Buffalo Treats That Take Pumpkin Spice to a New Level

By Drew Brown

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We know you know about pumpkin spice lattes (“PSLs”), apple cider slushies, and apple cider donuts. While delicious, if you’re looking to breakaway from the basic autumnal treats, there are some places around Buffalo doing some incredibly fun, creative and downright unusual things with pumpkin spice and fall flavors. Here are the new fall menu items you can’t miss this season!

Pumpkin & Cream Brioche Bomb | Butter Block

The goods: Butter Block’s light and fluffy brioche dough is filled with the right mixture of pumpkin, warm spices and topped with brown-butter streusel.

Where: Butter Block, 426 Rhode Island St, Buffalo / butterblockshop.com

Pumpkin Spice Sweet Potato Fries | Frank Gourmet Hot Dogs

The goods: Hand cut sweet potato fries tossed in a warm five-spice blend and served with a side of sweet, creamy pumpkin butter.

Where: Frank Gourmet Hots Dogs, 707 Kenmore Ave, Kenmore / findfranknow.com

Pumpkin Spice Burger | Big Ditch Brewing

The goods: Pumpkin spice seasoned burger with arugula, gingered honey aioli, sliced tomato, served with hand cut fries.

Where: Big Ditch, 55 E. Huron St, Buffalo / bigditchbrewing.com

Apple Crisp Pizza | Jay’s Artisan Pizza

The goods: A Detroit-style square pie with a blend of cheeses, apples, strudel crunch, housemade caramel and whipped cream.

Where: Jay’s Artisan Pizzeria, 2872 Delaware Ave, Kenmore / jaysartisan.com

Apple Crisp Waffle | Wonder Coffeehouse

The goods: Honeycrisp apple slices, caramel, granola and cinnamon on Wonder’s house-made, from-scratch Liege waffles.

Where: 323 Ganson St, Buffalo / wondercoffeehouse.com

Pumpkin Spice Cheesecake Milkshake | Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream

The goods: This pumpkin spice cheesecake milkshake from Hertel Avenue Poutine & Cream is served in a huge mason jar and even includes a pumpkin to take home!

Where: 1488 Hertel Ave, Buffalo / eatpoutine.com

Harvest Pie | Foibles Coffee & Pie

The goods: Filled with summer squash, rutabaga, potatoes, fresh garlic and caramelized onion. Comes with or without smoked gouda.

Where: 172 Rhode Island St, Buffalo / foiblescafe.com

Pumpkin Seed Brunch Tartine | Britesmith Brewing

The goods: Toasted sourdough, whipped ricotta, sliced prosciutto, thyme infused blood oranges, toasted pumpkin seeds, Castlevetrano extra virgin olive oil, basil, served with a side salad.

Where: Britesmith Brewing, 5611 Main St, Williamsville / britesmithbrewing.com

Pumpkin Everything | Blue Eyed Baker

The goods: Pumpkin spice cakelettes, pumpkin brioche rolls, pumpkin spice donuts, pumpkin croissants, and a fall themed 6-inch cake.

Where: Blue Eyed Baker, 33 Elm St, East Aurora / blueyedbaker.net

Oktoberfest Specials | Hofbrauhaus Buffalo

The goods: Throughout Oktoberfest, enjoy Hofbrauhaus Buffalo’s traditional German meals including Knuspriger Schweinebauch (crispy pork belly served with our Dunkel beer gravy, creamy stewed bacon onion Napa cabbage and potato dumpling), Knusprige Schweinshax’n (crispy pork shank served with potato dumpling, green cabbage bacon salad, and dark beer gravy), and Germknödel mit Vanillesosse (steamed yeast dumpling filled with plum jam, served with vanilla sauce and poppyseed).

Where: Hofbrauhaus Buffalo, 190 Scott St, Buffalo / hofbrauhausbuffalo.com

BONUS | Pumpkin Spice Wings

The goods: Yup, Frank’s is getting a little basic this football season with crispy baked wings coated in Frank’s RedHot original seasoning and pumpkin pie spice. Finish ‘em off with a maple syrup glaze for the ultimate in sweet-hot deliciousness.

Where: Your house! Recipe here: franksredhot.com

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Drew Brown

Born in Buffalo's Historic Polonia District, raised in East Aurora, current resident of the West Side, and I'm still discovering new things in Buffalo every day. I'm proud to represent our community as the Director of Media & Content Strategy for Visit Buffalo Niagara. Let's go Buffalo!