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5 Best Pumpkin Dishes in Orange

Whether Sweet or Savory, Find Your Favorite Pumpkin Dish in Orange this Fall.

Written By: Karli Karandos Best Pumpkin Dishes in Orange

‘Tis the season to be “basic” with pumpkin flavored everything! These seasonal treats go far beyond your average pumpkin spiced latte, although that is still a fall staple not to be reckoned with. Orange County restaurants are serving up everything from hearty pumpkin soup to delectable pumpkin cupcakes. Whether your taste buds call for sweet or savory, there is a pumpkin dish for all. These pumpkin flavored goodies won’t be offered for long though! Time to put on your flannel button down, beanie, and boots, and head to these Orange County eateries before it’s too late. All hail the pumpkin!

Pumpkin Soup

Rutabegorz is one of the longest running health food spots in Orange. Their food is fresh and natural, and any item on their lengthy menu will leave you feeling great. During the fall season, their soup of the day is frequently pumpkin, although it is not offered regularly. But for those lucky customers who come on the right day, the pumpkin soup is warm and hearty and will not disappoint. Other pumpkin flavored offerings include pumpkin coffee, pumpkin cookies, and even pumpkin hummus! Rutabegorz knows how to cover all their bases, providing sweet and savory dishes to all of their happy customers.

Native Knowledge: Regulars frequent their preferred “Ruta’s” location, as there are three locations all specializing in the adored Rutabegorz health food.

264 North Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866


Pumpkin Pancakes
The Filling Station

The Filling Station Cafe is taking it back to the good ol’ days. Their location has a nostalgic atmosphere reflective of the Orange community. In many ways, it feels like eating at home. Their menu consists of a wide array of breakfast and lunch options. If it’s pancakes you’re in the mood for, why not try something different than the average blueberry or banana pancake? Pumpkin pancakes are offered at The Filling Station during the fall months. Warm, fluffy, pumpkin flavored deliciousness—they are the ultimate comfort food.

Native Knowledge: Breakfast is served all day at The Filling Station! Did someone say pumpkin pancakes for dinner?

201 North Glassell St.
Old Towne Orange, CA 92866

Pumpkin Spiced Latte
Cafe Lucca

No pumpkin dish list would be complete without mention of a pumpkin spiced latte. It is the holy grail of pumpkin flavored treats, and Cafe Lucca in Orange is doing it right. Cafe Lucca provides a gorgeous interior with a cozy and enchanting ambiance. They offer authentic Italian treats, like their widely ranged gelato selection, as well as wifi and outdoor seating. So, this fall forego the Starbucks and head here for a more original setting to sip your PSL.

Native Knowledge: Their interior design and overall image was inspired by Lucca, Italy.

106 North Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866


Pumpkin Cupcakes
Perfect Circle Cupcakery

Old Towne Orange’s original cupcake bake shop and winners of the 2011 Food Network Cupcake Wars, to skip this spot would be a mistake! They prepare each cupcake from scratch daily and put a great deal of thought into their ingredients. Baking is an art-form at the Perfect Circle Cupcakery and is executed with precision and care. They have a whole menu dedicated to seasonal cupcakes, and their Perfect Pumpkin cupcake is just one of many enticing items. The Perfect Pumpkin cupcake is made up of pumpkin spiced cake, cinnamon cream cheese frosting, and a graham cracker crust. Perfect indeed.

Native Knowledge: Their cupcakes are often used for marriage proposals. Additionally, there is an “I’m Sorry” cupcake for when your relationship takes the opposite route.

165 N Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866

Pumpkin Cheesecake Waffle

The founders of Bruxie had the innovative idea of replacing bread in a sandwich with…you guessed it—a waffle. The Belgian style waffle sandwich concept was inspired by a trip to Belgium, where waffles are a particularly popular treat. Bruxie offers two types of waffles: the Brussels Waffle and the Liege Waffle. The Brussels Waffle is light and crisp—not sweet. It is used for their savory specials. The Liege Waffle falls on the sweet side, and this is what is used for their seasonal pumpkin cheesecake waffle. Decadent, delicious, and creative. The Belgians would be proud. Best Pumpkin Dishes in Orange

Native Knowledge: The Old Towne Orange location was Bruxie’s first ever location. They now have over five! Best Pumpkin Dishes in Orange

292 N Glassell St
Orange, CA 92866

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