Say goodbye to the strawberries, ice cream and days at the beach. Summer is officially over, but those of us in the know, know that fall is really where it’s at! Not only is fall the best season for outfits … hello, scarves and sweaters … but it also sets the stage for some of the best dining of the year. Local, seasonal produce is at its best and Surrey’s restaurants and coffee shops are showcasing the harvest in the best ways.
Old Surrey Restaurant
13483 72 Avenue
Fresh, inspired dishes made with local ingredients grown on the family farm in the foothills of Chilliwack shine in Old Surrey‘s fall menu. The flavours of the season are celebrated in dishes across the menu, from the wild chanterelle mushrooms in the Wellington and the beans and zucchini that accompany the Queen Charlotte Halibut to the potatoes used for pommes frites and the poached pear and brownie dessert. And it’s not just the produce that is local, the restaurant is well known for sourcing its lamb from the family farm as well.
#101 – 15350 34 Avenue
The cuisine at Tap Restaurant is distinctly French-inspired with a contemporary West Coast perspective. A restrained and refined menu features a handful of appetizers, soups, salads, and plates principaux from which to select. Chef Alistair Veen partners with farmers to provide customers with the best in local meats and vegetables. Roasted beets, king oyster mushrooms, pork belly, leeks and pears highlight the Fall Menu at Tap.
Le Jardin Restaurant
1677 128th Street
This tiny restaurant in Ocean Park is serving up big flavours and every week those flavours change! Le Jardin provides a unique dining experience with attention to every detail from atmosphere to food and wine, and a passionate commitment to highlighting fresh, local and seasonal products. A coursed Chef’s menu changes weekly which ensures the ultimate in fresh and local, and a new dining experience every time you visit. Recent menu items highlighting seasonal items included a roasted butternut squash salad, pear and parsnip soup and Chicken Vol au Vent.
#106 – 15331 16th Avenue
Tucked away inside the lobby of a health centre in South Surrey, Everbean Cafe is an oasis of happiness and coffee joy! Stop by and order from their seasonal menu, including a “real” pumpkin spice latte blended with house-made vegan pumpkin sauce made from real pumpkin puree and a blend of warming spices, stirred lovingly into a sauce. This is where the real PSL is hiding!
100 – 2950 King George Boulevard
South Surrey’s Kaffina Coffee is known for knowing their customers. Like, really knowing their customers! They’re committed to finding the most suitable coffee for you and then they brew it to suit your palate. And the addition of seasonal flavours takes that great cup of coffee and makes it even better. Spice up your drink with seasonal syrups like pumpkin spice, maple spice and cinnamon, or trust their palates and order a Cinnamon Vanilla Cider, a Spiced Flat White – spiced with organic pumpkin spice syrup, or a Pumpkin Tumeric Fog.
Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters
#108 – 19140 28 Avenue
Haven’t you always wanted Pumpkin Pie and Vanilla Ice Cream in a more convenient “to go” form? We know that we have, and so apparently, have the folks at Spent Grounds Coffee Roasters! Introducing the Pumpkin Pie A La Mode Ice Cream Sandwich. This tasty treat consists of chewy pumpkin spice cookies, pumpkin pie filling and vanilla ice cream from Say Hello Sweets. And did we mention that it’s gluten-free and vegan … and delicious! Don’t forget to try the Pumpkin Spice Cold Brew (or hot with pumpkin marshmallows) and Pumpkin Spice Vop Tarts!
Dukes Fine Ice Cream
#104 – 6758 188 Street
Ice cream isn’t just a warm-weather treat, and the crew at Dukes Fine Ice Cream know that! Fall flavours like apple and cinnamon transform ice cream into a fabulous fall treat. Choose a scoop, or two, of their newest seasonal flavour – Caramel Apple Pecan! This taste sensation is a warm apple spice base, ripples of our house-made caramel, and loads of pecans!