Along with the autumn air and the endless fall festivities October brings, this month seems to put just about everyone in the mood for all things pumpkin! Yes, It’s that time of year we have all been waiting for…from pumpkin spiced lattes to pumpkin pie, we have your L.A. guide to finding the best pumpkin treats that are sure to fill your fall sweet tooth.
Pumpkin Spice Latte and Pumpkin Roti
134 Japanese Village Plaza
Downtown, Little Tokyo
Los Angeles, CA 90012
Fall’s favorite drink is in season. Sure, you can hit up the corner outpost of a national coffee chain, but why not try something different and local? Cafe Dulce is a celebrated treasure trove in Little Tokyo, serving this seasonal cup of warm deliciousness, but also whipping up a pumpkin version of a traditional Korean pastry, filled with pumpkin cream cheese.
Pumpkin Cupcake With Cream Cheese Frosting
11708 San Vicente Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90049
(310) 442-CAKE (2253)
23653 Calabasas Rd
Calabasas, CA 91302
2043 Westcliff Dr #104
Newport Beach, CA 92660
3500 N Sepulveda Blvd, Suite 150
Manhattan Beach, CA 90266
Grandma has some competition this holiday season when it comes to homemade pumpkin treats. Susie’s seasonal treats have arrived. Their cupcake of the month is the Pumpkin Maple Cupcake – Pumpkin Spice Cake topped with a maple butter-cream, rolled in orange sanding sugar to look like a pumpkin! Susie’s signature “frosting filled” cupcakes are baked from scratch, daily in their on-site kitchens.
Monastery of the Angels
1977 Carmen Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90068
(323) 466 – 2186
Try a little slice of heaven with Monastery of the Angels pumpkin bread. This just may be the best pumpkin bread you will ever taste no matter what time year. Over the years the nuns who make this bread and sell it and other bakery goods in their gift shop as their only source of income, have perfected their recipes. Although a little pricey ($10 a loaf) you will not be disappointed.
Pumpkin Pie Ice Cream
This must-visit stall during any trip to the iconic Farmers Market at Third and Fairfax serves seasonal flavors and right now one of them is pumpkin pie. Pumpkin pie and homemade ice cream? How can you go wrong?
Pumpkin Bread Pudding
8777 W. Washington Blvd.
Culver City, CA 90232
“Warm and decadent, this Pumpkin Bread Pudding is heaven drizzled with warm Cinnamon Cider Sauce. As delicious served warm or room temperature it is an easy option with whether you are the host or bringing the sweets.”
Surfas Restaurant Supply and Gourmet Food is a one-stop shopping mecca for cooks and chefs and bakers, with wall to wall supplies and food and a steady schedule of cooking demonstrations and tastings at their Culver City location. Unfortunately the Pumpkin Bread Pudding is something you have to make yourself, because this find is a recipe they posted on their website. Fortunately, Surfas sells some of the key ingredients.
http://www.surfaslosangeles.com/2009/11/pumpkin-bread-pudding. For the recipe for the pumpkin bread in the accompanying photo, check out Rosa’s Yummy Yums.
By Sydney Horiat and Kim Tracy Prince