14 Things You Need to Eat and Drink This Fall on Long Island

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Lobster rolls are nice and all, but summer eats have nothing on autumn treats. Apple cider doughnuts, cheese pumpkin, bowls of chili—fall is everything delicious. Here’s what to put on your fall eating and drinking bucket list.

1. When those Indian Summer days hit, cool down with a cone of pumpkin ice cream at Magic Fountain.

2. Is there anything better than a hot bowl of chili on a cold autumn night? We think not. Make this Smoky Slow Cooker Chili.

Photo courtesy of Hampton Coffee Company

3. If you’re going to have a PSL it better be from Hampton Coffee Company which uses real pumpkin in their seasonal lattés. 

4. Take the ferry to New London, CT and spend a day (or two) eating your way through Mystic.

5. Gather your squad for a race through Fairview Farm at Mecox’s corn maze. Winner gets first dibs on a bag of the farm’s popped to order popcorn.

Photo courtesy of Greenport Harbor Brewery

6. Pumpkin pie in a glass? Yes, please. Snag a bottle of Leaf Pile Ale  at Greenport Harbor Brewery. 

7. Pick up Roxbury Russets or Newtown Pippins, some of America’s oldest apple cultivars, at Restoration Farm.

8. Warm your bones when the temperature inevitably dips with some comfort barbecue.

Photo courtesy of Lieb Cellars

9. Sip the dry sparkling cider from Lieb Cellars. It’s basically fall in glass.

10. Make it a pizza night. Fall brings the return of Nick & Toni’s woodfired pizzas. 

11. Head upstate for clean Rieslings, otherworldy barbecue, farmers markets that rival supermarkets and a vegan’s paradise.

Photo by Ethan Corn

12. There’s no such thing as too many apple cider doughnuts. Treat yourself to small, moist cider doughnuts at Wickham’s Fruit Farm, cakey ones at The Milk Pail or one of these other Long Island favorite spots.

13. Brunch is always a good idea, especially when it’s at Love Lane Kitchen.

14. Your Instagram feed is missing pumpkins. Pick up a Long Island Cheese Pumpkin and then make Josephine Columbus Ettlinger’s Long Island Cheese Pumpkin Pie