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8 fall treats to try in Harlem and beyond

Updated: Oct 29, 2020

Tidal Tea's fall lineup includes its new pumpkin milk tea (right). Photo: Tidal Tea

With sweater weather officially here, your favorite fall flavors—everything from pumpkin spice to apple cider—are starting to show up on menus around the neighborhood.

Here are 8 autumnal treats you'll definitely want to try:

East Harlem 177 E 100th St between Third and Lexington Aves

Decadent Belgian mousse is the specialty at this dessert shop that opened in February, and flavors run the gamut from traditional to modern—yes, there's a brand new pumpkin spice flavor.

East Harlem 129 E 102nd St and Lexington Ave

Skip the coffee chains and head to this shop owned by a young French couple now serving up pumpkin spice lattes, salted caramel mocha, and more.

Central Harlem 184 Lenox Ave between W 119th and W 120th Sts

Leave it to this family-owned ice cream shop known for its for creative scoops to go all out with its autumnal flavors, including spiced apple cider sorbet (with vegan caramel swirl), candied yams, and bourbon pecan.

Morningside Heights 3155 Broadway between La Salle St and Tiemann Pl

This cafe-by-day, bar-by-night always puts a fun twist on its cocktails, and its newest fall drink is no exception: the Craftsman Campfire combines cinnamon, apple, cacao and pecan house-infused bourbon over ice with an orange wedge.

Central Harlem 2292 Frederick Douglass Blvd between W 123rd and W 124th Sts

This luxurious bar's fall menu is just out—how about a Nelson's Blood, a mix of rum, amaro, blood orange, cinnamon and lime?

Central Harlem 34 W 126th St between Fifth and Lenox Aves

Follow this new Harlem coffee shop's IG feed to be notified which fall treat—like this recent kabocha (squash) and cranberry loaf—is just out of the oven.

Hamilton Heights 1520 Amsterdam Ave and 135th St

This year-old bubble tea shop opposite City College just debuted its fall lineup, and there's lots to choose from: pumpkin milk tea with bubbles, pumpkin slush, apple cider (hot or cold), and Thai milk—with an Oreo crust "for a Halloween look."

South Bronx 856 E 136th St between Walnut and Willow Aves

Pick up a 4-pack (or stop by the backyard, where there's also a mouthwatering food menu from Empanology) to sample the latest brews, including the Tattoed Pumpkin IPA and Urban Eden Apple & Honey Saison.

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