Besides crisper air, brightly colored leaves, and knee-high boots, one of our favorite parts about fall is definitely the food. As soon as September rolls around, it seems like everything—from buttery baked goods to frothy coffee drinks—gets infused with pumpkin, cinnamon, and spices. To help you satisfy your sweet tooth, Haute Living has scoured the city the best fall-themed desserts.
Dominique Ansel Bakery
189 Spring Street
Nothing signals fall more than juicy, sweet apples. No time to leave the city and go apple picking? Head down to the Soho staple, Dominique Ansel, and order the famous Apple Tart Tatin—a decadent fusion of caramelized gala apples and salted butter cookies.
167 West 74th Street
Maybe it’s the myriad of spices or fresh pumpkin puree, but for some reason ginger bread makes us feel all warm and fuzzy inside. For a gourmet version of this seasonal favorite, head to Levain Bakery for a slice of their Pumpkin Ginger Spice Bread. It’s the perfect treat to enjoy morning, noon, or night.
80 Spring Street
Bread pudding is the ultimate comfort food when the temperature drops, and when it’s doused with butterscotch sauce and maple walnut ice cream, well, even better. For a little pick me up on a rainy day, stop by celebrity hotspot Balthazar for a taste of Warm Vanilla Bread Pudding.
338 East 11th Street
New Yorkers with a gluten intolerance don’t have to settle for mediocre desserts any longer thanks to Tu-Lu Bakery. Every cookie, pastry, cupcake and more is completely gluten-free, but you’d never know by the taste. For a tried and true fall favorite that is the perfect mix of sweet and spicy, order the Gingersnap Cookies.