It's fall, so bring on the pumpkin-flavored everything. Oh and the apple-flavored everything. And then mix those things with some spices and some chocolate and you've got a friend in me forever.
Oxford has a ton of places to explore for yummy fall flavors, from snacks like caramel apples to start-your-day-right coffee brews. For the age 21+ crowd, there are also pumpkin beers and ciders at several bars uptown.
Make your way through the list and get one of everything because why not? After the summer we've all had, we deserve to indulge.
Where: 107 E. Church St.
Open: Tues - Thurs 11 AM - 10 PM Fri - Sat 11 AM - 11 PM
This fall Church Street Social has several delicious selections of seasonal beer, ciders, and slushies. Try the Whole Hog Pumpkin Ale or the Sam Adams Octoberfest. Pro tip: A big soft pretzels with beer cheese pairs great! Something else you can enjoy on a chilly afternoon is their Build Your Own Grilled Cheese Menu, with a choice of soup!
They are also having special events each week, stop in and ask about them.
Where: 4000 Oxford Trenton Road
Open: Every day 9:30 AM - 6 PM
If you've taken a stroll through Butterfields Farm Market recently then you already know about their many fall flavors perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth.
We're talking pumpkin cookies and brownies, maple drops, caramel apples, and apple cider slushies. Or you can get their regular non-slushy apple cider, but to that we say: why not both?
Where: 325 S. College Ave.
When: Mon - Sunday, 11 AM - 10 PM
Gaslight Brewhouse always has a delicious, ever-changing Burger, Pizza, Drink and Shake of the Month. For October Burger of the month, it's an Oktoberfest brat smashburger! 6oz premium chuck burger cooked smash style and topped with bratwurst sausage, grilled sauerkraut, and melted havarti cheese. For dessert try out their Shake of the Month which is “Who you Gonna Call? (We all know the answer to that) It’s Vanilla ice cream blended with Mallow Cream, topped with whipped cream, mini marshmallows, and drizzled with “I’ve been slimed” sauce! Yes, please.
Where: 38 W. High St.
Open: M - Sat, 7:30 AM - 6 PM | Sun, 8 AM - 4 PM
Kofenya has no shortage of delicious treats. In addition to their "Walk in the woods" which is chai, espresso, and kahlua syrup, and pumpkin spice flavored drip coffee, they're selling pumpkin scones, maple pecan scones, and Chubby Bunny chocolate chip pumpkin donuts (vegan and gluten-free).
And it goes without saying but Pumpkin Spiced Lattes are also on the menu. In fact, get creative and add the pumpkin spice flavoring to any drink you want.
Where: 512 S. Locust St., #2129
Open: Mon- Sat 9 AM - 8 PM | Sun 10 AM - 6 PM
Moon Co-op is your one-stop shop for all things pumpkin this fall.
At Moon, you'll find Chubby Bunny pumpkin bars, pumpkin chocolate chip muffins, and chocolate pumpkin swirl brownies. Additionally, the Co-op has pie pumpkins (those little pumpkins perfect for decor or, you know, making a pie), both roasted and raw pumpkin seeds, pumpkin curry hummus, roasted pumpkin butter, and canned pumpkin perfect for baking and smoothies. They also have Downing Fruit Farm’s pumpkin butter and apple cider if you can’t make it to the Farmers Market (or need to get more because it’s now Wednesday and you enjoyed every last drop). Oh, and did we mention they have pumpkin beer for those 21+.
Where: 120 S. Locust St.
Open: Wed - Sunday 6 AM - noon.
Once again, the Oxford Doughnut Shoppe has a glazed pumpkin spiced donut that is literally the best thing to start your day with. If pumpkin's not quite your thing, the Doughnut Shoppe also has a maple frosted donut which feels like a fall flavor but has the benefit of being available all year!
Pro-tip: It's an understatement to say that the Oxford Doughnut Shoppe is popular so get there early before their made-fresh-daily donuts are all gone.
Where: 321 W. Spring St.
Open: Every day 2 - 10 PM
Your favorite soft serve place in town is serving several delicious seasonal flavors now through Oct. 13th: pumpkin, cheesecake, apple cider, cinnamon roll, and marshmallow.
Pro-tip: Get the swirl! Really treat yourself and swirl the pumpkin & cheesecake or the apple cider cinnamon roll and marshmallow.
Where: 11 W. High St.
When: Mon-Sun, 11 AM - 9 PM
Every fall Bodega brings back their much loved Roasted Pumpkin and Apple with Bacon soup! It's the perfect mix of sweet and savory and literally tastes like a big bowl of fall.
Bodega doesn't offer this soup every day but at least once a week in the fall. Keep an eye on their Instagram because they'll post it on their Specials Board when it's available!
Where: Oxford Coffee Company Website
Every fall Oxford Coffee Company brings back their Spooky Brew! It's the perfect mix of nutty and chocolaty Flavors and notes of seasonal spices. Another tastes like a big mug of fall.
Available until 11/1