A Foodie Guide to Best Fall Flavors in Ridgeland

There’s a special kind of magic to the fall. The air grows delicate and the trees erupt in color. Best of all, in our scarves and knitted sweaters we can finally celebrate the flavors that deepen our appreciation of the season.

Ridgeland, Mississippi has the season’s seasonings and bright fall foliage to satisfy the most passionate autumn enthusiasts. With charming cafés, singular sweets, off-the-vine produce, and masterclass seafood, fall in Ridgeland is a cozy foodie festival!

Autumn aficionados unite for these top fall flavors in Ridgeland!

Craft Beer Cellar

Nothing will warm you up in the chillier months like a nice cold brew. Whether you're into pumpkin-flavored beers or something mild and earthy, each one packs a punch.

Browse among the BOOze-- there's Chandeleur Island's Croctober Fest with all proceeds benefitting the Mississippi Aquarium, Ace's Pumpkin Cider, and Abita's Pecan Ale just to name a few.

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The Prickly Hippie

On the face of it, cakes and cacti share little in common. One is dessert, the other found in deserts. But at The Prickly Hippie, you can satisfy both your sweet tooth and green thumb!

Specializing in eclectic treats, the master bakers at The Prickly Hippie craft the spookiest sweets around. From skeleton head PeaceTarts to Pumpkin Cheesecake donuts, your tastebuds will be diving right into the fall season.

Don’t forget to browse their selection of cacti and succulent arrangements for the perfect, living souvenir. Or, for the bold, combine both cake and cacti for a delightful double take with the practically famous edible terrarium!

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Fusion Coffeehouse

In a world overrun by corporate cafés, Fusion Coffeehouse offers a locally-owned, down-to-earth alternative.

Locally roasted beans enhance the caramel lattes and cappuccino, while the season’s real hero—the Pumpkin Spice Latte—makes its debut on the menu along with a toasty Campfire Mocha. Chilly visitors will also find tea and hot chocolate on offer alongside craft coffee combos featuring cinnamon, hazelnut, toasted marshmallows, and butterscotch.

Fusion also plays a big role in the Township at Colony Park's annual Jazz Festival. Be sure to stop by October 30 for this highly anticipated event!


Spark Confectionary

Excuse our french-- but Spark's macarons are pretty dang delicious! And nothing quite says, "It's fall time" like the Mississippi State Fair. Stop by Spark Confectionary and choose from an array of macarons inspired by some of the fair's staple treats. Caramel Apple, Cotton Candy Crunch, Chocolate Pretzel... just to get your tastebuds churning!


M7 Coffee House

There's nothing like a crisp, fall morning on the porch of M7 Coffee House with a cup of coffee in hand. Try their new "Tree Hugger" drink, a perfect mix of honey, turmeric and tree bark (AKA cinnamon). They also feature the "Butterscotch" and "Red Raspberry" lattes.

Return back to simpler times amidst the historic Railroad District. Be sure to stay after hours every Wednesday for Hump Day Happy Hour featuring live music at Blaylock Photography Studio and drink specials from M7 Coffee House and Whirl Smoothies!


The Whimsy Cookie Co.

More than just a cookie store, The Whimsy Cookie is a magical place for childlike wander and happiness. Each cookie is made with the swish of a wand, so it seems, because every bite perfectly melts in your mouth.

Stop by for Halloween-themed treats or fall flavors such as the Cinnamon Roll Ooey Gooey cookie. That's right, you know you can't say no!

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Freshway Produce

At Freshway Produce, you can have your pumpkin and eat it too! You'll find pumpkins of every shape, size and color for that perfect jack-o-lantern or homemade Pumpkin Pie.

This family owned and operated farmer’s market is your one-stop shop for fresh produce. You’ll also find Mississippi-made sweet potato pies, cakes, and other baked goods.


Local 463

For a 5-star fall take on classic southern dishes, head over to Local 463. Indulge in their blue plate lunch specials each day of the week. Still hungry for dessert? Choose among rich flavors, packed with all the autumn vibes such as Coffee Cheesecake with chocolate graham cracker crust or Louis' White Chocolate Pecan Bread Pudding.

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CAET Seafood

Foodies know the rule when it comes to oysters – they’re best to eat in months with “r”s, so the fall months (September, October, November) kick off peak oyster season! There’s no better place to indulge in this seafood specialty than Caet [Seafood I Oysterette].

Enjoy the delectable dining creations of Chef Derek Emerson in the chic indoor dining area and oyster bar or outside in the crisp fall air on their patio at the Renaissance at Colony Park.