Fall Food Trends – bon appétit

Pumpkin spice and everything nice


Abby Kim

Starbucks vs Dunkin Donuts

The popular fall menus are back! Dunkin Donuts and Starbucks have released their fall menu with new drinks and food items. 

Dunkin Donuts released their new Apple Crisp Donut with their fall menu in mid-August. Starbucks released a new item, the Pumpkin Cream Cold Brew, with their fall menu later on in August. 

Freshman Carson Stewart prefers Starbucks over Dunkin. “My go-to order at Starbucks is a cake pop and a black iced tea.” 


Trader Joe’s 

Trader Joe’s brought back their fall foods and introduced a bigger selection than ever. 

Trader Joe’s brought back customer favorites such as Pumpkin Spice Granola Bark, Pumpkin Spice Waffles, and they introduced new items including Pumpkin Bread and Muffin Mix, Butternut Squash Mac and Cheese Bites, Maple & Sea Salt Kettle Corn. 


Crushcakes & Cafe 

Crushcakes & Cafe, a local, family-owned cafe, reintroduced their popular fall items. Their “Seasonal Specials,” include Pumpkin Spice Cupcake and Cake, Carrot Crush Cake, Lemon Berry Cake, Pumpkin Pie, Pecan Pie, and more. 

“I really enjoy going to Crush cakes and getting their Cookies n Cream cupcakes. While I have not tried their new fall items, I am excited to try them since they always have delicious food,” sophomore Keira Hay said.