Local treats that will make you fall in love with pumpkin all over again
Are you in the mood for some festive fall food — like pumpkin? Pumpkin is the quintessential fall flavor and lucky for us it comes in a smorgasbord of options here in Des Moines. With the holidays quickly approaching, it’s time to head to one of these local spots. Fall has never tasted so good!
Pumpkin Bar at Palmer’s Deli
You’ll fall in love at first bite with Palmer’s Deli Pumpkin Bars. This delectable fall dessert is the perfect mix of moist cake and homey spices. They’re topped with a rich cream cheese frosting, AKA the perfect way to end your holiday meal. (Calories don’t when it comes to this sweet treat.)
Palmer’s Deli | Various Locations
Pumpkin Pie Shake at Zombie Burger
Whether you’re at Jordan Creek doing a little shopping or wandering around the East Village, make a stop at Zombie Burger for their Pumpkin Pie Shake. This fall favorite is a combination of pumpkin ice cream, crumb topping and a whip cream finale. Tip: Make it an adult beverage with a shot of your favorite liqueur.
Zombie Burger | 300 E Grand Ave.
Pumpkin Custard at Classic Frozen Custard
Fall weather changes so much, so for those warmer autumn days, head to Des Moines’ South Side for a refreshing scoop of pumpkin custard. This creamy, spice-packed treat tastes perfect atop a cone or simply in a cup. Trust us, you’ll want a double scoop!
Classic Frozen Custard | 4000 SE 14th St