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Best Pumpkin Treats In Seattle

October 16, 2013 5:00 AM

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Pumpkin spice cupcakes (photo credit: Thinkstock)

Pumpkin spice cupcakes (photo credit: Thinkstock)

Fall is upon us and it is time to start thinking about the changing of seasons, cooler weather and delicious fall-inspired foods and drinks. Some of the most popular treats in the Pacific Northwest are made with fresh pumpkin, which is grown at a number of local farms. Restaurants and bakeries in the Seattle area are big on serving pumpkin treats, desserts and drinks that include everything from pumpkin waffles and pancakes to pumpkin-flavored beers. Check out these Seattle eateries to get your fill of rich, incredible tasting pumpkin treats.

Pumpkin Pies, Cheesecakes And Breads

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(credit: Thinkstock)

Bakery Nouveau
1435 E. John Court, Ste. 137
Seattle, WA 98112
(206) 858-6957
www.bakerynouveau.com

Bakery Noveau on Capitol Hill offers the most pumpkin-flavored desserts and treats during the fall and winter seasons. The favorite is its pumpkin spice pie, made with a moist, homemade pumpkin custard. It is then topped with the bakery’s house-made whipped cream, which is available in caramel, vanilla and other flavors. Another top pick is the bakery’s pumpkin cheesecake, made with a mild spice blend, but is still rich and full of flavor. Pumpkin pie and cheesecake is available by the slice or in eight-inch pies. Lastly, there is also pumpkin bread that is so moist, it almost melts in your mouth. It does have a lot of spices like the pie or cheesecake, but is still delicious.

Pumpkin Breakfast Treats

Hangar Cafe
6261 13th Ave. S.
Seattle, WA 98108
(206) 762-0204
www.thehangarcafe.com

The 5 Spot
1502 Queen Anne Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98109
(206) 285-7768
www.chowfoods.com

If you’d like to incorporate pumpkin into your daily breakfast, then visit the Hangar Cafe for its yummy fall pumpkin waffles, or The 5 Spot restaurant for the pumpkin pancakes. The Hangar Cafe blends a Belgian waffle batter mix with pumpkin and spices and serves them with real maple syrup. The 5 Spot offers a stack of four pumpkin pancakes with agave spice butter and topped with candied pumpkin seeds.

Related: Best Pumpkin Dishes In Seattle

Pumpkin Cakes And Cupcakes

Pumpkin spice cupcakes (photo credit: Thinkstock)

Pumpkin spice cupcakes (photo credit: Thinkstock)

Cupcake Royale
2052 N.W. Market St.
Seattle, WA 98107
(206) 883-7656

www.cupcakeroyale.com

Simply Desserts
3421 Fremont Ave. N.
Seattle, WA 98103
(206) 633-2671
www.simplydessertsseattle.com

For those who prefer to savor pumpkin-inspired desserts like cakes or cupcakes, look no further than Cupcake Royale and Simply Desserts bakeries. Cupcake Royale makes pumpkin maple cupcakes with real Stahlbush Farm pumpkins that are grown locally. Cupcakes can be ordered on their own or by the dozen and are topped with an in-house, cream cheese frosting. Simply Desserts makes a seasonal orange pumpkin-flavored cake that is moist and crumbly. All of the bakery’s cakes are made entirely from scratch with natural ingredients harvested in the Pacific Northwest.

Pumpkin Ice Cream And Gelato

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(credit: Thinkstock)

Molly Moons
917 E. Pine St.
Seattle, WA 98122
(206) 708-7947
www.mollymoonicecream.com

Full Tilt Ice Cream
5041 Rainier Ave. S.‎
Seattle, WA 98118
(206) 226-2740
www.fulltilticecream.com

D’Ambrosio Gelato
5339 Ballard Ave. N.W.
Seattle WA 98107
(206) 327-9175
www.dambrosiogelato.com

If you’re looking for a delicious frozen treat that is pumpkin flavored, you’re in luck, because three locations in Seattle offer ice cream and Italian gelato. Molly Moons offers a seasonal, pumpkin clove ice cream that is spicy and delectable and can be served by the scoop or in a sundae form. Full Tilt Ice Cream is an ice cream parlor and local arcade that serves its pumpkin ice cream by the scoop, as a float, in a milkshake or with its pumpkin-flavored beer. D’Ambrosio Gelato offers “to-die-for” gelato and the pumpkin flavor is just that. Gelato is the Italian version of ice cream. It is served as a thick, whipped version that literally melts in your mouth as you eat it, but you taste the gelato’s pumpkin flavor all that much faster. It is only a seasonal menu item, so be sure to get to the store and try it this fall.

Related: Best Pie Shops In Puget Sound

Sue Gabel has been writing entertainment and travel-related articles in the greater Puget Sound/Seattle area since 1999. She writes about music, the Seattle scene and more. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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