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Friday, September 29, 2017

Fall Flavors around Btown

Categories: Wine & Culinary, Family Fun, Indiana University

Fall flavors are taking over our favorite local restaurants and shops and giving a certain PSL a run for its money. We've done the hard work for you so you can get your fix this fall. Be on the lookout for these seasonal specialties in Bloomington. If we missed any let us know!

Baked Goods & Desserts


  • Village Deli: Made from scratch pumpkin pancakes, made with Dillman Farm’s pumpkin butter
  • Blu Boy: Apple Cinnamon Blondies, Pumpkin Spice Chai, and Pumpkin Bread Pudding with brandy sauce 
  • Rainbow Bakery: Apple Cider Donuts and Pumpkin Donuts 
  • Bloomington Bagel Company: Pumpkin bagels/smear, pumpkin muffins, hand-iced pumpkin sugar cookies, and Musgrave Orchard Apple Cider 
  • Hartzell’s Ice Cream: In-house dipped caramel apples and seasonal ice cream flavors - Butter Pecan, Ceylon Cinnamon, and Pumpkin Pie 
  • Joan’s Caramels: Apple cider caramels
  • Cup & Kettle Tea: Pumpkin Spice scones


Coffee, Wine & Beer



cup and kettle


Savory Dishes

  • Laughing Planet: Autumn Curry Quesadilla packed with black beans, sweet potato, cheese, kale, and their special peanut curry sauce
  • Uptown Cafe: A hearty Pot Roast 




Emily Hines

Emily Hines

Emily Hines is a Bloomington transplant by way of St. Simons Island, Georgia and is the digital content Coordinator for Visit Bloomington. When she's not blogging or grammin' you can find her hiking in the Hoosier National Forest with her husband and two black labs or enjoying a craft beer and slice of pizza in town.