In addition to Starbucks, several local businesses are capitalizing on the flavor trend with their own menu additions. Here are a few places in town to pick up your favorite pumpkin spice-flavored food or beverage:
Owner Ashleigh Barnett said the shop will feature the flavor on Aug. 31 for “Taste of Fall Day,” an event at the bakery devoted exclusively to fall-flavored baked goods and drinks. The shop will serve spice-flavored pumpkin bread, whoopie pies, cinnamon rolls and cake from 7 a.m. to 10 p.m.
“It’s still summer, still hot, (but) students are all back. We just want to celebrate that fall is coming — it’s almost time,” Barnett said. “Let’s eat all the pumpkin stuff now.”
Hurts Donut will reintroduce three popular pumpkin spice flavors in September, said Felicia Doudican, donut decorator. People come in specifically for the pumpkin streusel, pumpkin espresso glaze and pumpkin cheesecake, Doudican said.
Syrup will offer specials in October, including pumpkin spice pancakes and a pumpkin spice latte.
“For our pumpkin spice pancakes, we use a cream cheese icing on top of them with dried cranberries — people really love those,” said general manager Matt Kossler.
TOLY Park’s newest food truck, Whole Latte Pie, will feature a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin chai and a selection of pies at its grand opening at 6 p.m. Sept. 7.