28 pumpkin specials at Chicago restaurants, from pancakes to an entire deep-fried pumpkin

 
Pumpkin and pumpkin spice have become almost as synonymous with autumn's arrival as falling leaves and Halloween. For any pumpkin lovers out there: We've made you a checklist of pumpkin-based dishes from Chicago restaurants this fall.
Ema Dip into some pumpkin hummus ($10), made from kabocha squash (commonly called Japanese pumpkin), pumpkin seeds and a combination of spices adding extra fall flavor. 74 W. Illinois St., 312-527-5586, www.emachicago.com

Beatrix Pumpkin cream nitro coffee ($5) offers a chance to get both your caffeine and pumpkin fixes in one beverage. 519 N. Clark St., 312-284-1377, www.beatrixchicago.com

M Burger Local, house-prepared pumpkin meets vanilla ice cream for a pumpkin pie shake ($5), topped off with graham cracker crumbs and a bit of pumpkin spice. Multiple locationswww.mburgerchicago.com