Two Little Red Hens is a charming bakery on the Upper East Side, and while they’re known more for their cupcakes and custom cakes, they also sell an incredible pumpkin cake each year. Their spin on the classic includes apricot/pumpkin cream cheese frosting, which may just be the most delicious flavour combination this side of Central Park.
Two Little Red Hens, 1652 2nd Ave, New York, NY, USA +1 212 452 0476
Butter & Scotch might be the greatest institution in the world – it’s a combination bar & bakery serving cocktails along with desserts. Many of their menu items combine the two (like a class of champagne + a piece of birthday cake, or a vodka martini + a hot fudge sundae), but they also have an extensive dessert menu including a list of pies. They always offer a ‘seasonal pie’ which will most certainly be pumpkin on many days this fall, but if it’s not, may we suggest their ‘bourbon ginger pecan pie.’
Butter & Scotch, 818 Franklin Ave, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 347 350 8899
The name ‘Baked‘ says it all – this baked goods shop offers tons of options year around. From sweet to savory, cookies to quiche, there’s truly something for everyone. Come autumn, they always serve pumpkin pie, and here you can get mini pies or full-sized, nine-inch versions. Whichever you choose, it’ll be made to order with an oat and whole wheat crust.
Tribeca: 279 Church St, New York, NY, USA +1 212 775 0345
Red Hook: 359 Van Brunt St, Brooklyn, NY, USA +1 718 222 0345