You can call this time of the year fall, autumn, or harvest time, but let’s be honest with ourselves — it’s really pumpkin season. That plump orange fruit reigns supreme from now through December. And best of all — it’s vegan!
There are plenty of cruelty-free ways to satisfy your craving for all things spicy, sweet, and seasonal.
Peets’ Pumpkin Latte
Starbucks may have yet to make its PSL vegan-friendly, but Peets Coffee & Tea’s is all about progressive pumpkin! The popular chain is now offering a vegan pumpkin latte; pair it with non-dairy milk, and it’s fall in a cup. Did we mention they also offer coconut whipped cream?! So you can get the full dessert-style indulgence, without the animal cruelty.
Dandies’ Pumpkin Spice Marshmallows
Marshmallows are a magical food (when they’re free from ground-up animal bones, that is), and adding some pumpkin spice flavor only makes them more amazing. To herald the arrival of fall, Dandies’ fluffy, sweet mini marshmallow treats are available in a pumpkin spice selection. Use ’em to make crispy rice treats, open-faced s’mores sandwiches, or kick your hot chocolate up a notch.
Trader Joe’s Pumpkin Joe Joe’s
Basically, these are pumpkin-flavored Oreos, but better (they recently won a taste test that attests to that fact). Trader Joe’s version of the iconic sandwich cookie is free from chemicals and has a rich, creamy, indulgent taste. Pick up a box (or ten) of the orange-hued cookies before they disappear from TJ’s shelves.
Alternative Baking Company’s Phenomenal Pumpkin Spice Cookie
ABC’s giant, mouthwatering cookie creations are delicious in all 13 flavors, but pumpkin spice is particularly perfect for fall. Packed with cinnamon, nutmeg, and clove — plus organic wheat flour, fruit juice, and organic, unrefined sugar for sweetness — these are the autumnal dessert you deserve.
Torani Pumpkin Spice Syrup
If you’re nowhere near a Peet’s location — or just prefer to make your coffee drinks at home — Torani’s Pumpkin Spice Syrup is the perfect alternative for your pumpkin spice latte. Add this vegan liquid to your favorite non-dairy latte, mocha, or even hot chocolate, and you’ll get that spicy pumpkin kick you just can’t live without.
Making your own fall treats? This recipe is pumpkin pie perfection!