Pumpkin Spice Up Your Life: Savoury Recipes & Treats from Local Cafés

Oct 14
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Fall is finally here and with it comes everything pumpkin spice. If you are one of the many who look forward to fall mainly to overindulge in pumpkin spice, we have got 3 amazing recipes anyone can make at home.

For a crunchy autumn-inspired breakfast treat, try this Pumpkin Spice French Toast Casserole. When you put it together the night before, all you need to do in the morning is preheat the oven, assemble the brown sugar crumble, and pop it in the oven. 

You could also spoil yourself with a sweet and salty treat in these Pumpkin Spice Pretzels. These super easy treats take only a few minutes to prepare. Simply melt white chocolate, stir in some pumpkin spice and optional orange food colouring, and dip in your pretzel twists. Once refrigerated until set, you can enjoy these anytime the pumpkin spice cravings hit.

Finally, if you are looking for a hearty meal that would be ready in under 30 minutes, try this creamy Chicken Bacon Pumpkin Gnocchi recipe from Nutmeg Nanny. The sauce is made with cream cheese and pumpkin puree making it velvety and delicious. 

Would you rather buy your pumpkin spiced treats? You're in luck, these cafés within walking distance of our luxurious 66 Isabella apartments have just what you're looking for. 

Piedmont Café, right next door, is ready for fall with some seasonal treats. Their Spiced Pumpkin Puree lattes, served in a pumpkin cup no less, are beautiful and delicious with just the right amount of spice. Lattes are perfectly paired with their Ginger Molasses or Cranberry & White Chocolate cookies.

Thank U Coffee, at 3 Isabella Street, has an appealing fall and winter menu. Take the short walk to this locally owned café for 7 seasonally spiced menu options including Oatmeal Latte, Croffle, and Lemon Ginger Tea. Thank U Coffee is open Monday to Saturday noon to 8pm for dine-in or take-out.

Keep your pumpkin spice cravings in check when you walk to Aroma Espresso Bar on Yonge Street. Try their Pumpkin Cauliflower Soup, Hot Apple Cider, or add some pumpkin spice to your favourite hot beverage. 

This season, choose to venture beyond traditional pumpkin pies and spiced lattes. Instead, indulge in the sweeter treats and savoury recipes the season has to offer.