Pumpkin-flavored foods in Southwest Michigan | Southwestern Michigan Tourist Council

Pumpkin-flavored foods in Southwest Michigan

a bowl of pumpkin flavored chili

As we near Thanksgiving in Southwest Michigan, it’s the best time to grab some pumpkin-flavored foods before peppermint sweeps in for the season. Luckily, some places are still serving pumpkin desserts, pumpkin chili, pumpkin coffees, pumpkin spice lattes and boozy pumpkin drinks. Here’s where you can get your last tastes of fall from in Southwest Michigan.

Pumpkin drinks in Southwest Michigan 

You don’t need to rely on a chain of cafes for your seasonal beverages. Southwest Michigan has a unique twist on pumpkin-flavored drinks from a warm Pumpkin Spice Latte to a cold Pumpkin martini. Here’s where to stop for a drink as the fall season finishes. 

Mark III | 4179 M-139, St. Joseph

  • Pumpkin Spice Martini: Forget the pie! Enjoy this smooth and creamy cocktail before or after dinner. 

Mason Jar Cafe | 210 Water St., Benton Harbor

  • Pumpkin Cold Foam Nitro Cold Brew: Experience this foamy, sweet pumpkin cream paired with single-sourced Infusco Nitro Cold Brew coffee.    
  • Boozy pumpkin drinks: You don’t need to settle on a wine or beer, get a hard pumpkin drink with your brunch!
     a glass of pumpkin spice cold foam coffee

Rise & Vine | 800 Whitwam Dr., St. Joseph 

  • Pumpkin Cider Martini: pumpkin spice, Vodka, apple cider and Ginger ale (available through the end of November) 
  • Pumpkin Spice Latte: espresso, pumpkin spice, vanilla, topped with cinnamon (available all year) 
    two pumpkin flavored cocktails

Round Barn Estate | 10983 Hills Road, Baroda

  • Pumpkin Ale: This spiced ale uses Michigan hops with a balance of spices to create a delicate fall ale. 5.9% ABV | 8 IBU | 13 SRU | $7 

Pumpkin foods in Southwest Michigan

While a Pumpkin Spice Latte may be the easiest way to toast the season, step out of your comfort zone and try these delicious pumpkin foods! Southwest Michigan has pumpkin pie, yes, but we have unique pumpkin-flavored desserts and savory pumpkin foods, too. Here’s where you can find them.   

Froehlich’s Bakery | 26 N. Elm St., Three Oaks 

  • Pumpkin Time Chili: pumpkin, pinto beans, onions, cashews, bell peppers and jalapenos
  • Pumpkin Chai Layer Cake: cinnamon honey cake, Biscoff cookie crunch, chai cream and pumpkin mousse
    a plate of pumpkin chai layer cake
  • Traditional Pumpkin Pie: Enjoy this classic made of flaky crust filled with a creamy pumpkin custard and the Froehlich’s house blend of spices. All you need is a dollop of whipped cream and a fork. 
    froehlich's pumpkin pie

Journeyman Distillery | 109 Generations Drive, Three Oaks

  • Bourbon Pumpkin Cheesecake: This family recipe has been perfected over a lifetime with Journeyman’s Featherbone Bourbon, and now it’s available to bring to your table for a limited time! Pre-order this delicious, creamy and savory cheesecake for $40 by Nov. 18 here. Each 9-inch cheesecake serves up to 12 people. Pick-up will be at 12-8 p.m. from Nov. 22-24. 

With so many pumpkin treats to try and so little time left of pumpkin season, where will you go first? 

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