Where To Find The Most Delicious Pumpkin Dishes In NYC

Stephanie Shoemaker

Fall’s favorite flavor can be found in more than a latte. This list will help you enjoy the pumpkin flavor in New York City that spices up any meal, whether you’re looking for breakfast or an after work cocktail.

Pumpkin Cake

1. Two Little Red Hens- Pumpkin Harvest

Bakery, Cafe, Pastelaria, American

Two Little Red Hens is an American bakery with all your favorite cakes and pies to choose from. Pumpkin pie is always a perfect fall treat and the one they serve up would not disappoint, but their special fall cake is called Pumpkin Harvest. It is a pumpkin spice cake with apricot cream cheese frosting and buttercream fall leaf decorations. This super-moist treat would pair perfectly with your Thanksgiving meal! If you do want to add this to your table for the holiday make sure to place your order by November 15th!

2. Café Orlin- Pumpkin Pancakes

Cafe, Restaurant, American

The pumpkin pancakes topped with cinnamon yogurt at Café Orlin receive rave reviews from their customers. The pancakes are perfectly fluffy and the cinnamon yogurt topping is sweet enough that you wouldn’t even need to add syrup to enjoy this meal! They have many sides available to add to this dish including bacon, chicken and pistachio sausage, home fries, fresh fruit, and much more. You can find this dish on their breakfast and brunch menus every day of the week.

3. Distilled- The Spiced Pumpkin Cider

Cocktail Bar, Pub, Restaurant, Gastropub, American

Bartender Micaela Piccolo has created the perfect fall cocktail. The Spiced Pumpkin Cider at Distilled is made with pumpkin puree, crisp apple cider, pumpkin spice, rum, and topped with whipped cream and grated nutmeg. Come by after a long day of work to wind down and relax with this perfect concoction. The combination of flavors and liquor in her drink will make you feel warm and cozy; especially drinking it out of the “I Love NY” mug it’s served in.

4. The John Dory Oyster Bar- Pumpkin Toast

Bar, Seafood, Pub Grub

John Dory Oyster Bar, located inside Ace Hotel, is well known for their seafood dishes. But with the fall season they bring you one of their signature autumnal dishes in the form of pumpkin toast. This dish just recently came back to their all-day menu and is a perfect combination of savory and sweet. The pumpkin toast is topped with marjoram pesto, pine nuts, and pecorino. Since it is available all day this could be the perfect option for a lunch break. Who knew toast could be so flavorful?

5. OatMeals- Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal

Cafe, Restaurant, American, Healthy

This breakfast staple is anything but average at OatMeals. Dessert for breakfast always sounds good and the pumpkin pie oatmeal will satisfy that craving. Steal cut oats, pecans, brown sugar, pumpkin spice and a pumpkin puree swirl will make you feel like you’re sitting down for Thanksgiving dessert. The options are truly endless at this restaurant, so choose from an extensive list of delicious pairings or create your own bowl with their list of 80+ toppings and choice of water or low fat milk.

6. Obicà- Pumpkin Ravioli

Pizzeria, Italian

If you’re looking for a pasta dish that is anything but standard you have to try the pumpkin ravioli at Obicà. The pumpkin is in the pasta, which is then filled with fruity mustard, amaretto crumbs, and castelmagno cheese. Going with something a little more traditional? You will dine happy knowing the buffalo mozzarella is imported twice a week from Italian artisans who have been perfecting the recipe for centuries.

7. Dana’s Bakery- Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake Macaron

Bakery, French

Dana’s Bakery puts a fun twist on macarons. This isn’t your ordinary French dessert – flavors change monthly and the November special includes a chocolate pumpkin cheesecake in their pie box. It’s a chocolate cookie with a pumpkin cheesecake center; a real dessert you can’t be disappointed with! They previously featured a pumpkin spice latte flavor, taking your favorite fall drink to a new level. All of their previously featured flavors can be special ordered. Bonus –they’re gluten-free and kosher!

8. Faro- Pumpkin Toffee cake

Restaurant, Italian

Faro offers dishes such as dry-aged duck breast with turnip
© Faro

Out in Bushwick, this restaurant is very new to the scene as it opened just this year (May of 2015!). Don’t let that fool you though, chef-owner Kevin Adey’s experience shows through each and every dish. The pumpkin toffee cake is topped with a cream that tastes like a homemade marshmallow. Faro is a true farm-to-table restaurant bringing you the freshest ingredients and an often-changing menu. You never know when it might be gone so make sure to head out and try this decadent dessert.

9. Park Avenue- Chicken and Pumpkin Waffles

Restaurant, American

Chicken and waffles are a comfort food classic for many. Park Avenue gave the dish an autumn upgrade to bring you buttermilk fried chicken with pumpkin spice waffles and a side of apple slaw. Smother it in some maple syrup for a dish that screams fall flavors. This dish is only available on their brunch menu, leaving you no option but to have a great weekend. Make sure you check it out soon since it will only be here for as long as autumn is. The restaurant changes with the seasons.

10. Kimoto- Pumpkin Pie Bites

Bar, Restaurant, Asian

Kimoto Rooftop Restaurant & Garden Lounge, Duffield Street
Image courtesy of Kimoto Rooftop
Kimoto is the city’s first Asian rooftop beer garden with an exciting list of beers and cocktails. There is an extensive list of Asian beers and domestic beers alike and the cocktails are mixtures you won’t find anywhere else. But the pumpkin inspired treat this bar has is in the food. Their fall menu includes pumpkin pie bites. These are flavored with maple syrup, spiced mascarpone, and fresh sage. This sweet little dessert certainly isn’t average and neither is the experience you’ll have at this bar.
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