23 pumpkin-flavored foods for the fall obsessed

23 pumpkin-flavored foods for the fall obsessed
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This article was originally published October 10, 2016 and has been updated for the 2017 season.

Nobody does fall’s pumpkin-flavored trend more enthusiastically (read: excessively) than Trader Joe’s. They’ve got pumpkin salsa, pumpkin ravioli, pumpkin butter, pumpkin bread, pumpkin cornbread, pumpkin cinnamon rolls, pumpkin tea and so on until you puke. They even have pumpkin spice-scented toiletries like pumpkin body butter which is what you’d use to lather yourself up to squeeze into your clothes after consuming all their other pumpkin goods.

The Trader Joe’s pumpkin selection really jumped the shark when they rolled out pumpkin spiced pumpkin seeds. It’s like some kind of mind-bending pumpkin inception that causes a tear in the space-time continuum and sucks you into a world full of girls wearing leggings and Uggs.

Anyway, if you don’t want to tear a hole in the space-time continuum or if you’re just looking for local pumpkin insanity, I found dozens of Charlotte-made options for you.


I even included some savory squash items at the end so you can actually consume some vegetables on this dessert binge.

Inizio Pizza’s crema de zucca pizza

Pumpkin cream base, buffalo mozzarella, ricotta and basil — only available in October

Ninety’s pumpkin spice ice cream macarons

The summer smash hit gets a fall flavor twist

Smelly Cat Coffee’s pumpkin bread and pumpkin roll

A classic combo

Fud at Salud’s pumpkin pie wafflewich

Homemade pumpkin pie cream sandwiched between two waffles and topped with whipped cream, cinnamon and powdered sugar

Central Coffee’s pumpkin pie latte

They use real pumpkin in this seasonal favorite

Cast Iron Waffles’ pumpkin pie deluxe waffle

Liege waffle topped with pumpkin pie cream cheese, whipped cream and caramel sauce

Amelie’s pumpkin pecan praline macarons

Like Halloween candy for fancy grown ups

Sunflour’s triple layer pumpkin cheesecake

Chocolate cake, pumpkin cheesecake and chai-spiced white chocolate mousse

Clean Juice’s seasonal pumpkin toast

A healthy Halloween option with homemade pumpkin butter, apple slices and cacao nibs on toasted sprouted bread

HEX Coffee’s kabocha squash latte

Move over PSL. The KSL is here.

Suarez Bakery’s pumpkin cheesecake

Minis are available in the bakery and 8″ special orders are available with 48 hours notice

Bean Vegan Cuisine’s pumpkin chocolate chip cheesecake

No eggs, no dairy, no problem

Renaissance Patisserie’s pumpkin croissants

Croissants au beurre filled with almond-pumpkin crème and topped with roasted, candied pepitas and a dusting of powdered sugar

Inizio Pizza’s pumpkin cannoli

The perfect dessert to pair with their seasonal crema di zucca pizza

Duck Donuts’ pumpkin pie doughnut

They also have a special Halloween assortment. Just ask for the Spooky Box.

duck donuts pumpkin pie doughnut

Amelie’s pumpkin cream cheese danish

Flaky danish, creamy pumpkin filling and crunchy pumpkin seeds

Not Just Coffee’s fall spice latte

Whisk + Wood’s vegan chai-spiced pumpkin muffin

They also have new pumpkin goat cheese scones

Cupcrazed’s pumpkin spice latte cupcake

Sweeter and cuter than the coffee original

Amelie’s pumpkin bisque

So you can warm up if the weather ever decides to cool down

Pizzeria Omaggio’s butternut squash pizza

This popular pie is back for its third year as a seasonal feature

Move That Dough Baking Co’s vegan pumpkin doughnuts

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Va Da Vie’s pumpkin spice gelato

Pair it with a creamy vanilla flavor for a frozen latte effect

Header photo of Amelie’s pumpkin pecan praline macarons via Instagram

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