BENNINGTON, VT -  Autumn is upon us and that means so is everyone’s appetite for all things pumpkin spice!  If you’re visiting, stopping in, or live in Bennington here are some of our best places to stop and get your pumpkin spice (and other fall flavors) on!

Madison Brewing - With the launch of their new “Harvest Pumpkin Ale” this is a must to get your fall bevy on!  This fall classic is brewed with pumpkin and butternut squash and blended with fresh ginger, allspice, cinnamon, and nutmeg.  Take it with or without the sugary rim, this season favorite is darn good (and might be considered the vegetable course to your meal...but probably not)!

The Village Chocolate Shoppe - Talk about giving your taste buds a delicious treat. This revered shop that sits on Main Street has been prepared for the upcoming fall. Not only having pumpkin, and pumpkin cheesecake fudge, but they also have pumpkin gelato, chocolate turkeys, and much more for your fall taste buds. Make sure to stop in this week and get your cravings on.

Apple Barn - This country store located right on the edge of Bennington is hands down the best place in town to get some delicious treats. They have a ton of fall specific foods including Apple caramel, apple cider, and warm apple cider donuts along with many fall beer and wine specialties. Stop by to get a better feeling of this one of a kind storefront.

Powers Market - Located in North Bennington, this market serves locals and travelers as a cafe and Deli, as well as a country store, and boy are they ready for October.  Powers market has seasonal specials that vary every day which includes butternut apple squash, homemade apple squares, maple frosted and pumpkin spice donuts and even apple brownies.

The Publyk House - This beautiful restaurant overlooks the Green Mountains and the Bennington Battle Monument against the backdrop of reds, yellows and rustic oranges!  For the fall season they’ve added Pumpkin raviolis, baked brie, pork osso bucco, apple crisp pie, pumpkin ice cream cheesecake, and a maple brown sugar syrup. They've also added ciders and beers for the adult fall lovers too.

Your Belly’s Deli - The fantastic sandwich shop that sits on Pleasant street (downtown Bennington) has added a pumpkin pie and a pumpkin pie bisque to their fall menu. Your Belly’s Deli boasts a hearty sandwich, and other delicious fall “belly” filling meals. The reason you’ll love them so much is because you can get an affordable meal there and not feel like you ate too much. It's really a bang for your buck deal at the deli!

Allegro Ristorante - This fancy Italian restaurant boasts a menu filled with a variety of entrees from grilled pork tenderloin to braised beef short ribs. As well as a variety of apps and salads to meet your hearty fall needs. They are also serving Bourbon Apple Mule (ginger beer, Jim Beam Apple and lemon juice), Dark ‘n Stormies (Gosling’s Ginger Beer and Gosling’s Rum) and Vermont's own Citizen Cider. 

The Grille at Mount Anthony Country Club - Whether you are playing a round of golf in peak leaf season or traveling through historic Old Bennington you must carve some time in for The Grille. This picturesque setting provides a "New England cuisine in a warm and casual atmosphere" and can put any fall date in a particularly chipper mood as they feature a menu filled with pumpkin raviolis, lamb chops and a variety of fall soups that change daily.

Honorable Mention: Jensen's - Not exactly pumpkin spice, but worth a mention for their focus on all things fall.  One of our favorite diner/restaurants in Bennington has made some changes to their menu this autumn. They’ve made Oktoberfest-themed bratwurst and knockwurst, some brewers platter, and some seasonal brews to go along with delicious meal. Jensen’s is a phenomenal choice for breakfast, lunch, and dinner.