Embracing Fall – Pumpkin Bread to Foliage

Some consider the return of the Pumpkin Spice Latte to signal the start of Fall. For others, it’s the changing leaves and cooler temperatures. But, there are a few things that even city dwellers have to embrace to make the most of the season.

1. Pumpkins: Whether you eat them, drink them, or pick and carve them, pumpkins are a fall must. One of my all-time favorite things to bake is pumpkin bread with chocolate chips. If you’re a fan of flavorful beer, you’re in luck. Bon Apetit tasted 11 pumpkin beers from the NYC area and picked their favorites.


2. Apples: Fall is the wonderful time of year when apples are crisp and fresh. If you live near an orchard, apple picking is something you should definitely experience at least once in your life. (FYI: this orchard is Metro-North accessible!) Also keep an eye out for apple cider, warm, cold and spiked.

3. Foliage: Believe it or not, there are more than 1,700 parks in New York City! Take an hour or an afternoon and go commune with nature…or at least admire the leaves. As someone who grew up in New England, I have a particular affinity for fall color changes, but even if it’s not your thing, it’s definitely nice to step away from the busy streets for just a little bit.

What do you do to enjoy fall in the city? Would love to hear more suggestions in the comments!


By Samantha Tananbaum



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  • Reply October 3, 2013

    Katrina Manning

    All of your suggestions, mingled with the crisp air, and upcoming holidays make fall just wonderful.

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