Don’t look now, but fall is upon us in Austin! As the dog days of summer recede into the distance, along comes autumn, bringing with it football games and cooler temperatures – though in Texas, we can hardly guarantee the latter! But whatever weather fall brings, it always comes with one thing – delicious fall foods! Whether you’re craving a pumpkin spice latte or some butternut squash ravioli, we’ve got you covered!
Breakfast: Kerbey Lane Café
Various locations, Austin, TX
Two words: pumpkin pancakes. That’s right! Kerbey Lane Café has got you covered with the perfect breakfast just in time for season. Located at various locations throughout Austin, Kerbey Lane also has a variety of breakfast items on their 24 hour menu whether you’re in the mood for a Denver omelet or biscuits and gravy. Besides the pumpkin pancakes, we also recommend the gingerbread pancakes with apple cider!
Sweet Berry Farm
1801 FM1980, Marble Falls, TX 78654
Located a short drive outside of Austin in Marble Falls, Sweet Berry Farm is the go-to place to enjoy that famous fall rite – a visit to the pumpkin patch! Open every day but Wednesday, you can visit between the hours of 8:30 to 5:30 on Monday, Tuesday, and Thursday through Saturdays, and 11 to 5 on Sundays. Additional attractions include horse rides, face painting, hayrides, a corn maze, and music.
Lunch: Little Deli and Pizza
7101 Woodrow Ave, Austin, TX 78757
With thanksgiving just around the corner, we know you’re probably excited for the upcoming thanksgiving turkey feast. But why should “the other poultry” be a once-a-year treat? Owned by Jersey native Tony Villani, Austin’s Little Deli and Pizza offers a variety of specialty subs and classic pizzas, and make no mistake, they’re all excellent. It’s the Turkey and Mozzarella sandwich though is our recommendation for a perfect fall lunch, though!
Darrel K Royal Texas Memorial Stadium
405 E 23rd St, Austin, TX 78712
Even in a down season, you won’t want to miss the atmosphere of a live football game at one of the largest stadiums in the country. But if the ‘Horns aren’t playing when you’re in town, don’t worry! The University Athletics department provides tours of the 100,00 seat stadium so you can get the gameday experience any day of the week!
Dinner: Botticelli’s South Congress
1321 S Congress Ave, Austin, TX 78704
Consistently ranked among the top restaurants in the city, Botticelli’s South Congress offers a variety of authentic Italian options, from the classic to the original. But for a special fall treat, you’ll want to try the Ravioli di Zucca Gialla, better known as the butternut squash!