Fall is in the air and with it comes the aroma of all things Thanksgiving with just a hint of Christmas. The light desserts of the hot summer months can be passed over for more substantial treats with delicious seasonal offerings that are available at this time of year. Atlanta has some amazing restaurants and talented chefs that are all here to make your taste buds tingle.
3210 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
What’s more fall than pumpkins? This is a staple favorite as the weather starts to cool but there’s more to this versatile fruit than just pie. The pumpkin cheesecake at The Pie Shop has deservedly received rave reviews and is a delicious seasonal twist on a Thanksgiving favorite. Dessert options change weekly so check the website to stay up to date on the latest goodies available. One standout you can hopefully get your hands on is the sweet potato pie with brown sugar streusel. It doesn’t get much better than that.
234 Auburn Ave. N.E.
Atlanta, GA 30303
Sticking tothe theme of cheesecake, here’s another variation of the pie commonly found on the Thanksgiving table. To the uninitiated, a sweet potato is a strange inclusion for a sweet-based dessert, but the texture of this vegetable gives a unique creaminess to pies and cheesecakes. Sweet Auburn Bread Company has this vegetable refined to an art. Even if sweet potatoes aren’t typically your thing, give them another chance or you’ll be missing out on some great tastes.
1087 Green St.
Roswell, GA 30075
Pies from Greenwood’s Restaurant are locally famous for a variety of delicious fillings and handmade, melt-in-your-mouth crusts. Along with a staple menu that includes apple, cherry and pecan options, Greenwood’s offers a selection of seasonal varieties. Check with the restaurant before visiting for availability. Add a scoop or two of the homemade vanilla ice cream for a great combination. Pies are available by the slice or as a whole pie for carryout.
335 Nelson St.
Atlanta, GA 30313
Sweet Tooth’s Dessert Bar has turned dessert-making into an art. Whether dining in or carrying out, Sweet Tooth’s whole pies, cheesecakes, cupcakes and alcohol-infused cake shots – cup-tinis – are the perfect finale to any meal. For fall, Sweet Tooth’s offers a spicy pumpkin cupcake on the dessert bar, guaranteed to give you a real taste of the season.
500 Bishop St. N.W.,Suite F4
Atlanta, GA, 30318
HHDesserts offers a huge variety of after-dinner treats in addition to its custom cake-making service, but really, it’s the minis that catch the eye. Perfect for a seasonal party, be it Halloween, Thanksgiving or Christmas, these edible sculptures will have your guests talking for weeks afterwards. Not only do these treats look great, they taste even better. Heather Hurlbert, vision and driving force behind HHDesserts, appeared on “Top Chef: Just Desserts” and has a long string of accolades and accomplishments to her name. Check out her impressive resume on the website.
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Katy Light is an avid home cook. She loves nothing more than using home grown and harvested produce, milk from her own goats and naturally raised meat in her recipes. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.