Every year like clockwork, the market is flooded with a ridiculous array of pumpkin spice-flavored things to cater to humanity's autumnal urges. While some of these ill-advised items should be avoided at all costs (remember pumpkin spice Pringles?), there are plenty of tasty ways to get your pumpkin fix in DFW — besides those darn Starbucks lattes.Read More
12 Pumpkin-Flavored Things to Eat Right Now in Dallas
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Emporium's Drop Dead Gourdgeous is a perennial favorite. Spiced just right with cinnamon and nutmeg and set in a crumbly gingersnap crust, pop by for a slice after dinner in Bishop Arts (or downtown McKinney), or snag a whole one to impress your dinner guests.
Sprinkles' pumpkin cupcake is moist, slightly spiced, and topped with just the right amount — that is, a ton — of cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Available Wednesdays and Saturdays only for now, you can get it daily come November. Get your after-hours fix via the uber-convenient 24-hour cupcake ATM.
Kate Weiser Chocolate
Pumpkin spice is the newest flavor to Kate Weiser's line of gorgeous hand-painted bonbons. Weiser also shows off her serious chocolate skills with molded chocolate pumpkins that crack open to reveal a stash of pumpkin truffles, chocolate-covered apricots and orange peel, and toffee bits; at $24, they make a pretty ideal host gift (or a momentary "treat yo'self" indulgence).
Glazed Donut Works
Glazed's doughnut selection rotates daily, but currently you can expect to find a pumpkin pie cream-filled bismarck, a crusty and delicious pumpkin old-fashioned, or pumpkin cream cheese doughnut bread pudding — or, if you're lucky, all three at once.
MELT Ice Creams
Kari Crowe's hip ice creamery is keeping up with the seasons with a new flavor called Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater, made with real pumpkin, spices, and Avoca coffee (think of it as a more sophisticated frozen twist on the pumpkin spice latte). For the vegan crowd, there's also a butternut squash flavor.
Dallas' original weirdo doughnut purveyor is currently frying up a pumpkin spice cake doughnut topped with whipped cream cheese frosting and cinnamon. Yes, please.
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Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie
Three words: pumpkin spice macarons. This West Village bakery also has a layered parfait with caramel pumpkin mousse that resembles candy corn, and mini pecan pumpkin mousse tartlets.
Magnolia Motor Lounge
Pumpkin... burger? Come again? Yes, it's real, and it exists at Fort Worth's beloved dive Magnolia Motor Lounge. It's got a pumpkin pie cream cheese spread, cayenne candied bacon, and a spicy pumpkin seed-studded bun, and it's available through the end of the month. (Served with sweet potato fries, natch.)
La Popular Tamale House
Devoted fans of this East Dallas tamale purveyor wait patiently every year for the seasonal sweet-and-savory pumpkin tamales, which can be ordered by the dozen.
This recent additiont to Remedy's brunch menu is anything but basic: butter-pecan waffles are topped with caramelized apples, spiced pumpkin butter, and candied pecans, and a mini pitcher of Vermont maple syrup for slathering.
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Torchy's taco of the month for October is appropriately called The Scarecrow: pumpkin seed-crusted chicken tenders wrapped in a flour tortilla along with pickled carrots, roasted poblanos, queso fresco, cilantro, and chipotle ranch (because of course).
Zoli's NY Pizza
Zoli's knows that Dallas loves pumpkin spice, and they've answered our prayers with pumpkin zeppole — the little Italian doughnut holes that take a trip through the deep-fryer before being hit with a shower of pizza dude Lee Hunzinger's secret recipe pumpkin spice cinnamon sugar. Available on Fridays only.
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