When you think about that utterly autumnal ingredient, Pumpkin, does your mind immediately go to pie? Consider expanding your horizons this season, by taking a cue from the inventive, gourd-based dishes at the following restaurants — from the Pumpkin Gnocchi with broccoli rabe at Spiga to the Bruleed Pumpkin Cheesecake at Danny Meyer & Michael Anthony’s Untitled.
Pastry chef Miro Uskokovic (also of Gramercy Tavern) is Michael Anthony’s consummate right hand man, creating seasonal sweets that perfectly complement Anthony’s market-focused dishes. And one of the newest additions to the menu is a Bruleed Pumpkin Cheesecake with a burnished sugar top, and paired with creamy cranberry ice cream and crumbles of spiced brittle. Legit.Read More
Marco Canora’s East Village mainstay, Hearth, has always prized homey, comforting fare over high falutin’ flavor combos and fussy plating. And a starter of Warm Autumn Vegetables is the perfect example of this, featuring market gourds and sweet potatoes, scattered with pumpkin seeds and served with buckwheat honey ricotta and maple vinaigrette.Read More
When it gets brisk outside and dark all too early, I start to crave comfort foods, and few do cold weather cooking in New York City better than Veselka. This East Village institution turns out a soothing, warm borscht, kielbasa, stuffed cabbage, and of course, a flurry of pierogi. Come November, this Ukranian spot offers homemade Pumpkin Pierogi, served with apple sauce and sour cream to get you through winter.
The menu at this 4-month old Greenwich Village spot is 100% vegan, plant-based, and kosher certified. But that doesn’t make it any less tasty — try the tricked out Smashed Avocado Toast, amped up with roasted kuri squash and toasted pumpkin seeds, and finished with a pomegranate drizzle.Read More
Jimmy Bradley’s classic The Harrison may have closed, but you can still get a taste of his formative, New American cooking at The Red Cat, where you’ll currently find puffs of milky Burrata, paired with pumpkin, pomegranate, broccoli pesto, and a smattering of toasted pepitas.Read More
In addition to serving killer Pumpkin Ravioli, this Upper West Side staple also has pillowy Sweet Potato and Pumpkin Gnocchi on the menu, complimented with clods of Italian sausage and strands of pleasantly bitter broccoli rabe.Read More
Debuting in Gramercy Park in 1986, this charming eatery was at the forefront of the farm to table movement, even translating their local, seasonal ethos into brunch service. And autumn heralds the return of their beloved Pumpkin Pancakes, rich with toasted walnuts and lashings of maple syrup.Read More
Never knew the Van Leeuwen crew also owned a Balinese restaurant? The ice cream gurus explore Southeast Asian cuisine in Brooklyn, with flavorful items like Pumpkin Coconut Curry, featuring roasted vegetables, fried kabocha squash, Thai basil, toasted coconut and spiced pepitas over rice.Read More