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12 Pumpkin-Flavored Things to Eat Right Now in Dallas

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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.

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Emporium Pies

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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 Cupcakes

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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.
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Kate Weiser Chocolate

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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

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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

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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.

Hypnotic Donuts

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Dallas' original weirdo doughnut purveyor is currently frying up a pumpkin spice cake doughnut topped with whipped cream cheese frosting and cinnamon. Yes, please.

Bisous Bisous Pâtisserie

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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

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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.)
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La Popular Tamale House

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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.

Torchy's Tacos

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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).
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Zoli's NY Pizza

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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.

Emporium Pies

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 Cupcakes

Sprinkles
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.
Sprinkles

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.

Hypnotic Donuts

Dallas' original weirdo doughnut purveyor is currently frying up a pumpkin spice cake doughnut topped with whipped cream cheese frosting and cinnamon. Yes, please.

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

Magnolia Motor Lounge/Facebook
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.)
Magnolia Motor Lounge/Facebook

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.

Remedy

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.

Torchy's Tacos

Torchy's Tacos SMU/Facebook
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).
Torchy's Tacos SMU/Facebook

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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