If fall had a flavor, it would taste like pumpkin spice.
Over the past several years, more and more restaurants have jumped on the trend of welcoming fall with food and drink designed to taste like pumpkin pie. Caramel and apple also sneak in here and there.
Starting sometimes as early as September (ahem, Starbucks), fans of nutmeg and cloves can begin getting their fixes at coffee shops, ice cream stores, breakfast places and more.
Following is a guide to some of the places where Wichitans can indulge in the official flavors of fall.
Wichita’s IHOP locations have brought back their pumpkin-flavored pancakes. And Panera has re-introduced its pumpkin pie bagels, which are topped with cinnamon crunch and powdered sugar.
Most coffee shops are offering some version of pumpkin-flavored coffee. Starbucks , which pioneered the pumpkin spice latte, began selling its most famous drink in early September.
Various Orange Leaf frozen yogurt stores are serving flavors such as pumpkin pie, caramel apple and oatmeal cookie. Cherry Berry has pumpkin pie, and so does Peachwave. Cold Stone Creamery has pumpkin ice cream.