6 Local Pumpkin Spice Goodies to Enjoy this Fall in Milwaukee

If you love pumpkin spice lattes but would rather shop local, this is the guide for you.

STARBUCKS LIKES TO CLAIM THE FAME of starting the pumpkin spice trend, but Milwaukee businesses have been making delicious pumpkin spice treats for decades. New and old, we’ve rounded up six uniquely scrumptious pumpkin spice goodies found in bakeries, breweries and cafes all around Milwaukee.

1. Pumpkin Maple Scone

COLECTIVO COFFEE ROASTERS | MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

Making a comeback after a few years and featuring pumpkin, spices, toasted pecans and local maple syrup, this simple yet oh-so fall scone is made fresh daily at the Troubadour Bakery in Bayview. You can find it at all of the Colectivo cafes throughout the fall season.

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2. Brandy Barrel-Aged Pumpkin Imperial Ale

LAKEFRONT BREWERY | 1872 N. COMMERCE ST.

Made with real pumpkin and barrel-aged in brandy barrels at 13% ABV, this spiced ale is perfect for beer lovers during the fall season. It is available wherever Lakefront beers are sold. Lakefront is also releasing a 5-year-old, barrel-aged Imperial Pumpkin Lager in 500mL bottles this October, so look out for that as well. The 5-year-old lager is only available at the brewery.

3. Cinnamon Streusel Pumpkin Muffin

GREBE’S BAKERY | 5132 W. LINCOLN AVE., WEST ALLIS 

Baked with real pumpkin and topped with cinnamon streusel, the pumpkin muffin from Grebe’s Bakery is perfect for a fall morning treat. Also, check out the pumpkin frosted cake donuts while you are there – you won’t want to miss either of them.

4. Pumpkin Spice Latte

STONE CREEK COFFEE | MULTIPLE LOCATIONS

A local twist on a national fall favorite, Stone Creek Coffee’s pumpkin spice latte is proudly made in-house at their bakery with pumpkin and spices such as nutmeg and cinnamon. This latte can also be made completely dairy-free.

5. Pumpkin Bread with Cream Cheese Icing

CANFORA BAKERY | 1100 E. OKLAHOMA AVE.

One of many fall favorites offered here, the pumpkin bread at Canfora Bakery comes as a little five-inch loaf with adorable cream cheese frosting decorating the top.

6. Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream

PURPLE DOOR ICE CREAM | 205 S. 2ND ST.

If you need help transitioning from summer to fall, Purple Door has pumpkin spice ice cream to give you a summer treat with a fall taste! Coming in October 2020, the pumpkin spice ice cream is ready for those warm autumn days. 

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Brianna Schubert is an editorial intern at Milwaukee Magazine. She is studying journalism, psychology and Spanish and is in the Honors College at the University of Wisconsin - Milwaukee.