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Taste the Season: Our Guide to Fall Flavors Around Ann Arbor, MI

November 2, 2023

As we’re well into the fall season here in the Greater Ann Arbor, MI area, it’s not just the leaves, temperatures and air that have transformed—it’s also the delightful array of seasonal flavors and shared cravings across the entire city. From hearty dishes to comforting beverages, fall in Ann Arbor is a prime time to indulge in local culinary delights. At Norfolk Homes, we’ve been building top-quality new homes in Ann Arbor, MI for over three decades now—which means we know the best places to get your seasonal fix and indulge in the intriguing flavors of autumn. Read below as we explore the local fall flavors near our new home communities in Ann Arbor to ignite your taste buds and inspire your seasonal adventures.

Harvest-inspired menus

Throughout the entire Ann Arbor area, you’ll find an array of harvest-inspired eateries, cocktail bars and bustling restaurants with seasonal menus that perfectly capture the essence of fall. At The Last Word, indulge in soul-warming dishes and craft cocktails infused with seasonal spices, embodying the rich flavors of autumn. Meanwhile, Zingerman’s Roadhouse beckons with farm-to-table delights that incorporate seasonal flavors like apple and pumpkin, where each bite resonates with the freshness of Michigan’s harvest. 

Local breweries and cideries

This fall, raise a glass to the flavors of fall at Ann Arbor’s local breweries and cideries, including Jolly Pumpkin Artisan Ales in Dexter—which crafts exquisite pumpkin ales and fall-inspired flavors, celebrating the essence of the season in every sip. Alternatively, venture to the iconic Dexter Cider Mill for the true taste of Michigan, where freshly pressed apple cider and warm cinnamon donuts create a sensory symphony. 

Warm and cozy drinks

As the temperature drops, find solace in the fall flavors offered at Ann Arbor’s warm and cozy coffee houses. RoosRoast Coffee, with its inviting ambiance and rich, aromatic brews, welcomes you to linger over conversations with friends amongst salted caramel lattes and pumpkin pastries that are available throughout the fall months. In Jackson, stop by Jackson Coffee Co. for an incredible fall coffee menu, with unique options like honey harvest lattes, apple crisp lattes and pumpkin cold brews. 

Delicious fall desserts

Indulge your sweet tooth in Ann Arbor’s delectable fall desserts, including Baker’s Nook in Saline—which crafts pastries that are a true taste of fall in Michigan, with flavors bursting with cinnamon, apple and pumpkin. Additionally, Louie’s Bakery in Marshall offers an array of delectable baked goods that will satisfy your fall cravings—including pumpkin custard pies, pumpkin bread, pumpkin sugar cookies and more. 

Farmers’ markets and fall produce

If you’d rather select your own ingredients and cook a seasonal home-cooked meal in your chef-inspired Norfolk kitchen, head to any of the incredible farmer’s markets around our communities in Ann Arbor, selecting fresh pumpkins, apples and other seasonal produce. These ingredients serve as the foundation for creative autumn dishes, emphasizing the importance of supporting local farmers and enjoying the freshest flavors.

Embrace fall in Ann Arbor, MI with Norfolk Homes

As fall takes over the city, there's no better time to savor the diverse flavors of Ann Arbor. Here, amidst the aroma of freshly brewed coffee, the laughter shared over warm pastries, the fascination of seasonal menus and the hearty cheers in local breweries, you'll find a place to call home—a place where every season is a celebration.

Our commitment to this lively city runs deep, and as trusted homebuilders in Ann Arbor, we have been crafting beautiful new homes in Ann Arbor for families and individuals for decades. If you're ready to fall even deeper in love with Ann Arbor, explore our quick move-in homes tailored to your comfort and style. Let this fall be the season you start fresh in a new home that echoes the warmth and vibrancy of this remarkable city—browse through our quick move-in homes in Ann Arbor, Dexter, Chelsea, Saline, Marshall and Jackson to find the one for you, and feel free to give us a call today at (734) 336-1912 or contact us online for more information.

We moved over here from the other side of the state and used Norfolk to build our home. This is the 3rd home we have built. They are so awesome. Quality construction with exceptional service. They are with you from the beginning to the end. The staff is wonderful, very helpful and friendly. I would for sure use them again and again!!!