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Six Must-Try Pumpkin Dishes in Houston

Thanksgiving may be over but fall isn't. There's still time to savor Houston's best pumpkin dishes.

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There was a time when Fall pumpkin just meant pie. These days, Houston chefs have taken the orange orb to soaring heights, with hearty, savory dishes that pair perfectly with cool air and falling leaves.

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Note: Restaurants on this map are listed geographically.

1. The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

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2704 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003
(713) 228-1171
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Pumpkin Soup



Ninfa’s take on earthy, fall flavors lies in the form of pumpkin soup created with fresh pumpkin puree cooked with housemade house made chicken stock, finished with a bit of cream for a hearty bowl of soup garnished with Guajillo Oil and pumpkin pepitas.

Cost: $10

[Photo courtesy of The Original Ninfa's on Navigation and Gary Wise/Urbanspoon]

2. Brooklyn Athletic Club

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601 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 527-8328
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Pumpkin Gnocchi



Enjoy a game of bocce ball or ping pong before you indulge in BAC’s pumpkin gnocchi served with caramelized pears and onions, and a sage-rosemary cream sauce topped with crispy leeks.

Cost: $13

[Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Athletic Club]

3. Prego

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2520 Amherst St
Houston, TX 77005
(713) 529-2420
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Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Gulf Red Snapper



Seafood loves pumpkin at Rice Village’s Prego. Pumpkin seed-crusted Gulf red snapper is served with caramelized squash, oven-dried tomato, roasted corn, scallion bianco, sautéed spinach and roasted butternut squash.

Cost: $24

[Photos courtesy of Prego]

4. Glass Wall

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933 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008
(713) 868-7930
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Ghost Pumpkin Ravioli



Roasted white “ghost” pumpkin is the seasonal star of the ghost pumpkin ravioli dish at the freshly spruced-up Glass Wall. It’s topped with a luscious fall-spiced brown butter sauce and candied pumpkin seeds.

[Photos courtesy of Glass Wall]

5. Coltivare Pizza & Garden

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3320 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007
(713) 880-8463
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Pumpkin Cappelletti Pasta



Dine garden-side to take full advantage of the sublime fall weather while you indulge in the pumpkin capaletti pasta at Coltivare in the Heights. The light, root vegetable broth is the perfect complement to the roasted pumpkin and mushrooms, with a good hit of spice from espelette chiles, topped with pepitas for a little crunch.

[Photos courtesy of Coltivare Pizza & Garden]

6. Hugo's

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1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006
(713) 524-7744
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Ensalada de Calabaza

A Montrose favorite, Hugo’s, takes a fresh approach to fall with their Ensalada de Calabaza – a kale and field green salad with roasted pumpkin, candied pumpkin seeds, warm goat cheese tossed in a blood-orange vinaigrette.

Cost: $9

[Photo Credit: Google]

1. The Original Ninfa's on Navigation

2704 Navigation Blvd, Houston, TX 77003
Pumpkin Soup



Ninfa’s take on earthy, fall flavors lies in the form of pumpkin soup created with fresh pumpkin puree cooked with housemade house made chicken stock, finished with a bit of cream for a hearty bowl of soup garnished with Guajillo Oil and pumpkin pepitas.

Cost: $10

[Photo courtesy of The Original Ninfa's on Navigation and Gary Wise/Urbanspoon]
2704 Navigation Blvd
Houston, TX 77003

2. Brooklyn Athletic Club

601 Richmond Ave, Houston, TX 77006
Pumpkin Gnocchi



Enjoy a game of bocce ball or ping pong before you indulge in BAC’s pumpkin gnocchi served with caramelized pears and onions, and a sage-rosemary cream sauce topped with crispy leeks.

Cost: $13

[Photos courtesy of Brooklyn Athletic Club]
601 Richmond Ave
Houston, TX 77006

3. Prego

2520 Amherst St, Houston, TX 77005
Pumpkin Seed-Crusted Gulf Red Snapper



Seafood loves pumpkin at Rice Village’s Prego. Pumpkin seed-crusted Gulf red snapper is served with caramelized squash, oven-dried tomato, roasted corn, scallion bianco, sautéed spinach and roasted butternut squash.

Cost: $24

[Photos courtesy of Prego]
2520 Amherst St
Houston, TX 77005

4. Glass Wall

933 Studewood St, Houston, TX 77008
Ghost Pumpkin Ravioli



Roasted white “ghost” pumpkin is the seasonal star of the ghost pumpkin ravioli dish at the freshly spruced-up Glass Wall. It’s topped with a luscious fall-spiced brown butter sauce and candied pumpkin seeds.

[Photos courtesy of Glass Wall]
933 Studewood St
Houston, TX 77008

5. Coltivare Pizza & Garden

3320 White Oak Dr, Houston, TX 77007
Pumpkin Cappelletti Pasta



Dine garden-side to take full advantage of the sublime fall weather while you indulge in the pumpkin capaletti pasta at Coltivare in the Heights. The light, root vegetable broth is the perfect complement to the roasted pumpkin and mushrooms, with a good hit of spice from espelette chiles, topped with pepitas for a little crunch.

[Photos courtesy of Coltivare Pizza & Garden]
3320 White Oak Dr
Houston, TX 77007

6. Hugo's

1600 Westheimer Rd, Houston, TX 77006
Ensalada de Calabaza

A Montrose favorite, Hugo’s, takes a fresh approach to fall with their Ensalada de Calabaza – a kale and field green salad with roasted pumpkin, candied pumpkin seeds, warm goat cheese tossed in a blood-orange vinaigrette.

Cost: $9

[Photo Credit: Google]
1600 Westheimer Rd
Houston, TX 77006

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