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10 Pumpkin Treats Around New Orleans to Celebrate Fall

07:00 October 23, 2023
By: Blake Anderson

Tastes of Pumpkin in NOLA

It's fall, and you know what that means: the possibility of cooler weather, Christmas is less than three months away, and—best of all—it's officially pumpkin spice season! That's right, the neighbors are now pulling out the fall decorations, you are planning your Halloween costume, and companies are putting out all things pumpkin-flavored. Where Y'at has given you the ultimate guide to finding some of the best pumpkin spice goodies right here in New Orleans.

1. Blue Dot Donuts

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The famous Blue Dot Donuts is known for doing their pumpkin spice donut every year. In 2020, they even upped their game by introducing the pumpkin spice and sweet potato donut. Open Tuesday thru Sunday from 6 a.m. until 1 p.m., this bakery is one of the best in the city. Make sure to call and order a day before because they sell out of many of their donuts daily. 4301 Canal St., (504) 218-4866, facebook.com/bluedotdonuts

2. Emeril's Delmonico

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Emeril's Delmonico shares their favorite seasonal recipe with their customers: their famous pumpkin hot buttered rum. This New Orleans favorite is great on its own or can pair perfectly with leftover trick-or-treating candy. This cocktail will be delicious on a chilly autumn evening. In this delicious drink is 13 Pennies Praline Rum, simple syrup, pumpkin butter (pumpkin purée folded into unsalted butter), hot water, and garnished with a cinnamon stick. They even shared the recipe so you can make your own pumpkin cocktail at home. 1300 St. Charles Ave., emerilsrestaurants.com

3. The Avenue Pub

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Beer-lovers, we did not forget you. The Avenue Pub has the St. Arnold Pumpkinator, which is an imperial pumpkin stout. Head up to the Pub's balcony for this delicious dark beer. The Pub is also doing to-go beer, wine, and food. For those who do not like pumpkin, the beer menu is extensive. 1732 St. Charles Ave., (504) 586 9243, theavenuepub.com

4. Breads on Oak

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You can count on Breads on Oak to feature the best on their menu. This year, the company has a pumpkin cheddar biscuit sandwich to go along with the October festivities. The bakery has plenty of seating both indoors and outdoors for you to enjoy your selections safely. When you order your breakfast sandwich, make sure to try their version of a pumpkin spice latte. 8640 Oak St. Suite A, (504) 324-8271, breadsonoak.com

5. Aunt Sally's Pralines

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Aunt Sally's in the French Quarter is known for having some of the best pralines in town. Started 85 years ago in a log cabin, Aunt Sally's has grown into an international favorite. She was extra sweet and gave her customers the recipe to her Praline Pumpkin Monkey Bread. This delicious recipe can be used all year long for every holiday. Gather the family and spend time in the kitchen together making this monkey bread. Check out the recipe HERE. Multiple Locations, auntsallys.com

6. Smoothie King

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One of the surest signs that it's fall is when Smoothie King puts their seasonal pumpkin smoothies on the menu. These titans of the smoothie world offer pumpkin smoothies in a variety of options, touting "real, organic pumpkin puree" in every one. Choose from their vegan pumpkin smoothie, their Pumpkin Slim-n-Trim for a guiltless option, their Pumpkin Coffee High-Protein for both a caffeine and protein boost, or their slightly more decadent Pumpkin D-Lite smoothie, made with frozen yogurt. Whichever way you go, it's like drinking fall through a straw. Multiple Locations, smoothieking.com

7. HiVolt Coffee

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HiVolt Coffee's pumpkin muffin is full of sweet, pumpkin goodness. Ditch the typical blueberry muffin for a pumpkin muffin this fall season at HiVolt Coffee. Pair this pumpkin muffin with a fall-flavored coffee and have a delicious start, or pick me up, to your morning. 1829 Sophie Wright Pl., (504) 324-8818, hivoltcoffeepickup.com

8. Windowsill Pies

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Windowsill Pies has a seasonal menu this fall, and one of the unique items on this menu are the gingered pumpkin tarts with candied pepitas. Windowsill Pies serves up Southern-styled and French-inspired desserts in New Orleans. This fall, pumpkin tarts are sure to be a popular dessert. 4714 Freret St., (504) 381-4953, windowsillpiesnola.com

9. Willa Jean

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Willa Jean is well known for its many selections of different pastries and breads, which are all delicious. This fall, head over to Willa Jean and some of their delicious pumpkin bread. On the "snacks" part of the menu, the pumpkin bread is served with whipped butter. 611 O'Keefe Ave., (504)-509-7334, willajean.com

10. PJ's Coffee

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Every fall, PJ's Coffee is guaranteed to provide delicious pumpkin flavored coffees. Among other seasonal coffee flavors this year on PJ's menu includes a pumpkin latte and a pumpkin sweet cold foam cold brew. Both of these coffees are sure to be the perfect pumpkin beverage for fall. Multiple Locations, pjscoffee.com

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