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The Pumpkin-Flavored Treats You Need to Eat This Fall


Pumpkin spice lattes are so passé. Fill up on ice cream, crêpes, and cocktails instead.

Pumpkin Ice Cream at The Blue Pig

121 Maple St, Croton-on-Hudson; 914.271.3850

We scream for ice cream — even in the dead of fall. This time of year, The Blue Pig is scooping pumpkin ice cream packed with autumnal spices, including cloves, nutmeg, and ground cinnamon. Can’t have dairy? New on the menu is a pumpkin spice vegan smoothie, made almond milk, banana, pumpkin, and local maple syrup.

Photo courtesy The Blue Pig

Ravioli Zucca at tredici SOCIAL

104 Kraft Ave, Bronxville; 914.793.1313

On the menu at tredici NORTH and at the owners’ new location, tredici SOCIAL in Bronxville, these ravioli are a savory alternative to the standard pumpkin-oriented drinks and sweets. Filled with homemade burrata and pumpkin cream, they’re tossed in browned butter and sage. Crumbles of amaretti cookies add crunchy texture.

Headless Horseman Cocktail at The Tapp

17 N Broadway, Tarrytown; 914-848-4136

Embrace local lore by ditching your pumpkin spice latte in favor of this popular libation. The Headless Horseman cocktail is mixed with rumchata, vodka, and pumpkin simple syrup, and finished with a graham cracker rim.

Photo courtesy of The Tapp

Pumpkin Spice Crêpe at Leila’s Crepe Station

In their food truck, couple Leila Zambrano and Nick Vazquez are swirling up pumpkin batter for their seasonal crêpe. Filled with pumpkin cream, pecans, and whipped cream, it’s drizzled with maple syrup for a dessert that’s bringing all the flavors of pumpkin pie.

Pumpkin Doughnuts from Baked by Susan

163 Grand St, Croton-on-Hudson; 914.862.0874

While Susan O’Keefe’s pumpkin pie is a crowd favorite, her pumpkin doughnuts are an addictive alternative. Made with pumpkin, bananas, sugar, butter, cinnamon, and nutmeg, this dessert, which can also be ordered as a bite-sized treat for special events and for Thanksgiving, is ideal for gatherings. Aside from the doughnuts, the bakery has a host of other pumpkin-flavored desserts, like muffins and breads.