Cool Pumpkin Dishes You Need To Try This Week

Cool Pumpkin Dishes You Need To Try This Week

Courtesy Mochidoki


Well it’s officially pumpkin season! From lattes to pies this popular fruit is everywhere but is you’re a pumpkin lover and looking for something new to try, we’ve got something for you!

We’re seeing chefs and mixologists all over NYC using pumpkin and butternut squash in unique ways like Japanese-inspired pumpkin and cookies Mochi Ice Cream or a pumpkin sushi roll! So check out our round-up of cool fall dishes to try while you’re visiting!


Pumpkin & Cookies Mochi Ice Cream from Mochidoki

Mochidoki, the New York-based small-batch mochi ice cream company has debuted a new flavor for fall that brings the warm flavors of the season with no artificial, mystery ingredients.

Pumpkin & Cookies ($10 for box of 4 pieces) features soft and pillowy pumpkin mochi (made with real pumpkin puree, filled with rich pumpkin spice ice cream and loaded with chocolate and vanilla creme cookies. 


Known for their imaginative and refined Japanese-inspired treats, Mochidoki uses all-natural, high-quality ingredients such as nut butters, fruits, homemade pastes and purees- keeping the products non-GMO and transparent. Developed by in-house flavor developer Tim Perille and the three Michelin-starred chef Michael Laiskonis (the former executive pastry chef at Le Bernardin).


Triple Pumpkin Sushi at ROLLN

ROLLN is a new, Australian-inspired sushi shop in Flatiron making healthful hand rolls delicious, accessible and sustainable. Starting October, they’re teaming up with their fellow Aussies at Charley St. to put a twist on the standard pumpkin-spice with their Triple Pumpkin Roll, made with braised pumpkin, slow-roasted pumpkin seeds (for an added crunch), spiced pumpkin cream, and their signature fluffy quinoa. The collab can also be found at Charley St. with their ROLLN Miso-Glazed Pumpkin Bowl, made with avocado, quinoa, miso-glazed pumpkin, crispy walnuts, edamame, nori crumb, miso dressing and roast chicken (optional). 


Pumpkin Pie Latte at Partners Coffee

Brooklyn-based coffee company Partners Coffee will be debuting their upgraded take on the PSL across all five café locations. New this year, the pumpkin pie latte features real pumpkin, organic cane sugar, warming baking spices and double shot of Partners thoughtfully-sourced espresso. The drink comes topped with a swirl of whipped cream and a crunchy toffee crumble for the ultimate autumnal treat. 


Courtesy Silver Light Tavern

Pumpkin Falafel Sandwich and Butternut Squash Pierogi at Silver Light Tavern  

Williamsburg’s charming neighborhood bar and restaurant Silver Light Tavern puts an emphasis on seasonal cuisine and cocktails. Helmed by hospitality industry veteran, Michael Krawiec (Sweet Afton, The Bonnie), the eatery has debuted two new fall menu standouts for sweater weather comfort. Putting a Mediterranean twist on the classic, pumpkin falafel sandwich is made with pumpkin, roasted carrots, and greens, topped with spicy curry vegenaise in a pita pocket; pierogi get filled with chestnut-sage stuffing, pan-fried to a perfect crisp and served over butternut squash puree; and surf and turf skewers stack dry-aged meatball, shrimp, pearl onion, and squash. 



Gnocchi, Zucca e Gamberi at Antica Pesa 

Antica Pesa,the Williamsburg counterpart of the beloved, Michelin-starred institution in Rome, has updated its fall menu to reflect the bounty of the season Their  Gnocchi, Zucca e Gamberi is a unique and hearty Italian spin on autumn’s fan-favorite ingredient—pumpkin! The pasta dish includes house-made gnocchi with pumpkin prawn sauce and topped with fresh prawn meat and toasted pumpkin seeds. Recipe and imagery of the dish available upon request.


Middle Eastern Daal + the Spiritwalker at Shoo Shoo

Shoo Shoo, a stylish restaurant in NoLita, offers a Mediterranean inspired menu that includes their Middle Eastern Daal, which heroes roasted butternut squash served with a choice of yogurt or cashew butter, cilantro, and olive oil. Enjoy the fall-forward Middle Eastern Daal paired with one of Shoo Shoo's fall cocktails from its new menu, including the Autumn Buck, with ginger syrup, applejack, ginger beer and fresh fig. 


New to the restaurant’s fall beverage menu is the Spiritwalker, made with lemon juice, pumpkin-infused Dolin Blanc Vermouth, reposado tequila, and Skinos Mastiha (a Greek liqueur that is derived from mastic trees).


Veggie Dan Dan Mixian at Little Tong Noodle Shop (Midtown East)

Little Tong Noodle Shop, a contemporary Chinese-inspired restaurant with locations in the East Village and Midtown East, uses modern techniques and local ingredients to give traditional regional Chinese flavors a New York twist. Little Tong offers a variety of signature mixian noodle soups, and the Veggie Dan Dan Mixian—available exclusively at the Midtown East outpost—is a vegetarian alternative to traditional mala dan dan mixian. A flavorful favorite of meat-eaters and vegetarians alike, it features hearty butternut squash, tofu, rich salted duck yolk and spiced peanuts on a bed of springy mixian rice noodles.

Courtesy Little Tong Noodle Shop


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