About Time: You Discovered the Best Pumpkin Spice Treats in LondonBy Molly Moss
As autumn rolls around and Halloween nears, pumpkin spice mania is once again sweeping the streets of London. Ready for your pumpkin fix? From pumpkin spice ice cream to spiced pumpkin candles, here are 8 ways to jazz up your Halloween this October:
The Lowdown: If you’re looking for a pumpkin-inspired feast in London, then look no further. This Halloween in London, the Louisiana-inspired pub in Angel Plaquemine Lock have introduced a special seasonal menu as part of their celebrations for Halloween. Alongside pumpkin carving sessions, witching hour and a Halloween party complete with live jazz and a costume competition, the restaurant is offering seasonal delights on its menu. As well as a pumpkin-themed main and dessert, the menu includes a Spiced Pumpkin and Almond Sour (a seasonal twist on the traditional number made with Amaretto). If you love a good seasonal twist, this is one meal you don’t want to miss out on this Halloween.
Where can I find it? 139 Graham St, The Angel, London N1 8LB. From Monday 28th to Thursday 31st October
The Lowdown: Gagging for a pumpkin drink? Quench your thirst with Hawkes spiced pumpkin cider this Halloween. Combining cinnamon, nutmeg and ginger with pumpkin, their boozy autumnal combination ‘Sucker for Pumpkins’ is a winner. Get involved – and see how a few spices can really jazz up your drink.
Where can I find it? The cider will be launching at the Hawkes Taproom on Friday 25th October. You can also order it online here.
How much? £3.50 online or £5 on tap
The Lowdown: Pumpkin Spice Latte seems to be the unofficial drink of October. But if you’re just a little bit tired of those flavours, and ready to try something new, why not delve into Spiced Pumpkin Pie Chai Tea? Simmering with spice, it’s the perfect Halloween-y potion. After all, what’s better than a play on chai to get you ready for the fall.
Where can I find it? Available online here and also in stores
The Lowdown: Baked by Steph in East London hand-make everything from cookies to cakes and macarons to doughnuts with beautiful flair and attention to detail. Feeling a little festive? Never fear – Steph is here with her special pumpkin spice flavour cookie. Part of her range of Halloween-themed cookies, the pumpkin-shaped cookies are sure to hit the spot.
Where can I find it? Online here or in store – Unit 1, Foodstars UK, 74 Vallance Road, London, E1 5BW
How much? £24 for 4
The Lowdown: Nitrogen ice cream specialist Chin Chin Ice Cream in Camden Market have a Halloween-y option on the menu. Handmade using their signature liquid nitrogen method, a Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream is one of the more alternative ways to get your pumpkin fix in London. Where will the spice mania end?
Where can I find it? 49-50 Camden Lock Place, London, NW1 8AF
How much? Prices are around the £5 mark
The Lowdown: Think you’ve had the best pumpkin spice sweet treats? Think again. The humming-bird bakery hand-make a range of American-inspired treats with style and flair. Try their selection of pumpkin spice treats this Halloween. Choose from Pumpkin Whoopie Pie bursting with marshmallow fluff, pumpkin cheesecake filled with delicious creamy spice or the authentic American Pumpkin Pie.
Where can I find it? Pumpkin Pies will be available in store the week of Halloween. You can also order them online here.
How much? The Pumpkin Pie is £33.95 online, and the Pumpkin Whoopie Pie £3.55
The Lowdown: What better way to get ready for Halloween with all things Pumpkin Spice than by filling your home with the smell. After all, nothing says Halloween more than an arresting, pungent and season-specific candle. With a winning combination of pumpkin, clove, nutmeg and cinnamon, it’s the perfect fragrance for this month and smells as good as pumpkin spice tastes.
Where can I find it? Online here
How much? £23.99
The Lowdown: Put a twist on the classic Pumpkin Spice Latte by ordering an iced number. Combining Starbucks signature espresso with pumpkin, cinnamon, nutmeg and clove, the iced latte is a great pick-me-up snack this Halloween. If you love a good old Pumpkin Spice Latte, this iced version should really hit the spot.
Where can I find it? Locations here
How much? Prices start around £3 for a ‘short’ drink