‘Tis the season for everyone’s favorite fall ingredient, pumpkin. Whether you’re preparing pumpkin yourself or picking up your favorite pumpkin dessert, we’re here to help.

Our chefs go beyond what’s basic this pumpkin season with recipes from Big BowlEiffel TowerĒma and M Burger. From a cocktail to a milkshake to hummus and soup, here’s a variety of dishes for you to try at home. If dining out is more your style, we’ve also collected our favorite pumpkin dishes for you to check out across Lettuce.

Big Bowl Pumpkin Cheesecake

Pumpkin Cheesecake Recipe from Big Bowl
graham cracker crust, homemade whipped cream, caramel sauce, candied cashews

pumpkin hummus from Ema

Pumpkin Hummus Recipe from Ēma
pumpkin hummus with brown butter, nutmeg, and toasted pumpkin seeds

Pumpkin Pie Shake from M Burger

Pumpkin Pie Shake Recipe from M Burger
rich and creamy local, homemade pumpkin and vanilla ice cream topped with graham cracker crumbs and a dusting of homemade pumpkin spice


Pumpkin Soup Recipe from Eiffel Tower
a light and delicious yet savory soup with a hint of sweetness from the sugar pie pumpkin, topped with toasted pepitas 


Pumpkin Pot de Crème from Eiffel Tower

French-inspired dessert made of rich pumpkin custard topped with whipped cream, white chocolate and warm autumn spices

Where To Get Your Fix

Our chefs are getting creative with pumpkin! Here are some treats at select Lettuce Entertain You restaurants you should check out to get your pumpkin fix.

Pumpkin cookie with pumpkin frosting

Pumpkin Cheesecake CookieSummer House Santa Monica (Chicago, IL & North Bethesda, MD)

pumpkin filled bao

Pumpkin Bao – Wow Bao
light and fluffy dough filled with real pumpkin, coconut milk, ginger, pumpkin pie spice and vanilla (Available October 15 – November 30, while supplies last).

Ema Pumpkin FRozen Yogurt

Pumpkin Frozen Green Yogurt Ema
Signature frozen yogurt with candied pumpkin seeds (Available at Rotisserie Ema and Ema)

Pumpkin Coffee from Beatrix

Pumpkin Cream Nitro Coffee – Beatrix
homemade pumpkin and vanilla whipped cream, cinnamon and Sugar in the Raw

Pumpkin Ravioli

Local Pumpkin Ravioli Osteria Via Stato
brown butter, sage, parmigiano

pumpkin crepe at foodlife

Pumpkin Crepe – Foodlife
house-made Pumpkin Crepe with Whipped Cream and Pecans

Roasted Szechuan Pumpkin at RPM Steak

Szechuan Roasted PumpkinRPM Steak
A seasonal side of fall pumpkin with pomegranate, fennel fronds and Szechuan peppercorns 

Beatrix Pumpkin Pancakes

Pumpkin Pancakes – Beatrix (all locations)
ricotta, toasted pepitas, whipped cream, maple syrup

Toffee Pudding with Pumpkin Spice Ice Cream and Salted Caramel – Petterino’s
light and moist date toffee pudding topped with homemade pumpkin spice ice cream finished with a salted caramel sauce

Pumpkin Cheesecake – Di Pescara
served with spiced whip cream, candied pecans and decadent salted caramel

Saranellos Pumpkin Tiramisu

Pumpkin White Chocolate Tiramisu – Saranello’s
An Italian specialty with a fall twist that will melt in your mouth and have you begging for more

Pumpkin Pies For All

Pumpkin Pie from Joe's

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie – Joe’s Seafood, Prime Steak & Stone Crab
signature graham cracker crust filled with pumpkin chiffon and a layer of homemade whipped cream, drizzled with 100% pure maple syrup and garnished with spiced walnuts

pumpkin chiffon pie

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie – Summer House Santa Monica (Chicago, IL & North Bethesda, MD)
with cinnamon butterscotch

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie at Mity Nice Grill

Pumpkin Chiffon Pie Mity Nice Grill
house-made pumpkin mousse, gluten-free gingersnap crust

Pumpkin Pie at Shaw's

Pumpkin Pie – Shaw’s Crab House (Chicago, Schaumburg)
made with fresh roasted pumpkins from Tom’s Farm in Huntley, IL and seasoned with cinnamon, nutmeg, brown sugar, and ginger. Shaw’s bakes the pies in a flaky, butter crust, and garnishes the pie with homemade whipped cream

Starting to lose your steam as far as pumpkin is concerned? Fear not! Apple season is in full swing this time of year and could use the extra love. Find out where to find our best apple dishes here.