Fall is almost officially here, which means the cravings for pumpkin spice have already kicked in!

As the weather gets chillier and the leaves start to change, there's something magical about enjoying a nice cup of apple cider or having a slice of pumpkin bread. The flavors bring out a special nostalgia for the season of football, Halloween, and the county fair.

Restaurants and coffee shops start rolling out their fall menus around this time of year and luckily, Amarillo has a great selection of autumn cuisine.

Here are the 5 fall menu items you need to try.

  • 1

    Pumpkin Cheesecake

    Olive Garden

    Everyone knows Olive Garden has amazing desserts all year, but the pumpkin cheesecake with a graham cracker crumble is a fall favorite.

  • 2

    Caramel Apple Croissant Donut

    Dunkin Donuts has a great variety of fall menu items, like pumpkin donuts. However, their caramel apple croissant donut is particularly amazing and definitely unique.

  • 3

    Cinnamon Bourbon Bites

    LongHorn

    This enticing dessert is covered in a Maker's Mark glaze that will warm you up in the cool fall weather.

  • 4

    Chile Mocha

    Starbucks

    Everyone already knows about the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte. However, this year, Starbucks unveiled the Chile Mocha, a blend of chile, cinnamon, and cocoa.

  • 5

    Pumpkin Pie Blizzard

    Dairy Queen

    You might already be a fan of DQ's Pecan Pie Blizzard, which comes out around Thanksgiving. It's the same basic concept - pumpkin pie pieces are blended with vanilla ice cream.