Miami's Ten Best Fall Pumpkin Dishes

Pumpkin doughnuts
Pumpkin doughnuts Photo by Danielle Margherite
Fall is here. Almost imperceptible weatherwise to South Floridians, it's still a season that suits us in many ways, especially in the form of pumpkin-spiced meals.

Throughout autumn, the restaurant landscape will be punctuated with a pumpkin feast of hearty starters, earthy main courses, and festive desserts that get you in the holiday mindset. Here are ten of the best pumpkin dishes to indulge in.
click to enlarge Pumpkin creme brullée - COURTESY OF BULLA GASTROBAR
Pumpkin creme brullée
Courtesy of Bulla Gastrobar
1. Bulla Gastrobar. This trendy Spanish eatery is giving a fall twist to a dessert favorite: A special pumpkin creme brûlée ($8) is paired with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. 2500 Ponce de Leon Blvd., Coral Gables; 305-441-0107;
Courtesy of Lolo's Surf Cantina
2. Lolo’s Surf Cantina. Like your pumpkin spicy? Head to this Mexican-inspired eatery to enjoy fall-centric vegetarian tacos packed with a blend of roasted tri-colored heirloom cauliflower, pumpkin seeds, mashed avocado, queso fresco, and salsa roja (two for $12). 61 Ocean Dr., Miami Beach; 305-735-6973;
click to enlarge Beaker & Gray's pumpkin gnocchi - COURTESY OF BEAKER & GRAY
Beaker & Gray's pumpkin gnocchi
Courtesy of Beaker & Gray
3. Beaker and Gray. Gnocchi makes for a satisfying entree, and this eatery's rendition offers a taste of fall with a savory blend of pumpkin, pork rib, manchego, and red shiso ($16). 2637 N. Miami Ave., Miami; 305-699-2637;
click to enlarge Puffs of pumpkin goodness at Hakkasan - COURTESY OF HAKKASAN
Puffs of pumpkin goodness at Hakkasan
Courtesy of Hakkasan
4. Hakkasan. Housed in the Miami Beach Fontainebleau resort, this Chinese eatery is celebrating the season with lush pumpkin puffs filled with duck meat, mushroom, black pepper, carrot, lotus root, yam bean, and zucchini ($16). 4441 Collins Ave., Miami Beach; 786-276-1388;
click to enlarge Sagrado's pumpkin cheesecake - COURTESY OF SAGRADO CAFE.
Sagrado's pumpkin cheesecake
Courtesy of Sagrado Cafe.
5. Sagrado Cafe. If you love cheesecake, hit downtown Miami to feast on this Brazilian pumpkin version, a luxuriously creamy treat topped with pumpkin cake crumbs and merengue ($8). 900 Biscayne Blvd., Miami; 786-671-7434;
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Juliana Accioly
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