With the arrival of fall comes big cozy sweaters, apple picking, crisp air and the return of everything pumpkin! Instead of resorting to celebrating fall with a PSL, take advantage of New York City’s outstanding restaurant scene filled with hard working chefs and bakers working day and night to deliver mouthwatering treats daily. Here’s where to find the best pumpkin treats in NYC.
Pumpkin Scones from Alice’s Tea Cup
Fall down the rabbit hole at Alice’s Teacup on the Upper West Side and enjoy a plate of fresh pumpkin scones with homemade jam. The scones are thick, flavorful and topped with sweet icing. Go for the scones, but stay for the tea! The menu offers over fifty types of tea to choose from.
Pumpkin Ice Cream from Sundaes & Cones:
Nothing compares to a bite of creamy pumpkin ice cream on a warm fall day (or a freezing October evening if you’re a die hard ice cream fan!). Head to Sundaes & Cones for a scoop of sweet and spicy pumpkin ice cream. Each bite will transport you to carving pumpkins, apple picking, sweater weather and everything else fall.
Pumpkin Pie from Petee’s Pie Company:
To be fair, Whole Foods and Trader Joe’s offer pretty great pumpkin pies. But if you’re looking to taste one of the best slices in the city, make a trip to Petee’s Pie Company. With fall flavors including ‘Farm Fresh Pumpkin’, ‘Roasted Sweet Potato’, ‘Maple Whiskey Walnut’ and ‘Pecan’, you can’t go wrong. This lower east side bakery makes everything from scratch and you can taste the love in each slice.
Pumpkin Doughnut from Doughnut Plant:
Bite into a pumpkin doughnut from Doughnut Plant and be forever transformed. With pumpkin cake doughnuts, yeast doughnuts and pumpkin filled doughnuts, the head chefs at Doughnut Plant have perfected the combination of sugar and spice to make the ultimate fall doughnut.
Two Little Red Hens has a Pumpkin Harvest cupcake that is a rich mixture of spice cake with apricot pumpkin cream cheese frosting with a cute little buttercream fall leaf as the cherry on top.
As the leaves begin to fall and Halloween approaches, more restaurants and bakeries will debut pumpkin treats and fall flavors. Grab a friend and explore the city to find your favorite pumpkin treat!