcakes, cakes and cookies. Some of the recent cupcake flavors include pumpkin pie, apple cider, sweet potato, chocolate pumpkin and fall pumpkin. All cupcakes have a filling and are made from scratch. Pumpkin rolls are another favorite that always sell out fast, so be sure to follow on Facebook to see when they’re available! Papa’s Cupcakes was our 2019 Happening List Winner for Best Cupcakes.
AK Preps & Bakery (Aussie's Kitchen)
389 W. Lincoln Highway, Penndel
Our Happening List Winner for Best Kept Secret, AK Preps & Bakery makes eating healthy easy and delicious by providing food that is perfectly proportion controlled and packed with taste. This fall, look for special offerings like pumpkin protein donuts! Order online through midnight Thursday for Sunday/Monday pick-up or Sunday delivery. Or, stop in during business hours for grab-and-go selections, healthy items and frozen yogurt.
606 2nd Street Pike, Southampton
Known for its incredible happy hour, Sunday brunch, live music and delicious pub fare, Steam Pub is Happening List Winner/Finalist in multiple categories. Check out the seasonal menu additions like the pumpkin pie martini; butternut squash soup; meatloaf with mashed potatoes and bacon roasted Brussels sprouts; and a coffee rubbed pork chop.
Caleb’s American Kitchen
5738 Route 202, Lahaska
Look forward to seasonal weekly specials on their “Friend of a Farmer” menus with dishes such as Pumpkin pancakes with pecan praline butter, creamy parsnip soup and caramelized apple crisp. Be sure to check out the Hot Chocolate of the Month. During the month of October, they’re offering a pumpkin pie spiced Ghiradelli Cocoa topped with a toasted marshmallow skewer, chocolate covered ginger snap, whipped cream and candy corn! Caleb’s is a 2019 Happening List Finalist for Best Breakfast.
Isaac Newton’s Bar and Restaurant
18 S. State Street, Newtown
Isaac Newton’s is our Happening List Winner for Kid-Friendly Restaurant, but the Newtown favorite doesn’t stop with great kid food. There’s really something for everyone. And for this time of year, we’d recommend going with something like the hand-carved turkey sandwich and hot soup (be sure to ask about the seasonal special!); mini mac and cheese pies; Shepherd’s pie; or flatbread with candied bacon, brie and poached pears.
45 Peddlers Way, Lahaska
Voted our 2019 Happening List Winner for Healthy Food, Moku-Bowls offers poke bowls (marinated seafood, meat or tofu over rice or zoodles with fresh fruit and vegetables, crunchy add-ons and sauces) as well as Sunshine bowls (acai, coconut, chia seed pudding or Greek yogurt with fruit, granola and other sweet toppings). During the month of October, you can pair your favorite bowl with a pumpkin smoothie. Everything is made with the freshest local ingredients.
Pretty Bird Coffee
7 S. Main Street, Yardley
Pretty Bird Coffee is offering an extra tasty, cozy monthly special for October: Spiced Maple Latte. The drink is made with organic Pennsylvania maple syrup, a generous shake of cinnamon, espresso, and your choice of any of their milk options. It’s available hot or iced. Pretty Bird was a Happening List Finalist for Best Coffee.
22 S. Main Street, Doylestown
HopsScotch22 is a cocktail bar and lounge that serves unique expertly crafted cocktails like this seasonal “beer-tail” made with pumpkin beer, spicy ginger, lemon, bourbon and cinnamon. The Doylestown spot is a 2019 Happening List Finalist for Specialty Cocktails.