Food & Drink

The 5 best pumpkin dishes to try in Philly

If there's one thing that's guaranteed to haunt you it's... um, going to one of Philly's most haunted places, but seriously, who's gonna go to an abandoned penitentiary? On purpose?! No, what's gonna haunt you is missing out on Philly's five best pumpkin dishes, so hurry up before they're gone forever. Or at least until next year...

Pumpkin gelato

Capogiro Gelato (address and info)
Old City
Now you have another reason to try their authentic Italian pizza: pumpkin gelato for dessert. The spiced treat has all the indulgence of a pumpkin pie with zero of the post-Thanksgiving-need for stretchy pants.


Pumpkin risotto

Pumpkin Restaurant (address and info)
South Philly
Obviously a restaurant named Pumpkin is going to kick it up a notch when it comes to pumpkin-themed dishes. We suggest the pumpkin risotto, which should fulfill all your transitional weather needs: festive pumpkin, bacon fat, and warm comforting cheesiness.

Pumpkin Spice Latte donut

Federal Donuts (address and info)
Center City
The Pumpkin Spice Latte donut at Federal Donuts is in high demand during this peak pumpkin-loving season, so try to snag one (or 12) of the beauts before they’re all gone. This may be one pumpkin spice latte that won't get you called a #basicbitch.

Roasted Autumn Squash Rigatoni

Mercato (address and info)
Washington Square West
The Roasted Autumn Squash Rigatoni at Washington Square West’s Mercato is brimming with seasonal goodness thanks to the roasted pumpkin and butternut squash that highlight this dish. It also doesn’t hurt that this Italian restaurant has an entire menu of oils to choose from for that bread you’re going to want.

Pumpkin cake

The Baker’s Jar (address and info)
Graduate Hospital
Enjoy a mini pumpkin-flavored masterpiece with some cake in a jar from The Baker’s Jar. You can also snag equally delicious seasonal treats like apple cake in jar.

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