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You can call this time of the year fall, autumn or harvest time, but let’s be honest — 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 fall-themed latte vegan-friendly, but Peets Coffee & Tea’s is all about progressive pumpkin. The popular chain now offers 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 this fall flavor only makes them more amazing. 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 fall-flavored Oreos, but better. 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 this one 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 — this Torani’s syrup is the perfect alternative for your fall-flavored spice latte. Add this vegan liquid to your favorite non-dairy latte, mocha or even hot chocolate, and you’ll get that spicy kick you just can’t live without.
Making your own fall treats? This recipe is pumpkin pie perfection, and these crispy rice treats are made for the Halloween season.