Make your fall visit to Orlando extra special with these 13 pumpkin-flavored treats from local businesses, including many Orlando exclusives.
By Nicole Cantore
Pumpkin is a culinary king during the fall, even at Orlando’s smorgasbord of restaurants. If you’ll be here in time for some of these pumpkin dishes, be sure to check out the many Halloween events taking place in Orlando, and look for other fall activities at our Events Page. From Mickey waffles to whoopie pies, and milkshakes to fizzy drinks, here are 13 of our favorite fall pumpkin treats in Orlando.
1. Pumpkin Mickey Waffle Sundae at Magic Kingdom
Rolled out in time for Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party, the Pumpkin Mickey Waffle Sundae at Sleepy Hollow is a fall staple at the Magic Kingdom. It features warm waffles with vanilla soft-serve ice cream, powdered sugar and ghoulish sprinkles.
2. Pumpkin Cupcakes at Sweet by Holly
Owned by three-time Cupcake Wars winner Hollis “Miss Holly” Wilder, Sweet By Holly offers a seasonal Pumpkin Cupcake topped with buttercream frosting and sprinkles. Get it from their location in Waterford Lakes, which is about 30 minutes from Universal Orlando Resort.
3. Pumpkin Fizz at Universal Orlando Resort’s Wizarding World of Harry Potter
Available exclusively from the Three Broomsticks at Universal Orlando Resort‘s Wizarding World of Harry Potter, this pumpkin pie-flavored bubbling drink is a must for wizards and witches of all ages. Plus, it has Harry Potter creator J.K. Rowling’s seal of approval.
4. Pumpkin Pie Ice at Jeremiah’s Italian Ice
An Orlando tradition, Jeremiah’s Italian Ice gets into the fall spirit with their Pumpkin Pie Ice. Best when paired with vanilla ice cream, it tastes just like an actual pumpkin pie. Jeremiah’s has locations throughout Orlando, including locations just 15 minutes from Universal Orlando and Walt Disney World.
5. Pumpkin Crème Brûlée at The Ravenous Pig
Dreamed up by James Beard-nominated Chefs James and Julie Petrakis, the seasonal Pumpkin Crème Brûlée at The Ravenous Pig combines a famous favorite with a touch of fall. The restaurant is located on Park Avenue in Winter Park, approximately 20 minutes from downtown Orlando.
6. Pumpkin Cupcakes at SeaWorld Orlando
If you’re attending SeaWorld’s Halloween Spooktacular at SeaWorld Orlando, or just visiting the park this fall, be sure to dive into this scrumptious Pumpkin Cupcake. Available from Cypress Bakery, it’s topped with decadent cinnamon buttercream icing.
7. Pumpkin Spice Funnel Cake at Walt Disney World Resort’s Epcot
8. Pumpkin Whoopie Pies at Blue Bird Bake Shop
Baked fresh each fall, Blue Bird Bake Shop‘s Pumpkin Whoopie Pies tend to disappear fast. The independent bakery is located in Audubon Park, which is approximately 15 minutes northeast of downtown Orlando and adjacent to Winter Park.
9. Pumpkin Milkshake at Artist Point
Artist Point at Walt Disney World Resort‘s Wilderness Lodge offers a bucolic take on refined dining. Their seasonal Pumpkin Milkshake, which is paired perfectly with almond cookies, is a must-have if you’re chasing autumnal eats.
10. Pumpkin Pie Gelato at Four Seasons Resort Orlando
11. Pumpkin Cheesecake at Whispering Canyon Cafe
Whispering Canyon Café at Walt Disney World Resort‘s Wilderness Lodge is offering some rustically delicious Pumpkin Cheesecake this fall. Make sure to save room for it while enjoying the restaurant’s all-you-can eat, buffet-style dining.
12. Grateful Pumpkin Ale at Orlando Brewing
For a more adult take on great pumpkin flavor, tap into Grateful Pumpkin Ale at Orlando Brewing. Medium bodied and copper colored, this organic spice ale combines cinnamon, ginger and nutmeg flavors with a light bite and hints of caramel. The brewery is located just north of downtown Orlando in Ivanhoe Village.
Cheesecake Dome at Magic Kingdom
Baked fresh each fall, the Pumpkin Cheesecake Dome is available exclusively from Gaston’s Tavern during Mickey’s Not-So-Scary Halloween Party at Magic Kingdom. Its signature combination of Mickey Mouse, Halloween, fall flavors and cheesecake will put you on the fast track to being in the Halloween and Disney spirit.
Great Food is Always in Season in Orlando
Whether you’re craving a simple pumpkin milkshake or something more complex like pumpkin crème brûlée, Orlando restaurants and attractions offer plenty of pumpkin-powered options to satisfy your taste buds. Found a pumpkin creation not featured here? Tweet it to us @VisitOrlando.
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