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Sep 30, 2015

Beyond Spice Lattes: The Best Pumpkin Items in Astoria!

Fall is in the air! It’s time to trade in our sundresses for scarves and embrace the new season. What’s one thing to look forward to each year? PUMPKIN! The (…)

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Fall is in the air! It’s time to trade in our sundresses for scarves and embrace the new season. What’s one thing to look forward to each year? PUMPKIN! The flavor is everywhere, even beyond the #PSL. Here’s eleven spots to enjoy Fall’s most popular flavor in our neighborhood.

Pumpkin Cream Cheese: Brooklyn Bagel


Brooklyn Bagel has no shortage of excellent cream cheese flavors, but the new pumpkin offering is a real treat: not overwhelmingly sweet, and just the right amount of pumpkin goodness. It’s a great way to start your day!

Brooklyn Bagel  Multiple Locations | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Pumpkin Pie Frozen Yogurt: 16 Handles


Oh boy. How can I petition 16 Handles to make Oh My Pumpkin Pie a flavor year-round? This rich, smooth flavor knocked me out, in a good way!

16 Handles (37-07 30th Avenue |(347) 527-1050 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Pumpkin Cranberry Whoopie Pies: Astor Bake Shop


Pumpkin cookies and icing is a match made in heaven. Whoopie pies are always a fun go-to dessert, and the Fall flavors bring these to a whole other level. Astor Bake Shop is a little out of the way, but SO worth the walk.

Astor Bake Shop (12-23 Astoria Blvd) |(718) 606-8439 | Facebook  | Twitter


Pumpkin Butterscotch Donuts: Queens Comfort

Photo Credit: Queens Comfort

Photo Credit: Queens Comfort

We wouldn’t expect anything less than over-the-top perfection from Queens Comfort, and boy do their Pumpkin Butterscotch Donuts deliver. Made by Montana D’Alessio (a.k.a. the “Donut Diva,”) these are a seasonal treasure!

Queens Comfort (40-09 30th Ave) |(718) 728-2350 | Facebook  | Instagram| Twitter


Assorted Pumpkin Beers: Astoria Bier & Cheese


Man (and woman) cannot survive on sweets alone. That’s where beer comes in. Astoria Bier and Cheese has a great selection of pumpkin brews, including my personal favorite: Pumpking from Southern Tier. Try them all!

Astoria Bier and Cheese (34-14 Broadway & 35-11 Ditmars Blvd) | Broadway Location:(718) 545-5588  Ditmars Location: (718) 255-6982 | Facebook  | Instagram| Twitter


Pumpkin Cheesecake: Parisi Bakery


There’s something sinfully delicious about cheesecake–its dense, creamy texture always feels like a major indulgence. Adding pumpkin only adds to the perfection. Bonus: Parisi Bakery also serves pumpkin spice lattes!

Parisi Bakery (30-17 Broadway) | (718) 728-5282 | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Pumpkin Pie: Leli’s Bakery


If you’re looking for a dessert for a crowd, Leli’s Bakery has you covered. Their pumpkin pies are perfect to bring to any Fall potluck or gathering to watch a big game!

Leli’s Bakery (35-14 30th Ave) |(718) 626-8090

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Carving Pumpkins: Greenbay Market


If you’re looking to get crafty with your pumpkins, stop by Greenbay and pick up a few for carving or seed-roasting. They’re on sale for only 99 cents a pound!

Greenbay Market (32-06 Broadway)| (718) 204-6400

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Pumpkin Spice Latte Donut: Gossip Coffee


The ubiquitous coffee flavor is now a donut, from (who else?) the whimsical minds of Gossip Coffee. Grab a caffeinated beverage and this donut for the perfect Autumn combination, no boots or scarves required.

Gossip Coffee (37-04 30th Ave. | (718) 440-8792) | Facebook | Instagram | Twitter


Pumpkin Loaf and Gooey Pumpkin Cake: Astoria Coffee

Photo Credit: Astoria Coffee

Photo Credit: Astoria Coffee

Astoria Coffee frequently offers a reliably tasty pumpkin loaf, but the addition of Gooey Pumpkin Butter Cake is worthy of a special announcement. The treat matches its name: rich, sugary, and with a great crunchy texture on top to provide a nice contrast. I won’t tell you how many I had!

Astoria Coffee (30-04 30th St.| (718) 440-8792) | Facebook | InstagramTwitter


Vegan Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream: Sweet Jane’s


I’m always amazed at what Sweet Jane’s can create without dairy. This almond-based frozen dessert has all the creamy, pumpkin-y goodness you would expect, but with zero milk products. Vegans, meet your new favorite fall treat!

Sweet Jane’s (27-17 24th Ave|(347) 848-0292 | Facebook  | Twitter


What are your favorite pumpkin treats? Tell us on Facebook and in the comments below!

About Lindsay Goyette

Lindsay has been eating and drinking her way through Queens since 2011. A casting director by day and Astoria explorer by night, you can usually find her checking out live music, theatre, or the newest neighborhood spot to enjoy a craft beer.


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