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Best Pumpkin Dishes In Minnesota

Fall is a highly anticipated time for many restaurateurs who happily incorporate fall produce into their menu offerings. The pumpkin is a popular fall ingredient, with pumpkin popping up on menus all over the Twin Cities. Pumpkin dishes ranging from Sebastian Joe's pumpkin ice cream to the Longfellow Grill's pumpkin pancakes have been spotlighted previously on the "Best Pumpkin Dishes In The Twin Cities" and the Best Pumpkin Treats in Minnesota, but here are a few more tantalizing dishes that pumpkin lovers can look forward to this fall.
Northeast Social
359 13th Ave. N.E.
Minneapolis, MN 55413
(612) 877-8111
The pumpkin gnocchi featured on Northeast Social's menu is guaranteed to make even the pickiest pumpkin fan a fan of this signature dish. Little pillows of melt-in-your mouth goodness, punctuated with a pleasing pumpkin flavor and smothered in a decadent sage cream sauce, arrive beautifully plated, a feast for the eyes and appetite.
Yum Kitchen And Bakery, Cupcakes, St. Louis Park
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4000 Minnetonka Blvd.
Minneapolis, MN 55416
(952) 922-4000
Yum is known for serving up seriously stellar baked goodies, many of which are available year-round and several that are available only on a seasonal basis. Fall brings with it the availability of Yum's scrumptious pumpkin bars, which consist of moist, spicy pumpkin cake slathered with a cool and creamy cinnamon cream cheese frosting. Satisfy your sweet tooth and your pumpkin cravings with this delicious treat while you can; it's a long time until next fall arrives again.

Amazing Thailand
3024 Hennepin Ave. S.
Minneapolis, MN 55408
(612) 822-5588
Amazing Thailand's pumpkin curry is one of its most popular menu items and it's not hard to figure out why. A generously portioned dish featuring succulent chunks of pumpkin, crisp bell peppers, fresh basil, red curry and other flavorful spices make it a hearty hit. Customize it to your liking by adding chicken, pork, shrimp or beef or keep it vegetarian with tofu or mock duck. And the best part? Amazing Thailand's pumpkin curry is available year-round so you don't have to wait for fall to satisfy pumpkin cravings.
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410 St. Peter St.
Saint Paul, MN 55102
(651) 222-5670
A seasonal specialty, the signature pumpkin soup at Meritage highlights the flavors of this impeccable squash like no one else. Each rich, nutty and buttery bite will make you wish fall was a perpetual season so you never have to wait for several painstakingly long months to consume this soup once again. Plus it's served in an irresistibly cute bowl that looks like a pumpkin.

Cocoa & Fig
Gaviidae Common
651 Nicollet Mall
Minneapolis, MN 55402
(612) 333-1485
If you're looking for a sweet treat for a special someone who happens to love pumpkin, place an order for Cocoa & Fig's tasty pumpkin cupcakes (available in regular size or adorable minis), or throw down for a pumpkin celebration cake, customized to your specifications. Each features a moist, beautifully spiced cake topped with its signature cinnamon cream cheese frosting.
A Minnesota native that was born and raised Up North, Minneapolis is where Christina Kalinowski currently calls home. Christina appreciates irony, loves bacon, enjoys a hearty libation (drink responsibly, folks), and is an avid proponent of the Swanson Pyramid of Greatness. Her work can be found at
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