Whether you are team #PSL or prefer a plain cup of joe, there is no denying that pumpkin everything is front and center as soon as fall begins. Expand your pumpkin palette, and grab a fall-inspired drink at one of the many options across the city and ‘burbs.
Fall Beverages in Chicago
Photo: Beatrix, LEYE
With three locations now in Chicago (River North, Streeterville, West Loop), Beatrix created its own version of pumpkin-spice bliss, made with pumpkin-cream nitro coffee. It comes topped with house made pumpkin-vanilla whipped cream and cinnamon.
Visit either of the River North locations (Kinzie Street or Merchandise Mart) to build your own bulletproof coffee, and add pumpkin spice aromatics to give your coffee the boost of fall you crave.
Fall Beverages in the Chicago Suburbs
Photo: Mud and Char
Mud and Char
In between drop-offs, pick-ups, appointments, and classes, take a moment to yourself and indulge in Pumpkin Pie Spice Latte, with hints of vanilla, at this Downers Grove coffee house.
Owl and Lark
Begin a chilly fall morning at the La Grange coffee and juice bar. Take in the artistic decor and sip on a Pumpkin Pie Latte or Pecan Spice Latte.
Steam Coffee Co.
This Oak Brook coffee house is serving fall vibes in the form of a Pumpkin Latte, as well as a Pumpkin Chai Latte.
This coffee chain’s fall drink menu offers a Pumpkin Spice Latte, a Pumpkin Spice Chiller (an icy twist on the original), and pumpkin pie flavored whole coffee beans.
Fall Beverages in Chicago and in the Suburbs
Photo: Peet’s Coffee
Peet’s unveiled an entire menu of lattes to celebrate autumn — available both hot and iced. The Pumpkin Latte is espresso, steamed milk, pumpkin pie flavor and a variety of spices. The Pumpkin Chai Latte is made with tea, sweet pumpkin, chai, and baking spices. The Vanilla Cardamom Latte is espresso, freshly steamed milk, cardamom spice and a hint of vanilla.
Au Bon Pain
Available for a limited time, the Pumpkin Pie latte is blended with pumpkin pie spice, topped with frothed milk, and dusted with cinnamon. Available hot or iced.
Visit your nearest Dunkin, otherwise known as the mecca of all things pumpkin, this fall to order nearly any type of pumpkin beverage imaginable. Latte, macchiato, and cappuccino, or a pumpkin flavored hot or iced coffee in original blend, dark roast or decaf — you’re covered.
Still not enough? Bring home some pumpkin spice K-Cup pods, bottled iced coffee or pumpkin spice flavored bagged coffee.
When you’re grabbing your Pumpkin Walnut Crunch bagel, order a Pumpkin Pie Latte to wash it down. Because of fall’s fickle temperatures, order it hot, cold, or blended, depending on the weather.
Fall Beverages At Home
Photo: Mud and Char
La Columbe’s Pumpkin Spice Draft Latte
For an additional indulgence and available online only, La Columbe’s Pumpkin Spice Draft Latte is a healthy variation of a fall favorite.
It’s made with made with cold-pressed Nizza espresso and blended with real pumpkin puree and warming spices.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee
Prefer to brew your own? Check out Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Spice Coffee, a medium dark roast with natural spices.
For an extra boost of pumpkin, add Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Almond Beverage.