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Nov 13, 2007 09:24 AM

In Need of Pumpkin Spice Lattes!!!

Ok fellow MUST help me! I'm freaking out. (Or perhaps I'm just a little dramatic.)

My local (Eastern Market) Dunkin Donuts just told me that they are no longer serving the pumpkin spice latte. For some ungodly reason the Starbucks near my office never served it.

I have become obsessed with all things pumpkin spice latte. Does anyone know who (chain or non-chain) might still be serving these?

I was told its a seasonal drink, which I understand and I was prepared for the day it would be replaced with the icky egg nog latte. But I argue the season is not over! It's still Fall and I want my pumpkin spice latte. If I must transition into my gingerbread latte I will---but mentally I'm not prepared for that yet. :) Help!

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  1. They sound disgusting to me, but to each her own. Gloria Jean's still has a few outlets in the region, doesn't it?
    If you have a K-cup machine:

    Or add it yourself:

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    1. re: PollyG

      I unfortunatly don't own a fancy latte machine, so I have to go elsewhere to get my fix. But thanks for the suggestions.

      Also I should mention that I'm really looking for some place around Eastern Market (where I work) or Dupont Circle. While I love the taste of the lattes, chances are I won't be traveling far for one.

      1. re: Elyssa

        It's still on the menu at the Starbucks on P St, and the one at the southeast corner of McPherson Square. Even though they've gone Christmas on us, the latte is still listed on the drink board. Strangely, its not on the holiday menu and they no longer have the frappaccino version. Good luck!

        1. re: DCLindsey

          Oooooooo thanks Lindsey. P Street is right around the corner from my apt. You are a life saver!!

          1. re: Elyssa

            I think Saxby's has it, there's that one just below DuPont Circle on 19th (that's not the branch where I've seen it, and I haven't tried it, but thought I'd throw it out there.)

            1. re: mselectra

              Thanks...never been there but I'll check it out.

          2. re: DCLindsey

            Even if it's not still on the menu, ask for one. If they still have the pumpkin stuff they'll make one for you.

            1. re: mordacity

              Just for the record, this post is a year old. Living in Dupont now I've been able to find pumpkin spice lattes all over the place. :)

      2. Java Shack on just off Wilson Blvd in Arlington has pumpkin spice coffee probably until Christmas, so I'm sure you could get a latte. I'm with Polly, though.

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        1. re: bacchante

          People trust me...they are really yummy (of course if you like pumpkin, if not...skip it.) I thought they sounded gross as well until I tasted it. Mmmmmm!

          1. re: Elyssa

            Have you had a good Egg Nog Latte? That's what I like. But I'm not a huge fan of pumpkin.

            1. re: JRinDC

              I had it last year and didn't enjoy it very much. I got talked into the Gingerbread latte the other day though and that was good.

              Btw, for those on the search as well the Au Bon Pain in Union Station is still selling pumpkin spice (but its not as good as Starbucks or Dunkies).

            2. re: Elyssa

              I can see where it would be addictive. I just don't happen to like any flavored coffee of any kind.

              By the way, I believe that Java Shack has pumpkin spice in two ways. They have beans that have the flavor in it, so it is a regular coffee flavor during the "season." They also have the syrup, so it can be added to chai and to any number of coffee drinks that are either on the board or that you make up on your own.

              1. re: bacchante

                Ooooo I like the beans idea so I can stock up on those. Where is Java Shack?

                1. re: Elyssa

                  It's in Arlington on Franklin Road right off Wilson Blvd. Franklin Rd comes in to Wilson at Barton. It's a right turn from Wilson at the tire store. To the right of the store is Barton; to the left is Franklin Rd.

                  I didn't notice the coffee this morning when I was in, but the owner had said they would be having it through the season. You might want to give a call to be sure they have a supply before you go. Don't have the number offhand, but they do have a website just a google away.

          2. I was just a Panera and saw they had one on their menu... I haven't had it to vouche for it... but it is there....

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            1. re: tapas gal

              Is there a Panera in DC? I use to have one in my hometown outside of Boston and really enjoyed their sandwiches but I haven't seen one since moving down here.

              1. re: Elyssa

                I'm a tea drinker so don't look too closely at the signs -- I thought it these drinks were "Pumpkin Latte" and wondered how much pumpkin puree they put in them! One day took a closer look and saw it's "Pumpkin Spice". Marketing. I say try chai with some milk -- Celestial Seasonings sells a great chai tea bag (in decaf too) -- that will cost you about 15 cents a cup.

            2. try the starbucks at 8th and Penn SE (across from the dunkin donuts near eastern market metro). i thought they had something similar...

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              1. re: alkapal

                I've been in there 3 times a couple of weeks ago and they never had the pumpkin syrup stuff.

                1. re: Elyssa

                  Buzz on Slaters Lane, just south of Old Town Alexandria has a pumpkin spice latte. I had it today. it had a lot of dry spices and wasn't overly sweet. if you are looking for a creative take, that might be the place to go. please note it is nothing like starbucks flavors, for better or worse.

              2. Hey there... I know where you can get that delicious goodness you seem to be addicted to. I too suffer from Pumpkin Spice withdrawal and I've taken matters into my own hands.

                I know who makes the flavors Dunkin Donuts uses and I know where you can get them for cheap!!!

                No more $3.49 for a Latte ANYWHERE!!!

                And Starbucks... I just can't bring myself to give them my money. Overpriced, over hyped, and waaaaay over rated. Dunkin Donuts coffee is better any day of the week.

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                1. re: the incubus

                  Are you going to keep the secret to yourself or help us pumpkin lattee lovers out?

                  1. re: the incubus

                    yeah, incubus, give up the goods! '-) (you've had enough time to think about it, right?)

                    1. re: alkapal

                      Alkapal--how cruel bumping this thread in the middle of Spring when I still have a good 5 months until I can get another pumpkin spice latte!! :)

                      1. re: Elyssa

                        i was trying to get the secret recipe so we could be ahead of the game!

                        look at this link from this chow page, at the right of this thread:

                        1. re: Elyssa

                          Once again, not my cup of coffee, but if you tossed some of Penzeys Baking Spice (
                          (locations in Rockville and Falls Church) into your basket, you might get a reasonable approximation. Or you could try playing with the actual pumpkin pie spicing components to get the blend to your liking. Penzey's Vietnamese cinnamon is a sensual bonanza, and their cardamom rocks, too.