Fall is the season for crisp air, cozy sweaters, and of course, seasonal treats! From macarons to ice cream, and everything in-between, we’ve rounded up the must-try pumpkin desserts in LA this season.
Homemade daily, the cookies at Milk Jar Cookies are baked in small batches to ensure a fresh-out-of-the-oven aroma for visitors. While they have decadent cookie options such as banana split, chocolate pecan caramel, and chocolate chip walnut, we’re all about their pumpkin pie flavor for the fall season. Crunchy on the outside and doughy in the middle, this treat is topped with pecans that are spiced and roasted in-house to give it that extra kick. 5466 Wilshire Blvd., 323-634-9800
Bringing a taste of Paris to the City of Angels, ‘Lette Macarons features an extensive list of these tasty almond cookies—making it hard for customers to choose just one. With classic flavors ranging from Caribbean chocolate and earl grey tea to Sicilian pistachio and blueberry lemon, it’s their seasonal pumpkin cookie that has our mouths watering. You can stop by the store to pick up a batch of these delicious treats, or get them shipped right to your doorstep—or a friend’s—for the perfect pick-me-up! 9466 Charleville Blvd., 310-275-0023
Featuring breakfast, lunch, and homemade desserts, this Sunset Boulevard spot is a favorite amongst locals and tourists alike for their delicious food and quirky atmosphere. After noshing on a tasty brunch of chicken and waffles or California Benedict, be sure to try one of their seasonal pumpkin whoopie pies for a little taste of fall. 1918 Sunset Blvd., 213-484-9800
This year, we’ve decided to trade in that pumpkin spiced latte for a scoop (or two) of pumpkin 5-spice ice cream from Jeni’s. Made from specially-grown pumpkins that are roasted and blended with cream and warm spices of ginger, fennel, cinnamon, star anise, and white pepper, you can’t go wrong with this sweet treat on a warm, California day. 540 Rose Ave., Venice, 310-314-2024
Serving up sweet and savory made-to-order creations, Donut Friend is a one-stop shop for all of your donut needs with options for donut cakes, donut letters, giant donuts, and miniature donuts. And while you can customize any of these tasty desserts to satisfy your sweet tooth, we’ll be ordering up their limited edition pumpkin piebald this season—a pumpkin cake donut topped with a pumpkin glaze and cinnamon sugar crumble. 5107 York Blvd., 213-995-6191