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.
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
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.
218 Thompson Street
New York, NY 10012
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.
342 East 11th Street
New York, NY 10003
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.
(Available in person at various retailers throughout NYC.)
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.)
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.
803 8th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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
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.
155 West 18th Street
New York, NY 10011
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.
131 7th Avenue South
New York, NY 10014
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.
260 5th Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11215
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
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.)
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.
(Mail order only.)
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.
New York, NY 10023
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