Boston’s Best Pumpkin Treats

September 25, 2013 6:00 AM

(Photo from Petsi Pies)

When the leaves are falling and the colder weather creeps in, there is no better comfort food than seasonal treats featuring pumpkin. Whether it’s a slice of pumpkin bread with your morning coffee or a piece of pumpkin pie after a big meal in the evening, it is one of the best featured ingredients at this time of year. You can especially take advantage of pumpkin desserts and goodies from these Boston restaurants and bakeries.
(Photo from Clear Flour Bread)

(Photo from Clear Flour Bread)

Clear Flour Bread
178 Thorndike St.
Brookline, MA 02446
(617) 739-0060

Open daily, award-winning Clear Flour Bread, which has been in business for over 30 years, features plenty of treats to start the day off on a great note. It is loved for its croissants, breads and sticky buns (or “morning buns”). From challah, sourdough and wheat bread to pretzels, there is a wide range of fresh baked goods to pick from. Clear Flour Bread also has a wide range of cakes including carrot cake, cranberry orange almond tea cake, and for pumpkin lovers, the pumpkin pecan cake with cream cheese frosting will definitely hit the spot.

(Photo Credit: Henrietta's Table)

(Photo Credit: Henrietta’s Table)

Henrietta’s Table
1 Bennett St.
Cambridge, MA 02138
(617) 661-5005

Located amongst the restaurants, shops and all the action Harvard Square has to offer at the Charles Hotel is Henrietta’s Table, serving New England all-American favorites for over 15 years. It serves breakfast, lunch, dinner, weekend brunch and plenty of specialty drinks to sip. For breakfast, Henrietta’s offers organic coffee, freshly squeezed fruit juices, farm fresh eggs and plenty of baked goods to fill you up before you start the day. Buttermilk biscuits, banana walnut bread and not-to-be missed, delicious fall favorite pumpkin bread are all available on the seasonal, top-notch menu as well.

(Photo from Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream)

(Photo from Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream)

Christina’s Homemade Ice Cream
1255 Cambridge St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 492-7021

Inman Square features an excellent ice cream spot called Christina’s. Even when the weather cools down in the Boston area, this shop is still scooping up its homemade, cold, creamy ice cream flavors. Christina’s serves some of the most unique flavors around, including seasonal selections like apple pie, cranberry sorbet, eggnog and even pumpkin.

Related: Boston’s Best Pumpkin Dishes

(Photo from Rosie’s Bakery)

(Photo from Rosie’s Bakery)

Rosie’s Bakery
243 Hampshire St.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 491-9488

Also in Inman Square is Rosie’s Bakery, which has another convenient location right in South Station in downtown Boston. This is the place to go for birthday cakes, cookies, bars, pies, tarts and more. Each week, Rosie’s creates a muffin of the week to be featured on the menu. Always in the rotation this time of year are the cranberry orange and the hearty and flavorful pumpkin walnut muffins.

(Photo from Petsi Pies)

(Photo from Petsi Pies)

Petsi Pies
31 Putnam Ave.
Cambridge, MA 02139
(617) 499-0801

Petsi Pies is known for its sweet and savory pie menu. During fall and winter, it celebrates the flavors of the season with a savory pie featuring butternut squash, caramelized onions, gorgonzola cheese and walnuts. You can also get chicken pot pie, a perfect comfort food, as a savory option as well. And on the sweeter side, nothing says seasonal more than apple pear cranberry pie or rich and delicious pumpkin pie. Also try the apple crumb pie or salty caramel apple pie as a seasonal treat to enjoy this time of year.

Related: Guide To Boston Area Pumpkin Picking Patches

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