The 8 Best Pumpkin Dishes in NYC to Try This Fall
No pumpkin-spice lattes here
Pumpkin pie? Over it. Pumpkin bread? Yawn. Pumpkin-spice lattes? Sigh.
Luckily, because NYC has the best of everything, there’s no shortage of delicious pumpkin dishes for breakfast, lunch and dinner that are way more fun than the usual suspects.
Here are eight pumpkin dishes you just have to try.
PUMPKIN TERRINE FROM SAXON + PAROLE
Pumpkin pâté? Don’t mind if we do. This vegetarian spin-off features pumpkin and basil cream cheese wrapped in Swiss chard.
316 Bowery (at Bond St.); 212-254-0350 or saxonandparole.com
PUMPKIN RAVIOLI FROM OBICA
This homemade ravioli is nothing like that stuff you can buy at Trader Joe’s--it has pumpkin-laced dough and a filling of spicy fruit mustard and Castelmagno cheese.
928 Broadway (at 22nd St.); 212-777-2754 or obica.com
PUMPKIN PANCAKES FROM SHOPSINS
Sure, this NYC institution has gotten touristy in recent years, but that’s no reason to deny yourself a short stack (or very, very tall stack) seasoned with cloves, ginger and cinnamon.
120 Essex St. (at Rivington St.); 212-924-5160 or shopsins.com
FRIED CHICKEN AND PUMPKIN-SPICE WAFFLE FROM PARK AVENUE AUTUMN
As if regular old chicken and waffles weren’t delicious enough, this seasonal spot features buttermilk-battered chicken atop a pumpkin-spice waffle and a side of apple slaw.
360 Park Ave. S. (at 26th St.); 212-951-7111 or parkavenyc.com
PUMPKIN GNOCCHI FROM PICCOLO CAFÉ
A creamy Gorgonzola sauce makes this meal even more rich and comforting--wait, did this café just invent pumpkin mac and cheese?
274 40th St. (at Eighth Ave.); 212-302-0143 or piccolocafe.us
PUMPKIN PIEROGIES FROM VESELKA
At any hour of the night, you can order these babies fried or boiled with sides of sour cream and applesauce.
144 Second Ave. (at Ninth St.); 212-228-9682 or veselka.com
SAUCY PUMPKIN CUPCAKE FROM PROHIBITION BAKERY
After a pumpkin-packed meal, there’s nothing more satisfying than a boozy cupcake made with pumpkin ale.
9 Clinton St. (at E. Houston St.); 646-596-8294 or prohibitionbakery.com
BONUS: FROZEN PUMPKIN MARGARITA FROM TOLOACHE
OK, this isn’t technically a dish, but no pumpkin binge is complete without a totally decadent after-dinner drink. #pumpkincoma
205 Thompson St. (at Third St.); 212-420-0600 or toloachenyc.com