It’s September and you know what that means: the official flavor of fall arrives! You may live under a rock if you aren’t sure what that flavor is so, just in case you do, I’ll throw it out there for you…PUMPKIN SPICE.
Here are some pumpkin-flavored eats and drinks Wichitans can enjoy while savoring the crisp, colorful days of fall – and don’t forget to check out our Ultimate Guide to Fall & Halloween Events in Wichita!
PUMPKIN SPICE COFFEE DRINKS
REVERIE COFFEE ROASTERS: They offer a real Pumpkin Latte and also some pumpkin pastries, such as muffins. They will also feature another special pastry that they are creating. They have the desire and flexibility to create whatever Chef Stephanie dreams up, so there will definitely be more to come at this popular Wichita coffee spot!
TWISTED JAVA COFFEE BAR: Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Pie Latte, both drinks feature their homemade pumpkin whipped cream. This special whipped cream can also be put on any other drink order as well! YUM.
COMMON GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE: Their own version of a pumpkin spice latte.
MILKFLOAT: Vegan pumpkin bread, even better for those with food aversions!
R COFFEE HOUSE: They serve a pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin spice steamer, and will most likely feature a pumpkin flavored menu food item/s.
VERITA COFFEE BAR & ROASTERY: Verita offers a homemade Pumpkin Spice Latte that took them 25 batches of spices to get the recipe made to perfection. They also make a homemade peppermint mocha and chai that has a really nice ginger and black pepper spice that hits the back of your throat and has a sweetness to match as it is made from real, organic spices. The brand of milk they use is Hildebrand, so it is hormone-free and allows each drink to be made with high-quality ingredients.
STARBUCKS: If you don’t know by now, they seemed to have coined the phrase “pumpkin spice” in 2003. Their seasonal pumpkin spice latte is in demand each year and is now available to consume in mass quantities. They also offer pumpkin bread and other pumpkin flavored pastries.
McDONALD’S: Zoom through the drive-thru for a Pumpkin Spice Latte!
SPICE MERCHANT: Pumpkin rooibos tea selection as well as tea bags that are pumpkin spice decaf. They also offer pumpkin spice coffee, Torani pumpkin spice syrup as well as their own branded pumpkin butter. They may also be getting in some pumpkin spice biscottis that are seasonally made.
ECCLESIA: Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Chai. They will also offer a Pumpkin Pecan french toast casserole for a sweet treat, along with a pumpkin spice swirl top muffin swirled with cream cheese or cream cheese with Nutella, and a pumpkin roll.
IL PRIMO ESPRESSO: Pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin spice chai, which they offer year-round! They can do just about anything pumpkin upon request.
MEADS CORNER: They have a fall specials board with standard flavors including pumpkin spice- Chumpkin Pie, dirty chai with pumpkin spice//Great Pumpkin- hazelnut, Irish cream //Pumpkin spice latte. Other fall flavors are sure to be created with their inventive baristas!
THE COFFEE HOUSE (Derby): They are a specialty coffee house that specializes in private blend espresso drinks, but have many other options, too! They offer an Iced or Hot Pumpkin Spice Mocha and have many other pastries and drinks to choose from as well! Definitely a place to try out if you are in the Derby area!
MOXI JUNCTION (Maize): This unique coffeehouse, bakery and art gallery employs and trains special needs adults and teens. They offer a variety of fall eats and drinks, including a S’mores Mocha and an Xtreme Toffee Coffee Frappe.
SCOOTER’S: Scooter’s is offering a Pumpkin Spice Latte, Pumpkin Caramelicious Latte, Pumpkin Pie Smoothie, Pumpkin Bread and Pumpkin Caramelicious Muffin to cure all of your pumpkin-flavored cravings this fall!
PARK GROUNDS COFFEEHOUSE (Derby, and NEW Wichita Location at 29th & Webb Rd.): Park Grounds Coffeehouse offers Pumpkin Spice Lattes made with real pumpkin, spices and brown sugar. They also offer Pumpkin Streusel muffins, Pumpkin Donut muffins and Pumpkin Cream Cheese cookies. Also, everything they bake is gluten-free!
SWEET PUMPKIN TREATS
HURTS DONUT: pumpkin spice cake donut, piled with cream cheese and a caramel drizzle! In the middle is a pumpkin spice latte donut! And on the right our pumpkin donut, glazed and rolled in streusel with a caramel finish.
THE DONUT WHOLE: Pumpkin Spice donut, Molasses & Ginger donut,
PARADISE DONUTS: Pumpkin Spice donut
COCOA DOLCE: Pumpkin Spice Latte… and do you know they serve this year-round?! Yes!! They also serve pumpkin spice truffles and macarons during the fall season to add to the love of all things sweet this fall.
RENEW CONSIGN & CAFE: Since they sell fantastic “like new” furniture and décor, many fall items are rolling in and filling the store. They will have indoor and outdoor pumpkins and fall décor. If décor isn’t enough, they also have fall-flavored eats & drinks! They serve Pumpkin Seed & Flax Granola Cereal, Pumpkin-shaped pancakes, homemade pumpkin pie and since they are a Starbucks too, they will naturally be serving the infamous Pumpkin Spice Latte. You can grab a bite and/or a drink while you shop! That’s a win-win in my book.
NOTHING BUNDT CAKES: Pumpkin spice bundt cakes will be available on October 1st!
SWEETLY SCRUMPTOUS: Pumpkin spice cake pops and pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies, both available by the dozen.
JACOB’S WELL (El Dorado): Let’s not forget that we have some pretty amazing places in our surrounding communities as well. Jacob’s Well, located in El Dorado, offers Pumpkin Spice lattes, as well as Pumpkin Pie and Pumkin Fluff Pie. They bake the pies themselves daily… homemade. They also have a full coffee bar with many syrup options, including the Pumpkin Spice mentioned above!
BREW CO. COFFEEHOUSE (El Dorado): Another fun place surrounding Wichita, also located in El Dorado, offers all sorts of lattes that they can mix up with Pumpkin Spice. They also offer Pumpkin or Apple Chai lattes as well. They offer a humpday cupcake on Wednesdays, and will include different types of pumpkin flavors (they make a new one each week). Some cupcake flavors will include a White Mocha Pumpkin cupcake or Pumpkin cupcakes with cream cheese frosting. They are always made from scratch!
They also have a deli (Dilly Deli) where they carry a “Flavor of Fall” sandwich that is Yoder Pit ham and swiss cheese on sourdough bread, spread with Pumpkin Butter and topped with pears sprinkled in cinnamon.
PUMPKIN ICE CREAM
CHURN & BURN: If Pumpkin Spice coffee isn’t enough to quench your pumpkin cravings, how about combining Pumpkin Spice coffee with Pumpkin Spice ice cream?? The Pumpkin Spice Churn & Burn does just that and makes a delightful pumpkin-everything flavor. Don’t forget to ask for their secret menu item! Their Chocolate Pumpkin Mocha is topped with their in-house made whipped cream, cinnamon and chocolate sauce.
FREDDY’S FROZEN CUSTARD: Pumpkin pie concrete
LITTLE LION ICE CREAM: They will offer Pumpkin pie ice cream, using real pumpkins from Meadowlark Farms, so be on the lookout for where their food truck will be this fall season!
COLLEGE HILL CREAMERY: Pumpkin spice shakes, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice ice cream and pumpkin spice coffee cake.
PUMPKIN JUICES and SMOOTHIES
SONGBIRD JUICE CO.: They will offer a Sinless Pumpkin Pie smoothie. Also, you can’t forget about their delicious fall-flavored Autumn Apple juice consisting of sweet potato, apple and cinnamon flavors.
86 COLD PRESS: Pumpkin spice juice, containing sweet pumpkins mixed with buttery squash, mild tart apples and cinnamon.
HOPPING GNOME: They will not have a pumpkin beer this season however, they do have a Blood Orange Pale Ale that resembles a pumpkin color that we think is pretty cool!
WICHITA BREWING COMPANY: Yumpkin Pumpkin Ale, brewed with over 60 pounds of pumpkin in the mash, then a sprinkle of spices during the boil.