It’s officially fall, y’all.
And you know what that means …. PUMPKIN SPICED EVERYTHING!
And the pumpkin spice game is strong here in Kokomo, Indiana. If you’re looking for your fix, we’ve got you covered with our handy-dandy Pumpkin Spice Guide!
1108 E. Markland Ave., Kokomo
At Popcorn Café, they’ve clearly got a thing for pumpkin this fall. For starters, there’s pumpkin ice cream. And then there’s pumpkin popcorn, which is a staple in two other fall offerings:
1) Fall mix: That’s pumpkin popcorn, vanilla popcorn, candy corn, pretzels and peanuts. Oh, and it’s drizzled with white chocolate.
2) Pumpkin cheesecake popcorn: That’s pumpkin popcorn with a cheesecake drizzle.
Tin Man Brewing
500 N. Buckeye St., Kokomo
Pumpkin beer. Yes, you can get pumpkin beer in Kokomo. It’s called Tin Man Herald Jr. Pumpkin Ale. But hurry because once the batch is gone, it’s gone.
Gingerbread House Bakery
505 N. Buckeye St., Kokomo
This downtown bakery has gone crazy for pumpkin! There’s pumpkin cinnamon rolls, pumpkin scones, pumpkin rolls, pumpkin cannoli, pumpkin donuts and even pumpkin chocolate chip cookies with a pumpkin spice glaze.
But let’s be honest, we had you at pumpkin cinnamon rolls.
Main Street Café
223 N. Main St., Kokomo
At this downtown hotspot, they’ve taken the pumpkin out of the dessert and put it into the soup! Try their Pumpkin Apple Bacon Soup while enjoying a pumpkin spice latte or pumpkin spice chai tea.
55 W. 300 South, Kokomo
Getting back to desserts, you’ll find pumpkin soft serve, pumpkin shakes and pumpkin crunch artic swirls at Cone Palace. They call it their annual tradition for the pumpkin obsessed. (If you’re reading this, you’re likely in that crowd.)
Orange Leaf Kokomo
1600 E. Boulevard, Kokomo
If frozen yogurt is your thing, Orange Leaf has two pumpkin offerings for you: Pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin cheesecake.
And they have Pumpkin Cheesecake Swizzles. We aren’t sure what a swizzle is, but we admit to being intrigued.
J. Edwards Fine Chocolates & Gourmet Cakes
2106 W. Sycamore St., Kokomo
These local pastry masters are baking pumpkin spice cupcakes and cakes.
Junk ‘N Java
4005 S. Webster St.
Prefer to drink your pumpkin spice? Well then, might we suggest a pumpkin spice latte or cappuccino?
2930 S. Washington St., Kokomo
Though their hearts belong to coffee, Coffee Junkiez is getting into the fall spirit with pumpkin spice latte and pumpkin spice chai tea.
Clearly, you better hurry if you’re gonna take in all the pumpkin-spiced local offerings before winter hits.
No really, why are you still here. Go!