Guide to Fall Eats and Treats in the Albuquerque Area


The flavors of fall are just a plentiful as the changing colors. There’s the front runner pumpkin and then crisp apples, cinnamon, caramel, and of course our very own New Mexico Green Chile.

Whatever your favorite, we can all agree that these are treats for our senses and a great way to celebrate the change of season.

What is your favorite flavor? See if it made the list below!

We’d like to thank Manzano Day School for sponsoring this Guide to Fall Eats & Treats.

Manzano Day School is dedicated to innovative child-centered education, excellence in teaching, and Joy in Learning® to prepare children for a life of discovery and community involvement in our diverse world. Founded in 1938, Manzano Day School is an independent, nonprofit elementary school for children in pre-kindergarten through fifth grade. The school’s historic six-acre campus borders Old Town and downtown Albuquerque. Get a jump-start on the 2024-2025 academic year by attending Manzano Day School’s Open House on Sunday, October 15, from 1:00 – 3:00 p.m. Prospective parents will learn about Manzano Day School’s core values, how outstanding faculty inspire Joy in Learning® through our curriculum, the one-of-a-kind Fenton Ranch environmental education, and service learning projects, as well as the admission process and financial aid. RSVP here to attend!

66 Diner

1405 Central Ave NE, Albuquerque

Caramel apple lover? 66 Diner has you covered with their awesome Caramel Apple Shake and their Caramel Apple Cobbler Sundae.

Amy’s Donuts

6001 San Mateo Blvd NE Suite G3, Albuquerque

This Albuquerque donut shop has every donut flavor under the sun– including some special flavors that help put you in a fall mood such as apple pie glaze and cinnamon roll.

Blake’s Lotaburger

Numerous locations around Albuquerque

With a seasonal milkshake always on the menu, make sure not to miss the Pumpkin Pie shake when it comes out and pair it with a Green Chile Lotaburger for an Albuquerque fall classic. Did we mention how good their huge Green Chile Burritos are on a crisp fall morning?

Big Jim Farm’s

4515 Rio Grande Blvd, Los Ranchos, NM

In the fall, give us salsa, but make it green chile salsa. And we hear Big Jim makes some of the best green salsa around.

Bristol Doughnut Co.

10301 Comanche Rd NE, Albuquerque

With a new featured flavor each month, you are sure to get your fall fix! Some recent fall flavors on the menu include the green chile cheddar roll and the cinnamon roll fritter.

Duran’s Central Pharmacy

1815 Central Ave NW, Albuquerque

Nothing warms you up on a chilly fall day like a bowl of chile from Duran’s. Choose either red or green.

Golden Pride

Four locations across Albuquerque

Is it really even fall if you haven’t eaten a breakfast burrito on an early brisk morning? We think not.

Flying Star

Six different locations around Albuquerque.

Adding their take to the pumpkin spice craze, Flying Star boasts a pumpkin pie latte. Pair it with a scone and a scarf so you can feel like your most fall girl self. Or if you’re looking for something more savory, try pork green chile caldo or matzo ball soup.

K’Lynn’s Southern & Cajun Fusion

300 Ridgecrest Dr SE ste o, Rio Rancho

It’s not what you’d expect in New Mexico, but we hear the gumbo at K’Lynn’s is exactly what you want if there’s a chill in the air.

Marble Brewery

Three locations around Albuquerque

The Pumpkin Noir is a great beer choice for those of you feeling the dark moody days of fall. And it is now available in cans to enjoy at home while watching a spooky movie.

Nothing Bundt Cakes

5901 Wyoming Blvd NE, Albuquerque

One of our writers highly recommends the pumpkin spice cake. It will be available beginning September 7.

Piñon Coffee House

5222 4th St. NW, Albuquerque & 1761 Rio Rancho Blvd SE, Rio Rancho

Not only can you order a Pumpkin Spice to sit and enjoy, but they also sell Pumpkin Spice flavored coffee to take home so you can be feeling fall-y all week long. One treat that our contributors love to love– the Biscochito Donut. Mmm!

Satellite Coffee

Numerous locations around Albuquerque

Try a Pumpkin Spice Chai or a Pumpkin Pie Latte to get all the fall feels.

Two Boys Donuts

6400 Holly Avenue Suite H, Albuquerque NM

If you can’t get enough apple in your life, the apple fritter at Two Boys will not disappoint. In fact, all of their old-fashioned donuts are not to be missed!

Steel Bender Brewyard

8305 2nd St. in The Village of Los Ranchos

We have it on good authority that Steel Bender’s green chile stew is perfect on a crisp fall day.

Are we missing your favorite fall treat? Comment below and share some of your favorite eats and treats in Albuquerque.

This post is sponsored by Manzano Day School. Albuquerque Mom strives to partner with businesses we feel bring value to our readers.


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