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
THE COFFEE HOUSE (Derby): They are a specialty coffee house that specializes in private blend espresso drinks, but have many other options, too! They are already serving their pumpkin spice lattes and chais, which can be made hot, iced or blended like a frappe (which can also be combined with their many other flavors like mocha, white mocha and brown sugar cinnamon). They will also have sugar-free pumpkin flavors this year, too. Pumpkin pastries such as pumpkin scones, cinnamon buns and muffins will also be featured at some point during the fall. The Coffee House is definitely a place to try out if you are in the Derby area!
COMMON GROUNDS COFFEE HOUSE: Their own version of a pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin spice cappuccino, pumpkin spice frappe and pumpkin flavored hot tea.
ECCLESIA: Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Chai. They will also offer a pumpkin spice swirl top muffin swirled with cream cheese or cream cheese with Nutella, and a gluten-free pumpkin roll and gluten-free Great Pumpkin cookies.
IL PRIMO ESPRESSO: Pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin spice chai, which they offer year-round! They can do just about anything pumpkin upon request.
McDONALD’S: Zoom through the drive-thru for a Pumpkin Spice Latte!
MILKFLOAT: Pumpkin butternut spice lattes, honey cinnamon vanilla lattes (plus other fun fall flavors to be determined). They will also bring back their Michigan cider donuts, along with some pumpkin themed desserts (more details to be revealed on Facebook and Instagram soon, so be sure to follow them!). There will also be pumpkin pie concretes with their frozen custard! They also have many options available for those with food aversions.
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 Jack-O’-Latte, Pumpkin Coffeecake with Streusel and Pumpkin Scones. Their story times will have a “trip” to the MOXI Pumpkin Patch at the end of October… how fun!
PARK GROUNDS COFFEEHOUSE (Derby): Keep your eye out for their Pumpkin Launch Day Facebook event!
Park Grounds Coffeehouse offers Pumpkin Spice Lattes made with real pumpkin, spices and brown sugar. They will also offer various pumpkin food/pastries/sweet treats such as pumpkin streusel muffins, pumpkin donut muffins and pumpkin cream cheese cookies. Also, everything they bake is gluten-free!
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.
REVERIE COFFEE ROASTERS: Their real Pumpkin Latte will be rolling out on Friday, September 21. They will also be making 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 the chef dreams up, so there will definitely be more to come at this popular Wichita coffee spot!
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!
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.
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.
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.
SWEET PUMPKIN TREATS
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.
COCOA DOLCE: Pumpkin Spice Latte… and do you know they serve this year-round?! Yes!!
They can also make a Pumpkin Spice mocha, and even Pumpkin Spice hot chocolate! YUM.
If that isn’t enough pumpkin for you, they also serve pumpkin spice truffles and macarons during the fall season to add to the love of all things sweet this fall.
THE DONUT WHOLE: Beginning September 1 through November 30, they will be offering pumpkin donuts every Saturday. This will also be baking other flavors like Pumpkin Streusel (pumpkin donut, cream cheese glaze, streusel), Pumpkin Crumble Cake (pumpkin donut, cream cheese glaze, pumpkin donut crumble) and Pumpkin Whole (pumpkin donut, vanilla glaze, cinnamon sugar, cinnamon butter), just to name a few.
They plan on having about 30 different pumpkin flavors/variations out every Saturday. Pumpkin spice lattes will also be served, along with other various pumpkin drinks.
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.
NOTHING BUNDT CAKES: Pumpkin spice bundt cakes will be available on October 1st!
PARADISE DONUTS: Pumpkin Spice donut.
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.
RUSTED ROOSTER (ANDOVER): Pumpkin spice latte, pumpkin waffles (coming in October) and fall decor to add the perfect touches to your home or office!
SWEETLY SCRUMPTOUS: Pumpkin spice cake pops and pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies, both available by the dozen.
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.
COLLEGE HILL CREAMERY: Locally sourced pumpkins will be converted into pumpkin spice shakes, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin ice cream, pumpkin pudding, pumpkin pecan coffee cake, homemade pumpkin pies and more!
All of this will be available from September to December, or while they last, so hurry in and curb your pumpkin cravings!
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!
PUMPKIN JUICES and SMOOTHIES
86 COLD PRESS: Pumpkin spice juice, containing sweet pumpkins mixed with buttery squash, mild tart apples and cinnamon.
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.
HOPPING GNOME: A one-night-only pumpkin spice firkin on November 15 at 6pm will be the only pumpkin beer hopping at the gnome!
WICHITA BREWING COMPANY: Yumpkin Pumpkin Ale, brewed with over 60 pounds of pumpkin in the mash, then a sprinkle of spices during the boil.