13 Ways to Enjoy Pumpkin in Hoboken {Without Drinking a Pumpkin Spice Latte}

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You know we are big fans of the PSL, but sometimes enjoying the fall foliage and festivities of the season don’t have to include a latte. There are plenty of other ways to enjoy fall’s favorite flavor without having the term basic come to mind. Here are 15 ways you can enjoy pumpkin-flavored things in Hoboken with not a pumpkin spice latte in sight. 

1. Pumpkin Tart {Choc-O-Pain}

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This recipe is fresh out of the oven, but unfortunately won’t be available until beginning of November. We’ll keep you updated once the decadent dessert goes on sale. We’re already salivating — just look at this rich, pumpkiny goodness.

2. Pumpkin Spice Gelato {Birch}

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Just when we thought Birch made our wildest dreams come true with boozy gelato {we’re talkin’ a rosé situation}, they hit us with that Pumpkin Spice andddd Apple Cider flavors. We can now die happily in fall heaven.

3. Spiced Pumpkin Nut Cookie {Insomnia}

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Photo: Instagram via @insomniacookies

Your fave late-night cookie spot just got a lot sweeter. For the season, Insomnia is serving up pumpkin-nut flavored cookies for when those midnight munchies hit. {Psst – We’ll also be serving these at our Flow-in-the-Dark Yoga afterparty. Get your tickets here.}

4. Pumpkin Spice Pizza {Tony Boloney’s}  

This nontraditional-yet-totally scrumptious alternative to pizza will have your mouth watering. The Pumpkin Butta ingredients: roasted local pumpkin, truffle ricotta, and toasted pumpkin seeds — by the slice or pie. Oh-my-gawddd. Tony B’s knows what’s up.

5. GF + Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Muffins {by Om Sweet Home – sold at Bwè}  

These delicious crumble pumpkin muffins are gluten-free and vegan — can you believe it? These beauties are sold at one of our favorite places to grab a coffee while working away, Bwè, and created by the delicious Om Sweet Home, a gluten free and vegan baking company. You’ll be in baked-goods heaven when you bite into this muffin {$3.85 at Om Sweet Home} with dark chocolate morsels and delicious nut streusel.

6. Craft Pumpkin Beer {at Zeppelin Hall Biergarten}

The Zeppelin Hall Biergarten is located in Jersey City, and it’s a huge hall with a ton of craft beers to enjoy {actually the biggest in the area}. They have jumbo pretzels and other festive treats, which will surely put you in the fall spirit.

7. Pumpkin Pie Fro Yo {16 Handles}  

If you haven’t tried the 16 Handles pumpkin pie fro yo, you’re missing out. It definitely gives you a refreshing kick of fall right to the mouth. 16 Handles is located uptown, and has a variety of delicious fro yo flavors and toppings — including crumbs from crumb cake or graham crackers {the perfect pairing with this flavor fro yo}. So good.

8. Mini Pumpkin Pies {from Sobsey’s Produce}  

These mini pies are just too good. Sobsey’s sells the pumpkin and this apple crumb sour cream pie {YOU MUST TRY IT}, which is out-of-this-world. They locally source the pies from a Brooklyn bakery and if we must say — they are the best pies EVER —- especially the apple crumb. If you’re not careful, you can easily eat a whole pumpkin pie in a sitting. Not speaking from experience, or anything…

9. Seasonal, Locally-Made Pumpkin Spice Cappuccino {at Salon Gatto}:  

Okay, okay, we said we wouldn’t talk about lattes — but we never said anything about cappuccinos. We just love the fall beverage menu at Salon Gatto. How creative to source all of your clients’ drinks with locally created/sold drinks — including the pumpkin spice cappuccino from Empire Coffee + Tea. Love.

10. Hard Pumpkin Cider {Pilsener Haus & Biergarten}

A seasonal cider made with roasted pumpkins, cinnamon, allspice, fresh ginger, and nutmeg — need we say more?

 

11. Gluten Free/Vegan Pumpkin Doughnut {City of Saints or Om Sweet Home in Cliffside Park}

 

Delicious spiced donuts — and they’re gluten-free and vegan? Om Sweet Home knows the secret to amazingly delicious pumpkin doughnuts sans the guilt.

12. Pumpkin Cupcake {Sweet Hoboken}

Cupcakes seem to show up every season, and fall is no exception. This pumpkin flavored treat is sure to fix all your fall-spice cravings — STAT.

13. Pumpkin Pancakes {Turning Point}  

Not too sweet and not too spicy, this seasonal stack of pancakes at a local fave is sure to please. Topped with cranberries and walnuts, you’ll find them downright irresistible and perfect for those crisp fall mornings.

 

Well, there you go — 13 ways to enjoy some fall in a cup, or plate, or pie. What is your favorite spot for a pumpkin-flavored treat? 

 


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By day, Tamara is an editor at a women's magazine, but in her free time, she runs her own fashion blog and helps out with Hoboken Girl. Otherwise, you can catch her ‘gramming like it's her job, checking out the cutest spots to eat and drink and redeeming herself at spin class later. Oh, and if you’re curious about Kylie Lip Kits, she’ll happily show you her collection.