Falls seems to really be upon us when Starbucks announces the return of Pumpkin Spice Lattes. Am I right? In Tempe, even when the temperatures are still over 100 degrees, we joyously usher in fall with Pumpkin Porter from Four Peaks Brewing Company, pumpkin bagels from Chompie’s and a long list of other delicious autumn inspired treats.
The Tempe Tourism team openly admits that we’re more than obsessed with all things pumpkin spice. Join us in our quest to try and sample as many of Tempe’s pumpkin food and drinks as we possibly can. Here’s a list of our favorites. Enjoy!
Red Apron Bakeshop
1730 E. Warner Rd. #8, Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 912-5002
Red Apron Bakery has a rotation of pumpkin baked goods in the fall, including the pumpkin snickerdoodle cookie, a pumpkin cinnamon roll and pumpkin muffins. Check their Instagram or call to see what they are featuring this week.
1160 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-0700
Pumpkin-flavored bagel two ways, regular and pumpkin “crunch,” which is dipped in cinnamon sugar before baking. Try it with their seasonal pumpkin cream cheese schmear.
Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 E. 8th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 303-9967
Get into the season at Four Peaks Brewery with their popular Pumpkin Porter, a pumpkin ale, or Double Pumpkin Porter, an imperial pumpkin ale.
The Human Bean
1765 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 359-0852
Add a little Pumpkin Pie syrup to any of your favorite drinks. The pumpkin pie latte was delicious. Very sweet and lots of spice brought out the pumpkin flavor in this seasonal drink.
Great Harvest Bread Co.
1730 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 777-1141
Craving some delicious cards? Great Harvest Bread Co. will save the day. Take a bite out of fall with their pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread, Pumpkin Bars or Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies.
310 S. Mill Ave. #A101, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 968-9288
Serving always Gluten Free Waffles, we grabbed their Pumpkin Waffle with candied pecans. You can add extra toppings like whipped cream or chocolate chips. Rich with flavor and the perfect bite with the crunch from the pecans and fluffy-ness waffles (which as you know fluffy-ness comes from gluten). You can also try their Pumpkin Spiced Latte or Pumpkin Cookie!
Daily Dose Kitchen and Bar
96 S. Rockford Dr., #105, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 590-6937
Our friends at Daily Dose have taken the notion of fall-inspired flapjacks and turned up the dial to 11. Their Pumpkin Crunch Pancakes are made with pumpkin batter of course, but they also add ginger snap granola, drizzle them with a spiced cream anglaise and then dust the tops with cinnamon powdered sugar.
Press Coffee Roasters
601 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. Ste. 103, Tempe, AZ 85281
1221 E. Apache Blvd. Tempe AZ 85281
Press Coffee is offering a seasonal pumpkin syrup this time of year, and coffee lovers can add it to any of the drinks they order. I tried a pumpkin latte and it was love at first taste. Not too sweet, and not too spicy, just a hint of pumpkin pie to my coffee.
505 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 279-5080
Try Gadzooks Brown Sugar Glazed Pumpkin Cookie. It will be the sweetest ending to your meal.
2161 W. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 765-2101
One of my favorite combos is pumpkin cake and cream cheese, and Hurts Donuts nailed it with their Pumpkin Spice Latte Donut. And to make it even better, it has a Coffee Ethic espresso glaze on top!
131 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ, 85283 | (480) 831-0070
U.S. has always been one of my favorite places for delicious pancakes. And the pumpkin spice pancakes and waffles do not disappoint. Be prepared to taste the some serious sweetness for breakfast!
Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
615 S. College Ave. Suite 103, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 355-1934
At Snooze, an A.m. Eatery, find their Pumpkin, Pecan Pie Pancakes, this tasty stack are pumpkin pancakes with a vanilla cream cheese filling. Topped with caramel sauce, a drizzle of sweet cream, candied pecans, and powder sugar. If you’re wanting to go all out into a sugar coma, please indulge in one of their delicious handcrafted drinks but a classic drip coffee from the bar will sure balance this sweet concoction.
Sparky’s Old Town Creamery
510 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 921-6228
After dining in one of Downtown Tempe’s many restaurants, head to Sparky’s for some Caramel Pumpkin Porter Ice Cream (made with Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter).
1701 E. Guadalupe Rd., Tempe, AZ 85283
Vegan and delicious, yes please! 24 Carrots has rotating pumpkin goodness each week. This week they have a Gluten/ Soy Free Chocolate Pumpkin Cookie Sandwich, Gluten Free Antonio Cake, Gluten Free Cake Popsicle, containing Gluten- Cookie Butter Cake and lots more!
Wildflower Bread Co.
6428 S. McClintock Dr., Tempe, AZ 85283 | (480) 838-9773
Our favorite thing about the pumpkin chocolate chip muffins at Wildflower Bread Co. is that we can buy them year-round. The rich pumpkin flavor is a perfect complement to the loads of chocolate chips and sweet streusel topping.