Sandwiched between scorching summer and mild winter, fall is the time for Houston to “cool off” – the leaves are not withered, the night is coming sooner and the temperatures are starting to drop very slightly. But more importantly, fall ushers in one of our favorite flavors: Pumpkin Spice.
What makes orange squash so popular? Is the dark orange color reminiscent of fall?
The owner of Pondicheri, Anita Jaisinghani, tells Houstonia, “I imagine the pumpkin spice is popular because it is made of warming aromatic spices which, when the weather gets colder, bring warmth to our body. Use it on any fall dish and it evokes a feeling of nostalgia and the warmth we all need during the fall and winter months.
So where to get it? Of course there is the Pumpkin and spice latte, but in Houston, you’ll be surprised at the mockup of some chefs. Most restaurants offer their own take on the vegetable that, most importantly, will give you your fall fix.
Here are 6 Houston restaurants where you can try pumpkin dishes this season.
Bakery & Café Dessert Gallery
Dessert Gallery lets Houstonians indulge in pumpkin spice treats earlier this year. Starting Tuesday, August 24, Dessert Gallery will be offering a $ 10 Pumpkin Spice Latte combo that includes a pumpkin and spice themed cookie and a delicious pumpkin and spice latte.
Dessert Gallery Bakery & Cafe, 3600 Kirby Drive. For more information, visit, www.dessertgallery.com
Pondicheri is serving up a chai pumpkin pie and pumpkin chai oatmeal pie this fall. These pumpkin and spice desserts will be available in the fall for pre-order on the Pondicherry website.
Pondicherry, 2800 Kirby Drive, office B132. For more information, visit, www.pondicheri.com
Kraftsmen Bakery is offering a series of pumpkin-flavored offerings this year. The bakery kicks off the fall season with its pumpkin spiced café au lait and pumpkin chocolate chip muffin. As we approach fall, the pastry shop is raising the bar with its pumpkin pies and jack-o-lantern lattes.
Kraftsmen Bakery, 611 W 22nd St. For more information visit, www.kraftsmenbaking.com
The wine bar and fresh grills returns this year with their seasonal delicacy: the pumpkin pie mini dessert. Available in late September, Season 52 will feature the Pumpkin Mini, made with pumpkin mousse, pumpkin cake and whipped cream, topped with a ginger cookie, served in a small glass.
Season 52, 4410 Westheimer Rd., Suite C-1. For more information, visit, www.saisons52.com/
The Heights’ go-to brunch spot, EggHaus Gourmet will have its own touch of pumpkin spice. Starting September 30, the restaurant will be serving its own pumpkin and spice latte, made with real pumpkin. The delicious artisanal latte comes with a small pumpkin for garnish.
EggHaus Gourmet, 2042 ETC Jester Blvd. For more information, visit, https://egghaus.com.
Tiny’s Milk and Cookies
Tiny’s Milk & Cookies has a few sweet treats in store this season. For the month of September, Tiny’s will be offering their signature Pumpkin Spice Latte, and in early October, will introduce their popular Pumpkin Spice Bread.
Tiny’s Milk & Cookies, 3636 Rice Blvd. For more information, visit, www.tinyboxwoods.com