It’s here (and quite frankly, has been here for a few weeks): pumpkin season. No matter that the temperatures JUST dropped in the last week. Pumpkin craze hits as soon as fall begins, regardless of what it feels like outside.

Need your pumpkin fix? Charlotte has a lot to offer. Take a look, and let us know what we missed.

Note: These pumpkin-y items were available at the time of research for and publication of this article. Menus subject to change at all mentioned locations.

Ice Cream

two scoops

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Not Your Mamas Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream // Two Scoops Creamery

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream // Golden Cow Creamery

Pumpkin 5-Spice Ice Cream // Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream // The Local Scoop

Pumpkin Ice Cream and Pumpkin Milkshake // Ninety’s Ice Cream

Pumpkin Pecan Praline Ice Cream // The Percantile and Creamery

Sweet Treats

sas cupcake

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Pumpkin Spice and Pumpkin Swirl Cheesecake Cupcakes // SAS Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pie popGelato // Popbar

Pumpkin Cannoli // Inizio Pizza

Salted Pecan Pumpkin Fudge // Iva Jean’s Fudge

Vegan Pumpkin Donut // Move That Dough Baking Co.

Spiced Pumpkin Tea Cake, Spice Pumpkin + Cream Cheese Entremet, Pumpkin Pecan Praline Macaron // Amelie’s

Boxcar Pumpkin Cupcake // Fu Man Chu Cupcakes

Pumpkin Pie Oh My Concrete (Suarez Pumpkin Pie) // Shake Shack
[available through October]

Pumpkin Spice Croissant // Renaissance Patisserie

Pumpkin Spice Latte Cupcake and Maple Pecan Pumpkin Cupcake // Cupcrazed
[flavors change daily]

Pumpkin Pie Waffle // Cast Iron Waffles

Pumpkin Pie Donuts // Your Mom’s Donuts

Pumpkin Bread, Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Bread, Pumpkin Spice Cupcakes, Baked Pumpkin Doughnuts // Suarez
[doughnuts available on Saturdays only]

Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin Spice Latte Donut, Pumpkin Cheesecake // Big View Bakery
[cheesecake starts 11/1]

Pumpkin Icing Donut // Duck Donuts

Apple Pumpkin Butter Doughnut // Reigning Doughnuts
[only available 10/29 – 11/4 if it wins Voter’s Choice]

Pumpkin Muffin // Parliament

Pumpkin Macaron // Le Macaron

sunflour baking

Photo via Sunflour Baking Company

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies, Pumpkin Butterscotch Roll, Famous Pumpkin Pie, Pumpkin Apple Muffin, Pumpkin Scones, Pumpkin Cake, Pumpkin French Macarons // Sunflour Baking Company
[available items may vary daily]

Pumpkin Blondie (with chai gelato, brown sugar caramel, salted vanilla pecans) // Rooster’s (Uptown and SouthPark)

Three Layer Pumpkin Cake (with spiced maple cream cheese icing) // Copain Gatherings
[special order only]

Pumpkin Chocolate Truffles // The Percantile and Creamery

Pumpkin and Cream Cheese Cake by Majid Amoorpour // Not Just Coffee (South End)

hey sugar shop

Photo via Hey Sugar Shop

Pumpkin Cheesecake Truffles and Pumpkin Spice Cookies // Hey Sugar Shop

Pumpkin Pancakes // Poppy’s Bagels

Pumpkin Crème Brûlée // Bulla Gastrobar

Spiced Pumpkin Cheesecake, Pumpkin Muffins, Pumpkin Macarons // Bar Cocoa
[muffins available at breakfast]

Pumpkin Cheesecake (whole or mini) // Cheesecake Carousel


Photo via 5Church

Pumpkin Pie Tartlets (with cinnamon meringue, smoked pecan streusel, salted vanilla gelato) // 5Church

Pumpkin Cheesecake Crepe Roll (with homemade pumpkin ice cream, whip, graham cracker crumble) // Crepe Cellar
[special only – no guarantee of availability]

Pumpkin Spice Cookie Dough // Cookie Dough Bliss

Pumpkin Pecan Crumb Cake // Community Culinary School of Charlotte

Pumpkin Muffins and Pumpkin Scones // Central Coffee


sycamore beer

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Gourd Have Mercy (Pumpkin Amber) // Sycamore Brewing

Pumking (Yam Beer) // Brewers at 4001 Yancey

Gordgeous (Pumpkin Ale) // NoDa Brewing

King Don’s Pumpkin Ale // Catawba Brewing

Chai Jacked Pumpkin Chai Spiced Cider // Red Clay Ciderworks


inizio pumpkin pizza

Pumpkin Pizza (pumpkin cream base, buffalo mozzarella, ricotta, basil) // Inizio Pizza

Pump Up The Jam Toast (pumpkin jam, cinnamon maple whipped goat cheese, toasted pumpkin seeds) // Queen City Grounds

Pumpkin Agnolotti (with wood-oven roasted squash, pepitas, sage, brown butter, pumpkin oil) // WP Kitchen + Bar

Butternut Soup (spicy butternut, pumpkin seeds, scallion crema) // B.GOOD

Pumpkin Bagels and Pumpkin Cream Cheese // Poppy’s Bagels

Coffee/Non-Alcoholic Drinks

south end grind

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Fall Spice Latte ft. Lil Pump // South End Grind

Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Spice Slushee // Cuplux

Vegan Pumpkin Spiced Latte // Fern, Flavors From The Garden

Pagan Pumpkin (Pumpkin Spiced Drink) // Subsecreto

Pumpkin Pie In A Cup (Pumpkin Chai Latte) // Brakeman’s Coffee

Pumpkin Spice Latte // Sunflour Baking Company

Pumpkin Spice Latte // Crane Coffee Company

Pumpkin Pie Latte // Central Coffee

trade and lore

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Gorgeous Gourd (latte with pumpkin chai spice syrup) // Trade and Lore

Pumpkin Spice Latte // Reid’s Fine Foods (Uptown)

Pumpkin Spice Latte // The Percantile and Creamery

Oh My Gourd (pumpkin gelato and espresso blended with maple syrup, topped with maple whipped cream) and Cascara Pumpkin Cider (pumpkin juice sweetened with cascara syrup, topped with whipped cream and cascara garnish) // Queen City Grounds

The Pumpkin One Smoothie, The Pumpkin One with Cold Brew Smoothie, The Fall Smoothie Bowl // Clean Juice

Pumpkin Spice Tea // Verde

Pumpkin Oolong Milk Tea // Kung Fu Tea


Pumpkin White Russian // The Suffolk Punch

Pumpkin Spice Margarita (tequila blanco, cream, pumpkin spice syrup, vanilla extract, simple syrup) // 204 North

Drunkin Pumpkin (Bailey’s, spiced rum, cream, pumpkin) // 5Church

A Pumpkin With No Name (Dewar’s, lemon juice, pumpkin spice simple syrup, angostura bitters, vanilla extract, egg whites) // Sophia’s Lounge

PS(B) Old Fashioned (Bulleit Rye Whiskey, pumpkin spice, cranberry bitters, angostura bitters) // Sophia’s Lounge

Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice (Stoli Vanilla, homemade pumpkin butter, pumpkin simple syrup) // K Lounge


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Allie Papajohn is the creator and face-behind-the-food on EatDrinkCLT’s Instagram and blog. She is constantly thinking about her next delicious meal and enjoys spreading the word about Charlotte’s culinary scene.