When fall rolls around we know pumpkin spiced lattes and flavored coffees are about to be everywhere. But the comforting flavor of pumpkin spice doesn’t only have to be enjoyed with caffeine. Here are some local eateries that offer pumpkin deliciousness in other forms.
Laskara is serving a pumpkin martini and “skrewed pumpkin” with peanut butter whiskey and pumpkin liquor.
295 Parker Farms Rd. 203-679-0844.
2.Sweet Claude’s, Cheshire
Currently serving custom-made pumpkin flavored ice cream, as well as pumpkin pretzel cheesecake.
828 S Main St. 203-272-4237.
3.Southington Coffeehouse, Southington
The coffeehouse is featuring a pumpkin cookie butter sweet cream cold brew. The pumpkin spice flavor shot can also be added to any beverage and pumpkin bars or pumpkin biscotti may still be found in the pre-packaged section.
51 N Main St. email@example.com.
4.Mr. D’s, Wallingford
Among Mr. D’s many fall specials are pumpkin bread, pumpkin cupcakes (gluten-free too), pumpkin cars, and pumpkin cheesecake. The shop also serves Praline’s Own Ice Cream, which have a pumpkin flavored-ice cream.
50 N Main St. 203-626-5406.
5.Sweet Cream’s, Wallingford
The ice cream shop has a variety of special fall flavors of pumpkin, pumpkin pie, pumpkin caramel crunch, pumpkin oreo and pumpkin gingersnap. Open for takeout.
565 Center St. 203-626-5096.
6.Sassy Mama Sweets, Southington
Pumpkin pie cupcakes are one of the many unique flavors you can find at Sassy Mama Sweets. Open for grab-and-go curbside pickup.
1049 Queen St, Unit 5. 860-329-1101.
7.New England Muffin Factory, Milldale
The breakfast to-go spot is always rotating new flavors. This fall it’s offering pumpkin white chocolate chip muffins and pumpkin cheesecake muffins. It’s also serving pumpkin cheesecake squares and pumpkin chocolate chip scones.
1678 Meriden Waterbury Tpke. 860-628-7700.
8.Neil’s Donuts, Wallingford
To celebrate the fall, Neil’s is offering pumpkin cheese muffins, mini pumpkin walnut muffins, and pumpkin glazed cake donuts. Open for take-out.
83 N Turnpike Rd. 203-269-4255.
9.Pure Alchemy Conscious Cafe, Wallingford
The cafe brought back its pumpkin smoothie for October. It’s made with raw pumpkin, almond milk, bananas, spices and more. Open for take-out.
236 N Colony Rd. 203-265-5000.
10.Sweet Mia’s, Plantsville
Stop by the bakery for pumpkin spice streusel cream cheese muffins, pumpkin spice cupcakes, pumpkin cannoli, and pumpkin spice whoopie pies. Available for curbside pickup until 5 p.m. most days.
859 Marion Ave. 860-807-6427
11.Lewis Farms, Southington
Lewis Farms’ seasonal items include pumpkin squares, pumpkin oreo truffles, and pumpkin whoopie pies. Treats can be purchased in-store.
384 Beleview Ave., Southington. 860-628-9736
12.New England Cider Company, Wallingford
The cider company has a special seasonal pumpkin hard cider out now. Outdoor seating is available, first come first serve style and cans can be ordered online for pickup.
110 N Plains Industrial Rd. 203-793-7646.
13.Gluten Free Baking Company, Wallingford
Gluten and dairy-free cookies are available now. Cookies are available for pre-order on the company’s website and pickup.
Another easy way to enjoy pumpkin spice is to make pancakes at home! Here is an easy, quick recipe for any morning.
-1 cup oats
-2 tbsp pumpkin
-2 tbsp dark chocolate chips
1.Use a blender or food processor to blend all the ingredients together.
2.On a pan set to low-medium heat, cook pancake batter for a few minutes each side. Sprinkle extra chocolate chips onto batter if desired.
3.Remove from heat and top with your choice of butter, syrup or whipped cream.