It’s always one of the most anticipated delights of fall: pumpkin-flavored everything! Muffins and soups fly off menus, while homes fill up with the smell of pumpkin pie. In an effort to help local pumpkin lovers maximize the season, here’s the Great Pumpkin Tour of downtown Mount Dora with all the things you don’t want to miss.
Pumpkin Spice Latte These drinks are arguably the most anxiously awaited beverage all year as a rite of passage into Fall. Latte drinkers can get their fix with tasty variations whipped up at Cody's on 4th. (111 E. 4th Ave., downtown)
Pumpkin Spice Cold Foam Cold Brew Serious coffee enthusiasts can head to Serendipity Coffee and belly up to their bar for one of these robust and flavorful cold beverages. (144 W. 5th Ave., downtown)
Spiked Lattes These are delish! Served hot or cold, these adult beverages are perfect when the day calls for something a little stronger. Choose between a spiked Nutty Pumpkin Latte or an Irish Pumpkin Latte at Las Palmas Cuban Restaurant. (351 N. Donnelly St., downtown)
Pumpkin Muffins The homemade, generously-sized muffins at Cody's on 4th are always moist and have just the right amount of pumpkin spice. They may be large, but you won’t want to share. (111 E. 4th Ave., downtown)
Pumpkin Creme Brulee Yep, it’s as good as it sounds. Be sure to save room after your favorite pizza or pasta dish for this decadent house-made dessert at PizzAmore on 5th Avenue. (722 E. 5th Ave., near uptown)
Pumpkin Bars These fresh and scrumptious seasonal baked treats are brought to you by a new sweets and custom cake bakery in town, Aunt Gingibread’s Bakery located inside the new Mount Dora Marketplace. (100 E. 4th Ave., downtown)
Maple Pumpkin Butter Who knew toast could be so good? Julianne's Coastal Cottage sells this heaven-in-a-jar condiment which is to die for when generously applied to toast or ice cream. (135 E. 4th Ave., downtown)
Spicy Pumpkin Bisque The homemade recipe is absolute perfection at Cody's on 4th. Grab a bowl on a day with a chill because it has just a little kick. Be sure to call ahead because it’s a special. (111 E. 4th Ave., downtown)
Pumpkin White Russian This is a seasonal spin on the creamy traditional favorite poured over ice at Las Palmas Cuban Restaurant downtown. It is akin to dessert in a glass. (351 N. Donnelly St., downtown)
Pumpkin Hard Cider Perfect for the season, Swilled Dog’s Pumpkin Path hard cider at PizzAmore blends the perfect amount of fresh pumpkin and chai tea spices with its tart and sweet apples. (722 E. 5th Avenue, near uptown)
Pumpkin Pale Ale Dubbed the mother of all pumpkin ales by the Beer Advocate due to its heartier, spicier pumpkin flavor, Imperial Pumpkin Pale Ale is brewed by Weyerbacher Brewery and served at Serendipity Coffee. (144 W 5th Ave., downtown)
Pumpkin Amber Ale PizzAmore’s list of beers includes the season’s Isle of MaGourdo, an amber ale featuring pumpkin and spices brewed by Florida’s own Due South Brewery. (722 E. 5th Avenue, near uptown)
Spiked Nutty Lattes Served hot or cold, these adult beverages are perfect when the day (or night) calls for something a little stronger. Choose between a spiked Nutty Pumpkin Latte or an Irish Pumpkin Latte at Las Palmas Cuban Restaurant. (351 N. Donnelly St., downtown)
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