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It’s officially October, which means one thing… Pumpkin Season! We asked readers where to get a pumpkin fix in the neighborhood this fall, and here’s what they shared with us.
Amy’s Bread – 672 9th Ave (bw W46/47th St)
Amy’s Bread does it again with perfect treats for any occasion. Their pumpkin donuts are officially back for pumpkin season!
“Amy’s Pumpkin donut, the most delicious thing in all of Manhattan. It’s glorious,” said Kerry Byrne.
Bird & Branch – 359 W45th St (bw 8/9th Ave)
Bird & Branch serves a variety of seasonal specials, including the Mockingbird. It’s a latte made with fresh kabocha and cinnamon, and our readers are raving about it!
“The Mockingbird at Bird & Branch! A latte that uses real kabocha (Japanese pumpkin) and tastes like the best possible cozy fall drink in the universe. I wasn’t into PSLs (too syrupy sweet) but I will drink the hell out of this. Their year-round kabocha bread is also excellent,” said Lu Han.
Back Pocket Bar – 462 W49th St (corner of 10th Ave)
Back Pocket Bar serves seasonal Pumpkin Ale from Montauk Brewing Company, and it’s the perfect complement to the cozy fall weather in their great outdoor set up, especially when served with some popcorn.
“Pumpkin Ale at Back Pocket Bar. Great taste that puts me in the perfect mood for the season,” said Dana Lech.
Dolly Varden – 302 W51st St (west of 8th Ave)
Our readers are crazy for Dolly Varden’s seasonal special! Their new dessert is a Pumpkin Mousse with a salted caramel filling and a spice cake base, and it’s as beautiful as it is delicious.
“Pumpkin Cheesecake Mousse at Dolly Varden — it tastes good and looks great for the ‘gram. Extra points for the gem of a venue,” said Annelise Moloney.
Grind Coffee – 602 9th Ave (corner of W43rd St)
Get your classic PSL (pumpkin spice latte) at Grind while indulging in their many pastry and food options.
“Grind Coffee PSL! Their syrup has the perfect amount of spice and sweet. Pair it with a pastry and it’s a 10/10 for me,” said Ashlynn Steele.
Mom’s Kitchen & Bar – 701 9th Ave (corner of W48th St)
A Mom’s Bigmouth Shake with a slice of pumpkin pie on top? Say no more.
“The Pumpkin Pie Shake at Mom’s midtown!! It’s so good and comes with a piece of pumpkin pie on top too!” said Francesca Lacovacci.
Little Pie Company – 424 W43rd St (bw 9th & 10th Ave)
What doesn’t the Little Pie Company have? Their pumpkin pie is back in season and perfect for any occasion.
“Pumpkin pie at Little Pie Company. A terrific and delicious dessert that I love to bring over for the holidays,” said Mary Jane Lech.
Schmackary’s – 362 W45th St (east of 9th Ave)
For the month of October, Schmackary’s has a Pumpkin Spice cookie! It is made with pumpkin, autumnal spices, cranberries, cinnamon chips, pecans and a maple cream cheese frosting.
“Schmackary’s pumpkin cookies. OMG they are the best — and only seasonal of course!” said Carolyn Boszak.
The Blue Dog Cookhouse & Bar – 308 W50th St (between 8/9th Ave)
The food options are endless at The Blue Dog, with something for everyone. The Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast is a perfect fall brunch treat with pumpkin cream cheese puree, sweet brioche, and fruit compote. If French toast isn’t for you, they also have a burger with pumpkin aioli.
“The Pumpkin Stuffed French Toast here is amazing. It’s perfect for fall — or in my opinion, any time of the year,” said Janis Passy.
Vintner Wine Market (Beer Cheese) – 677 9th Ave (bw W46/47th St)
Vintner Wine Market, also known as Beer Cheese, has 12 beers on tap and over 500 hundred in bottles and cans. This means they have a large selection of great seasonal beers and beverages to choose from!
“I love going to this place to try different beers! And it’s especially great during the fall to try all of the fun pumpkin beers,” said Bari Orlowsky.