Fall season is upon us, and even if we don’t get the traditional crimson-colored landscapes in Florida we can still enjoy the new season with a variety of delectable pumpkin-flavored desserts. From pumpkin donuts and whoopie pies to ice cream and traditional pies, the Sunshine State has no shortage of pumpkin sweets. Celebrate the season with these top pumpkin desserts in Florida.
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Yoders Restaurant and Amish Village, Sarasota (Nearby Hotels)
Yoder’s Restaurant & Amish Village is an iconic shop in Sarasota and a family-owned landmark that has been open since 1975. An unassuming dining establishment and a local favorite for many years, hungry patrons flock to Yoder’s for their hearty portions of comfort food dishes and made-from-scratch pies. In fall, you can visit Yoders and dig into a bite of one of the oversized pie slices of Pumpkin Cream Pie, while those who prefer something more hearty might enjoy the Pumpkin French Toast.
P is for Pie, Orlando (Nearby Hotels)
This cute and cozy dessert spot offers dessert-lovers the chance to try a variety of different flavors without all the guilt, which means you can sample an array of treats at once. P is for Pie serves homemade bite-sized treats like mini pies, layered mason jar treats, and seasonal whoopie pies that are perfect for any of time of day. Want an afternoon pick-me-up? Head here for one (or two) of the mini pumpkin cheesecakes in the fall.
Cinotti's Bakery-Sandwich Shop, Jacksonville (Nearby Hotels)
Known for their scrumptious seasonal donuts, Cinotti’s Bakery in Jacksonville has been serving up sweet treats since 1964. In fall, this 5th generation family business is known for one thing – their iconic pumpkin donuts. It’s hard to resist their sweetly-smelling cakes, pies, cookies and pastries, stick to the fall favorites while they last. You can also take fresh baked hot rolls, croissants and bread back home with you or grab a coffee, strawberry or key lime donut as well.
The Glass Knife, Orlando (Nearby Hotels)
Designed to be an uplifting, elegant communal setting, The Glass Knife in Orlando is a counter-service dessert shop known for their cakes, while their sweet and savory menu options and exclusive Onyx Coffee offerings are great for breakfast, lunch or dinner. Looking for the ultimate pumpkin spice treat? Try their chocolate pumpkin cream puff. It’s a delicate chocolate pastry stuffed with chocolate brownie, a caramel cookie crunch and bourbon-torched pumpkin spice mousse.
Urban Creamery, Tampa (Nearby Hotels)
You’ll find delicious homemade ice cream, dessert waffles, milkshakes and sundaes at Urban Creamery in downtown St. Petersburg. Made from scratch, it’s simply hard to resist the dessert waffles that include enticing flavor combinations such as Honey Graham, Strawberries and Cream, Peanut Butter Cup and Banana Nutella. In fall, this ice cream shop does the season justice with its Pumpkin Spice and S’mores flavors.
The Frieze Ice Cream Factory, Miami Beach (Nearby Hotels)
The perfect way to beat the heat on a warm Florida afternoon, The Frieze Ice Cream Factory in Miami Beach serves ice cream made daily from natural ingredients. Serving up frozen treats to locals for over 30 years, this local institution is a hotspot in fall, popular for its decadent pumpkin spice ice cream. If ice cream isn’t your thing don’t fret, as they’re also known for serving Apple Cider sorbet in the fall season.
Meridian Cafe, Naples (Nearby Hotels)
Who says you can’t have sweets for breakfast? We certainly don’t, so head to Meridian Cafe in Naples for their over-the-top Pumpkin Spice Pancakes topped with salted caramel walnuts and cinnamon whip cream. Your sweet tooth craving will certainly be satisfied (even if you do need a nap before noon), but those who prefer an apple-flavored treat can enjoy the Caramel Apple Pancakes with a touch of cinnamon whip cream.
Sweetness Bakeshop and Cafe, Miami (Nearby Hotels)
A charming spot in Miami, Sweetness Bakeshop and Cafe serves up a creative combination of flavors in its signature desserts. You’ll find anything from traditional cupcakes and cake to unique desserts like dessert shots and bread pudding. Snag a pumpkin snickerdoodle cupcake with pumpkin spice cake and snikerdoodle buttercream or pumpkin cheesecake cupcake with a blend of pumpkin spice cake, cheesecake filling, pumpkin spice Buttercream and graham crumbs. Are you a fan of Nutella? Get the pumpkin S’more cupcake with graham cracker crust, pumpkin spice cake, Nutella fudge filling and torched marshmallow frosting.
Angelic Desserts Bakery and Cafe, Naples (Nearby Hotels)
A popular Naples bakery in the Galleria Shoppes, Angelic Desserts Bakery and Cafe has got a fantastic line-up of pumpkin-spice treats. You’ll find anything from freshly made muffins and poundcake to cookies and cheesecake, which are available gluten-free or vegan and made from scratch with fresh organic ingredients. Wash your treats down with the bakery’s seasonal pumpkin spice latte or chai.
Sweet Garden Bakery, High Springs (Nearby Hotels)
A quaint shop and cafe in High Springs, Sweet Garden Bakery delivers with their seasonal menu of Pumpkin Whoopie Pies and Pumpkin Cheesecake Bars. Aside from its friendly service and inviting seating space, if you leave this place not feeling full you didn’t do it right. Want a slice of Old-Florida? Try their Key Lime Cheesecake Bar, while blonde brownies, moist hummingbird cake and freshly baked cookies are beloved classics that will never go out of style.
Norman Brothers Produce, Miami (Nearby Hotels)
Offering farm-fresh produce and meats and prepared deli meat, Norman Brothers Produce in Miami is a charming family-owned market popular for their famous milkshakes. Head to the bakery for fresh bread, rolls, cookies and cakes baked daily, from Buddy’s Pineapple Zucchini Bread and Aunt Ruby’s Butter Pecan Cake, then sip a creamy pumpkin milkshake. If you want a side of something sweet, grab a few pumpkin truffles to go.
Nothing Bundt Cakes, Multiple Locations (Nearby Hotels)
With locations across the Sunshine State, Nothing Bundt Cakes serves just what you’d expect, delicious bundt cakes. Ranging from bite-sized treats to 10-inch tiered creations, you’ll find pure ingredients in all of their handcrafted recipes. While their cakes come in a variety of different flavors such as chocolate chocolate chip and white chocolate raspberry, its the seasonal pumpkin spice that lures us in during fall.