Chicago: 7 Pumpkin Sweets We Love

[Photographs: Michell Eloy]

It's gourd season, ya'll! That's right. It's that time of year when pumpkins overwhelm grocery store shelves and restaurant menus. And if there's one thing Chicagoans are crazy about, it's their pumpkin goods. This is the town that won Starbucks' competition to get the Pumpkin Spice Latte one week earlier than any other U.S. city, after all. So in honor of the Windy City's favorite gourd, we bring you seven of our favorite local treats, all packed with pumpkin.

Our Picks

Pumpkin Bread at Birchwood
Pumpkin Spice Gelato at Black Dog
Pumpkin Whoopie Pie at Bleeding Heart Bakery
Pumpkin Pie at Hoosier Mama
Pumpkin Spice Cupcake at Alliance Bakery
Pumpkin Pie and Pumpkin Pecan Fudge at Windy City Sweets
Vegan Chocolate Pumpkin Cheesecake at The Chicago Diner

Do you have a favorite pumpkin sweet in Chicago? Let us know in the comments!