Where to Get Your Pumpkin Spice Fix in the Hudson Valley
Yes, #pumpkinspice season is here.
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Few things signal fall quite like pumpkin spice. Sure, there are leaf-peeping hikes, farm harvest festivals, and corn maze meanders to celebrate the season. When it comes down to it though, pumpkin spice is the true herald of autumn’s much-anticipated arrival.
While nothing quite compares in popularity to a certain big-name latte, the Hudson Valley holds its own on the pumpkin spice front. Here are a few local products to satiate your #pumpkinspice cravings. If you spot anything we missed while you’re out and about, don’t forget to snap a pic and tag us @hudsonvalleymag on Instagram.
Pumpkin Bowl, Blend Smoothie and Salad Bar
Middletown, Mohegan Lake, New Windsor
Just when you thought you’d seen everything pumpkin spice season has to offer, Blend brings a new twist to the fall flavor front. Just for the season, the Hudson Valley eatery brings back its pumpkin bowl, a sweet, seasonal smoothie bowl with just enough spice to hit the spot. It’s the perfect treat when you want that #pumpkinspice fix without the whipped cream topping.
Pumpkin Cheesecake Cupcakes, Sweetbakes Café
While we’re still holding out for the return of pumpkin waffles from Sweetbakes Café, we’ll content ourselves with the seasonal pumpkin spice cupcakes. Made by Jenny Jordan, the baking whiz behind the Wappingers Falls locale, the fluffy treats hit the spot when paired with one of the shop’s special campfire lattes.
Pumpkin Cold Brew, Iron Gate Café
During a time when decadent lattes with sky-high whipped cream towers dominate the Hudson Valley’s java scene, cold brew almost sounds basic. But, then again, maybe that’s because you’ve never had the brew at Iron Gate Café. A true testament to the ingredients of the season, the Albany spot’s brew gets its smooth, sweet consistency from rich pumpkin cream. As if that wasn’t wonderful enough, the drink receives a fresh Cider Belly donut as a finishing touch. ‘Tis the season!
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Pumpkin Muffins, Samuel’s Sweet Shop
Is it any surprise that Samuel’s has pumpkin spice down pat? The sugary sweet storefront channels all things fall in its pumpkin cupcakes and pastries, sour gummy pumpkins, and pumpkin spice gluten-free vegan muffins, to name only a few. Keep an eye out for other rotating fall specialties throughout the season as well.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee, Haven Coffee and Espresso Bar
When it comes to flavored coffees, Haven is a pro. That’s why it’s no surprise that the Newburgh espresso bar has pumpkin spice coffees, lattes, and mochas to inspire all the fall vibes. Pair a cup with a warm slice of pumpkin bread for the perfect afternoon snack. Haven's storefront is currently closed, but it is still accepting special orders for pies and pastries.
Pumpkin Spice Coffee, Donuts, and Ice Cream, Stewart’s Shops
Locations throughout the Hudson Valley
The Hudson Valley’s favorite convenience store doesn’t disappoint when it comes to fall flavors. The family-owned chain delights with pumpkin spice coffee, pumpkin donuts, and pumpkin pie ice cream. While you’re there, try out the apple pie ice cream, apple cider donuts, and apple spice muffins as well.
Pumpkin Spiced Latte Cupcakes, The Cakery
When it comes to cupcakes, The Cakery has the perfect formula for pretty much every flavor you could crave. This fall, the Fishkill sweet shop brings its A-game with pumpkin spiced latte, Nutella cream cheese pumpkin, pumpkin, white chocolate pumpkin, maple cinnamon pumpkin, and pumpkin chocolate chip varieties. Not enough pumpkin for you? The Cakery also does the flavor in cake pop and regular cake form.
Pumpkin Spice Drinks, Ready Coffee Co.
In addition to its stellar lineup of craft coffees and smoothies, Ready brings all the fall feels with its seasonal drink menu. While the pumpkin spice latte is a must for PSL lovers, the brown sugar cinnamon latte and salted caramel mocha are worthy sips when you’ve finally imbibed all the pumpkin you can handle.
Pumpkin Spice Loaf, The Cookie Factory
A sweet-tooth staple in Troy, The Cookie Factory hits a home run with its seasonal pumpkin bread. Each loaf comes topped with a fresh dusting of powdered sugar, making it perfect to pair with a steaming cup of java on a crisp fall morning. Keep an eye out for the pumpkiny frosted cupcakes and cookies while you’re there, too.
Pumpkin Spice Tea, Harney & Sons
Not a coffee drinker? Never fear. Harney & Sons is here to save the day with its signature Pumpkin Spice tea. The herbal red bush tea is heavy on the spice, so be prepared for flavorful sips of cinnamon and clove. It pours out as a bright red, making it a tasty companion on crisp fall days.