It’s that time of year again. All the pumpkin, cinnamon, apple, and dulce de leche goodies are back. Fall flavors are popping up all over Dallas, but they won’t be here long so prepare to make your rounds and try all of these dank new menu items.

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1. Cafe Brazil

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Alright, y’all… You SMU students know what I’m talking about. Cafe Brazil, the ultimate drunchie paradise, open 24/7 to appease your hangry stomach at the end of a long night. And what cures that midnight craving better than a hot stack of PUMPKIN pancakes? Nothing. The answer is nothing. While you’re at it, why not pair your pumpkin pancakes with more pumpkin (might as well). Their pumpkin latte is here for you.

2. Steel City Pops

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Okay, by now everyone should have heard about Steel City. If not, who are you and where have you been? Each of their 11 locations, both in Texas and Alabama, are serving up organic popsicles with flavor combinations that’ll change your life. This is a popsicle empire, people, and it won’t stop growing. It’s time to get excited, their fall flavors are here. All 13 of them. Yes, that’s right. 13 chances to fall in love, if you ask me. They’ve got your basic Pomegranate, Pumpkin, and Carrot Cake or, if you’re feeling adventurous, Maple Bacon and Bourbon, Smoked Fig with Cheese, and Bearded Tomatillo. Whichever floats your boat, man.

3. Berry Naked

This place is Steel City Pops with a healthy spin, if you’re into that. So, if you really like popsicles (like most of us do) you must try this place. Their fall flavors are more classic like Dulce de Leche, Apple Cinnamon, Vanilla Bean, and (duh) obviously Pumpkin. A guilt free, sweet treat that tastes as nice as this weather feels. Yes, please!

4. Sprinkles

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For those of you who’ve been checking your monthly Sprinkles calendar, you know what’s coming. It’s time for S’mores. Nothing compares to a graham cracker crust, marshmallow topped, heaven infused cupcake. But make sure not to overlook the Caramel Apple. You’ll fall in love with the bits of granny smith apple baked into that spiced apple cake. Take advantage of the dozen cupcake box. Just do it. It’s seasonal so it’s fine.

5. Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie


For those sophisticated folks who like macarons and mousse, you’ve hit the jackpot. Grab yourself some Caramel Apple and Pumpkin Spice macarons along with an Apple Hazelnut tart to satisfy your fall cravings. For the sake of saying you’ve been to a French Pâtisserie in Dallas, you’ve gotta stop by. You won’t be sorry.

6. Hypnotic Donuts

Attention everyone. Seasonal doughnuts have arrived. If you’ve ever experienced the joy of biting into a Hypnotic Donut, you know that this is a big deal. Not only can you devour their classic and signature doughnuts, you’ve got these to choose from: Cranberry-Orange, Gingerbread with Molasses icing, and Sweet Potato fritter with Toasted Marshmallow icing. Now… If your mouth isn’t watering like mine is, then we need to talk.


1. Penne Pomodoro


For all you pasta lovers out there, I have a little secret for you: the perfect combo of all things Italian and all things fall. I present to you, the Pumpkin Ravioli. Drenched in tomato fondue, brown butter, and sage. There is nothing better. Trust me, these raviolis are stuffed with pure GOLD.

2. Americano

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This gem is located in The Joule hotel. Americano is a newly opened Italian restaurant serving up some of the best pizza and pasta in Dallas. Prepare to be amazed. This pizza is pumpkin-infused. Made with ricotta cheese, San Marzano tomatoes, mozzeralla, lemon, and topped with pumpkin blossoms. Who knew pizza could be so seasonal?

3. Torchy’s Tacos


Behold: The Scarecrow. Torchy’s seasonal new taco is everything you ever dreamed of. If a pumpkin and a taco fell in love, this is the result. Full of pumpkin seed breaded chicken tenders, poblano peppers, carros, queso fresco, cilantro, and Chipotle Ranch, your mouth will be overflowing with flavor. This taco is a must.

4. Hopdoddy Burger Bar

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They have pumpkin pizza, why not make a pumpkin burger, right? Covering all the bases here, go D-Town. The special Great Kabocha burger is absolutely smothered in spicy pumpkin butter to make your tastebuds holla. Spicy, pumpkin, burger. What more do you need?

5. True Food Kitchen


If you’re not feeling the whole pumpkin thing, go for some butternut squash. True Food Kitchen does a great job tailoring their menu to the changing seasons. Their fall items include a new pizza, salad, appetizer, and entree item. If you’re feeling healthy and hungry, throw on a sweater and hit this place up.

Enjoy, friends.

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