Holidays

Pumpkin Spice Love Found in Tempe

Most of us bemoan the fact that Starbuck’s doesn’t offer the much-craved pumpkin spice latte (PSL) year-round. We’re downright resentful that we must wait until fall to satisfy our yearning for this coffee drink that has obtained almost mystical status. When Starbuck’s announces that its PSL is back on the menu, the nation rejoices. And, we know that soon other purveyors of good food and beverages follow by adding pumpkin spice specialties to their menus.

Here in the Tempe, we know that even with daytime temps still in the warm range, the return of Starbuck’s PSL signals that fall has officially arrived. We celebrate by slipping into our favorite boots and renewing our obsession with PSL and all things pumpkin and pumpkin spice.

Yes, in Tempe, we do love our pumpkin spice and we’re happy to count the ways. Here’s our hot list of favorites. Enjoy!

Chompie’s
1160 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 557-0700

  • Pumpkin Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin Chocolate Cheesecake
  • Pumpkin & Cranberry Pancakes
  • Pumpkin Bagels
  • Pumpkin Crunch Bagels
  • Pumpkin Cream Cheese
  • Pumpkin Scones
  • Pumpkin Muffin Loaf
  • Pumpkin Creme Brûlée

Four Peaks Brewing Company
1340 E. 8th St., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 303-9967

  • Pumpkin Porter, a pumpkin ale
  • Double Pumpkin Porter, an imperial pumpkin ale

Great Harvest Bread Co.
1730 E. Warner Rd., Tempe, AZ 85284 | (480) 777-1141

  • Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Bread
  • Pumpkin Bars
  • Pumpkin White Chocolate Chip Cookies
  • Spiced Pumpkin Latte

The Human Bean
1765 E. University Dr., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (602) 359-0852

  • Pumpkin Pie Latte/Pumpkin Spice
  • Pumpkin Pie Smoothie

Press Coffee Roasters
601 W. Rio Salado Pkwy. Ste. 103, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 794-1107
1221 E. Apache Blvd. Tempe AZ 85281 | (480) 566-5380

  • Pumpkin Spice Latte

The Shop Beer Co.
922 West 1st St. Tempe, AZ, 85281 | (480) 477-9212

  • Coffee Brown infused with graham crackers, cinnamon sticks, ground ginger, clove and served with a mini pumpkin pie

Snooze, an A.M. Eatery
615 S. College Ave. Suite 103, Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 355-1934

  • Smashin’ Pumpkin Pancakes

Sparky’s Old Town Creamery
510 S. Mill Ave., Tempe, AZ 85281 | (480) 921-6228

  • Pumpkin Porter Ice Cream (made with Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter)
  • Caramel Pumpkin Porter Ice Cream (made with Four Peaks Pumpkin Porter)

U.S. Egg
131 E. Baseline Rd., Tempe, AZ, 85283 | (480) 831-0070

  • Pumpkin Pancakes & Waffles
Nancy Black
Written Nancy Black

Nancy came from Chicago to attend Northern Arizona University and liked Arizona so much she stayed. She loves exploring Arizona and hanging out with family in Flagstaff and Tucson. She’s also a fan of cats, dogs, chuckwallas, wine and whisky.