15 Rainbow Foods to Celebrate NYC Pride

June 8, 2021

The unicorn food fad may be over but Pride is always in. And as we continue to celebrate Pride Month here in NYC, what better way than by indulging in rainbow foods that scream love, happiness and equality?

Many NYC businesses are celebrating Pride by offering rainbow foods that make the perfect colorful addition to your celebratory picnic, backyard BBQ or safely distanced gathering.

Here are 15 rainbow foods in NYC to pick up for your next Pride party.

1. Rainbow Bagel – The Bagel Store

These days you can get rainbow bagels in multiple shops but it all started right here in Brooklyn when bagel artist Scot Rossillo created them more than 20 years ago. Feeling extra festive? Get your bagel with rainbow-fetti sprinkles.

The Bagel Store
69 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11217

2. Rainbow Mille Crepe Cake – MENO

This crepe crepe cake recently profiled in TimeOut is a fluffy, colorful work of art. Does it remind anyone else of the Care Bears? While you’re at MENO, don’t forget to grab a unique tea or coffee.

MENO
218 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012

3. Classic Rainbow Cookies – Veniero’s

Head to any Italian-American bakery and chances are you’ll find rainbow cookies—aka tri-color cookies, Italian flag cookies, Napoleon cookies, Venetian cookies or seven-layer cakes. Whatever you call them, they’re cake-like and delicious. The seven layered ingredients are typically dark chocolate, green almond cake, jam, white almond cake, jam, red almond cake and dark chocolate.

Veniero’s
342 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003

Donut with round rainbow sprinkles and white glaze

Photo courtesy of Chana’s Bakery

4. Rainbow Cake Doughnuts – Chana’s Bakery

Brooklyn born and raised, Chana is a young baker who ships confections nationwide. As for the Rainbow Cake donuts? On the inside they appear somewhat like rainbow bagels with their vibrant swirls, but the outside is coated in bright white frosting topped with multicolored round sprinkles.

Chana’s Bakery
(Available in person at various retailers throughout NYC.)

5. Pride Cupcakes – Baked by Melissa

When you shop the celebratory Pride Cupcakes at Baked by Melissa, you’ll also be supporting the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in NYC—they donate 10% of net proceeds to the organization. And there are many festive boxes from which to choose.

Baked by Melissa
(Multiple locations throughout NYC.)

6. Pride Sundae – Pasta Louise

Indulge in a homemade funfetti cake and ice cream Pride Sundae, tastefully topped in rainbow sprinkles, and Pasta Louise will donate $1 to Ali Forney Center. Need a savory item too? Snag a lamache pasta and they’ll donate $1 more to the center.

Pasta Louise
803 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

Rainbow edible cookie dough containers open and closed laid out with multicolored crayons on beige backdrop

Photo courtesy of

7. Cookie Dough Pride Pack – DŌ

The Love is Love pack consists of chocolate chip cookie dough, cake batter cookie dough with sprinkles, sugar cookie dough with rainbow sanding sugar and of course multi-colored sugar cookie dough. And 10% of each purchase goes to the Born This Way Foundation.


550 LaGuardia Place
New York, NY 10012

8. Love & Pride Rainbow Cakes – City Cakes

We love the edible rainbow L-O-V-E topper on these cupcakes, but we also love that you can custom order whatever you want as a topper. You can also choose the flavors of your cake and frosting, which is adorned with rainbow sprinkles.

City Cakes
155 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011

9. Rainbow Ube Doodle – Flip Sigi

Speaking of City Cakes, they’ve once again partnered with Flip Sigi this year to bring our favorite ice cream sandwich that screams pride—a rainbow sugar cookie dusted in coarse sugar and a golden cinnamon sugar base, filled with two giant scoops of Ube Macapuno ice cream. The Rainbow Ube Doodle is available at both City Cakes and Flip Sigi, and $2 from each purchase will go towards the Human Rights Campaign.

Flip Sigi
131 7th Avenue South
New York, NY 10014

White cake with rainbow sprinkles with one missing piece revealing rainbow layers inside

Photo courtesy of Buttermilk Bakeshop

10. Rainbow Cake – Buttermilk Bakeshop

From the outside this beautiful work of art looks like an elegant birthday cake, enrobed in white frosting and a tasteful portion of rainbow sprinkles. Cut it open and you’re treated to the big reveal—five layers of colorful cake that pretty much cover the entire ROYGBIV spectrum. And each layer is separated by butter cream. The cake comes in 6-, 8- and 10-inch varieties.

Buttermilk Bakeshop
260 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215

11. Anything from Flour Shop NYC

These statement confections are especially suited to the party-goer who not only volunteers to bring dessert but is looking for conversation pieces. From the towering rainbow tiered cake and the pinata-esque explosion cake, to the non-traditional rainbow cookie cake and the cakewhich, each menu item is an explosion of color that will enhance the celebratory Pride vibe.

Flour Shop NYC
177 Lafayette Street
New York, NY 10013

12. Rainbow Chocolate Chip Cookies – Baked in Color

Said to be the “happiest cookies on earth,” these confections range from rainbow chocolate chip cookies to rainbow brookie cakes, and funfetti cookie cakes to bite size rainbow cookie tubes.

Baked In Color
(Available to order online.)

Stack of rainbow cookies with brown and white icing and top cookie broken in two pieces

Photo courtesy of Dana’s Bakery

13. Rainbow Black & White Cookies – Dana’s Bakery

These sweet treats really outshine the typical black & white cookies we’re used to seeing at every bakery—especially if they’ll be at the dessert table during your Pride event. Technically Dana’s Bakery is headquartered in South Hackensack, NJ, but that’s close enough for us.

Dana’s Bakery
(Mail order only.)

14. Rainbow Sliders – Sugar Factory

Those of us willing to brave the crowds are rewarded with vivid rainbow sliders. Where else can you get five cute miniature hamburgers on multi-colored buns? Perfect for those who don’t have a sweet tooth but still want to celebrate, or just as a nice break in between sugar courses on a Pride dessert crawl.

Sugar Factory
1991 Broadway
New York, NY 10023

15. Unicorn Poop Cruff – Stuffed Ice Cream NYC

On the Stuffed Ice Cream website, they define cruff as: A perfectly toasted, glazed donut stuffed with your ice cream flavor and toppings of choice. And the Unicorn Poop Cruff? Well that’s made of white chocolate lavender and Thai tea ice cream coated in Fruity Pebbles. They also serve up rainbow ice cream bouquets consisting of either 7 or 21 brightly colored scoops.

Stuffed Ice Cream NYC
139 1st Avenue
New York, NY 10003


                  
         
        
         
   
   
         
                  
         
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