Starbucks may have started the pumpkin spice trend with its pumpkin spice latte, but there are plenty of local restaurants, coffee shops, breweries and even retailers offering up their own twists on the fall favorite. Check out some local spots where you can get your pumpkin spice fix.
Pumpkin Spice Donut at Robinette’s Apple Haus & Winery
Located on 4 Mile Road, Robinette’s has been creating seasonal treats since 1973. The Apple Haus, which includes the bakery, lunch counter and cider mill, offers a seasonal pumpkin spice donut carried in the bakery from Labor Day until Thanksgiving. Enjoy this and the various other baked goods with a Michigan-made cider or wine available in the Robinette’s winery.
Pumpkin Spice Candle from Rebel Reclaimed
Looking for a way to bring the pumpkin spice trend into your home? Look no further than local boutique Rebel Reclaimed, at 1409 Robinson Road SE. Rebel offers different Michigan made furniture, paper goods, gifts and home accessories, including a pumpkin spice candle. Stop in and get yours today.
Pumpkin Beer at Brewery Vivant and Atwater Brewery
Would it even be Beer City if the breweries in town weren’t hopping on the trend? Brewery Vivant in Eastown offers its Pumpkin Tart on tap and in stores this season. This beer uses “real pumpkin and hint of autumn spices.”
Atwater Brewery brews a Pumpkin Spice Latte Ale at its location on the corner of Michigan Street and Monroe Avenue. It’s also available in stores. This seasonal variety is offered from August to October.
Pumpkin Spice Popcorn at Grand Rapids Popcorn
Try this autumn favorite on your popcorn this season. Located on the west side of Grand Rapids, Grand Rapids Popcorn offers 46 different flavors of popcorn. This includes mixes for seasons, holidays and even sports teams.
Pumpkin Custard at Spoonlickers
Enjoy a sweet, cold pumpkin treat while it’s still warm out with Spoonlickers’ pumpkin custard. Enjoy this and a variety of flavors on a daily rotating menu that varies between locations.
Pumpkin Spice Pancakes & Pumpkin Whoopie Pie at Anna’s House
The 2016 “best breakfast” winner offers a variety of seasonal dishes for the coming fall. The pumpkin spice pancakes are topped with a gluten-free, graham cracker, cream cheese frosting (made by Kind Crumbs in Grand Rapids) and include a cinnamon ginger syrup.
The pumpkin whoopie pie are a gluten-free, dairy free and vegan treat (also created by Kind Crumbs). These fall favorites and other seasonally inspired dishes can be found in the restaurant’s Plainfield, East Beltline, Grandville, Holland and Kalamazoo locations now for a limited time.