The leaves are falling, it’s cooling down, and all your friends are posting selfies from the pumpkin patch. Yes, sir, it's fall. While it may still be in the muggy and in the high 80s in Austin, that won't stop us from going crazy for all things pumpkin.
From classic pumpkin pie to not-so-classic pumpkin Pop Tarts, we’re pumped to present you with a list dedicated all things pumpkin.
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P. Terry's - Pumpkin Spice Shake
You know it, you love it. Beloved Austin burger drive-thru P. Terry's is now serving up Pumpkin Spice Shakes and you definitely need to get one before their gone.
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3913 Todd Lane #607
You know you've got yourself a Halloween-themed beer when its named after the demonic spirit from The Exorcist AND is pumpkin-flavored. Local hops heroes Independence Brewing Company set out "to make a beer with pumpkin, not a pumpkin spice latte with beer." Sounds good to us.
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2000 E. Cesar Chavez
Resident East Cesar Chavez craft beverage bar Craftsman will be throwing their hat in the pumpkin-spice ring with a Fright Night themed spooky drink that they've dubbed the "Billy Butcherson", which contains Jagermeister, Housemade Pumpkin Butter Syrup, Lemon, Orange, and Housemade Grand Marnier Foam. Yum.
Anthem - Autumn Bomb Cocktail
91 Rainey Street
New Rainey Street "Tex-Asian" pub on the block Anthem will be celebrating the Fall season with what they're calling their Autumn Bomb Cocktail: a winning combo of sweet potato shochu and pumpkin-infused amber beer.
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2222 Rio Grande St. Unit 120, Bldg B
Start off with a regular puff or cookie-top base, then add pumpkin-spiced whipped filling and top off with just a touch of cinnamon and sugar. What more could you ask for? Cream Whiskers has you covered when it comes to decadent pumpkin desserts.
Trader Joe's - All the Pumpkin Things
211 Walter Seaholm Dr #100
While many Austinites initially squawked over the arrival of the California super chain, we now rejoice over the abundant bounty of all things pumpkin flavored that Trader Joe's offers every fall. Favorites include pumpkin bread pudding, pumpkin pancake, and muffin mix (with GF free options of course), pumpkin body butter, pumpkin chai spice loaf, pumpkin stuffed ravioli and of course where would we be without pumpkin flavored tortilla chips.
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Kerby Lane - Pumpkin Pancakes and French Toast
Kerbey Lane's famous Pumpkin menu has returned to celebrate fall. Avid pumpkin lovers will have to choose between the giant pumpkin pancakes (with a GF option) or the decadent pumpkin bread French toast.
411 E. 43rd Street
Of course, we couldn’t create a list of pumpkin without adding Quack's 43rd Street Bakery. Proudly carrying pumpkin pie all year round to appease your pumpkin cravings, they also carry a limited edition pumpkin tea bread perfect for these chilly 88-degree mornings.
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1600 S Congress Ave.
There are pumpkin cupcakes and then there is Hey Cupcake’s Pumpkinator: A super moist pumpkin spice cupcake topped with a rich graham cracker cream cheese frosting. Open up and say yum.
1924 South 1st St
If you're looking to add the right kind of kick to your pumpkin needs head to La Mexicana Bakery for their pumpkin empanadas. These empanadas are made from a completely authentic recipe and will have you going back for more.
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Mmmm... Amy’s Ice Creams. Besides regular old Pumpkin, they have Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Custard, Pumpkin Pie, and a delicious Pumpkin Praline Pie. Add some graham cracker toppings and you are in for a holy pumpkin experience.
Walgreens - Pumpkin Pop Tarts
Yeah, we went there and so did they. This year Pop Tarts unveiled their very own limited edition Pumpkin Pie Pop Tarts. College kids around the world can rejoice that their favorite breakfast treat now comes filled with pumpkin pie and topped with festive fall colored sprinkles. Get 'em wherever Pop Tarts are sold.
Starbucks - Pumpkin Spice Latte
At this point, the Pumpkin Spice Latte is practically an overplayed punchline about girls who wear Ugg's, but it's hard to deny that it is the OG of all things pumpkin spice. You can get your own tall piping hot cup of sweet espresso, steamed milk, “pumpkin” sauce, and whipped cream at any participating Starbucks in the Austin area.
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Denny's - Denny's Pumpkin Pancakes
For those looking for a more classic “Americuh” breakfast, look no further than Denny’s Pumpkin Cream Pancake Breakfast. Because who doesn't love giant pancakes created out of the holy matrimony of pumpkin pie and pecan pie and drizzled with all the syrup?
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HEB - Even more Pumpkin Things
Our very own H-E-B is the best place to get all things pumpkin, especially if you need it at 1:00 am. This year, check out their Pumpkin Creme soda. You can also seek out their bakery where pumpkin cheesecake or pumpkin empanadas are ready to go or the truly curious can wander the aisles hoping to find the likes of Pumpkin Pringles, Glade’s Pumpkin Pit Stop Spray, or Welch's Sparkling Cocktail Mix in Pumpkin Spice. Grab a six pack of New Belgium's Voodoo Ranger Atomic Pumpkin Ale if you're looking for something a little stronger. Even your pup can get in on the fun with specialty pumpkin dog treats!
2632 Ridgemont Dr.
House of Torment isn't just a place to get your socks scared off, they've got some delicious pumpkin-flavored food options as well. Chef Travis Dossing has cooked up a menu that features a Pumpkin Beer Brat Wrap with a Pumpkin Spice BBQ sauce and Candy Bacon. Come for the scares, stay for the food.
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Mary's Cafe - Pumpkin Liege Waffles
3209 Red River St.
Satisfy your pumpkin cravings with the ultimate breakfast food at Mary's Cafe, the Pumpkin Liege Waffles. Topped off with sweet cream cheese and dusted with graham crackers, these waffles won't leave you feeling basic.
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