From ice cream to sausages, here’s a list of our favorite local pumpkin spice eats

Jack McLaughlin

Love it or absolutely hate it, with October here, we are well within the thick of pumpkin spice season. And since we know you’re being regularly bombarded with new (and sometimes less than desirable) iterations of the classic fall flavor, we’ve compiled a list featuring some of our favorite local examples.

So grab a cozy blanket and your favorite autumnal candle, because we’re about to kick off fall the best way we know how.

Pistacia Vera, Spiced Pumpkin Pecan Flourless Torte

Pistacia Vera is a German Village institution as far as baked goods go, so you’ll want to grab one of these fall classics while you can. As they’re flourless, you can enjoy these tortes even if you have a gluten intolerance.

The Buckeye Lady, Pumpkin Spice Buckeye

Now with her very own Clintonville storefront, The Buckeye Lady is here to make fall a treat for us all. Known for offering unique “stuffed” buckeyes, her Pumpkin Spice Buckeyes are packed with pumpkin purée, spices, and even real pumpkin cookie pieces for good measure.

Saddleberk, Pumpkin Spice Sausage

Yes, you read that correctly; and yes, it’s actually good. Saddleberk exploded onto the Columbus food scene last year, offering its exclusive Berkshire pork in a variety of deli sandwiches and even in butcher shop-style cuts to North Market Bridge Park patrons. This festive variety debuted years ago, and we’re lucky enough to see it return annually.

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Mrs. Turbo’s Cookies, Multiple offerings

While pumpkin spice didn’t exist—at least not as we know it today—70 years ago, that hasn’t stopped this 1950s-themed cookie shop from launching an entire line of festively flavored treats, and we’re not mad about it. This fall, the popular Powell bakery will be selling everything from pumpkin spice cookies, to coffee, lattes, and more.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams, Pumpkin Cake Roll

Just like many people claim to be too cool for pumpkin spice, many also claim to be too cool for Jeni’s. Let’s see them try to resist this one, though. The seasonal treat starts with sweet heirloom pumpkin ice before adding a swirl of spiced sweet cheese and vanilla cake.

Saucy Brew Works, Boo Thang

Why make just a pumpkin beer when you create pumpkin coffee as well? Saucy Brew Works decided to create both, which means you can enjoy an amber lager brewed with real pumpkin and a blend of spices in addition to Honduran coffee beans that are, according to the brewery and coffee shop, “brimming with pumpkin pie flavor and all the fall spices you know and love.”

Want to read more? Check out our print publication, (614) Magazine. Learn where you can find a free copy of our new September issue here!

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