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10 Places to Get Your Pumpkin Fix This Fall

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Sprinkles Ice Cream: Where pumpkin dessert dreams come true. [Photo: Margo Sivin/EDFW]

Fall is officially underway and that means one very important thing: Pumpkin-flavored everything. Your local megamart is currently hawking everything from marshmallows to potato chips (seriously?), but most of those products contain little more than some artificial orange coloring and a vaguely spicy cinnamon and nutmeg flavor. Instead, direct your pumpkin cravings more locally — from dessert pizzas to gelato to croissants, here are ten seasonal pumpkin creations worth checking out.


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Cafe Brazil

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Cafe Brazil's fall menu launched at the beginning of October with pumpkin pancakes (topped with cinnamon butter and powdered sugar), plus pumpkin cheesecake with a walnut-brownie crust.

Cane Rosso White Rock

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Pumpkin lovers should proceed to Cane Rosso's White Rock location immediately for The Blumpkin (an evil genius pizza creation with pumpkin mascarpone, Nutella, and bacon marmalade), Pumpkin Penne Pasta with prosciutto and goat cheese, and fried Pumpkin Arancini served with Nutella whipped cream for dipping.

La Popular Tamale House

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Hit up La Popular's farmers market location for the highly seasonal pumpkin tamales, available only on Saturdays and Sundays.

Hypnotic Donuts

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The city's original weirdo-doughnut purveyors will launch their pumpkin donuts (available with either toasted marshmallow icing or brown bourbon icing) on Monday, October 14.
For a departure from the usual sweet pumpkin treats, order the kadu at Nora: A hefty disc of sweet, tender pumpkin flesh is topped with a rich spiced meat sauce and garlicky yogurt. You'll never think of pumpkin the same way again.

Paciugo Gelato

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If you can tear yourself away from the Gianduia or Chocolate Chocolate Chip, give Paciugo's seasonal Pumpkin Pie flavor a go. (Pro tip: Try ordering it up in an espresso shake for a frozen drink that kicks the crap out of a Frappuccino any day.)

The Pearl Cup

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No need to patronize that giant coffee chain presided over by the mermaid to get your seasonal coffee fix: The Pearl Cup's pumpkin latte has returned. Pair it with a slice of pumpkin bread for gourd overload.

Society Bakery

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Society Bakery is catering to pumpkin fiends this year with fresh-baked pumpkin bread and handmade pumpkin empanadas.

Sprinkles Ice Cream

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Hit up this new ice cream hot spot on the days the adjacent cupcake bakery makes pumpkin cupcakes (that's Wednesday and Friday) to assemble a cupcake sundae with seasonal Candy Corn ice cream. Come November, they'll have pumpkin cupcakes every day, as well as pumpkin ice cream.

Village Baking Co.

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Stop by VBC's retail shop to snag seasonal pumpkin creations including pumpkin croissants; brioche waffles filled with pumpkin cream; and jars of pumpkin butter to take home and slather on a slice of toasted bread (or you know, eat with a spoon). The selection varies from day to day so call ahead.

Cafe Brazil

Cafe Brazil's fall menu launched at the beginning of October with pumpkin pancakes (topped with cinnamon butter and powdered sugar), plus pumpkin cheesecake with a walnut-brownie crust.

Cane Rosso White Rock

Pumpkin lovers should proceed to Cane Rosso's White Rock location immediately for The Blumpkin (an evil genius pizza creation with pumpkin mascarpone, Nutella, and bacon marmalade), Pumpkin Penne Pasta with prosciutto and goat cheese, and fried Pumpkin Arancini served with Nutella whipped cream for dipping.

La Popular Tamale House

Hit up La Popular's farmers market location for the highly seasonal pumpkin tamales, available only on Saturdays and Sundays.

Hypnotic Donuts

The city's original weirdo-doughnut purveyors will launch their pumpkin donuts (available with either toasted marshmallow icing or brown bourbon icing) on Monday, October 14.

Nora

For a departure from the usual sweet pumpkin treats, order the kadu at Nora: A hefty disc of sweet, tender pumpkin flesh is topped with a rich spiced meat sauce and garlicky yogurt. You'll never think of pumpkin the same way again.

Paciugo Gelato

If you can tear yourself away from the Gianduia or Chocolate Chocolate Chip, give Paciugo's seasonal Pumpkin Pie flavor a go. (Pro tip: Try ordering it up in an espresso shake for a frozen drink that kicks the crap out of a Frappuccino any day.)

The Pearl Cup

No need to patronize that giant coffee chain presided over by the mermaid to get your seasonal coffee fix: The Pearl Cup's pumpkin latte has returned. Pair it with a slice of pumpkin bread for gourd overload.

Society Bakery

Society Bakery is catering to pumpkin fiends this year with fresh-baked pumpkin bread and handmade pumpkin empanadas.

Sprinkles Ice Cream

Hit up this new ice cream hot spot on the days the adjacent cupcake bakery makes pumpkin cupcakes (that's Wednesday and Friday) to assemble a cupcake sundae with seasonal Candy Corn ice cream. Come November, they'll have pumpkin cupcakes every day, as well as pumpkin ice cream.

Village Baking Co.

Stop by VBC's retail shop to snag seasonal pumpkin creations including pumpkin croissants; brioche waffles filled with pumpkin cream; and jars of pumpkin butter to take home and slather on a slice of toasted bread (or you know, eat with a spoon). The selection varies from day to day so call ahead.

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