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These Autumnal Dishes Are Must-Tries Around the Main Line and Western Suburbs

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As fall touches down in the region, there’s no better time to sample the mouthwatering seasonal dishes by Main Line area chefs.

These restaurants bring a warm feeling to our stomachs and a taste of fall to our plates. Top chefs work right here in the Main Line area, so make sure to take advantage of all the seasonal flavors your neighborhood eateries have to offer.

Apple Walnut Cafe

2924 West Chester Pke., Broomall


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A must-devour any time of year, but especially in autumn, are Apple Walnut Cafe’s signature apple walnut treats. From apple walnut muffins to pancakes, pie, stuffed apple walnut French toast and even apple walnut salad, this cafe lives up to its namesake.

At the Table

118 W Lancaster Ave., Wayne


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Co-owners and chefs Alex Hardy and Tara Buzan welcome fall at their new location with a tender mushroom toast topped with truffle cream cheese, balsamic glaze and gruyere on sourdough. The offering is perfect for pairing with a light pinot gris and savoring autumn around the Main Line and western suburbs. P.S. Be sure to stay on top of the seasonal menu to sample the latest autumnal dishes coming out of the kitchen.

Chaddsford Winery

632 Baltimore Pke., Chadds Ford


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This oenophile oasis welcomes autumn with the spiced apple ginger mule fall cocktail that blends Chaddsford spiced apple wine with Boardroom Spirits fresh ginger vodka, lime juice and ginger beer. Even better: It’s served with a lime wedge and cinnamon stick in a cold copper mug, perfect for Instagramming.

Dixie Picnic

215 Lancaster Ave., Malvern

The signature upcake (upside-down cupcake) comes in sweet seasonal pumpkin, brown butter and blueberry pancake. Bonus: Upcakes are available as a single, half dozen and dozen.

Dressler Estate

Various locations


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Brian and Olga Dressler take a winemaker’s approach to produce Modern Sill and Modern Sparkling cider year-round. Find it at local restaurants, breweries and farmers’ markets for a refreshing fall sip. One of our autumn favorites is the Outpost cider. This 10% ABV classic will certainly warm you up on a blustery fall afternoon, and it’s characterized by the brown sugar added pre-fermentation, with notes of toffee, molasses, butterscotch, treacle and baked apple. In other words, it’s a perfect seasonal treat.

Duck Donuts

201 Main St., King of Prussia


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With a “duck-zillion” ways to top warm vanilla-cake donuts, get excited about new fall flavors including apple cobbler, caramel apple pie, apple tart, pumpkin roll, pumpkin coffee cake, cinnamon sugar and more. Don’t forget to give the pumpkin macchiato a try, too!

Lola’s Garden

51 St Georges Rd., Ardmore


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Because the eatery relies so heavily on products and produce from local farms, you could describe Lola’s Garden as aggressively seasonal. One of its top autumnal dishes is the chilled Jersey sweet corn soup. Served with brioche croutons and celery leaves, it’s a wonderful way to enjoy the flavors of fall and support local farmers. Make sure to get in before it’s gone, as Lola’s menu is constantly changing.

Terrain Cafe

Devon, Glen Mills, Doylestown


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Working in concert with local farmers, Terrain Cafe prepares autumnal dishes that make use of the seasonal bounty. The harvest bowl comes with quinoa, seasonal veggies, chickpeas, spicy kale falafel and tahini, while the whole wheat campanelle focuses on butternut squash, sage, mushrooms, amaretti and grana Padano. To drink, don’t miss the apple cider ginger fizz.

Related: Where to Find the Tastiest Apple Cider Donuts Around the Main Line

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