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The newly opened downtown restaurant’s pastry chef Emily just introduced new cider doughnuts to the menu — with butternut squash cremeux, PSL streusel, and creme fraiche ice cream.
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15 Dishes and Drinks Perfect for Diehard Pumpkin Seekers in Nashville

From savory pasta dishes to pumpkin-packed cocktails, doughnuts, and crispy spicy preparations — this list goes a little deeper than a Starbucks PSL

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The newly opened downtown restaurant’s pastry chef Emily just introduced new cider doughnuts to the menu — with butternut squash cremeux, PSL streusel, and creme fraiche ice cream.
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Fall has officially arrived in Nashville, which means — love it or hate it — it’s time for the ubiquitous pumpkin spice latte. Instead of waiting in a lengthy Starbucks drive-thru line for this classic autumn flavor combo, head to one of these Nashville restaurants for a taste of warming spices served in a variety of creative forms, ranging from savory to sweet.

From PSL ice cream to doughnuts and cocktails, these 14 pumpkin-spiked dishes and drinks available right now at Nashville restaurants are the perfect way to welcome fall, plus a bonus of one-off available at pop-ups or one-night only.

Levon Wallace has repeated his special seasonal pumpkin FatBelly pretzel, rolled in cinna-sugar spice served with whippy cream cheese frosting.

Popular doughnut purveyors Conny and Jonny offers up a vanilla-glazed pumpkin old-fashioned doughnut, available for preorder and until they sell out at Crema, The Loading Dock, Tempo, Barista Parlor, Cafe Roze, and more.

Aaron Distler of Mr. Aaron’s Goods sells special Halloween-themed pumpkin and squid ink rigatoni.

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HoneyFire BBQ

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Pitmaster Shane Nasby’s popular Bellevue spot might be most known for its sweet and smoky barbecue, but the desserts and sides are also worth more than a mention. For fall, they’re offering a pumpkin pie cheesecake pudding, and the peanut butter banana pudding is a good call year round.

HoneyFire BBQ

Hachland Hill Dining Inn

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The dining inn in Joelton is featuring breakfast-time local pumpkin brioches with spiced frosting, local pumpkin creme brulee from legendary chef Phila Hach’s grandson, HH executive chef Carter Hach. He’s also got a new pumpkin dessert for dinner (by appointment only): gâteau fondant au chocolat avec Musquee de Provence crème pâtissière brûlée.

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8th & Roast

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Eighth and Roast has a gluten-free pumpkin muffin with dark chocolate chips, topped with cream cheese glaze, crispy toffee pepitas, and sunflower seeds.

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Anzie Blue

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Coffee, cocktail, and CBD hotspot Anzie Blue is shaking up a vodka-based pumpkin-spiced martini for the season.

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Jasper's

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Deb Paquette’s West End casual spot is offering a fall twist on a Nashville classic: the pumpkin-spiced bushwhacker. Pastry whiz Megan Williams also has a pumpkin-spice ice cream-filled sandwich — stuffed between ginger molasses cookies.

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Pumpkin cheesecake cream cheese is the move for fall at Belmont’s longstanding bagel shop. Schmear in on warm toasted cinnamon raisin, pumpkin, or cinnamon crunch bagels.

Tailor Nashville

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The current menu at Vivek Surti’s (currently popping up as they await a new location) Tailor offers up a solid pumpkin chess pie for the season.

Bagelshop

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The Fairlane's beloved bagel shop offers the icy, foamy “harvest moon” cold brew-based beverage. Cold brew is topped with house-infused pumpkin cold foam and pumpkin spice.

Church and Union

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The newly opened downtown restaurant’s pastry chef Emily just introduced new cider doughnuts to the menu — with butternut squash cremeux, PSL streusel, and creme fraiche ice cream.

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Stateside Kitchen

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Dream Nashville’s ground floor Stateside Kitchen offers up a pumpkin soup with coconut cream, curry, and fall-spiced pepitas.

Dozen Bakery

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Nashvillians rave about the pumpkin pie and the pumpkin cranberry muffins at Claire Meneely’s essential Wedgewood-Houston bakery. The seasonal pies are available daily until they sell out — whole or by the slice.

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Butcher & Bee

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B&B Nashville’s current menu offers a couple of savory options for those craving fall flavors that come highly recommended. The hybrid butterkin squash dish adds texture with peanut miso, squash puree, and red skhug, while the winter squash gnocchetti (made with Mr. Aaron’s pasta) offers heirloom pumpkin, pistachio chermoula, fig leaf oil, and black lime.

Pearl Diver

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Visit the Gallatin Avenue tiki bar for 13 days of Halloween — and that includes the blended “pumpkinhead” cocktail — spiced rum dressed up for autumn with pumpkin pie filling.

Pelican & Pig

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Co-owner and pastry whiz Audra Guidry features a tasty and balanced pumpkin cheesecake on the current menu — topped with maple pecan granola and cream cheese anglaise.

TKO’s current General Tso's crispy pumpkin appetizer is vegan and gluten-free — with mala onions, scallions, sesame.

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HoneyFire BBQ

HoneyFire BBQ

Pitmaster Shane Nasby’s popular Bellevue spot might be most known for its sweet and smoky barbecue, but the desserts and sides are also worth more than a mention. For fall, they’re offering a pumpkin pie cheesecake pudding, and the peanut butter banana pudding is a good call year round.

HoneyFire BBQ

Hachland Hill Dining Inn

Hachland Hill Dining Inn

The dining inn in Joelton is featuring breakfast-time local pumpkin brioches with spiced frosting, local pumpkin creme brulee from legendary chef Phila Hach’s grandson, HH executive chef Carter Hach. He’s also got a new pumpkin dessert for dinner (by appointment only): gâteau fondant au chocolat avec Musquee de Provence crème pâtissière brûlée.

Hachland Hill Dining Inn

8th & Roast

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Eighth and Roast has a gluten-free pumpkin muffin with dark chocolate chips, topped with cream cheese glaze, crispy toffee pepitas, and sunflower seeds.

Eighth and Roast/Facebook

Anzie Blue

Anzie Blue

Coffee, cocktail, and CBD hotspot Anzie Blue is shaking up a vodka-based pumpkin-spiced martini for the season.

Anzie Blue

Jasper's

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Deb Paquette’s West End casual spot is offering a fall twist on a Nashville classic: the pumpkin-spiced bushwhacker. Pastry whiz Megan Williams also has a pumpkin-spice ice cream-filled sandwich — stuffed between ginger molasses cookies.

Jasper’s/Facebook

proper bagel

Pumpkin cheesecake cream cheese is the move for fall at Belmont’s longstanding bagel shop. Schmear in on warm toasted cinnamon raisin, pumpkin, or cinnamon crunch bagels.

Tailor Nashville

The current menu at Vivek Surti’s (currently popping up as they await a new location) Tailor offers up a solid pumpkin chess pie for the season.

Bagelshop

The Fairlane's beloved bagel shop offers the icy, foamy “harvest moon” cold brew-based beverage. Cold brew is topped with house-infused pumpkin cold foam and pumpkin spice.

Church and Union

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The newly opened downtown restaurant’s pastry chef Emily just introduced new cider doughnuts to the menu — with butternut squash cremeux, PSL streusel, and creme fraiche ice cream.

Church and Union Nashville/Facebook

Stateside Kitchen

Dream Nashville’s ground floor Stateside Kitchen offers up a pumpkin soup with coconut cream, curry, and fall-spiced pepitas.

Dozen Bakery

Dozen Bakery/Facebook

Nashvillians rave about the pumpkin pie and the pumpkin cranberry muffins at Claire Meneely’s essential Wedgewood-Houston bakery. The seasonal pies are available daily until they sell out — whole or by the slice.

Dozen Bakery/Facebook

Butcher & Bee

B&B Nashville’s current menu offers a couple of savory options for those craving fall flavors that come highly recommended. The hybrid butterkin squash dish adds texture with peanut miso, squash puree, and red skhug, while the winter squash gnocchetti (made with Mr. Aaron’s pasta) offers heirloom pumpkin, pistachio chermoula, fig leaf oil, and black lime.

Pearl Diver

Visit the Gallatin Avenue tiki bar for 13 days of Halloween — and that includes the blended “pumpkinhead” cocktail — spiced rum dressed up for autumn with pumpkin pie filling.

Pelican & Pig

Co-owner and pastry whiz Audra Guidry features a tasty and balanced pumpkin cheesecake on the current menu — topped with maple pecan granola and cream cheese anglaise.

TKO

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TKO’s current General Tso's crispy pumpkin appetizer is vegan and gluten-free — with mala onions, scallions, sesame.

TKO/Facebook

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