Beyond the latte: 5 amazing Jersey City pumpkin creations (ice cream croissant, anyone?)

Celeste Seanez (L) and Sarah Dowell carry two pumpkins each selected from the pumpkin patch at the 20th annual Cal Poly Pomona Pumpkin Festival on October 20, 2013 in Pomona, California, ahead of Halloween on October 31. FREDERIC J. BROWN/AFP/Getty Images

We might still be in a heat wave and our outfits probably still scream summertime, but the only thing on our minds is fall! At the risk of sounding completely basic, we’re really starting to crave all things pumpkin! If you’re tired of the cliché spiced lattes, check out this list of the top five fall goodies in Jersey City you should definitely get your hands on this season!

Torico Homemade Ice Cream
Ice cream hits the spot no matter what season we’re in and the fact that everything in this family-owned business is homemade makes it even more delicious! Stop by for a taste of their pumpkin pie ice cream or indulge in some of their more fall flavors like java mocha donut, spicy eggnog or chocolate cinnamon brownie.

Departed Soles Brewery
Who doesn’t love a good flavored beer after a long day? A new gluten-free craft beer has recently dropped on the market and the can alone will have you wanting to take a gulp. Try Ghosts of Pumpkins Past immediately or order a case for your upcoming Halloween party, it’s bound to be a hit!

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Cocoa Bakery
Whoopie pies come in so many different flavors it can be overwhelming at times to pick one. Well, we’ll help you out with the decision-making process by suggesting the peanut butter or pumpkin ones.

Fluffy and delicious chocolate peanut butter whoopie pies! #peanutbutter #creamcheesefrosting #whoopiepie

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Our newest summer special: Cinnamon Caramel Sundae with a cinnamon twist! #cinnamon #caramel #icecream #sundae

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Sam A.M. Cafe
This charming neighborhood joint serves up unique breakfast and lunch plates that you’ll never forget! Their homemade pumpkin ice cream croissant with make your mouth water.

#frenchtoast #food #foodie #foodporn #instafood

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Beechwood Cafe
We frequent this place a lot and two things that keeps us coming back are the service and the yummy freshly made items. If you haven’t already, grab a pumpkin cupcake decorated with caramel cheese frosting and pumpkin seeds! Your taste buds can thank us later!

One of my dearest friends choosing a scone

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