Nothing symbolizes fall like the pumpkin. This round, orange gourd has long been concocted into tasty sweet treats when the season arrives. If you are happy to see the leaves falling because of your passion for pumpkin, there are some great places to get tasty pumpkin treats in Pittsburgh. From classic pumpkin pie to pumpkin breakfast dishes, here are some places to find great pumpkin desserts that will satisfy your pumpkin cravings.
1430 Potomac Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Let’s start with breakfast. Pumpkin makes a tasty pancake and the Dor-Stop Restaurant in Dormont makes some of the best pumpkin pancakes around. You can get these tasty, freshly made hotcakes with other breakfast favorites such as bacon, ham and eggs. This casual diner was featured on “Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives” on the Food Network. It’s a great place to start your day and your pumpkin treat tasting.
1707 Murray Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15221
Speaking of breakfast, how about some pumpkin waffles? Waffallonia serves authentic Belgian Leige sugar waffles with a variety of toppings. These waffles are not just for breakfast. They can be enjoyed any time of day, especially for dessert. A favorite seasonal special is waffles with pumpkin spread. It’s a delicious warm treat on a cool autumn day. If you don’t hit on the right day for the special, though, there are still plenty of tasty options to choose from such as fruit, Nutella and ice cream combinations.
528 Trax Road
Finleyville, PA 15332
To experience the freshest in pumpkin treats, go to the source. Trax Farms has a number of tasty pumpkin treats available in its bakery during the season. You can also pick out the perfect pumpkin and make some fresh treats at home. Trax Farms has a number of delicious pumpkin recipes available on its website such as pumpkin bread pudding, pumpkin butter and pumpkin sheet cake. Not only that, but it is a great place to enjoy the autumn weather, take a hay ride and enjoy some fun kids activities on a crisp, sunny weekend.
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Priory Fine Pastries
528 E. Ohio St.
Pittsburgh, PA 15212
Nothing complements pumpkin quite like the smooth creaminess of cheesecake. At Priory Fine Pastries in the northside, you can get pumpkin cheesecake as a seasonal item. This smooth, creamy cheesecake is topped with icing and whipped cream. You can enjoy a large cake with plenty to share or an individual cake that will be all yours. If you are planning a wedding this autumn, Priory is also a great place to get a custom wedding cake. A pumpkin cake could be the perfect touch.
1419 Potomac Ave.
Pittsburgh, PA 15216
Speaking of cake, Perhaps you are in the mood for one, even if you’re not planning a wedding. At Potomac Bakery in Dormont, you can enjoy the pumpkin explosion cake seasonally. This moist pumpkin cake is iced with white icing. Hidden inside are bits of pumpkin cheese cake and chunks of pumpkin roll. White chocolate shavings add that extra little bit of delightful indulgence. This is a great cake to take to a fall party or holiday dinner.
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Jennifer Stockdale is a native of the greater Pittsburgh, PA area. She is a restaurant marketer and wine enthusiast and one of the hosts of the East Coast Wine Geeks Podcast. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.