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Top Pumpkin Treats In St. Louis

October 16, 2013 7:00 AM

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When the air begins to get that crisp chill and the leaves begin to fall from the trees, it’s time for a taste of the season. The scrumptious flavor of fall usually includes a taste that is as flavor-packed as it is big, round and orange in a pumpkin treat. Pumpkin goodies usually come out in the fall when they are ripe for harvest and bursting with flavor, though some area restaurants serve them year round. From traditional pumpkin pie to chocolate chip pumpkin muffins, find the top pumpkin treats in St. Louis at the following five restaurants.
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Park Avenue Coffee
1919 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 621-4020
www.parkavenuecoffee.com

Stop in with friends or by yourself for a cup of coffee and a taste of fall. Known for its coffee and relaxing atmosphere, this locally owned Lafayette Square restaurant also serves delicious sweets. Mix the best of St. Louis bakery goodies with the crisp fall air, and you get pumpkin gooey butter cake. Locals know that gooey butter cake is a hometown favorite akin to the Blues, the Cardinals or the 1904 World’s Fair inventions that put St. Louis on the map for treats like ice cream cones.

creativesweettreats Top Pumpkin Treats In St. Louis

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Creative Sweet Treats
7500 Michigan Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63111
(314) 226-9334
www.creativesweettreats.com

Have pumpkin treats delivered for a special occasion or just to celebrate with the taste of fall harvest. This local bakery got its start using family recipes and has branched out to ship its goods throughout the United States. Choose from pumpkin muffins, pumpkin bread, pumpkin-shaped cookies or brownies frosted with and shaped like pumpkins. Add chocolate chips or spice and order some chocolate chip pumpkin muffins or pumpkin spice bread. Of course, feel free to also order a traditional pumpkin pie.

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Eckert’s Country Bakery
951 S. Greenmount Road
Belleville, IL 62220
(618) 233-0513
www.eckerts.com

What better place to find pumpkin treats than at an area pumpkin patch? This family-owned pumpkin patch, located just across the bridge east of downtown, serves a variety of traditional and unique sweets. During the fall, when pumpkins are in season and being harvested at the farm, pick up a fresh pumpkin and then stop by the bakery for a sweet break before you leave. Order pumpkin pie or pumpkin bread. If you have more time while you’re enjoying the fall activities, stop into the restaurant and savor some additional pumpkin dishes.

Related: Top Pumpkin Dishes In The St. Louis Area

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Bailey’s Chocolate Bar
1915 Park Ave.
St. Louis, MO 63104
(314) 241-8100
www.baileyschocolatebar.com

You don’t have to be a chocolate lover to be welcomed at this favorite restaurant spot. Stop in and enjoy a pumpkin dessert at this restaurant that offers something for everyone. Top off a full meal, a cheese platter or your favorite chocolate delight. Then, savor a delicious and rich pumpkin cheesecake drizzled with caramel sauce and pecans.

blackbearbakery Top Pumpkin Treats In St. Louis

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Black Bear Bakery
2639 Cherokee St.
St. Louis, MO 63118
(314) 771-2236
www.blackbearbakery.org

Taste these bakery goodies in the southeast wing at Soulard Market on weekends, and then visit the place where they are made just a few blocks over in the Cherokee district. This historic bakery, known for Lickhalter rye bread, also creates delectable pumpkin treats. Choose a traditional pumpkin pie to enjoy by itself or as the perfect top off to any meal or celebration. Mix in another great fall flavor of maple and enjoy some maple pumpkin muffins.

Related: Top Vendors At St. Louis Soulard Market

Tere Scott is a freelance writer and author of e-books and two educational blogs. She loves to research information to share. She currently resides in St. Louis. Her work can be found at Examiner.com.

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