Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte Alternatives at 5 Major Coffee Shops Across the U.S.
Starbucks struck gold with its Pumpkin Spice Latte, which has achieved a cult status unlike any other caffeinated beverage—but it's hardly the only pumpkin-flavored drink on the market.
With the start of fall just around the corner, we took stock of the pumpkin-centric offerings at five other coffee chains across the country, and let's just say the PSL has its fair share of competition. Check out the other pumpkin-themed drinks below!
The Coffee Bean
The Coffee Bean has not one, not two, but three pumpkin-based drinks delicious enough to satisfy any PSL craving. The Pumpkin Cold Brew Almond Milk Latte consists of Coffee Bean's signature cold brew with a delicious mix of pumpkin and a hint of vanilla bean, finished with creamy almond milk. For something a bit more flavorful, the Pumpkin Chai Tea Latte and Ice Blended Drink features the perfect blend of spicy chai tea and creamy pumpkin flavors, while the Pumpkin Latte and Ice Blended Drink boasts a creamy blend of authentic pumpkin flavor combined with a delicate and festive blend of nutmeg and cinnamon. Drink up!
Though Starbucks may have started the pumpkin craze with the Pumpkin Spice Latte, Dunkin' Donuts has taken it to the next level. The Massachusetts-based chain's fall menu is loaded with items inspired by the orange gourd, including pumpkin-flavored hot and iced coffee, lattes,
cappuccinos, macchiatos and americanos. Dunkin' also sells pumpkin-flavored frozen coffee, cold brew coffee, as well as pumpkin muffins, donuts and MUNCHKIN donut hole treats.
Peet's Coffee keeps their pumpkin-centered offerings pretty simple, but you can still order a Pumpkin Chai Latte and regular Pumpkin Latte, both of which also come iced. For something a bit more filling, you can go ahead and order a pumpkin chocolate muffin or a nice slice of pumpkin bread.
Dutch Bros Coffee
Though Oregon-based Dutch Bros Coffee hasn't updated their online menu just yet, the chain's Twitter account shared that all pumpkin-flavored items would be returning to the menu on Sept. 1. Last year, available pumpkin drinks included an iced pumpkin latte and a Pumpkin Pie Breve, which is a cappuccino made with half and half milk, rather than whole milk. In this case, it just so happens to be flavored like the scrumptious seasonal dessert.
When Tim Horton's was crafting its autumn drink menu, the coffee chain clearly had PSLs in mind. In fact, according to Instagram, the restaurant's gourd-themed drinks for fall 2018 consist of a Pumpkin Spice Latte and an Iced Pumpkin Cappuccino. Talk about taking a page from Starbucks' playbook!
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