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Best Pumpkin Treats In Atlanta

October 16, 2013 8:00 AM

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There is something about pumpkin that just oozes a comfortable, cozy fall feeling. Whether you’re in the mood for an indulgent slice of pie, rich bread or just a tasty, flavorful coffee, pumpkin is a flavor that works well with a chill in the air. We’ve gathered a few of our favorite local treats. Let us know if your favorite made the list.

Pie Shop
3210 Roswell Road
Atlanta, GA 30305
(404) 841-4512
www.the-pie-shop.com

For pumpkin lovers, it all begins and ends with pumpkin pie, right? Pie Shop is a relatively new player in Atlanta’s dessert scene, but it has quickly made a name for itself as one of the must-visit spots for those with a serious sweet tooth. its pumpkin pie and pumpkin cheesecake both have devoted followings among locals. If you’re looking for something to bring to a holiday party, you can’t go wrong with a Pie Shop pie.

Breadwinner Cafe and Bakery
220 Sandy Springs Circle
Atlanta, GA 30328
(404) 843-0224
www.breadwinnercafe.com

Breadwinners is a popular spot for lunch for everyone who works in the Sandy Springs area, and its fresh bread is a large part of the allure. The Party at My Place pumpkin bread is a big hit in the fall. It has the perfect combination of sweet and spicy, and it goes great with your afternoon coffee. Pick up a slice for yourself or a loaf to bring over to Sunday brunch at your folks’ house.

Morelli’s Gourmet Ice Cream and Desserts
749 Moreland Ave. S.E.
Atlanta, GA 30316
(404) 622-0210
www.morellisicecream.com

Morelli’s is probably Atlanta’s most famous local ice cream spot, with several locations around town. Fans of pumpkin-flavored ice cream will want to check the Morelli’s website to see which locations are currently carrying the popular fall flavor. This shop also makes ice cream cakes to order, so if you have a fall birthday party, you may want to consider a pumpkin ice cream cake for the party.

Related: Best Pumpkin Dishes In Atlanta

West Egg Cafe
1100 Howell Mill Road N.W.
Atlanta, GA 30318
(404) 872-3973
www.westeggcafe.com

Of course, Starbucks started the pumpkin spice latte craze 10 years ago, but if you’re looking for a local version of this fall favorite, sip away at West Egg Cafe. It’s a great accompaniment to the yummy brunch menu. It will leave you warm and smiling throughout the afternoon, and it is an essential part of the fall experience for a true Atlantan. It’s one of the lower-calorie indulgences on this list, too, especially if you ask for it to be made with skim or nonfat milk.

Cami Cakes
2221 Peachtree Road, Suite B
Atlanta, GA 30309
(404) 748-4288
www.camicakes.com

There are a lot of players in Atlanta’s designer cupcake game, but Cami Cakes is a definite leader in the pack. Of course, it has a pumpkin flavor in the fall, just check the website to make sure it is in stock. Even if the pumpkin flavor sells out, there are plenty of other delicious sweet treats, like red velvet and cinnamon swirl, so you won’t go away empty-handed. These also make a great addition to any party, and your hostess will be sure to invite you back if you show up with a tray of yummy Cami Cakes.

Related: Best Outdoor Fall Dates In Atlanta

Keely Herrick is a freelance writer. Her work can be found on Examiner.com.

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