Brunch or Bust: How to Host the Perfect Fall Brunch
Although the good times of sitting on patios for Sunday brunch are limited these days, that shouldn’t stop you from hosting the ultimate fall brunch at home! Every season is brunch season, right?! Brunch seems to be an activity everyone looks forward to. Whether it’s sippin’ on the bottomless mimosas or bloody mary’s in addition to the amazing food, it’s a great opportunity to bring people and families together. That’s why Tacoma Boys has put together this guide for how to host the perfect fall brunch!
Fall Brunch Beverages
There are many different fall brunch beverages that help make a good brunch lineup. Cocktails, mocktails, coffee, and juices are some of the most popular choices when it comes to brunch. Lucky for you, Tacoma Boys has everything you need to fulfill all of your fall brunch beverage needs!
Mimosas are arguably one of the most popular brunch beverages, and putting a fall spin on the classic orange juice/champagne combo will take your fall brunch to the next level. Head to the juice section of your local Tacoma Boys and choose a fall flavor that suits your taste. Tacoma Boys recommends any of the following R.W. Knudsen juices:
- Apple Ginger
- 100% Apple
After choosing your juice, it’s time to pick out the bubbles. Tacoma Boys carries a large selection of sparkling wines and champagne. Some of the current favorites include:
- Riojana Argentina Sparkling Wine
- Tarantas Cava Brut
- Vega Medien Cava Brut
- Tarantas Sparkling White Wine
- Saracco Moscato D’Asti
If you’re looking to take the fall theme up a notch, throw in a cinnamon stick, fresh apple slices, and fresh cranberries to garnish your mimosa when serving. To make these mimosas family-friendly, simply top the juice with non alcoholic sparkling apple cider instead of champagne. If you’re not a mimosa fan, check out these fall-inspired beverages for more ideas!
If you’re hosting your fall brunch before noon, you most likely will need to have some sort of caffeine option depending on your guests! Tacoma Boys suggests keeping the coffee simple and offering 2-3 fall-inspired creamer and sweetener options if desired. If you’re looking for iced coffee options, Califia Cold Brew Concentrate is highly recommended. You can read more here about our coffee selections, but some of the current favorites include:
- Ranch Roast
- Cutters Point
- Poverty Bay Coffee Co.
- Raven’s Brew
Fall Creamer Options
- Nutpods Peppermint Mocha – dairy-free
- Califia Pecan Caramel Creamer – dairy-free
- Organic Valley Eggnog
- Smith Brothers Plain Half & Half
Fall Sweetener Options
- Runamok Maple Cinnamon Vanilla Infused Maple Syrup
- Coombs Family Farms Organic Maple Syrup
- Wholesome Organic Dark Brown Sugar
- Wholesome Organic Pure Cane Sugar
The Best Brunch Food for Hosting
There are numerous options when it comes to brunch foods. However, when you’re hosting it’s best to keep it simple so you can enjoy the brunch yourself and not have to worry about being in the kitchen the entire time. Choose an egg dish, protein, and something sweet. This way you are able to have a range of foods while keeping it simple!
Being that eggs are one of the most common brunch foods, it only makes sense to have some sort of egg dish in the lineup. Head on over to the refrigerator section where the eggs are and choose between options like Stiebrs Farms Organic Free Range Brown Eggs or Vital Farms Pasture-Raised Eggs. If you want to keep it extra simple we recommend scrambling the eggs with some Green Valley Lactose-Free Grass-Fed Butter and a little sea salt. Other egg dish options include:
- Apple, Sweet Potato, and Sausage Breakfast Casserole by Raising Generation Nourished
- Eggs Benedict Breakfast Bake by Foodtastic Mom
- Fluffy & Delicious Scrambled Eggs by Savory Experiments
Everyone loves a good side of bacon or breakfast sausage! Check out the deli section at your local Tacoma Boys and choose between the thick-cut bacon options: Hickory Smoked, Applewood Smoked, and Cherrywood Smoked. You can also find Jolly Posh Foods Back Bacon and Tender Belly Uncured Breakfast Sausage in the freezer section. If you’re vegetarian or vegan, there are many meat-free options you can find in the freezer section as well!
Offering a sweet food option at brunch is a must. Whether that’s pancakes, french toast, or cinnamon rolls, there are many different ways to offer something sweet when hosting brunch at home. From quick box mixes to frozen waffles, to homemade recipes, Tacoma Boys has your sweet brunch needs covered.
- Stonewall Kitchen Traditional Crepe Mix
- Birch Benders Pumpkin Spice Pancake Mix – gluten free
- Annie’s Pancake & Waffle Mix
- Pamela’s Pancake & Baking Mix – gluten free
- Van’s Gluten Free Original Waffles
- Katz Gluten Free French Toast
- Kodiak Cakes Protein Packed Power Waffles
Fall Sweet Brunch Ideas
- Pumpkin French Toast Casserole by Just So Tasty
- Apple Pie Crepes by Tidy Mom
- Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Pancakes by Sally’s Baking Addiction
Hosting Brunch with Tacoma Boys
Whether you’re hosting brunch for a small group or just for your family at home, Tacoma Boys has all the food and drink you need to create the perfect fall brunch. Hosting doesn’t have to be a big glamorous event! Keep it simple so you’re able to spend quality time with loved ones! Pop on over to your local Tacoma Boys and take a stroll through the store to find all of your fall brunch needs. If you need guidance on any choices, don’t hesitate to ask one of the Tacoma Boys helpers for advice and direction!