The air is crisp, the leaves are turning gold, and pumpkins have made their annual appearance on the stoops of Brooklyn. It’s harvest time, and we wanted to share a few of the seasonal treats we’re particularly excited about.
Allison and Matt of Bay Ridge’s Robicelli’s Cupcakes dropped a couple of cupcake bombs this week. Their new Butternut Spice cupcake is made with local squash from the Greene Harvest CSA. It features butternut squash cake with vanilla buttercream and candied spiced pumpkin seeds drizzled with butternut squash seed oil. They also introduced the brand-new Apple-Maple Crisp cupcake, made with apples they picked with their kids at Terhune Orchards on a little field trip to Princeton, NJ. The cupcake? Apple cake with vanilla buttercream, roasted apple butter and oat crisp drizzled with Vermont maple syrup. Don’t miss these – Allison and Matt deliver new flavors each week, so there’s no telling when you might have a chance at them again.
Blue Marble Ice Cream is getting into the fall groove by bringing back their Pumpkin and Maple flavors. We love the Maple, but it’s the Pumpkin that we can’t get out of our heads. Unbelievably creamy and rich with flavor, it tastes like a slice of grandma’s pumpkin pie with homemade whipped cream melting in your mouth … but better! And it’s all made with organic dairy from the Hudson Valley.
Anna Gordon of The Good Batch sells her classic Dutch Stroopwafels at Brooklyn Flea each weekend. Her seasonal delights include the Pumpkin Cream Pie stroopwafel – a soft pumpkin and spice stroopwafel with Maker’s Mark cream cheese filling, and her Apple Stroopwafel – a spiced wafel with New York state apple cider caramel filling.
The Red Hook Lobster Pound has brought back their Bisque. If you haven’t tried this rich and silky bisque, made with the freshest lobster you can find, do it. There’s no better way to warm your belly on a cool autumn afternoon.
Sixpoint’s Pumpkin Brewster is their typically original take on a new fall classic – the pumpkin beer. What we actually love about this Red Hook brew is that the pumpkin flavor is subtler than in many other pumpkin beers, and it’s well balanced with ginger and spice. Nice and crisp. We know this is on draft at Bierkraft today, and you’ll find it on taps throughout Brooklyn while it lasts.
Don’t wait to seek out these Brooklyn-made seasonal treats…they won’t be around for long. Let us know what seasonal gems you’ve been drooling over. We’ll add them to our list!