Pumpkins are the main attraction and the epitome of the fall season. Chefs around Los Angeles are busily creating fall menus to feature dishes and treats with this seasonal ingredient. Savory and sweet pumpkin dishes are plentiful and here are the best pumpkin dishes and dessert treats around LA
624 S La Brea Ave
Los Angeles, CA 90036
West Hollywood’s Republique restaurant is situated in what was once Charlie Chaplin’s former office that once proceeded as a home to some of the pioneers of LA’s original food scene. Today, it’s helping to serve up some of the most delicious eats thanks to Walter Manzke’s love of food. Opened in 2013, it’s become a go to for LA locals looking for tasty food in a magical setting. In time for the Halloween season, the menu features a few dishes with pumpkin influences including their “Coleman Farms Lettuces,” with radishes, sunflowers & pumpkin seeds in a green goddess dressing as well as their “Pumpkin Agnolotti,” a phenomenal pasta dish made with brown butter, sage and parmesan cheese.
9725 Culver Blvd
Culver City, CA 90232
Situated in one of Los Angeles’ most up and coming culinary areas, Culver City’s Wildcraft restaurant is joining in on the fun of the pumpkin-inspired dishes thanks to Chef Bryant Wigger who will be bringing back the highly-anticipated Pumpkin Ricotta Bombolini. The dish, which stacks a tower of Italian-style donuts prepared with creamy ricotta and pumpkin purée, will be accompanied by spiced vanilla sugar and warm chocolate ganache.
Dia de Campo
1238 Hermosa Ave
Hermosa Beach, CA 90254
Pumpkin-inspired dishes for this time of year aren’t just for lunch and dinner. Dia De Campo in Hermosa Beach fries up a hearty breakfast with Chef Ken Johnson’s Pumpkin Pound Cake French Toast. Topped with deliciously tart persimmons, black plums, and mascarpone, it’ll make you wish you could dine on it every year.
9575 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90035
Executive Chef and restaurant partner Ricardo Zarate has an adventurous passion for creating nibbles with Peruvian flair. Considered a modern cantina, Picca serves Peruvian cuisine with Japanese influences. Currently on the menu, guests will find their “Locro De Quinoa,” a pumpkin and quinoa stew with a fried egg, choclo parmesan and a roasted tomato.
Barton G. The Restaurant
861 N La Cienega Blvd
Los Angeles, CA 90069
Over the past several years, Barton G. The Restaurant has been all over the ‘best of’ lists. And, for good reason. Combining a fun menu with fun dining, the restaurant intends to make each meal an experience, ensuring extraordinary food in presentations that will wow you. For the October Halloween season, Barton G. serves up an entire platter of Pumpkin Spice Donuts paired with cranberry compote, pumpkin butter, spiced molten chocolate, and cinnamon anglaise.
9466 Charleville Blvd
Beverly Hills, CA 90212
While ‘Lette Macarons serves this unique dessert year round in a variety of flavors, they pull out the seasonal stops with a pumpkin / citrouille macaron, or pumpkin ganache for fall. Make sure to stop by and try it as these fresh and made by hand macarons are what everyone is talking about!