In between drowning ourselves in pumpkin latte, we’ve uncovered some of the tastiest, kid friendliest goodies to be had in the DMV. So indulge you taste buds—STAT, and make your kids wish Autumn lasted all year long.
Photo credit: Uprising Muffin Company via Facebook
Pumpkin Muffins at Uprising Muffin Company
For those craving pumpkin any time of year, head to Uprising Muffins because their pumpkin muffins are a spring, summer, fall, and winter favorite. But, if you like a little sparkle with your pumpkin then join them on Wednesdays and Saturdays when they serve their pumpkin muffins with cream cheese, candied walnuts and a pumpkin spice glaze (OH MY).
1817 7th St., NW (TK)
Pumpkin Empanadas at DC Noodles
Picky eaters might be surprised at how much they like the crispy pumpkin empanadas with fresh cucumber relish from DC Noodles. There’s two per order so little ones can share, or devour both on their own. Parents who are fond of a little spice in their dishes should try the Red Curry noodles with Asian pumpkin. It tastes like fall with a little bit of summer hanging on.
1412 U St., NW (U St. Corridor)
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Pumpkin Ice Cream Sandwiches at Baked and Wired
If your kiddos are a fan of ice cream sandwiches and pumpkin pie, they’ll fall hard for Baked and Wired’s Pumpkin Schmunkin ice cream sammies. Made with fresh pumpkin ice cream and some uber chewy (and tasty!) molasses ginger spice cookies, Princess I won’t Eat That, will be asking for seconds, and maybe even thirds.
1052 Thomas Jefferson St., NW (Georgetown)
Pumpkin Bread Pudding at DC Puddin’
Bread pudding lovers rejoice— there’s an Americanized version and it’s fantastic. Bonus? In the fall, you can get it dripping in fresh pumpkin (and brown butter). So share with your kids the gooey goodness of this British staple .
DC, Eastern Market, White House Farmers Market, HHS Farmers Market and the DC Puddin’ Food Truck
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Pumpkin Cheesecake at Capitol City Cheesecake
Capital City Cheesecake is proof that sisters do get along! Meagan and Caitlin took an amazing cheesecake recipe and turned it on its head with the addition of their own unique take on pumpkin cheesecake. Kids (and their siblings) will chow down on the creamy, spicy goodness. Indulge him when Junior asks for more as soon as you pull out of the parking lot.
7071 Carroll Ave. (Takoma Park, Md)
Pumpkin Gelato at Dolcezza Gelato
If your kids are jonesing for some summer ice cream cones or you’re trying to relive your time abroad, a visit to Dolcezza Gelato should quell any longing for summer…or Europe. With their enticing, old school décor, and the incredible crookneck pumpkin gelato, everyone in your brood might just start speaking Italian—or English with an Italian accent.
2905 District Ave. (Fairfax, Va)
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Pumpkin Pie at Pie Sisters
We love pie. Like really, really, love pie. So we were super excited to see Pumpkin Pie on the Pie Sister’s menu for fall. You can order a cuppie, a bite, or a whole pie to devour at your leisure. One thing is for sure though, little ones will go ga ga for the sweet, creamy pumpkiny treat that only shows up when the leaves start turning.
3423 M St., NW (Georgetown)
Pumpkin Rolls at Weber’s Cider Mill Farm
If you’re searching for a true autumnal trifecta then Weber’s Cider Mill is the place to go. Pumpkin roll? Check. Apple Picking? Check. Pumpkin Pie? Check. Weber’s features fresh cream cheese filling in their pumpkin rolls and a creamy, pumpkiny custard in their pies. Need more coaxing? Little one’s can check out the farmers market and they even have sugar free pies if Junior’s tummy is a little sensitive. Bonus? A homemade fudge counter. Yum.
2526 Proctor Ln. (Parkville, Md)
Shout out—in the comments section below—your favorite D.C. area food spot to scoop up a yummy pie treat.