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Tasty Tuesday: 10 Autumn Treats in Lake County 2021

By: Jeff Randolph 10/26/2021

If you don't get your share of sweets from trick-or-treating this weekend, we've got you covered with tasty Tuesday: 10 autumn treats in Lake County.

'Tis the season to indulge in delectable delights that make it easier to cope with the shortened days and brisk temps of fall.

There's something for everyone in Lake County, from chocolatey goodness to apple-flavored treats, bowls with a Polynesian flair, savory brownies, and seasonal sweet brew.

Here are 10 autumn treats you can enjoy in Lake County in this installment of tasty Tuesday.

1. The Chocolate Sanctuary in Gurnee


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Slice of Heaven

This one-of-a-kind, chocolate-inspired restaurant doesn’t only serve delicious desserts. They offer brunch every Sunday, put together an exquisite monthly Chefs Dinner, and have a wine selection that would appeal to any sommelier who walks through the door. But if it’s chocolate that you want, then it’s chocolate that you’ll get with the Slice of Heaven. The dark chocolate cake, filled with Valrhona Manjari ganache and buttercream, will satiate the cocoa craving of any chocoholic.

The Chocolate Sanctuary, 5101 Washington St., Gurnee.

2. Lolo’s Bowls in Libertyville


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Fall Seasonal Bowl

This superfood and smoothie café just celebrated its second year in business. Lolo’s Bowls results from their owners’ mission to bring the taste of Hawaii to Illinois. The Berry Divine Soft Serve Acai is made from acai and a tasty mixture of organic fruit juices. The Fall Seasonal Bowl is inspired by trail mix while containing many nutritious and healthy ingredients. The seasonal bowl is then topped off with creamy granola butter.

Lolo’s Bowls, 854 S. Milwaukee Ave., Libertyville.

3. Phase Three Brewing Company in Lake Zurich


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A Bushel of Apples 

Once again, Phase Three Brewing has captured what it’s like to bite into a caramel apple with their latest collaboration with Affy Tapple. The 5% ABV blonde ale recipe adds apple juice and hints of sweet caramel and roasted peanuts to embrace the essence of an Affy Tapple Caramel Apple.  A Bushel of Apples is the October 2021 Lake County Libation of the Month.

Phase Three Brewing Company, 932 Donata Ct., Lake Zurich.

4. Didier Farms in Lincolnshire


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Apple Cider Donuts

As soon as you reach the farm stand at Didier Farms, the aroma of freshly baked donuts wraps up like a warm blanket. The apple cider donuts are made daily with the most wholesome ingredients and high-quality apples. The farm also offers up pumpkin donuts during Didier Farms Pumpkinfest.

Didier Farms, 16678 W. Aptakisic Rd., Lincolnshire.

5. Buffalo Creek Brewing in Long Grove


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Candy Corn Ale

In celebration of Halloween, the Long Grove-based brewery is bringing back its insanely popular Candy Corn Ale. On Friday, October 29, there will be a small batch release, and it usually sells out quickly. The brew is made with natural candy corn. It combines a silky cream ale with accents of that familiar marshmallow, vanilla, and buttery caramel-like flavor to produce a hauntingly delicious beer.

Buffalo Creek Brewing, 360 Historical Lane, Long Grove.

6. Lovin Oven Cakery in Antioch


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Caramel Apple Cupcake

Since 1930, the family has been baking quality products for all to enjoy. The Caramel Apple Cupcake is an Apple Spice cake filled with apples and topped with Apple Spice Buttercream. The cupcake is then finished off with a drizzle of caramel! Nothing says, “It’s fall,” quite like this yummy creation.

Lovin Oven Cakery, 455 Lake St., Antioch.

7. Long Grove Confectionery in Long Grove


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Brown Bag Apple

For nearly half a century, brown bag apple pies have been made locally. This dessert is made with fresh apples, real butter and no preservatives. The crunchy outer layer that the brown bag creates makes this delightful treat even more special. So grab a freshly baked pie or buy them frozen to enjoy them at your leisure.

Long Grove Confectionery Co., 114 Old McHenry Rd., Long Grove. Long Grove Confectionery Nut and Candy Factory Store, 581 Bonner Rd., Wauconda. Long Grove Confectionery Company, 333 Lexington Dr., Buffalo Grove.

8. Tony Cannoli in Mundelein


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Pumpkin Spice Cannoli

This gem specializes in serving up the flaky-shelled, cream-filled Italian pastries known as cannoli. Tony works at perfecting his cannoli shells, creating some of the most excellent cannoli that you will ever get the chance to enjoy. Of course, it’s the season for pumpkin spice everything, but nothing compares to the pumpkin spice cannoli. You can only get cannoli this good by stopping by their downtown Mundelein location.

Tony Cannoli, 460 N. Lake St., Mundelein.

9. Richardson Adventure Farm in Spring Grove


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Homemade Cider Donuts

If you’re at Richardson Adventure Farm running through the corn maze or selecting a gourd from their pumpkin patch, it may be in your best interest to stop by the Donut Bin. The homemade cider donuts are a tasty dessert to enjoy after one of the many activities at the farm. Eat just one or take home six or a dozen of these seasonal goodies.

Richardson Adventure Farm, 909 English Prairie Rd., Spring Grove.

10. Uniquely Sweet in Grayslake


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Habanero Sea Salt Caramels

The autumn months are when the temperature starts to drop. At Uniquely Sweet in Grayslake, they’ve seemed to take turning up the heat to a whole new level. The Habanero Sea Salt Caramels are bite-sized squares of buttery caramel dipped in either milk or dark chocolate. These handmade delights are then sprinkled with habanero heat sea salt.

Uniquely Sweet, 888 Belvidere Rd., Unit 106, Grayslake

For other autumn treats you can find in Lake County on tasty Tuesday (or any other day of the week during the fall), continue here


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