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Non-Starbucks Pumpkin Latte?

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katzimmer Oct 9, 2012 07:13 AM

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?

http://drinks.seriouseats.com/2012/10...

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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    crsin Nov 14, 2012 02:34 PM

    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.

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      bartholomeu Oct 10, 2012 09:58 PM

      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
        alkonost Oct 11, 2012 05:39 AM

        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!

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          bartholomeu Oct 11, 2012 10:05 AM

          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. ttoommyy Oct 10, 2012 08:43 AM

        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. alkonost Oct 10, 2012 06:22 AM

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

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