Now that it’s October and the weather has started to cool, you might find yourself craving some pumpkin spice flavors. Whether you’re looking for pumpkin-flavored beverages or pumpkin-flavored sweets, there’s plenty of restaurants, cafes, and bakeries ready to help you get that fix!
Below, you’ll find nine of our favorite spots for pumpkin spice flavors, based primarily on the feedback of our readers and social media followers!
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Hen Quarter’s Pumpkin Spice Martini
6628 Riverside Drive
Dublin, OH 43017
Visit them online at henquarterdublin.com.
Located at Bridge Park in Dublin, Hen Quarter is one of Columbus’ Black-owned restaurants and THE destination for sophisticated southern cuisine in Central Ohio. This fall, their cocktail menu is featuring a Pumpkin Spice Martini made from sweet potato infused vodka, apple cider, Amaro Averna and pumpkin spice honey, topped with cinnamon nutmeg whip cream!
Hadley’s Bar + Kitchen’s Pumpkin Boozy Shake
This Downtown restaurant has become well known for their over-the-top boozy milkshakes. This seasonal pumpkin variety comes with a sliver of pumpkin pie at the base, whipped cream all over and enough pumpkin flavor to fill that void in your stomach left from the Circleville Pumpkin Show’s cancellation this year.
Get the scoop on Hadley’s in our news archives!
Short North Piece of Cake’s Pumpkin Cupcakes
Classic bakery Piece of Cake has all of your favorite seasonal goodies including pumpkin cupcakes! If you haven’t had a chance to try these out, make sure you swing by and grab one while they last, because the season won’t last forever!
Check out more spotlights on Piece of Cake in the CU news archives!
Pattycake Bakery’s Pumpkin Sticky Bun
Our friends over at Pattycake Bakery have a cool twist on their classic Saturday Sticky Buns… (you guessed it)… they’re pumpkin flavored! Not only is it delicious, but it’s also vegan!
More Pattycake updates and treat reviews can be found here.
Dragon Donuts’ Pumpkin Pie Stuffed Donut
With two locations (and a third coming soon) Dragon Donuts is getting into the fall spirit with a Pumpkin Pie stuffed donut (right) available for the entire month of October.
Learn more about Dragon Donuts in our official “Treat to Try” article by Miriam Bowers Abbott!
City Barbeque’s Pumpkin Pudding
Columbus-based City Barbeque has rolled out a season dessert dish — Pumpkin Pudding! This sweet treat has all the flavors you’d expect from a pie like cinnamon and nutmeg, plus some added surprises like maple syrup drizzle and a toasted gingersnap crumble on top!
Find more information and reviews about City Barbeque in our archives!
Schmidt’s Sausage Haus’ Pumpkin Cream Puff
Ever since Schmidt’s made their first appearance at the Circleville Pumpkin Show, they’ve made an annual pumpkin-flavored version of their staple cream puff. Even though the Pumpkin Show is cancelled this year, you can still find the seasonal favorite at their brick-and-mortar location in German Village.
Find more Schmidt’s treat reviews and restaurant updates in our news archives!
Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies’ Pumpkin Spice Cookie
Local baker Mrs. Turbo knows her way around some cookies, so you’ll want to make the trek to try these out if you’re looking for pumpkin spice in cookie format. They’re topped with house made cream cheese buttercream, making it hard to each just one.
Check out more Mrs. Turbo’s reviews and news in the CU archives!
Stauf’s Coffee Roasters’ Pumpkin Spice Latte
Sometimes, you just want the original PSL — a pumpkin spice latte. But why go to the big chains when you can find local coffee shops that can get you your fix? Stauf’s came highly recommended from our readers when we asked on Instagram last week about their favorite spots for pumpkin spice flavors. Stop by any of their locations and give it a whirl!
Did you know that Stauf’s is often ranked by our readers as one of the top coffee shops and roasters each year? Check out the full list from 2019!
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