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Fall Cinnamon Spice Delights in the Hamptons & North Fork

Autumn is upon us, and everywhere the air is scented with cinnamon. Spiced treats return to bakery shelves after their long summer hiatus. Cozy drinks are in the hands of every passerby. And while we struggle to decide if we need our summer shorts or our winter coats, local foodies know that, hot or cold, cinnamon is the spirit of the season. Check out our guide to eight great treats to warm you up as the weather cools down.

Cider Doughnuts: The Milk Pail
It’s not autumn without a bag of these bad boys, fresh out of the fryer and covered in sugar and cinnamon. And while you’re down at the Milk Pail, try your hand at apple picking at the Halsey Family orchard. 1346 Montauk Highway, Water Mill. 631-537-2565, milk-pail.com

Cinnamon Apple Hard Cider: Woodside Orchards
A crisp, sweet drink with a spicy twist, Woodside Orchards’ Cinnamon Apple Hard Cider is the perfect pairing to an autumn afternoon. Enjoy a cool glass as you lounge at a sunny picnic table, taking in the view of the orchards, or grab a growler to enjoy in your own backyard.Woodside Orchards, 729 Main Road, Aquebogue. 631-722-5770

Cinnamon Buns at Ye Olde Bake Shoppe
A favorite of this well-loved bakery, cinnamon buns at Ye Olde Bake Shoppe are a staple of the autumn diet. Warning: Once you try the cinnamon buns here, you will not have a problem putting on some weight for the winter. Ye Olde Bake Shoppe, 17 Windmill Lane, Southampton. 631-283-6553

Churros from Union Cantina
With adorable portions for easy eating and a chocolate sauce to cut the sweet, the churros at Union Cantina are a great way to satisfy your autumn spice cravings. Lightly dusted with sugar and cinnamon, they’re crunchy on the outside, soft on the inside. Get them while they’re hot! Union Cantina, 40 Bowden Square, Southampton. 631-377-3500

Cinnamon Streusel Belgian Waffles at Buddhaberry
Buddhaberry’s design-your-own Belgian waffles has a fabulous fall option to warm you up. Choose your own batter, then add a mix-in of cinnamon streusel for a spicy and sweet treat. Top it off with real maple syrup and whipped cream for a rich and delicious dessert. Buddhaberry, 125 Main Street, Sag Harbor. 631-808-3888, buddhaberry.com

Cinnamon Bun Ice Cream at Ben & Jerry’s
Oh, you haven’t tried Ben & Jerry’s Cinnamon Bun? Well, you’ve only been missing one of the greatest ice cream creations known to man. It’s the ideal flavor for when you’re eager to join Team Autumn, but sweater weather has yet to arrive. Ben & Jerry’s, 121 Main Street, Westhampton Beach. 631-288-5753

Chai Latte from Hamptons Coffee
When a chill finally hits the air, warm up with a Chai Latte from Hamptons Coffee Co. The blend of black tea, honey, ginger and spices make this cozy drink the perfect accessory while running between apple orchards and pumpkin patches. The honey and ginger can really hit the spot if you’ve got the sniffles. (Now’s your chance to pretend a latte is medicine.) If you’re out on the wine trail you can hit up Hampton Coffee’s newest location in Aquebogue. Hampton Coffee, 272 Main Road, Aquebogue. 631-779-2862, hamptoncoffeecompany.com

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