Best Pumpkin Dishes In Baltimore

In the not-too-distant past, autumn was known as harvest time, and a rich variety of seasonal foods made this a favorite time of year for Marylanders. While the modern food-production process may have changed a bit, the favorite dishes and desires of the Baltimore palate have not. One of the most anticipated ingredients of the fall season has always been pumpkin. Creative chefs have managed to make pumpkin the main ingredient of a staggering variety of food choices. Enjoy some of these favorites at local venues.

Taharka Brothers
1405 Forge Ave.
Baltimore, MD 21209
(410) 889-1885

During the fall season, there is a bit of a nip in the air, so you may not naturally be turning your appetites to ice cream, but you should consider making an exception for Taharka Brothers. Opened in 1999, this restaurant hires young inner-city professionals to teach them about running a business. Even more community-minded, this establishment pulls most of its ingredients from local farms. Its pumpkin ice cream is a seasonal flavor which has the tangy, cinnamon taste of pumpkin pie – with the cold, creamy satisfaction of ice cream.

Yia Yia's Bakery
9415 Philadelphia Rd.
Baltimore, MD 21237
(410) 238-2253

No list of pumpkin dishes would be complete without a little pumpkin pie thrown in; and Baltimore local bakery Yia Yia's delivers a little pumpkin pie in a big way. "Yia Yia" is another name for "Grandma," and Yia Yia's bakery strives to deliver traditional baked goods with a homemade flavor that tastes like it just came out of Grandma's oven. The pumpkin pie at Yia Yia's is, appropriately, seasonal. It's a perfect blend between creamy and spicy deliciousness that will rival any other pumpkin pie you happen to chow down on this Thanksgiving; so come in during the fall, and get a slice before it's gone.

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Kali's Court
1606 Thames St.
Baltimore, MD 21231
(410) 276-4700

Kali's is a Baltimore Mediterranean restaurant known for its high-class seafood. For dinner, Kali's treats diners to a full four-course dinner, heavy on the seafood options. However, one non-seafood item stands out on the menu. The pumpkin bisque is featured as one of the options for the second course in Kali's four-course dinner menu. The pumpkin bisque is a sweet and salty combination of chicken broth and pumpkin spice that warms the stomach, making the dinner worthwhile all by itself.

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Hoehn's Bakery
400 South Conkling St.
Baltimore, MD 21224
(410) 675-2884

For three generations, this family-owned bakery has been serving Baltimore residents with its top-notch baked goods prepared from scratch. Its dishes are all made on-site and prepared daily, making it as sweet-smelling as it is tasty. One of the favorite seasonal dishes is the creamy pumpkin cheesecake. A family recipe for generations, this delicious dish will make any Thanksgiving meal complete.

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Brighton's Restaurant 
550 Light St.
Baltimore, MD 21202
(410) 234-0550

Brighton's is a sun-filled, Inner Harbor restaurant that overlooks the Bay, giving it an ideal atmosphere as well as an excellent menu. The on-site chefs make certain that each meal is prepared with a combination of modern cooking methods and down-home ingredients. One of its tried-and-true seasonal recipes is the pumpkin ravioli. Part of Brighton's dinner menu, this dish is a full meal made of toasted pine nuts, chiffonade of baby spinach, brown butter and shaved Parmesan.

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Joel Furches is a freelance writer and researcher for The Examiner and Logos Software, and also manages his own catalog of writing on Hub Pages. Joel is on the board of directors for Ratio Christi. He has a bachelors in Psychology and a Masters in Education.