If you say "pumpkin spice latte" seven times in the mirror at midnight, a twenty-something in skinny jeans will appear holding the aforementioned beverage, squealing about how much she "looooovessss fall!" and instagraming a picture of her latte. All joking aside, the season of the pumpkin is upon us! Here are a few treats you can get around the 'Ville to satisfy the yearning:
Pumpkin Spice Latte
Not from Starbucks, I don't think an actual pumpkin has even sneezed into that drink. For a more authentic pumpkin spice latte, try the giant one at Toast  (pictured above) or the latte art embossed one in the cover picture, from Sunergos .
Nord's  is doing a pumpkin donut with frosting, and The Amazing Glaze  has a pumpkin cake donut to die for. Both pastries are crumbly, moist, mildly spicy, and the perfect companion to a glass of hot apple cider.
Pumpkin Ice Cream
The Homemade Ice Cream and Pie Kitchen  is pretty known for their pumpkin ice cream, which tastes like someone mixed up a pumpkin pie with vanilla ice cream. You can get pumpkin ice cream at Huber's  and pretty soon at Harvest Homecoming .
Pumpkin Pie Oatmeal
Superchef's Breakfast was out of the pumpkin pie oatmeal when I went, so instead here is a picture of me looking fetching and wishing for pumpkin pie oatmeal--pumpkin infused steel cut oats with a drizzle of maple syrup and a dollop of cream.
The Zanzabar  has Smuttynose Pumpkin Ale on tap. Holy Grale  has Dogfishhead Punkin Ale. You bet your boots that at some point (probably now) The Four Pegs  and Nach Bar  will have pumpkin beer, ale, whatever it is you kids are drinking these days.
What other pumpkin creations have you tried in Louisville? Share them in the comments!
Photos: Elizabeth Myers