Call it what you will, fall, autumn, decorative gourd season, but there is no escaping one small fact— tis also the season of pumpkin spice. In New Orleans, that means everything from frozen coffee beverages to wings to a pumpkin craft beer week. Here now, is the latest on where to fulfill those pumpkin spice cravings and then some.
PJ's Coffee: Area locations have a frozen velvet pumpkin ice drink, but they also do a pumpkin latte.
World of Beer: Habanero pumpkin spice wings are part of the fall menu at the Warehouse District and Metairie locations.
Blue Dot Donuts: This Mid City shop makes glazed pumpkin spice doughnuts, or you can get them or topped with cream cheese icing and sprinkled doughnut crumbs.
Pralines by Jean: This lowkey LGD catering/retail sweets shop has pumpkin spice cupcakes with blood orange cream cheese frosting.
Truck Farm Tavern: This new St. Rose spot from the Cowbell team has a Death by Pumpkin dessert from pastry chef James Leslie— pumpkin pie with sugar cookie crust that's topped with pumpkin ice cream.
Emeril's Delmonico: The bar is doing a hot Pumpkin Hot-Buttered Rum with praline rum, pumpkin butter and cinnamon.
Gracious Bakery: This Gert Town fave has been rocking a pumpkin mascarpone parfait with black cocoa cake, and a smoked pumpkin soup for those who want a savory option.
Avenue Pub: It's Pumpkin Week right now (Oct 19-23) at this beloved LGD beer hub, with a selection of pumpkin-based brews from New Belgium, Terrapin, Southern Tier, St Arnolds and more. Plus, a pumpkin carving contest on Friday the 23rd with cash prizes and a free pint for folks who bring in a carved pumpkin. Word.
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