October is here, and pumpkins are beginning to pop up everywhere you look – in the produce aisle, outside in pumpkin patches, as part of fall décor in stores, and of course, in the menus of local restaurants! If you’re like us, and have been anxiously awaiting pumpkin season since it ended last December, you’re in luck. Many Corridor restaurants have pumpkin-flavored drinks and treats this month! Keep reading for a list of some of our favorites. And don’t worry if you want to try all of them; after all, pumpkin’s a vegetable, right?
Begin your morning with a fresh taste of pumpkin-flavored bagels and coffee from Einstein Bros. Bagels, located at 3750 Belt Line Road in Addison. Try the classic pumpkin bagel topped with pumpkin shmear for added flavor! Or go for the pumpkin walnut crunch gourmet bagel, which is topped with a delicious crunchy strusel and walnuts. Wash it down with a hot pumpkin latte or a cool pumpkin sweet cream cold brew.
Pancakes are always a good idea, and these melt-in-your-mouth signature pumpkin pancakes at The Original Pancake House at 5220 Belt Line Road in Dallas are exactly what you need this week. They are made with an original recipe featuring whole pumpkins, brown sugar, molasses, spices and other fresh ingredients. It’s served topped with whipped cream and hot syrup – yum!
Pumpkin plus caffeine equals the perfect fall morning. Jumpstart your day with one of the delicious pumpkin drinks from Dunn Brothers Coffee at 3725 Belt Line Road in Addison. The Pumpkin Pie Latte is made with real pumpkin, real spices and real maple syrup – you’ll feel like its Thanksgiving already! For those warmer fall days, go for the Pumpkin Pie Frappe, made with the same real ingredients, blended with ice for a refreshing treat.
Treat yourself to a sweet pumpkin dessert, like the Seasonal Pumpkin Cheesecake at Lazy Dog Restaurants and Bar at 5100 Belt Line Road inside Village on the Parkway. The pumpkin cheesecake sits inside a graham cracker crust and is topped with house made caramel, chocolate sauce, cinnamon sugar, walnut crumble and whipped cream.
Need a break from all the calorie-loaded pumpkin sweets? You can still get your pumpkin fix in a more healthy way by stopping by Grabbagreen at 5000 Belt Line Road in Addison. The Pumpkin Blondie is only 180 calories, and made with eggs, baking soda, brown sugar, butter, dark chocolate, gluten-free flour, pumpkin, sea salt, vanilla, walnuts and grape seed oil. Delicious, pumpkin-flavored and good for your diet is the perfect dessert!