From one end to the other Downtown Chandler is a brimming with the flavor of fall.
If you are one of the millions that have become obsessed with all things pumpkin once the calendar strikes autumn head downtown and let us satisfy the cravings.
You won’t need to go far once you arrive, start at Peixoto Coffee, their offering of Butter Pumpkin Chai is a great way to start the fall taste journey. A delicious blend of chai and pumpkin is a treat for the taste buds.
Now that you have your starter make your way down the colonnade and drop into Original Chop Shop Co. for a wide range of pumpkin pastries, freshly made and full of fall flavor. Once your tummy is full, wander aross the street and step into Sibley’s West for some calorie-free pumpkin love. Not only do they have hand-crafted ceramic jack-o-lanterns that will brighten up any space with their oh, so cute expressions, but you can take home a bar of pumpkin pie soap and literally bathe in the flavor of the season.
As you leave Sibley’s your nose may catch the lovely aroma from Downtown Chandler Café and Bakery. They stand ready to please your taste buds with a wide variety of pumpkin treats. Time for a shot of caffeine? Go crazy and get a Pumpkin Spice Latte and a pumpkin scone, if you’re really hungry, dive into the Pumpkin Pancakes, they are definite palate pleasers.
Since we live in Arizona and you never know when it will actually feel like fall, you might want to keep your cool with a frozen pumpkin treat. Paletas Betty will have Pumpkin Pie Paletas joining the rotation this season. And if you want to really indulge your sweet tooth and your pumpkin craving, head over to Ice Cream Sammies for a Pumpkin Pie Snickerdoodle Sammie. You can choose any ice cream to go inside, but the staff says the homemade Pumpkin Pie ice cream is a pumpkin lovers dream come true.
If you are looking for a more exclusively adult pumpkin flavor, Bourbon Jack’s, Murphy’s Law and The Local are glad to oblige. Bourbon Jack’s has 4 Peaks Pumpkin Porter scheduled to arrive any day and Murphy’s Law is now pouring Dogfish Head Punkin’ Ale, The Local is restocking their pumpkin taps so check back to see what is available.
Of course, you will find all sorts of fresh pumpkin treats at the Farmer’s Market during the season. From bread to cupcakes, you won’t be disappointed. The pumpkin porter cupcakes from Bottom’s Up Bakery are something special. And the Pumpkin loaf from Great Harvest Bread Co. makes a great gift for your sweet neighbor who picks up your newspaper when you are out of town.
Can’t eat another pumpkin spice morsel? That’s okay; let Lauren Snow Beauty slather it on your skin. Schedule a visit to for the vitamin C, and beta-carotene rich Pumpkin Fall Facial series. The glow on your cheeks will carry you through the season.
They say all things in moderation, but from the sounds of it, that doesn’t apply to anything that has to do with pumpkin.
But, alas, if you say bah-humbug to the pumpkin craze, Wimpy’s Paradise has declared a pumpkin-free zone, as safe place for the few that don’t appreciate this obsession. As always, there is something for everyone in The DC.