This month, vibrant rainbow creations are popping up all around the city to show the pride New York’s restaurants and bars have for the LGBTQ community. While we love towering a sundae or glittery cocktail for a viral Instagram post, we’re also all about putting our money where our mouths are. These spots are using colorful specials to raise money for the LGBTQ community, donating to some incredible charities and organizations. Here’s where we’re proud to eat and drink this month.
Pride Gelato Sundae at The Sosta: Get a true rainbow connection this month with scoops of rainbow-cookie-and-sprinkles–loaded gelato topped with a rainbow cookie from The Awkward Scone and fried spaghetti. The Ali Forney Center gets $3 from each sale. ($8)
Pride Shake at Shake Shake: Throughout June, the burger giant is offering an app-exclusive Pride Shake—a strawberry shake blended with lemonade and topped with whipped cream and rainbow sprinkles—with $1 from every shake benefitting The Trevor Project. ($5.99)
Rainbow Frosé at Spyglass: You’ll be a little too high to catch the march, but on June 24, you can chill on the rooftop bar raise a glass of frosé with rainbow glitter and a rainbow swizzle stick to the Ali Forney Center, who gets a portion of the proceeds. ($17)
Baked by Melissa Pride Pack: Packed with the OG flavors of tie-dye, chocolate chip pancake, triple chocolate fudge, mint cookie, cookie dough, cookies & cream and red velvet, these trays of 25 bite-sized cupcakes are even sweeter, as 10 percent of their net proceeds are going to The Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Community Center in New York City this month. ($28)
Rainbow Macarons at Pomme Palais: Lotte New York Palace’s coffee shop and patisserie, Pomme Palais, is selling packages of rainbow macarons all month with 25 percent of proceeds donated to the Humans Right Campaign. ($20)
Rainbow Crullers at Daily Provisions: One of the New York’s best doughnuts is getting a technicolor makeover: Daily Provisions’ sought-after cruller is getting glazed with the full ROYGBIV spectrum on Sunday, June 24, donating all profits to NYC Pride. ($5)