Hate them or love them, pumpkin spice lattes are here and here to stay – at least for the next few months. PSL’s are synonymous with Fall and Starbucks most popular seasonal drink (so much so that the coffeehouse chain created a limited edition bottled version.)
However, it’s not just Starbucks. This trendy drink is catching on throughout coffeeshops both big and small in Vancouver. Here’s where you can get your #PSL fix in the city:
The OG of PSL’s contains real pumpkin pie spices and is best enjoyed topped with a generous amount of whipped cream and a charged phone, so that you can Instagram the s*** out of it (white girls, we’re talking to you.)
We’re not sure how well cheeseburgers and PSL’s pair but we do know that McD’s Caramel Pumpkin Spice Latte is actually pretty decent. A great option for the no-fuss caffeine drinker, get cozy with this latte for just $1 (any small speciality coffee) this Fall.
1689 Johnston St
This quirky, little family-run coffee shop is a popular destination inside Granville Island Market. Petit Ami sells organic coffees and unique and fare-trade beans and this season, you can grab a cup of their pumpkin spice latte!
Craving some serious pumpkin? The pumpkin pie latte from Blenz – literally – tastes like pumpkin pie in a cup. Rich and creamy, this latte is the perfect guilty pleasure.
Tim Hortons got rid of their pumpkin spice tea this season, igniting ‘outrage’ from a few Canadians, and introduced their version of a PSL. A bit on the sweet side but surprisingly not bad.
Go all out and pair with pumpkin spice muffin which FYI, is filled with cream cheese. OH – and pumpkin spice timbits. #AllofthePumpkin
2565 Alma Street
Grounds for Coffee’s pumpkin frappe is a cool and refreshing take on the ‘classic’ PSL! We can’t wait to pair this bad boy with their soon-to-be-available, pumpkin cinnamon bun!
5 West Elm
2947 Granville St
Shop and sip on a perfectly well-balanced PSL from West Elm Market. This one-of-a-kind latte features ginger, star anise and chili flakes. Not what you’d typically expect, but it works and it’s actually quite fantastic.
450 Granville Street
Unbeknownst to many, Trees Organic Café, in our opinion, has one of the best PSL’s in the city! As the temperature begins to drop, this fusion of organic coffee, steamed milk (dairy free options available) with flavours of pumpkin, nutmeg and cinnamon, will warm you right up!
Taking the PSL up a few notches, Railtown Cafe’s version is created using house-made pumpkin syrup which contains milk, cinnamon, nutmeg, cloves, ginger, vanilla, and espresso.
51 W Hastings St
For a boozy twist on this signature drink, visit Acme Cafe and spice up your PSL with a shot of Bailey’s Pumpkin Spice Irish creme liqueur – only available for a limited time. Don’t forget to pair with a slice of pie!
312-595 Burrard St
Find the holy trilogy of pumpkin flavoured drinks at Second Cup Coffee. In addition to the classic PSL, you can also get your hands on pumpkin spice flash cold brew, and pumpkin spice white hot chocolate!
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