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17+ Pumpkin Treats to Try Around Champaign-Urbana

What could be more irresistible than fall in Champaign-Urbana? Quite possibly the delicious pumpkin treats that come around this time of year.

It’s October… the air is getting crisper. Champaign-Urbana area pumpkin patches have opened. Thoughts of Halloween are in the air and we are ready for sweaters and bonfires.

That means it’s time for all things pumpkin — to eat.

As with all of our food trail posts we focus on locally owned restaurants or businesses around Champaign-Urbana and beyond. (This list is in alphabetical order.) You’ll also see several photos here. Go check out these places on Instagram because they offer delicious treats all year long (and just happen to be in pumpkin season right now).

Please note that some of these food delights are, well, seasonal. We’ve tried to note that where we can. Get your pumpkin fix soon, don’t delay.

Champaign-Urbana Pumpkin Food and Drink Trail

Art Mart, 1705 S. Prospect Ave., Champaign: If you’ve ever tried Art Mart’s pumpkin cookies, then you know why they are on this list. Made fresh for more than 35 seasons, these iced cookies make your mouth water on sight. Art Mart offers plenty of other pumpkin options if you are looking for them as well.

Central Illinois Bakehouse: Two featured items coming from the bakery this month include pumpkin chip scones (made from a classic scone dough) and a pumpkin nut roll, which is a twist on its classic giant cinnamon roll. Central Illinois Bakehouse goods can be found at various locations around town, including Pekara, Urbana’s Market at the Square and other farmers markets.

Curtis Orchard, 3902 S. Duncan Road, Champaign: With so many fall treats to choose from, it’s hard to pick just one. Since pumpkin is the focus here, we’ll note that Curtis Orchard offers pumpkin bars with cream cheese frosting as well as take-and-bake pumpkin pies. This year, the orchard is featuring pumpkin ice cream from Oberweis, too. However, it’s hard not to think of its apple cider slushies, fritters, and glazed or cake apple donuts.

Homestead Bakery, 1749B County Road 1900N, Arthur: One reader says, “Their pumpkin bars are simply heaven. The best pumpkin bars there are.” While you are there, make sure to check out the pumpkin cinnamon rolls, too. And its adorable pumpkin cut-out cookies are also a favorite.

Industrial donut, 501 Commerce Dr., Savoy: Industrial’s pumpkin pie donuts and pumpkin flavored cake donuts already hit the store, and we think they may be done for the season. Watch Industrial’s Instagram page for updates if they return.

Jarling’s Custard Cup, 309 W. Kirby Ave., Champaign: A seasonal favorite you absolutely must try is its pumpkin pie snowstorm. Jarling’s uses a special house-made pumpkin pie mix, blended with vanilla wafers and custard. It even comes complete with whipped cream for that extra special touch.

Just BEE Acai UIUC: You have to try the seasonal favorite, chunky pumpkin nut butter. The pumpkin overnight oats are back as well.

Lucky Moon Pies and More401 E. Oak St., Mahomet: Make sure to try its pumpkin pie donuts with a dollop of whipped perfection on the top.

The Original Pancake House, 1909 W. Springfield Ave., Champaign: As if the pancakes weren’t already delicious enough, patrons look forward to OPH’s pumpkin pancakes. We think they are delicious with melted chocolate chips, whipped cream, and butter. yum

Pandamonium donuts, 1105 Windsor Road, Champaign: Pandamonium Donuts’ pumpkin spice donut is always a fall fan pleaser. It features pumpkin spiced cake, cream cheese icing, toasted pepitas, and a dusting of pumpkin spice on top.

Pies by Inge212 W. Washington St., Monticello: Whether you are looking for pumpkin pie, pumpkin cookies with cream cheese icing, or cinnamon rolls with pumpkin buttercream frosting, Pies by Inge can meet your pumpkin cravings.

Sydney Dairy Barn311 W. Main St., Sydney: Fans come back year after year for the pumpkin tornado, a blended concoction of ice cream, marshmallows, caramel, graham crackers, and a topping of whipped cream.

Tasty Tart405 S. Neil St. Suite C, Champaign: Pumpkin tarts are officially available now!

The New Sweet Indulgence, 2149 S. Neil St., Champaign: The New Sweet Indulgence’s pumpkin cinnamon rolls are eagerly awaited by superfans each year. Topped with frosting, pecans, and cinnamon drizzle, they aren’t your average cinnamon roll. “They are my favorite fall weekend breakfast.” “They just scream fall!”

Whisk Coffee and Wine Bar1704 Patton Dr., Suite 4, Mahomet: Try pumpkin and other fall-themed beverages when you’re in a coffee mood (always a coffee mood).

Places we have found pumpkin treats in previous years but haven’t confirmed for this year

Cafe Kopi, 109 N. Walnut St., Champaign: Favorites last year included the pumpkin frappuccino, hot or cold pumpkin spice lattes, and iced pumpkin cold brew coffee. Kopi also featured pumpkin bread for a tasty treat with your morning or afternoon coffee (or both).

Hopscotch Bakery + Market, 802 W. John St., Champaign: Hopscotch had a pumpkin cupcake (with cookie butter), pumpkin cheesecake and a delicious pumpkin cookie last year. Try the golden pumpkin latte or cold brew cider while you’re there.

Know of someone or something we missed? Email us to let us know what you love about your pumpkin favorites and what makes them so delicious.

Find everything related to fall in Champaign-Urbana:

Champaign-Urbana Area Donut Trail | Champaign-Urbana Area Ice Cream Trail | Champaign-Urbana Cinnamon Roll Trail | Champaign-Urbana Area Barbecue Trail | Champaign-Urbana Pretzel Trail | Champaign-Urbana Burger Trail | Champaign-Urbana Area Hot Dog Trail | Champaign-Urbana Nacho Trail | Champaign-Urbana Cocktail Trail ‘To-Go’ | Champaign-Urbana Slushy Cocktail Trail | Champaign-Urbana Area Cheese Curd Trail | Champaign-Urbana Area Pizza Trail | Champaign-Urbana Pie Trail | Champaign-Urbana Guacamole Trail | Champaign-Urbana Mac and Cheese Trail | Champaign-Urbana Grilled Cheese Trail | Champaign-Urbana Salad Trail | Champaign-Urbana Hot Chocolate Trail

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