New autumn eats and drinks you should try in Beijing

Get into the fall spirit with these delish offerings

Fall is evidently fleeting away (sad face) – as you may have heard the capital's surrounding region has braced for its earliest snowfall on Tuesday. In spite of the cold spell, there're still many ways to enjoy and seize the harvest season, as a glut of autumn-inspired eats and drinks is on offer at the city's restaurants and cafes. Read on below for our list of must-try menu items this sweater weather.

New Tribe autumn/winter menu

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Tribe marks this fall with a new menu featuring autumn staples that come in a load of colours and flavours. For carb-conscious eaters, try 'for fig’s sake salad', a bowl filled with figs, purple cauliflower, pecan and other power foods, as well as a tuna or prawn cauliflower bowl, and two other cauliflower crust pizzas topped with smoked salmon or orange and cream cheese. Alternatively, there're also healthy (and no less addicting) carb options of prawn wraps and beef sandwiches, as well as gluten-free salmon pastas and beef nachos.

New autumn menu at Gung Ho!

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Gung Ho!'s new autumn menu serves up high-protein and gluten-free takes on comfort foods like lamp pot pie, calzone and creme brûlée as well as an array of plant-based pizzas, burgers, salad bowls and soups. Expect an inclusive menu for vegans-alike and omnivores, with new additions including a grilled ‘tricken’ burger with a plant-based chicken patty, a Buddha bowl with more plant-based chicken bites, a vegan white bean and veggie minestrone soup and a glamb lamb pizza topped with slow-cooked lamb in a secret sauce.

Hot stone soup bowls at Moka Bros

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No guilt-free cold-day-pick-me-up would be complete without the mention of Moka Bros, which has unveiled a new fall/winter menu with an array of warm dishes. A highlight of which is their stone soup bowls, a soup noodle served with beef bone broth, assorted veggies and your choice of meat in a sizzling stone bowl to keep it steaming hot. Try the hot and sour stone bowl with udon noodle, tom yum sauce, kale, ginger and lemongrass and your choice of shrimp or beef. You can also tuck into the mains of spicy seared salmon served with a bed of grains, beans and chili-lime dressing, and many Moka favourites like prawn and avocado salsa wrap, as well as an expanded section of small bites and sharing plates.

Fresh oysters at Maison FLO

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While the cold days call for craving for warm dishes like a bowl of soup, they also mean a prime time to dig into oysters as it's believed they're at their freshest during fall. Starting Oct 16-31, Maison FLO is offering two limited edition seafood platters, which give an exclusive taste of the season with freshly imported oysters flown directly from France, and are prepared by the world champion of oyster shucking, Marcel Lesoille. Enjoy two oyster varieties, Ancelin Speciale and Gillardeau, in all of its briny glory and other seafood delicacies in season for 528RMB or 808RMB.

Autumn sips at Zarah

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And last but not least, nothing chases away the autumn chill better than a sip on a warm cosy drink inside. Head to Café Zarah and warm up with some of their new artisanal beverages on their seasonal drink menu. Think pumpkin spice latte, rooibos tea, chestnut hot chocolate, apple harvest, chocolate with cinnamon whiskey and your favourite fall drinks. For mulled-wine-lovers, Zarah's beloved secret-recipe 'gluehwine’ is also back for a steal.

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