Holidays

Celebrating National Pumpkin Spice Day 2019 in Greater Phoenix

Einstein's Bagels has two pumpkin varieties this season.
Einstein's Bagels has two pumpkin varieties this season. Lynn Trimble
If your only foray into pumpkin spice is a fat slice of pumpkin pie once a year, you're not doing it right. There's a vast expanse of pumpkin food and drink this time of year, from eateries both local and national. Plus, there's an entire day set aside for celebrating all thing pumpkin-infused — and that day would be today.

Here's a look at several pumpkin offerings around town to help you join the culinary craze on Tuesday, October 1, a.k.a. National Pumpkin Spice Day.

Breads

Pumpkin Bagels

Einstein Bros. Bagels
Multiple Locations

Einstein’s Bagels has both pumpkin bagels and pumpkin spice bagels. They also carry gourmet pumpkin crunch bagels, which you can top with pumpkin cream cheese.


Pumpkin Chocolate Muffin

Wildflower Bread Company
Multiple Locations

Wildflower Bread Company offers a pumpkin chocolate muffin topped with streusel.

Pumpkin Spice Doughnut

Donut Bar
16205 North Scottsdale Road, Scottsdale

Donut Bar tops a yeast doughnut with pumpkin cream cheese glaze and tops it off with crumbled ginger snaps. They also make pumpkin pie yeast donuts, pumpkin crumb cake doughnuts, and pumpkin cinnamon rolls.

Pumpkin Spice Doughnut

Krispy Kreme
Multiple Locations

Krispy Kreme offers a glazed, old-fashioned pumpkin cake doughnut.

click to enlarge Checking out the pumpkin waffles at U.S. Egg. - U.S. EGG
Checking out the pumpkin waffles at U.S. Egg.
U.S. Egg
Breakfast

Pumpkin Pancakes

Original Breakfast House
13623 North 32nd Street

Original Breakfast House layers pumpkin pancakes with pumpkin mousse, then tops them with marshmallows, candied pecans, and sweetened cream. They also make pumpkin cream cheese muffins.

Pumpkin Pancakes

Denny's
Multiple Locations

Denny's is serving its traditional pancakes made with pumpkin batter and topped with warm butter.

Pumpkin and Nut Pancakes

Coco’s
2026 North Seventh Street

Coco’s serves pumpkin nut pancakes, and also has three varieties of pumpkin pies, including traditional, pumpkin harvest pie with a layer of pumpkin chiffon, and pumpkin swirl pie that blends cream cheese pie with pumpkin.

Pumpkin Cheesecake Pancakes

Eggstasy
Multiple Locations

Eggstasy offers spiced pumpkin pancakes covered in cheesecake sauce.

Pumpkin Pecan Pancakes

Perk Eatery
6501 East Greenway Parkway, Scottsdale

Perk Eatery is offering both pumpkin pecan pancakes and pumpkin spice lattes.

Pumpkin Waffles

U.S. Egg
Multiple Locations

U.S. Egg serves pumpkin waffles made with whole wheat batter and pumpkin spice, then topped with powdered sugar and whipped cream. The restaurant also makes protein pumpkin waffles, pumpkin pancakes, pumpkin coffee, and a spiked pumpkin coffee made with whiskey and topped with whipped cream.

click to enlarge Sampling a pumpkin spice latte at the new Sarafina Coffee Roasters location. - LYNN TRIMBLE
Sampling a pumpkin spice latte at the new Sarafina Coffee Roasters location.
Lynn Trimble
Coffee

Cinnamon Sugar Pumpkin Latte

Dunkin’
Multiple Locations

Dunkin’ is also offering pumpkin flavored coffees, a glazed pumpkin cake doughnut, pumpkin doughnut holes, and a pumpkin muffin topped with white icing and sweet streusel crumbs.

Pumpkin Spice Frappuccino

Starbucks
Multiple Locations

Starbucks serves pumpkin spice frappuccinos made with coffee, milk, ice, and fall spice flavors, then topped with whipped cream and pumpkin pie spice.

Pumpkin Spice Iced Latte

Serafina Coffee Bar
522 North Seventh Avenue

Serafina Coffee Bar offers hot and iced pumpkin spiced lattes at its new location, in addition to its location inside the Luhrs Towers in downtown Phoenix.


Entrees


Pumpkin Curry

Sala Thai Restaurant
Multiple Locations

Sala Thai Restaurant makes pumpkin curry for beef, chicken, pork, tofu, and mixed vegetables. The curry includes red chili paste and coconut milk with sliced pumpkin, basic, bell peppers, and onions.

Pumpkin Peanut Curry

Vegan House
20 West Adams Street

Vegan House serves a pumpkin peanut curry featuring pumpkin, carrot, peanut, and meat in curry sauce. They also make a pumpkin dish for noodles or rice, which includes pumpkin, onions, carrots, and basil.

click to enlarge One of several pumpkin offerings at Provision Coffee Bar. - PROVISION COFFEE BAR
One of several pumpkin offerings at Provision Coffee Bar.
Provision Coffee Bar
Sweets

Pumpkin Butter Cake

Mastro’s City Hall Steakhouse
6991 East Camelback Road, Scottsdale

Three Mastro’s restaurants in Scottsdale, including City Hall Steakhouse, are serving pumpkin butter cake made with real pumpkin and seasonal spices, then topped with pumpkin pie spiced cream cheese before finishing with caramelized raw sugar, vanilla ice cream, caramel sauce, and homemade whipped cream.

Pumpkin Cheesecake

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria
Multiple Locations

Grimaldi’s Pizzeria will begin offering pumpkin cheesecake with a cinnamon sugar cookie on November 1. The cheesecake is topped with whipped cream and garnished with caramel sauce.

Pumpkin Pecan Cheesecake

The Cheesecake Factory
Multiple Locations

The Cheesecake Factory serves both pumpkin pecan cheesecake and pumpkin cheesecake.

Pumpkin Spice Cannoli

Romano's Macaroni Grill
Multiple Locations

Romano's Macaroni Grill fills its tubular pastry shells with pumpkin ricotta made with traditional pumpkin spices – plus chocolate chips.

Pumpkin Spice Crispy

Noodles & Company
Multiple Locations

Noodles & Company has a dessert bar made with rice cereal, marshmallows, butter, and fall spices.

Pumpkin Spice Latte Soft Serve Ice Cream

Provision Coffee Bar
4501 North 32nd Street

Provision Coffee Bar has a pumpkin spice latte-flavored ice cream cone, and well as a pumpkin space float and pumpkin spice affogato (ice cream covered with espresso).

Pumpkin Spice Macaron

Essence Bakery
3830 East Indian School Road

Essence Bakery has pumpkin spice macarons, featuring light pastries with creamy centers.

Pumpkin Yogurt

Yogurtini
Multiple Locations

Yogurtini serves pumpkin yogurt made with pumpkin, sugar, ground cloves, cinnamon, nutmeg, and other ingredients.
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Lynn Trimble is an award-winning freelance writer and photographer specializing in arts and culture, including visual and performing arts
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