Did you know that Lancaster County is one of the top ten pumpkin-producing counties in the United States, with over 1,000 acres of pumpkins! This year’s crop has been particularly plentiful. Although the pumpkin growing season is over, you can enjoy pumpkin flavored treats all the way through November. (As most pumpkin lovers know, the season doesn’t end with Halloween).
Below is a list of some of our premier pumpkin goodies to try while you are out and about in Lancaster. Whether you prefer sweet, savory, or just a little sip we’ve got you covered.
A pumpkin whoopie pie (a Lancaster County classic) or a pumpkin crueler from Shady Maple Smorgasbord, are always a place to start.
Pumpkin scones or pumpkin cake with chocolate and nuts from Wendy Jo’s Homemade pair perfectly with your coffee as you stroll through market. If you prefer muffins to scones, the pumpkin muffins from Ric’s Bread are perfection.
The pumpkin mousse from Speckled Hen Café is simply delectable, plus the presentation doesn’t disappoint either.
Classic Pumpkin Pie from the Bird-in-Hand Bakeshop is a good stand-by, try it á la mode with a scoop of their pumpkin-pecan ice cream, yum!
Try the pumpkin and sweet potato bisque or the poached beet, pumpkin and pear salad at John J. Jeffries for a healthier (but still delicious) take on a pumpkin meal.
The pumpkin ravioli from Lancaster Brewing Company is stuffed with fall flavor, order a pint of Baked (their pumpkin ale) to complete the meal.
Winter squash & red lentil fritters with pumpkin seed and basil pesto from Ma(i)son are a culmination of autumnal goodness all in one dish.
Pumpkin Linguine at The Horse Inn with duck sausage, butternut & acorn squash and sage will satisfy any pumpkin (or pasta) lover.
Pumpkin spice tea from The Herb Shop- Central Market is pumpkin spice and everything nice all in one mug.
Pumpkin cold brew at Tomato Pie Café is perfect for when you need a mid-day pumpkin pick-me-up.
If you are craving an adult beverage try ordering the Nutty Irish Pumpkin Cocktail from Annie Baileys. It made with Slane Irish Whiskey, House Pumpkin Liqueur, Frangelico & Cranberry – yum!
Cocktails aren’t your thing? There are plenty of pumpkin beers and ciders on tap at the Federal Taphouse.