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Best Pumpkin Treats In Charlotte

October 16, 2013 8:00 AM

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Pumpkin PieIn the nooks of Charlotte’s neighborhoods, there are pumpkin-spiced creations offered by some of our best bakeries. Charlotte has a knack for producing entrepreneurs that brings an eclectic taste to our community, and the fall pumpkin-themed delights are highly anticipated. Here are the top five locally owned bakeries to get a taste of sweets made from North Carolina-grown pumpkins.
Amelie’s French Bakery 
2424 N. Davidson St., Suite 102
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 376-1781
www.ameliesfrenchbakery.comAmelie’s is a quaint French-style bakery frequented by college students, families, hipsters and hippies. It has two locations in Charlotte: the downtown area and the up-and-coming NoDa Art District. A bakery that time portals a patron to old France, the selection of treats is endless. For the fall season, we can expect the usual autumn greatness with pumpkin macaroons and pumpkin cream cheese muffins, and hopefully the return of the pumpkin bisque that no one can find anywhere else.

Kai’s Kookies and More
3905 South Blvd.
Charlotte, NC 28209
(980) 819-8256
www.kaiskookies.comSnuggled in a mall corner, this bakery offers amazingly soft cookies, moist cupcakes and beautifully decorated special-order cakes. Its fall pumpkin treats consist of pumpkin pie, pumpkin spice truffles and pumpkin spice cupcakes with cinnamon cream cheese frosting (these can also be ordered as a full cake). Popular personalities around Charlotte frequent this small bakery shop, all of whom eagerly wait for the pumpkin season to start.

NoVa’s Bakery
1511 Central Ave.
Charlotte, NC 28205
(704) 333-5566
www.novasbakery.comIf you are looking for all natural and organic ingredients, NoVa’s Bakery is a headliner for the health-conscious sweet seeker. As a local company named after the owners, the Novakovics, immigrants from Serbia, it provides an avenue to bring the baking couple’s secrets to Charlotte and share them through their scrumptious treats. This year, Nova will continue the tradition of offering pumpkin pies, bread, muffins and a pumpkin chai latte. NoVa’s still maintains the strict organic recipes, increasing the flavor quality of all products.

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Southern Cake Queen Mobile Bakery
Charlotte, NC
(704) 287-8314
www.southerncakequeen.netThe most unique asset of this bakery is that it is actually mobile. This “little piece of heaven,” as its logo puts it, can shell out some of the best cupcakes in Charlotte. This fall, Southern Cake Queen will continue to make its pumpkin spice cupcakes and cake to satisfy a fast-moving cake lover. A participant in Charlotte’s unique Food Truck Friday, the line is quickly formed at length and the two bakers usually present work endlessly for four hours to provide eagerly waiting customers with desserts.

Decadent Designs Bakery
14021 Conlan Circle, Suite B9
Charlotte, NC 28277
(704) 542-7797
www.decadentdesignsbakery.comDecadent Designs Bakery, located in Ballantyne Charlotte, is an upscale bakery catering to the high-end patrons of Charlotte. Specializing in decorative cakes and cupcakes, Decadent’s history started in 2009 and has blossomed into a favorite venue for beautifully crafted wedding and event cakes. For the 2013 fall season, Decadent Designs will bring back its incredible pumpkin cheesecake, a treat found nowhere else in the Charlotte area, and its zebra pumpkin sugar cookies, an interesting cookie that pops with pumpkin flavor.

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