Pumpkin-lovers, this is your time. Springfield restaurants, coffee shops and even breweries are serving up plenty of pumpkin-inspired dishes and drinks to keep keep you satisfied. From classic pumpkin pie to savory ravioli there are so many great treats to enjoy. Check out these local favorites presented by Feast Magazine.
Allie Mae’s Bakery
If you’re in Strafford, stop in at Allie Mae’s Bakery and order a moist pumpkin cupcake topped with swirls of pumpkin spice buttercream frosting. The cake is moist and the spice-infused frosting is delightful!
Allie Mae’s Bakery, 100 E. Pine St., Strafford, Missouri, facebook.com/alliemaesbakery/
‘Tis the season for pumpkin spices lattes. You can get a great one at Architect Coffee, but the coffee shop takes it one step further with housemade pumpkin whipped cream. If a flavored latte is too sweet for you, crown your regular coffee with this luscious cream infused with real pumpkin. You can add it to any drink for $1.
Architect Coffee, 1604 E. Republic Road, Springfield, Missouri, facebook.com/architectcoffeeco/
B+B Boulangerie & Bakery
B+B Boulangerie & Bakery makes mouths water all year long, but one of the most anticipated fall treats is the famous pumpkin brioche. This melt in-your-mouth brioche is amazing on its own, but you can also turn it into pumpkin French toast. Plan to place an order for the brioche ASAP as it sells out quickly.
B+B Boulangerie & Bakery, 607 S. Pickwick Ave., Springfield, Missouri, facebook.com/bbboulangerie
Delicieux goes all out on presentation, and these adorable pumpkin cheesecake rolls are no exception. Perfect for a holiday gathering, the large pumpkin boasts four layers of cheesecake cream. Just want something to satisfy your sweet tooth? Try one of the smaller pumpkin cheesecake bites. Pumpkin desserts are available through the end of the year; the bakery is also offering pumpkin pie sales for the holidays.
Delicieux, 3757 N. State Highway H, Springfield, Missouri, facebook.com/absolutelydelicieux
Downtown Nutrition Club
Pumpkin options abound on the fall menu at Downtown Nutrition Club, from pumpkin caramel cheesecake shakes to a white chocolate pumpkin mocha to the Campfire Coffee. The latter is made with house blend coffee, salted caramel, caramel cheesecake and topped with a sugar-free burnt caramel marshmallow. The real shocker? The Campfire Coffee has just 190 calories and 3.5 grams of fat.
Downtown Nutrition Club, 323 E. Walnut St., Springfield, Missouri, facebook.com/downtownnutritionclubllc
Eurasia Coffee Co.
There is nothing like pumpkin soup on a cold day, and you’ll find a fabulous bowl at Eurasia Coffee Co. The spiced pumpkin soup is a vegetarian delight. Aside from silky pumpkin, it has a base of coconut milk, spices, heavy cream and a hint of brown sugar and is served with grilled naan for dipping. The soup is on the menu until Thanksgiving, and the coffee shop also has pumpkin breakfast treats like pumpkin pie, coconut milk-chia seed pudding and pumpkin spice overnight oats (these items rotate).
Eurasia Coffee Co., 445 E. Commercial St., Springfield, Missouri, facebook.com/eurasiacoffeeco/
Fall would not be complete without pumpkin bread or muffins. The Pumpkin Swirl Bread and Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins at Neighbor’s Mill are some of the best! The moist bread features notes of cinnamon, pumpkin and fall spices, but is not too overpowering. The muffins are similar to the bread but filled with a light and sweet cream cheese filling.
Neighbor’s Mill, multiple locations, neighborsmill.com
At Nicola’s Ristorante, fall brings two pumpkin treats to the Italian menu: savory ravioli and sweet gooey butter cake. Tender, handmade ravioli are stuffed with silky pumpkin and then served in a garlic cream sauce. Paired with a glass of Chardonnay, it’s a scrumptious fall meal. On the sweet side, Nicola’s wife, Monica, bakes the gooey butter cakes, which are a staple dessert on the menu. In the fall, traditional gooey butter cake makes way for the decadent cinnamon-kissed pumpkin gooey buttery cake. Wash it down with a cup of coffee or Nicola’s signature housemade liqueur.
Nicola’s Ristorante, 3631 E. Sunshine St., Springfield, Missouri, nicolasristorante.com
Prairie Pie offers both miniature and full-size pies. The sweet potato pumpkin pie is an amazing blend of two classics with all the fall spice flavors you love in Prairie Pie’s signature flaky, buttery crust. Plus, the filling has more texture than a traditional pumpkin pie because the sweet potato gives it more body. Order one in advance for your holiday.
Prairie Pie, 307 S. Jefferson Ave., Springfield, Missouri, prairiepie.com
Prehistoric Brewing Co.
What’s fall without a pumpkin brew in your hands? The folks at Prehistoric Brewing Co. know it’s a necessity for the season, and they’ve whipped up Pumpkin Pachy. The 5.5 percent ABV pumpkin pie ale is made with over 13 pounds of pumpkin per barrel, plus roasted vanilla bean and pumpkin spice. Cheers to fall!
Prehistoric Brewing Co., 1816 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, Missouri, prehistoricbrewingcompany.com
St. Michael’s Restaurant
St. Michael’s Restaurant is famous for its banana cake throughout the year, but right now you should order a slice of the special pumpkin version. This incredibly moist three-layer cake is topped with a buttery frosting with just a hint of spices that allow the pumpkin flavor to shine through.
St. Michael’s Restaurant, 301 S. Ave., Springfield, Missouri, stmichaelsspringfield.com
The Kringles at Supreme Bakery are a Springfield tradition – you’ll find them at going away and holiday office parties. When fall sets in, pumpkin Kringles grace the menu. Expect an incredibly flaky, buttery crust with a sweet pumpkin filling, smothered in powdered sugar icing. Get them before they are gone. The bakery has a variety of rotating pumpkin treats such as pumpkin crème puffs and fritters.
Supreme Bakery, 3314 S. National Ave., Springfield, Missouri, facebook.com/Supreme-Kringle-Bakery-118068704877349/
The pumpkin curry at Thai Express is the perfect way to end the day, especially since the restaurant has a drive-thru. The pumpkin curry has a red curry base with coconut milk, pumpkin chunks, green beans, carrots, bell peppers, cabbage and other veggies. Add your choice of protein and you can request more spice if you like it extra spicy. It’s incredibly comforting.
Thai Express, 948 S. Glenstone Ave., Springfield, Missouri, facebook.com/417thaiexpress
Vic’s Pastries serves up an array of amazing treats at its southside bakery. But for something extra special, order the pumpkin roulade. It’s a great substitute for pumpkin pie, featuring moist pumpkin cake filled with cream cheese layers and wrapped up into a log. It’s a beautiful dessert that tastes even better. Another winner is the pumpkin cheesecake topped with clouds of whipped cream and dusted with cinnamon.
Vic’s Pastries, 1545 W. Battlefield, Springfield, Missouri, facebook.com/Vics-Pastries-155743311850404