Fall in Omaha: Football games, changing leaves, shorter days. And pumpkin-flavored food. And pumpkin-flavored drinks.
I had a pumpkin spiced latte the other day from Scooters and I nearly whispered to it, “Where have you been all year?”
UPDATE: This post was updated in June 2020 to reflect the closure of Crane Coffee.
Here are some restaurants in Omaha and Council Bluffs that have my favorite fall foods (and drinks, yes please!):
Want to get on my good side? Buy me a six-pack of an imported Okotberfest beer. It’s my favorite and it’s only available in the fall. The corner of 36th and Farnam streets is Beer Corner USA, and this is is the place to find the biggest variety. You’ll find many on tap at Crescent Moon, Huber-Haus and Max & Joe’s, or you can head next door to Beertopia and buy some retail. You can join a few hundred of your closest friends and celebrate Oktoberfest and good beer this Friday and Saturday, actually.
Ditmars Orchard & Vineyard
You experience something transcendent when you dig into a slab of fried apple pie at Ditmars in Council Bluffs. I was pregnant when I first tried it, so it could have been the bump talking, but I was in heaven eating this utterly unhealthy treat.
Jones Bros. Cupcakes
Ah, the cupcake. So many flavors, so little time. I asked the good folks at Jones Bros. what their most popular fall flavor was and they couldn’t narrow it down. I don’t blame them, how can you pick from this list: Caramel Apples, Pumpkin Cheesecakes, Caramel Apple cupcakes, Smores Cupcakes, Pumpkin Pie cupcake…
They also make an assortment of hot drinks including Spicy Chai, Hot Chocolate Truffle, and Pumpkin Latte. I have a lot of sweet stuff on this list, so I’m also to note Jones Bros. has a few comfort foods that remind me of fall too, such as pumpkin soup and pot pies (for you traditional meat eaters, Stephanie at Jones Bros. pointed out they serve meatload sandwiches).
Discover many more ways to enjoy Fall in Omaha by visiting these other great local blogs!
Yellow Mango Life – The best places for a fall run and fall fun runs in Omaha
Coolest Mommy’s Coolest Thoughts – Incorporating Fall into your family activities … making memories during Fall
Liv, Laugh, Love – Apple Jack Festival
The Walking Tourists – Vala’s Pumpkin Patch offers fun for all ages
Family Fun in Omaha – FREE Fall Family Activities in Omaha
Bolton Carley’s Blog – What’s your favorite season? quiz
LPO Beauty – Changing Up Your Look for Fall