Fall Flavors of North Carolina

Oct 14, 2023

North Carolina is a beautiful state with a lot of natural beauty and diversity. The fall season in North Carolina is particularly special, with beautiful fall foliage and a variety of fall flavors that are unique to the state. In this post, we'll explore some of the best fall flavors of North Carolina.

Pumpkin Spice

Pumpkin spice is a classic fall flavor that everyone loves. North Carolina has some of the best pumpkin spice treats, including pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin pie, and pumpkin spice cookies. There's nothing quite like the warm, comforting taste of pumpkin spice on a crisp fall day.

From pancakes to pasta pumpkin spice will most assuredly find its way to yoyr table even if you are avoiding gluten..   Chef Chuck has you covered. 

pumpkin spice

Apple Cider

Another classic fall flavor is apple cider. North Carolina has a variety of apple orchards that produce some of the best apple cider in the country. Whether you prefer your apple cider hot or cold, it's the perfect fall beverage to enjoy while taking in the beautiful fall foliage.

Apple Cider is not limited just to the beverage which is great on its own. This season, our clients have been enjoying Apple Cider French toast as well as Pancakes. Although we love our pumpkins..  we especially enjoy our apples which go great with Chef Chucks ground organic chicken spiced breakfast sausage. 

apple cider

Sweet Potatoes

Sweet potatoes are a staple of Southern cuisine, and North Carolina is no exception. During the fall season, sweet potatoes are used in a variety of dishes, including sweet potato pie, sweet potato casserole, and roasted sweet potatoes. If you're a fan of sweet potatoes, you'll love the fall flavors of North Carolina.

sweet potatoes


Barbecue is a year-round staple in North Carolina, but it's particularly popular during the fall season. Whether you prefer Eastern-style or Western-style barbecue, you'll find plenty of options in North Carolina. The smoky, savory flavor of barbecue is the perfect complement to the crisp fall air.


Hot Chocolate

When the weather starts to get chilly, there's nothing quite like a warm cup of hot chocolate. North Carolina has some of the best hot chocolate around, with plenty of local coffee shops and cafes serving up delicious, creamy hot chocolate during the fall season. We like to shave our own chocolate and mix it with various nut creams that we make and Autumn spices to create a one of a kind treat for our clients. 

hot chocolate

Acorn Squash

Acorn squash is a versatile fall vegetable that's perfect for roasting, baking, or sautéing. North Carolina has a variety of local farmers who grow acorn squash, so you can enjoy this delicious fall flavor while supporting local agriculture.

If you are one of the lucky clients who gets to try the Acorn Squash risotto.... yih will be begging for more on these cooler nights. Creamy, sweet, spicy and delicious it's a must on your weekly menu. You can also try this versatile ingredient roasted or sautéed in various pasta dishes and even gelato this season.

acorn squash


Pecans are a popular fall flavor in North Carolina, and for good reason. Whether you're snacking on roasted pecans or enjoying a slice of pecan pie, the rich, nutty flavor of pecans is the perfect complement to the fall season.

We crust everything from Mountain Trout to chicken, to salmon with this incredibly amazing nut during the autumn months. If you love sweets like Chef Chuck, you will love the sweet desserts that he creates with pecans as well.



Sorghum is a type of syrup that's made from the sorghum plant. It's a popular fall flavor in North Carolina, where it's often used as a sweetener in baked goods and other dishes. If you're looking for a unique fall flavor to try, be sure to check out sorghum.

Chef Chuck is really busy with Sorgum as a grain creating amazing whole dishes like his Autumn spiced Sorghum bowls with Spicy Ground Prganic Chicken and Apple Chutney. Of course Sorghum is used in place of corn syrup in all of his recipes for sweets too. 

Contact us today for more information about lining up a tasting and becoming one of our lucky clients that gets to try these grast seasonal ingredients for a limited time.

Cheers y'all