The sun might still be sweltering and some outliers might still be running around in white, but we don't need the axis to align to know it's finally fall, because just after Labor Day, Starbucks unleashes its dearly missed Pumpkin Spice Latte. And once it's unleashed, the town slowly catches Pumpkin Spice Latte fever, and on every street corner and in every pedestrian's hand is the signature Starbucks cup with "PSL" carelessly scribbled on it.
And that's a shame. Because there's a whole lotta seasonally spiced goodness out there to enjoy beyond the Starbucks PSL. We found solid alternatives so rich in pumpkin-spiced flavor, you'll weep pumpkin-flavored tears for having missed out on them for so long.