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Oct 9, 2012 07:13 AM

Non-Starbucks Pumpkin Latte?

After reading this comparison between the Starbucks Pumpkin Latte and the Peet's variant, I started to wonder if any non-Starbucks coffee chain in the city happens to make this beverage. I think I'm allergic to something in the pumpkin syrup at Starbucks, or else it's just too sweet. In any case, has anyone seen a pumpkin-based coffee drink being made in Manhattan somewhere?

Inb4 "make it at home." I could do that, but I'd rather just buy it somewhere, since I only want one.

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  1. I had a good pumpkin spice latte at Oren's daily roast but I think they use the same syrups as starbucks

    1. Panera has a Pumpkin Spice Latte. I've not had it though; I'm not into sweetened, flavored coffee. I have had their regular coffee and it is very good, in my opinion.

      1. L.A. Burdick makes a great pumpkin spice latte. It's not very much of a chain but if you're around Union Square or 20th St. or so, you should definitely stop by. They use plenty of pumpkin puree and it's got good flavor too. Everybody seems to really like their hot chocolates as well.

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        1. re: bartholomeu

          Wow, that sounds like it would be wonderful to try with the real pumpkin in it. I'll look for it when I'm at the farmer's market next week. Thanks!

          1. re: alkonost

            Just to clarify, L.A. Burdick is not exactly part of the farmer's market. The info is:

            5 East 20th Street Manhattan, NY 10003
            (212) 796-0143

        2. Thought I'd chime in in case you're still looking. I noticed today that Grounded has a pumpkin latte on their menu. I've always enjoyed their flavored espresso drinks, and it's usually where I'll go of I'm going to have one, so although I haven't tried their pumpkin I'd bet they do a nice job with it.