With the start of October underway, you may be getting the craving for some of your favorite fall foods. With apples and pumpkins in season, now is one of the best times of year to chow down on fresh fall-inspired dishes. At home you may be limited to only pumpkin spice lattes…but in Gatlinburg there’s much more in store!
From hearty, belly-warming dinners to delectable desserts, these are five of our favorite fall foods in the Smoky Mountains. If you’re heading to the Smoky Mountains to check out the leaves, it’s practically obligatory that you try out a few of these foods. We promise you won’t be disappointed!
Hot Apple Cider
If you’re in the mood for an indulgent treat, head over to the Rocky Top Cinnamon Roll Company on the Gatlinburg Parkway. You won’t miss their seasonal display of scarecrows and fall wreaths outside their door! The Cinnamon Roll Company is serving up cups of hot apple cider along with their famous cakes and huge cinnamon rolls – we suggest the monkey bread to accompany your cup of cider!
Baked Apple Pancakes
Are you in the mood for something uniquely Gatlinburg? Visit Atrium Pancakes and chow down on their world-famous Baked Apple Pancake, which has been featured in “Taste of Home” magazine and on Food Network! All homemade, oven baked with fresh apples and brown sugar, this treat is great any time of year but serves delightfully well as a fall food.
Everyone loves a great bowl of chili…but have you ever enjoyed it out of a freshly baked bread bowl? Blaine’s Bar and Grill in Gatlinburg has been doing it right, serving up their red eye chili in a warm bread bowl topped with cheese and chives. Sure to warm you up on a chilly fall day, this stick-to-your-ribs meal is one your whole family will enjoy.
Gatlinburg is filled with many candy stores, most of which offer seasonal fudge selections that will wow your taste buds! Stop by and try out a seasonal flavor called pumpkin fudge. This decadent dessert is made with white chocolate, pumpkin, and typical pumpkin pie spices, such as nutmeg, cinnamon and cloves. The pumpkin fudge is so good that you’ll want to make sure you take some home for later!