A Wichita Guide to Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice
Summer is on its way out, and fall is here. It’s time to get rid of the sandals, break out the UGG boots, infinity scarves and yoga pants. Then while you are out sporting your perfect fall basic look, make sure you have the best fall accessory in hand - Pumpkin Spice.
Back in 2003, a well-known coffee chain brought us a fall treat that has now become a cultural phenomenon. Now, it is so much more than just coffee. Pumpkin spice can be found in coffee, cookies, pastries, ice cream and even beers.
So, in order to maximize your pumpkin spice consumption this fall, we have brought you a Wichita guide to #allthingspumpkin.
They will have pumpkin spice lattes as well as pumpkin spice chai. Or for a sweet treat, they will be offering a pumpkin pecan French toast casserole, a pumpkin spice swirl top muffin swirled with cream cheese or cream cheese and Nutella, and a pumpkin roll.
Il Primo Espresso
Take a pumpkin break at II Primo Espresso; they offer pumpkin spice lattes and pumpkin spice chai year round. Upon request, they can do just about anything pumpkin.
Make sure to stop by Meads and check out their fall specials board with standard flavors including pumpkin spice – Chumpkin Pie, dirty chai with pumpkin spice, great pumpkin – hazelnut, Irish cream and pumpkin spice latte. The baristas often get creative, so be on the lookout for other fall flavors.
Reverie Coffee Roasters
September 22nd is the first day of fall. It is also the day you can head into Reverie Coffee Roasters to get your pumpkin fix with their Real Pumpkin Latte. Their Real Pumpkin Latte is made of pure maple syrup, pumpkin, and spices such as cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg and clove. This delicious pumpkin sauce is handmade with the best ingredients they can source, and it’s back by popular demand! Reverie also recently started serving homemade baked goods, which means you can look forward to pumpkin spice treats to drink AND eat in the shop, coming soon…!
Verita Coffee Bar & Roastery
Their pumpkin spice latte is made with real pumpkin. It is handcrafted to such a degree; it took them 25 full batches to get the recipe right. It's as good as they’re ever going to be able to make it, and that's how they like it.
So in a nutshell, their pumpkin spice latte is handcrafted from scratch from real pumpkin and the absolute best ingredients.
You don't have to wait for fall at Cocoa Dolce. Their pumpkin spice mocha is available all year. During the fall season, you will find pumpkin spice macarons and pumpkin spice truffles.
The Donut Whole knows that sometimes you just can't wait to get a pumpkin spice latte. That is why they are available all year long. During the fall season, be on the lookout for their pumpkin spice donuts. They are only available periodically and are not scheduled. Make sure to check Facebook for updates.
Nothing Bundt Cakes
On October 1st, pumpkin spice bundt cakes will be available to satisfy your pumpkin cravings. If you haven’t had a Nothing Bundt Cake yet, you are missing out!
When you need a sweet fix and a pumpkin fix at the same time, Sweetly Scrumptious can take care of that. Make sure to check out their pumpkin spice cake pops and pumpkin spice chocolate chip cookies. Both are available by the dozen.
Churn and Burn
Pumpkin spice coffee is good, and pumpkin spice ice cream is good. But to make them even better, combine them into a Pumpkin Spice Churn and Burn. And don’t forget to ask for their secret menu item! A Chocolate Pumpkin Mocha. Topped with their in-house made whipped cream, cinnamon and chocolate sauce.
College Hill Creamery
Stop in this season and get your pumpkin fill. College Hill Creamery will have no lack of pumpkin spice offerings. They will have pumpkin spice shakes, pumpkin spice lattes, pumpkin spice ice cream and pumpkin spice coffee cake.
Little Lion Ice Cream
Little Lion Ice Cream Food Truck will offer a Pumpkin Ice Cream, using real pumpkins from Meadowlark Farms. Be on the lookout for where they are at this season.
86 Cold Press
Straight from sweet pumpkins mixed with buttery squash, mild tart apples and cinnamon gives this pumpkin spice juice a flavor that not only excites the taste buds but also brings back that nostalgia of carving pumpkins.
Songbird Juice Co.
This fall, you can stop by Songbird Juice Co. for a few delicious fall flavors. However, if it is the pumpkin spice flavor you are after, you need to try their Pumpkin Spice Chia Pudding, topped with house made granola and dried cranberries. It’s a simple grab and go item, but it’s good that is packed with nutrients and you can feel good about eating.
Hopping Gnome will not have a pumpkin beer this season. However, we’ve heard that on November 17th at 6 pm in their taproom, you can join them for their Thirkin Thursday where they will tap a pumpkin spice firkin. Their firkin’s are small casks of beer that they tap for one night only.
Wichita Brewing Company
When you are ready to wrap up your pumpkin journey, stop by the Wichita Brewing Company for their Yumpkin Pumpkin Ale. This is the perfect fall ale for the changing weather. Brewed with over 60 pounds of pumpkin in the mash, then a sprinkle of spices during the boil. ABV 6.7 IBU 27
If you are really feeling adventurous, try the Twisted Yumkin Imperial Pumpkin Porter Imperial Porter. This is the Yumkin Pumpkin's evil stronger uncle. This chewy porter was brewed with pumpkin in the mash and the boil. Then spices and Madagascar vanilla beans were added during the boil. A definite treat for Halloween. ABV 8.2 IBU 54