The leaves on the trees are starting to show their fall colors, and area restaurants are also displaying their fall flavors. To get your fill of the ubiquitous apple and pumpkin fall concoctions, hurry to enjoy one of these items before they’re gone. Here’s a few apple and pumpkin flavored treats to try in Des Moines this autumn.
Apple & Pumpkin Breakfast Items
Caramel Apple Crepes at Django
210 10th Street • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 288-0268
This menu staple is made with five crêpes topped with Granny Smith apples, sweetened mascarpone, candied walnuts, brandy-caramel sauce and vanilla whipped cream.
Apple Tiki Donut at Mahalo’s Mini Donuts
Jordan Creek Mall • 101 Jordan Creek Parkway • West Des Moines, IA 50266 • (515) 770-9707
West Des Moines’ favorite little donut shop, Mahalo’s, serves up delicious fresh apple donuts so you can get your fall apple fix.
Apple & Pecan Pancakes at Chef’s Kitchen
1903 Beaver Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50310 • (515) 255-4411
This menu favorite is made with real apples, praline pecans and creamy whipped topping.
Pumpkin Pancakes at Drake Diner
1111 25th Street • Des Moines, IA 50311 • (515) 277-1111
Enjoy hot pumpkin pancakes fresh off the griddle!
Pumpkin Donuts at ChuChu Donuts
106 SW State Street • Ankeny, IA 50023 • (515) 965-0915
Be sure to mark your calendars for October when ChuChu Donuts starts serving up their pumpkin donuts!
Pumpkin Spice Donuts at Donut Hut
4941 Douglas Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50310 • (515) 331-4205
Get ’em while they’re “Hot Now” … you can’t beat pumpkin spice cake donuts!
Apple & Pumpkin for Lunch & Dinner
Apple Orchard Sandwich at Palmer’s Deli and Market
With a name like Apple Orchard this sandwich is screaming to be eaten in the fall!
841 42nd Street • Des Moines IA 50312 • (515) 255-1625
Fall on a plate…apple with avocado, almond, carrot, feta, cranberries and balsamic.
Pumpkin Curry at Thai Flavors
1254 E 14th Street • Des Moines, IA 50316 • (515) 262-4658
Tempt your taste buds with pumpkin curry, a sweet and savory dish in a coconut milk with bell pepper and sweet basil leaves.
Apple & Pumpkin Sweet Treats
Apple Cinnamon Bars at Sweet Rewards Gluten Free Bakery
85 NE Dartmoor Drive • Waukee, IA 50263 • (515) 493-8328
Sweet apples and cinnamon make a delicious combo in this tempting bar.
Caramel Apple Cupcake at Scratch Cupcake
7450 Bridgewood Boulevard, Suite 215 • West Des Moines, IA • 515-518-8962
Cinnamon apple cake with caramel buttercream and caramel drizzle. Yum!
Chocolate Caramel Apples at Chocolate Storybook
1000 Grand Avenue • West Des Moines, IA 50265 • (515) 226-9893
These are caramel apples on steroids! They all start with a crisp, green Granny Smith apple smothered with thick and buttery caramel, then dipped in a variety of yummy toppings for a “just right” combination of tart and sweet.
Pumpkin Bars at Nan’s Nummies
501 Elm Street • West Des Moines, IA • (515) 277-2201
Nan’s Nummies fall favorite returns! Top off your day with a pumpkin bar topped with a rich cream cheese frosting.
Pumpkin Cake Balls at Cache Bake Shoppe – CLOSED
2233 NW 111th Street • Clive, IA • 50325 • (515) 278-4900
Pumpkin makes its way into the flavor rotation as we head into October.
Perfect Pumpkin Cupcakes at Crème Cupcake
543 28th Street • Des Moines IA 50312 • (515) 288-1050
The flavor of the month for November. Vanilla cake with a pumpkin mousse filling and topped with pecan cream cheese, nutmeg sprinkle and toasted pecans. Delish!
Pumpkin Pie Homemade Ice Cream at The Outside Scoop
602 1/2 N Jefferson Way • Indianola, Iowa • (515) 689-1890
Get it while it’s cold! This fall, enjoy some decadent pumpkin pie ice cream.
Apple & Pumpkin Drinks
Caramel Apple Smoothie at Twisted Bean Coffee Company
6155 SE 14th Street • Des Moines, IA 50320 • (515) 287-4288
It’s like a caramel apple without the stick, or the sticky!
Hot Spiced Cider at Zanzibar’s Coffee Adventure
2723 Ingersoll Avenue • Des Moines, IA 50312 • (515) 244-7694
You and the kids can sip on something sweet on your morning commute with one of Zanzibar’s Hot Spiced Ciders.
Pumpkin Pie Smoothie at The Juice Company
Shops at Roosevelt • 845 42nd Street • Des Moines, IA 50312 • (515) 334-9917
Blended with tangy froyo, and served up as a holiday treat that’s hard to resist!
Pumpkin Spice Latte at Java Joe’s
214 4th Street • Des Moines, IA 50309 • (515) 288-5282
Warm up on a cool autumn day with a piping hot pumpkin spice latte at Java Joe’s
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