Pumpkin Nanaimo bars? Yes please!
Fall is officially here, and that means that there will be plenty of different pumpkin spice lattes to choose from. Starbucks, Tim Hortons, and almost any other place that serves coffee has its own version. So what can you do when you’ve burnt out on the ubiquitous autumn beverage?
Luckily, Canada has plenty to offer in the way of pumpkin flavoured treats that are not the PSL.
If you’re looking for something different that still gives you the same sensation of enjoying the season, you might want to try any of these other great pumpkin-flavoured foods!
Pumpkin Nanaimo Bar
Address: BjornBar Bakery, 3053 Edgemont Blvd., Unit 102, Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: The Nanaimo bar is a Canadian staple, and though it would be hard to improve on this perfect dessert, this festive fall version made with pumpkin cream sounds delicious.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie
Address: Victoria’s Health, 857 Hornby St., Vancouver, BC
Why You Need To Go: Who says that enjoying pumpkin pie needs to be unhealthy? This smoothie from Victoria’s Health packs plenty of nutrition and fall flavour into one tasty treat.
Pumpkin Pie Macarons
Address: Duchess Bake Shop, 10718 124 St., Edmonton, AB
Why You Need To Go: Macarons might just be the most picturesque dessert out there, popping with vibrant colour and flavours. The pumpkin pie variety from Duchess Bakery is not just tasty, but totally instagrammable.
Address: BeaverTails, 69 George Street, Ottawa, ON
Why You Need To Go: Aside from Nanaimo bars, it doesn’t get much more Canadian than a beavertail. While they can be topped with just about anything, this kind is slathered with pumpkin pie filling and whipped cream.
Pumpkin Pie Chimney
Address: Eva’s Original Chimneys, 454 Bloor St. W., Toronto, ON
Why You Need To Go: The only thing better than a regular ice cream cone is an ice cream cone that’s basically a doughnut. The only thing better than that is having it decked out like a pumpkin pie. Is anyone feeling hungry?
Pumpkin Pie Donut
Address: Léché Desserts, 640 Rue de Courcelle, Montreal, QC
Why You Need To Go: It may not have a crust, but this tasty donut from Léché Desserts will definitely get you in a fall mood. Plus, it would go great with a cup of coffee.
Vegan Pumpkin Pie Gelato
Address: Humani-T Cafe, 5755 Young St., Halifax, NS
Why You Need To Go: This is a dessert that anyone can enjoy. Vegans and non-vegans alike will definitely want to dig into this coconut-based gelato, complete with chunks of pumpkin pie mixed in.
Pumpkin 5-Spice Crispy Pig Ears
Address: Chinched, 5 Bates Hill, St. John’s, NL
Why You Need To Go: Finally, something for those craving a more meaty fall dish. While pig ears might not be for everyone, those who are looking for a unique snack will probably love these.