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13 Ways Rhode Island Does Pumpkin

October 17, 2017

In honor of pumpkin spice season, we’ve put together a list of 13 drool-worthy pumpkin-flavored delights to try this fall. Use it as your pumpkin spice bucket list or to guide your next foodie adventure.  These sweet and savory treats won’t disappoint.

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Spiced Pumpkin Loaf at Ellie’s Bakery. Photo Credit: J Wessel Photography.

Spiced Pumpkin Loaf Ellie’s Bakery

Pastry chef extraordinaire, Melissa Denmark, is always bakin’ up the best for Ellie’s Bakery and Gracie’s in Providence. The pastry case at Ellie’s Bakery is stocked with all sorts of goodies. The seasonal Spiced Pumpkin Loaf is no exception. It’s a rich, sweet bread topped with a brown butter bourbon cream cheese glaze and candied pecans. Gotta get a slice in our tummies STAT.

Spiced Pumpkin Loaf at Ellie’s Bakery located at 61 Washington Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Open 7 am – 5 pm, Monday – Saturday.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Donut at PVDonuts.

Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Cake Donut PVDonuts

It’s pumpkin season at PVDonuts. Their “Basic AF” menu features not one, but eight pumpkin varieties. The pumpkin lineup is: Hazelnut Pumpkin Brown Butter Brioche, Pumpkin White Chocolate Brioche, Gingersnap Pumpkin Milkshake Brioche, Pumpkin Cheesecake Filled Donut, Pumpkin Cannoli Old Fashioned, PSL (Pumpkin Spice Latte) Old Fashioned, Pumpkin Whoopie Pie Cake Donut, and Pumpkin Spice Vegan Donut. That’s a whole lotta pumpkin.

Their Pumpkin Cheesecake Filled Donut may just be the main show stopper. The pumpkin-iest pumpkin donut. But honestly, you can’t go wrong with any of their donuts. 

Eat your way through the “Basic AF” menu at PVDonuts until the end of October. PVDonuts is located at 79 Ives Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Their hours are 8 am – 4 pm, Wednesday – Sunday.

Pumpkin Coffee Cabinet at Delekta Pharmacy.

Pumpkin Coffee Cabinet Delekta Pharmacy

Delekta Pharmacy is a Rhode Island staple, much like pumpkin is a fall must-have. Their coffee cabinets (or milkshakes, to non-Rhode Islanders) are the best you’ll ever have. This fall, they’re serving up Pumpkin Coffee and Pumpkin Cabinets. We personally tried their Pumpkin Coffee Cabinet and we’d like to have one with breakfast, lunch, and dinner. When you go to Delekta’s, you’re getting the best of the best.

Celebrate pumpkin season Lil Rhody style at Delekta’s. Delekta Pharmacy is located at 496 Main Street in Warren, Rhode Island. They are open 8 am – 6 pm, Monday – Friday and 8 am – 4 pm on Saturday.

Pumpkin Pecan Muffins at Pastiche Fine Desserts.

Pumpkin Pecan Muffin Pastiche Fine Desserts

Pastiche is where it’s at for classic recipes made with the highest quality ingredients. Their Pumpkin Pecan Muffin is no exception. Warm it up, slather it with butter, eat it plain – you can’t go wrong. This is a seasonal favorite, so fill up on Pumpkin Pecan Muffins before they’re gone. We personally like to keep ‘em coming, fresh and warm.

Pick up Pumpkin Pecan Muffins for the whole family at Pastiche Fine Desserts. Pastiche is located at 92 Spruce Street in Providence, Rhode Island. They are open 8:30 am – 11 pm, Tuesday – Thursday; 8:30 am – 11:30 pm on Friday and Saturday; and 10 am – 10 pm on Sunday.

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Pumpkin Pizza at Siena.

Zucca Grilled Pizza (Pumpkin Pizza!) Siena

Zucca Grilled Pizza features Roasted Sugar Pumpkin, Chestnut Puree, Mozzarella, Mascarpone, Roasted Fig, and Fig Puree. It’s a taste of fall, all year round. It’s all about sweet and savory served up on a perfectly grilled pizza. Every unique ingredient on it screams,  YUM!

Siena has three locations – Federal Hill Providence, East Greenwich, and Smithfield. Lucky for all of us, the Zucca Grilled Pizza is available at all three! Each of the locations is wonderful, which can be backed up by the fact that they’ve been voted “Best Restaurant in Rhode Island” by RI Monthly’s Readers’ Poll seven times – most recently in 2017!

For more information on Siena’s locations and hours, click here.

Seasonal Cupcakes at The Duck & Bunny.

Pumpkin Mascarpone Cupcake The Duck & Bunny

The Duck & Bunny is known for many things, but we’ve got to talk about their scrumptious cupcakes. The Pumpkin Mascarpone Cupcake has returned for the season and we couldn’t be happier. It’s everything you could want in a cupcake – moist, flavorful, not too sweet, and not too savory. So yummy!

In addition to the Pumpkin Mascarpone Cupcake, they are also serving up Pumpkin Chai Pie. The Duck & Bunny sure does know how to make the best (and yummiest!) of Pumpkin Season.

Hop on over to The Duck & Bunny, located at 312 Wickenden Street in Providence, Rhode Island. They are open 10 am – 11 pm on Sunday, Tuesday, and Wednesday; 10 am – midnight on Thursday; and 10 am – 1 am on Friday and Saturday. Closed on Monday.

Fall Vibes Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Rolls from Mike’s Ice.

Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Rolls Mike’s Ice Truck

Mike’s Ice is relatively new to Rhode Island, but they’ve made quite the impression. Their Thai Ice Cream Rolls are bountiful, flavorful, and delightful. The proof is that they won RI Monthly’s Best Ice Cream in Rhode Island just this year. Their Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream Rolls are a fall specialty. They recommend adding caramel and chopped pecans for the perfect fall treat.

Their season ends on October 31, so make sure you track down their ice cream truck for a taste!

Because Mike’s Ice Truck is mobile, their hours and locations vary. Keep up with their whereabouts on Facebook.

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Plated Dessert at Sin.

Pumpkin (Whoopie!) Pie Sin

Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Whoopie Pies are available at Sin. They are Sin-fully delicious! Sin is a coffee shop, dessert bar, and custom cake shop. Stop in during the day for plentiful pastries, espresso drinks, and PUMPKIN! Their Pumpkin Pie will only be available in retail during the third week in October (October 15-21) but their yummy Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Cream Cheese Frosting are available all month long. Also available throughout the month are Pumpkin Cream Cheese Muffins!

Stop in at Sin and be tempted by their pumpkin delights! Sin is located at 1413 Westminster Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Their retail hours are 7 am – 6 pm on Monday and Tuesday, 7 am to 10 pm on Wednesday, 7 am – 11 pm on Thursday – Saturday, and 7 am – 9 pm on Sunday.

Bagels at Rebelle Artisan Bagels.

Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese Rebelle Artisan Bagels

The Rebelle Artisan Bagels storefront was a long-awaited and highly anticipated event for RI foodies. Now that it’s open, their bagels are better than ever! For the fall season, Rebelle has introduced Pumpkin Pie Cream Cheese to pair with any of their various bagels. They are also offering Pumpkin Pie Bars with graham cracker crust, roasted Kabocha pumpkin in the filling, and an oat crumb on top. Our mouths are seriously watering – yum!

All of their bagels are hand-rolled and boiled. Everything that can be made in-house is made by their excellent and creative bakers.

(Pumpkin) spice up your breakfast routine at Rebelle Artisan Bagels. Their storefront is located at 110 Doyle Ave in Providence, Rhode Island. Their hours are 7 am – 1:30 pm on Wednesday – Friday and 8 am – 2 pm on Saturday and Sunday.

Pumpkin Cookie from Small Point Café.

Pumpkin Cookie Small Point Café

Who doesn’t love a Cookie of the Month? Especially when it’s pumpkin! The Pumpkin Cookie at Small Point Café is soft, cakey, and substantial. It even kinda looks like a mini, cookie-shaped pumpkin!

Small Point is really known for their coffee and espresso. Lucky for all of us, they’re incorporating pumpkin into what they do best. This fall, add pumpkin syrup to your favorite drink! We bet they’ll even add some awesome pumpkin latte art!

Pair your Pumpkin Cookie with a pumpkin latte at Small Point Café, located at 230 Westminster Street in Providence. They are open 7 am – 7:30 pm Monday – Saturday and 8 am – 7:30 pm on Sunday.

Enjoy the beauty of the season with Rhode Island Red Food Tours. Our Providence and Newport Food Tours are every Thursday, Friday, and Saturday until the end of November. Book your RI foodie experience TODAY!

Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Ice Cream at Wildflour Vegan Bakery and Juice Bar.

Vegan Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Ice Cream Wildflour Vegan Bakery and Juice Bar

Vegans rejoice – Wildflour has your pumpkin needs covered. Their Pumpkin Chocolate Chip Ice Cream is absolutely yummy! Pair it with house-made caramel sauce and whipped cream for a real treat.

Because it’s that time of year, they also have house-made Pumpkin Spice syrup! Add it to your coffee for a fall-time treat. Their house-made syrup is chemical-free and the perfect balance of pumpkin and spice. Add it to your favorite drink and try something new like the Pumpkin Spice Latte with oat milk and cinnamon!

For a whole pumpkin trifecta, add a Gluten-Free Pumpkin Maple Whoopie Pie to your order.

Wildflour Vegan Bakery and Juice Bar is located at 727 East Ave in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. They are open 7 am – 9 pm Monday – Thursday, 7 am – 10 pm on Friday, 8 am – 10 pm on Saturday, and 8 am – 9 pm on Sunday.

Pumpkin/Squash Shrimp from Rosmarin at Vinya Test Kitchen.

Pumpkin/Squash Shrimp Rosmarin at Vinya Test Kitchen

Rosmarin at Vinya Test Kitchen is always experimenting with new and exciting dishes. The Pumpkin/Squash Shrimp is no exception. It’s not only sophisticated and beautifully plated, it’s light and fresh too!

Rosmarin is a pop-up concept hosted by Vinya Test Kitchen which seats 22. It offers a Swiss-inspired small plate tasting menu and is BYOB. Their menu is seasonal and sources ingredients from local farmers. Plan a small party takeover with your friends for an evening you won’t soon forget. 

Rosmarin at Vinya Test Kitchen is located at 225A Westminster Street in Providence, Rhode Island. Their hours are 11:30 am – 2 pm and 5 pm – 10 pm, Tuesday – Saturday.

Photo Credit: Rate My Pumpkins.

R.I.P.umpkin Beer Newport Storm Brewery

No pumpkin blog would be complete without pumpkin beer. Newport Storm boasts dozens of brews, including seasonal favorites like R.I.Pumpkin. Their beers can be found on tap throughout Rhode Island and are distributed around RI and Pennsylvania.  To find Newport Storm beer near you, click here.

R.I.P.umpkin is made with three pounds of pumpkin per keg to get that true pumpkin flavor. Newport Storm even sourced their spices for this brew from Spice Mill in Wakefield, Rhode Island. It’s a mixture of cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, allspice, and cloves.

R.I.P.umpkin is available September – December, so be sure to track this one down before it’s gone for the season!

Visit the Newport Storm Brewery and try R.I.P.umpkin on tap or in-stores here. Newport Storm Brewery is located at 293 JT Connell Highway, Newport, RI 02840

Add a Rhode Island Red Food Tour to your autumn bucket list. Fall in New England is the best time of year, so don’t miss out. Tours end in late November. Book your experience TODAY!



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