Pumpkin Spice and Everything Nice


Annalee Anderson, Guest Writer


Nearly everyone can agree one of the most magical parts of autumn is watching the leaves transform from
lush green to bright orange and deep red. Like clockwork, we begin to reach for seasonal favorites like spiced
lattes and hot cider, whip out our coziest sweaters and knitted scarves, and head outside to take in the cooler
temperatures and fall foliage.  Check out these popular locations to satisfy all of your pumpkin spice cravings in
Greater Peoria.

Behr Necessities  {Liverpool}    //    BAKERY    //    Besides
pumpkin cupcakes with maple pecan frosting, you’ll find other amazing autumn staples at Behr Necessities:  oatmeal
creme pies, caramel apple cupcakes, maple pecan cupcakes and soooo much more!

Black Maple Coffee  {Canton + Lewistown}    //    CAFE    //    Pumpkin spice, pumpkin pie, pumpkin
mocha, pumpkin cheesecake, pumpkin creme brulee, bourbon caramel apple, sea salt caramel toffee apple and more!

Busy Corner Restaurant
 {Goodfield}    //    RESTAURANT    //    The Busy Corner is known for their delicious from-scratch
dishes!! We’re happy to announce, their autumn pumpkin pies are no different! Between roasting the pumpkins
themselves and crafting an amazingly flakey crust, the Busy Corner’s pumpkin pie is next to none!

Cafe Santa Rosa  {Peoria Heights}    //    CAFE 
  //     Pumpkin waffles!  Pumpkin cake roll!  Pumpkin spice lattes!  Pumpkin spice cold brew with pumpkin cold
foam! Cafe Santa Rosa is stocked up with tasty harvest treats.

Chrissy’s Cupboard 
{Lacon}    //    BAKERY    //   Expect every delectable goodie from Chrissy’s Cupboard to be made with
love. This shop now offers homemade caramel apple biscuits, pumpkin coffee cake with a brown sugar glaze, and maple
pecan sweet rolls!

CxT Roasting Co.  {Peoria}    //    CAFE    //    Here is your one-stop shop for pumpkin everything!
Try a cup of pumpkin spice tea, pumpkin chai latte, and pumpkin pie latte paired with pumpkin chocolate chip muffin
baked by Great
Harvest Bread Co.
, a pumpkin pecan scone from Four30 Scones, a vegan pumpkin donut from Radish Kitchen, or pumpkin-flavored macarons from Voilà Macarons.

Double D’s Ice Creme  {Pekin}    //    ICE CREAM SHOP    //     Double D’s is a must visit before they
close for the season. Try the pumpkin pie sundaes served with pieces of pumpkin pie, caramel, marshmallow, graham
crackers, and whipped cream or the pumpkin pie arctic swirl made with actual pumpkin pie pieces, graham crackers,
and whipped cream.

Eli’s Coffee Shop  {Metamora, Tremont, Mackinaw, Morton}    //    CAFE    //     Eli’s Coffee Shop offers an entire autumn
selection of coffee drinks, complete with pumpkin spice and everything nice! A few of their autumn specialties
include a pumpkin oat milk chai, an apple crumble frappe, a campfire cold brew, and if they haven’t already sold out
of their popular pumpkin spice scones, make sure to snag a couple!!

Four30 Scones  {Morton}    //    BAKERY    // 
  Four30 Scones offers chill vibes and autumn flavors aplenty. With so many scones to choose from, we recommend
these mouthwatering seasonal flavors:  pumpkin pecan and pumpkin chocolate chip.

Frosted Bakery
{Princeville}    //   This adorable cafe has something pumpkin-flavored in the
bakery case every day! With many pumpkin latte flavors, try any of these pumpkin treats:  pumpkin bars, pumpkin
twist, pumpkin muffins, or pumpkin turnovers!

Heritage Farmers Market  {Pekin}    //    FARM SHOP    //      Checkout Heritage Farmer’s Market for award
winning pumpkin chili and amazing pumpkin pie! This market is a great spot for seasonal treats, fresh meat, and

Leaves n’ Beans Coffee
 {Pekin, Morton, + Peoria Heights}    //    CAFE 
  //     Complete with a selection of savory bites and tasty brews, Leaves n’ Beans Coffee has got you covered. They
offer seasonal drinks like pumpkin mocha, pumpkin pie latte, and a classic PSL (pumpkin spice latte).

LeBakery  {Peoria}    //    BAKERY    // 
  LeBakery has incorporated pumpkin into yummy hot drinks and wonderful fall staples perfected with an amazing blend
of roasted pumpkin, nutmeg, cinnamon, cloves, and maple. The  pumpkin pie and pumpkin bars are a must try!

Lucy Dot’s Little Bakery Shoppe  {Toulon}    //    BAKERY    // 
  From pumpkin spice ice cream to pumpkin bars to salted caramel pumpkin cupcakes with salted caramel buttercream,
drizzled in caramel, sprinkled with sea salt, and topped with a jelly pumpkin, Lucy Dot’s is stocked for autumn!

MadMac’s Coffee 
{Germantown Hills}    //   
CAFE    //     Have you ever wondered what a Butterbeer from the Harry Potter universe tastes like? If so, you’re in
luck because MadMac’s Coffee makes a Butterbeer latte along with countless other autumn-inspired, pumpkin-flavored

Mike’s Cobbler Corner  {Pekin}    //    RESTAURANT    //    Three words:  Homemade Pumpkin Pie. With cold
weather upon us, Mike’s Cobbler Corner is serving up from-scratch harvest goodies like pecan pie, pumpkin bars, and
steamy delicious autumn soups.

Oliver’s Pizza + Pub
  {Peoria}   //    RESTAURANT    //     Bring on the pumpkin beer! Head to Oliver's
to try Lexington Kentucky Pumpkin Barrel Ale, Southern Tier Warlock, or Keg Grove Show Me Your Stem! You can even
get a WellBing/O'Fallon Pumpkin Ale, which is non-alcoholic.

Princess Creations  {Canton}    //    BAKERY    //    Among their many flavors, enjoy pumpkin cupcakes
at the Princess Creationsstorefront. For your Libra or Scorpio friends, order a specialty birthday cake and be
prepared for delectable flavors!

Rhodell Brewery 
{Peoria}    //    BREWERY    //
    ‘Tis the season for fresh on tap pumpkin beers. Back by popular demand, Rhodell Brewery now offers their popular
Pumpkin Face Ale (brewed with toasted pumpkin and spices) and the luscious Autumn Brown Ale.

Seasons Gastropub  {Morton}    //    RESTAURANT    //    Seasons Gastropub outdoor patio and harvest
menu are full of pumpkin spice and everything nice! Try a pint of O’Fallon Vanilla Pumpkin Beer, Schlaffly Pumpkin
Ale, or any of the other great Octoberfest craft ales. Seasons also shakes an amazing pumpkin martini. Of course
their pumpkin treats extend beyond their bar—try the  homemade pumpkin bars or the pumpkin ice cream or pumpkin
cheesecake from The Baking Baer.

The Blend Café 
{Washington}    //    CAFE    //
    The Blend’s autumn menu debuts pumpkin pie lattes, s’mores lattes, and golden milk lattes! Enjoy a cup of
pumpkin spice and everything nice “where coffee and community come together.”

The Coffee Hub
 {Lacon}    //    CAFE    //     Autumn brings a variety of pumpkin flavors to The Coffee Hub. Dubbed “more
than a coffee shop,” this cafe is stocked with Uncle Bob’s ice cream, Illinois glass bottled sodas, baked goods, and
of course, fresh hot coffee and specialty lattes.

Trefzger’s Bakery
}    //    BAKERY    //    Treat yourself with any of the many autumn flavors at Peoria’s longest
standing bakery and Illinois Maker award recipient, Trefzger’s Bakery! Pumpkin pie, pecan pie, pumpkin spice
cupcakes, pumpkin bread, spiced muffins, apple cinnamon chiffon will help transition you from warm-ish weather into
the holiday season.

Triple Dipple’s  {Chillicothe}    //    BAKERY    //    You can never go wrong with gourmet
cheesecake—especially from our Illinois Maker award recipient, Triple Dipple’s. Besides indulging in the Sweet Tater
Cheesecake, which they’re famous for, autumn brings the pumpkin RumChata cheesecake, the pumpkin spice latte
cheesecake, the pumpkin turtle, or the plain ol’ pumpkin cheesecake. Beware, after one bite, you’ll be hooked!

Voilà Macarons  {Peoria}    //    BAKERY    //  
 Rotating fall flavors have dropped! Enjoy pumpkin spice macarons, salted caramel, bacon maple bourbon, cinnamon,
carrot cake, and caramel apple. If you have not tried Voilà Macarons yet, you're missing out. Autumn pairs
beautifully with these authentic European macarons.


Voila Macaron

Annalee Anderson, Guest Writer

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