Beyond Pumpkin Spice Lattes: Creative Ways to Get Your Pumpkin on in Boston this Fall!

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Creative Ways to Get Your Pumpkin on in Boston this Fall!

For most of us the second the pumpkin spice latte, or PSL, is rolled out each fall we consume as many as we can as quickly as possible to fill the void it left us with when it disappeared from menus last. Since you’ve probably had one or two already this season, we’re here to help you expand your celebration of pumpkin beyond the PSL. While you’ll find pumpkin dishes on many menus this time of year, these are some of our favorites that you’ve got to try from sweet, to savory, to sip-able!


Brown Butter Pumpkin Tart from the South End Buttery

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Photo Credit: South End Buttery

This tart is the perfect piece of fall heaven with it’s flaky, buttery crust, and it’s smooth, sweet, and spiced pumpkin filling. It’s topped with with whipped cream and spiced pepitas to make it even more special. Want to hear the best part? It’s personal sized so you don’t have to share!

Caramel Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream from FoMu

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A little cold weather won’t stop us from devouring some ice cream, especially when it’s FoMu’s caramel pumpkin pie ice cream. Their vegan coconut milk base makes this ice cream velvety and thick, flavored richly with pumpkin and caramel, with huge pie chunks throughout. Need. This. Now.

Pumpkin Dulce de Leche Cake Truffles from Milk Bar

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Photo Credit: Milk Bar

We’re slightly obsessed with the cake truffles at Milk Bar and when the store finally came to Boston we definitely shed a tear or two of joy. Okay, maybe five. These cake truffles are like no other sweet treat you have put in your mouth. They explode satisfyingly sweet flavor! They just introduced a pumpkin dulce de leche flavor for fall and we can’t get enough! Good thing you can buy them in dozen boxes.


Pumpkin Ravioli with Sage Brown Butter from Picco

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Photo Credit: Picco

Up there with some of the best flavor combinations of all time is pumpkin, sage, and brown butter. It’s become a fall classic that we wait for that’s simple and always hits the spot in that wrapped up in a blanket in front of a fireplace sort of way. Picco in the South End makes this dish to perfection topping it with shards of Parmigiano Reggiano cheese and a whole lot of love.

Grilled Cauliflower Melt with Pumpkin Seed Butter from Flour Bakery + Cafe

grilled cauliflower sandwich with pumpkin seed butter

Photo Credit: Flour

You can always count on Flour Bakery + Cafe to come up with creative flavor combinations that you’ve never thought of before. They take a regular old sandwich and make it exciting and crave-worthy. Check this one out: Their grilled cauliflower melt with Oaxaca cheese, smoked poblano relish, and pumpkin seed butter. We know, right? So yummy!

Pumpkin Fritters from Sarma

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Sarma is known for their small, sharable Mediterranean bites that are made with such care and filled with so much flavor. These pumpkin fritters topped with cilantro, walnuts, and pepitas are the perfect example. It’s a bite that you could take quickly, but don’t, savor it.¬†While they offer meze-style dining, this is one dish you might not want to share.


Favorite Hoodie from Sweet Cheeks Q


Photo Credit: Sweet Cheeks Q

Get your pumpkin spice fix but make it boozy with this cocktail from Sweet Cheeks Q that they describe as, “not your grandpappy’s old fashioned.” It has Irish whiskey, pumpkin spice demerara (sugar syrup), orange bitters, with muddled house-made boozy cherries. Check, check, and check. Sign us up!

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