The 5 best pumpkin spice lattes in Duluth

BY LAURA GRUHLKE | Arts & Entertainment Reporter | The Statesman The staple beverage for the fall season is the pumpkin spice latte. It seems that every coffee shop and eatery now have some variation of the seasonal pumpkin spice flavoring.

With so many options, how will you know where to find the best pumpkin spice lattes? Well, I checked out some hotspots and broke it down for you.


Taste: 5/5

Price: 2/5

Fall Feel: 5/5

Price for a medium: $4.75

The Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte will forever be the signature taste of the fall season. Of course Starbucks is well aware of this so they have raised the price of the classic PSL this year, leaving it falling behind in the price category.

North Shores Coffee Shop:

Taste: 4/5

Price: 2/5

Fall Feel: 4/5

I was quite impressed with the Great White Pumpkin Latte available at the Northern Shores Coffee Shop. Everything that you buy on campus is overpriced to begin with, and this fall drink is no exception. Although, if you are looking for some great pumpkin flavor on campus, this is worth it.

Perk Place Coffee Shop:

Taste: 3/5

Price: 3/5

Fall Feel: 3/5

Price for a medium: $4.50

Perk Place is all around average. It wasn’t too expensive but also wasn’t the best PSL that I’ve had. I have more of a sweet tooth when it comes to my coffee choices. This pumpkin spice was a little more on the bitter and bland side. If you are into less sweet-flavored coffee, then this one would be perfect for you.


Taste: 3/5

Price: 4/5

Fall Feel: 4/5

Price for a small: $2.39

When you think of McDonald's you typically think of where you go when you have the drunchies, not a pumpkin spice latte. With that being said, the McDonald's PSL has a great fall feel. The addition of a dash of cinnamon gives it a unique flavor from the other lattes in town. For the price, this is a pretty reliable option for this festive drink.

Holiday Gas Station:

Taste: 4/5

Price: 5/5

Fall Feel: 4/5

Price for a small: $1.00

This pumpkin spice is definitely the best deal in town. It is sweet and will give you the butterflies of the fall feeling. Plus prices start at only a dollar! If you're looking for a great sweet tasting PSL at a low price, then this is the best place to start.


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