Get them before they’re gone
Move aside Pumpkin Spice Lattes, these San Diego businesses created delicious pumpkin-flavored treats for the season (a few are even served all year long). Whether you want hot or cold, savory or sweet, your pumpkin cravings are sure to be met. Here’s a list of the pumpkin treats we don’t want to miss this season.
Note: Seasonal specials may have limited availability and business hours and service options may be subject to change due to Covid-19. Contact businesses directly with any questions.
Hija de Maiz is the artisan behind these dreamy conchas. With the array of unique flavors available, we recommend trying more than one.
This fully vegan loaf topped with pepitas from Split Bakehouse is perfect for one.
Where else can you enjoy gelato in November? Esco Gelato
Cafe 222 serves their famous pumpkin waffle all year long, and has been doing so for 30 years.
Prefer savory dishes? The pumpkin curry from Plumeria is served in a red curry sauce along with eggplant, bell peppers, and bamboo shoots, and it’s all vegan.
Nancy Flint of Sugar Mamma Caramels whipped up a special hand-crafted batch this year. A perfect gift for the Thanksgiving host.
Bivouac Ciderworks’ Cats Paw captures the very essence of pumpkin spice.
The most unique find on the list, The Yasai serves this kabocha squash roll regularly on their menu.
A trip to Convoy Street in Kearny Mesa will not be complete this season without the seasonal pumpkin milk tea from Tastea, which they top with a cheese foam.
You can expect a few pumpkin delights from Extraordinary Desserts this season but the pumpkin pie pithiviers in particular (say that 5 times) caught our eye. If you have not tried one before, pithiviers are a traditional French dish. Think puff pastry pies.