Pumpkin Pie Waffle Cakes (credit: wafflecakes.com)
With the arrival of the fall season comes the arrival of new seasonal foods to enjoy. Of course, pumpkin is always on the fall menus of all your favorite restaurants and coffee shops and you are sure to be dusting off your own family recipe for pumpkin pie for the holidays. One of the best ways to get into the mood for fall, however, is to get any of these delightful pumpkin treats available at a few special spots found throughout the city. Pick up a taste of pumpkin and get ready for fall.
Pumpkin Whoopie Pies
Marczyk Fine Foods
770 E. 17th Ave.
Denver, CO 80203
The whoopie pie is not a pie at all. It is a delicious little treat made even better with the addition of seasonal pumpkin. If you haven’t had a whoopie pie before, it is made of two little light and very moist cakes with a whipped vanilla mascarpone filling. The traditional treat actually originated with the Amish but has made its way into the homes and stomachs of people all over the United States. At Marczyk Fine Foods, you can get several seasonal flavors of whoopie pies, but the pumpkin is one of the best.
Pumpkin Pie Waffle Cake
Denver, CO 80218
This amazing food truck has been bringing delicious waffle cakes to several neighborhoods around Denver since May of 2011. You’ll get to enjoy several different types of waffles cakes, made on site with waffle irons that are imported from Belgium. The pumpkin pie waffle cake is only available from September through November and this amazing waffle is topped with pumpkin pie, whipped cream and cinnamon. Grab this treat, a cup of coffee and enjoy the amazing fall weather in Denver. You’ll need to check the website to find out just where this food truck will be located on any given day, but the hunt is totally worth it for one taste of its amazing waffles.
Pumpkin Mini Pies
Happy Cakes Denver
3434 W. 32nd Ave.
Denver, CO 80211
Happy Cakes serves a huge variety of cakes, pies and other desserts that are sweet enough and creative enough to satisfy any craving. It also has a lot of gluten-free and vegan options, so if you have specific allergies or other requirements, this is a great spot to visit. The pies at Happy Cakes are delicious and you can get the traditional apple, cherry or sweet potato but the real star is the pumpkin. One of the best treats is to load up on several mini-pies, that way you can take home an individual treat for your whole family. Plus, you get a lot more of the amazing flaky crust that way which just adds to the delight of this pumpkin pie.
Andre’s Confiserie Suisse
370 S. Garfield St.
Denver, CO 80209
For more than 40 years, Andre’s of Denver has been serving up the most amazing and truly authentic Swiss, French and Danish pastries and desserts. If you are looking for something special, or just want to try something new, this is one of the best places in town to visit. The menu changes regularly, so you’ll need to really keep track of the days if you want to enjoy a specific treat. The pumpkin tart is a perfectly sized and delightful treat that is sure to remind you of all the classic tastes of fall. This seasonal item is only served Wednesday, Friday and Saturday at Andre’s.
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224 Union Blvd.
Denver, CO 80228
Sometimes the best way to get a taste of fall is to sip it in a cup, and a visit to Kona Coffee on Union Boulevard is a great place for some truly fantastic sips. With a wonderful menu of specialty Kona coffee options, you can easily try something new every day, but the pumpkin chai is extra special. If you are a fan of chai, then you know how the taste is already so sweetly reminiscent of autumn. Well just imagine that delicious tea flavor infused with pumpkin and you’ve got a delicious beverage that will have you coming back to Kona again and again.
Deborah Flomberg is a theater professional, freelance writer and Denver native. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.