Forget rainbow bagels. Instead, dig into some of the tastiest and most colorful new Pride provisions in town. Several prominent dining hot spots are showing their support for the LGBTQ+ community in the best way they know how: by creating serious treats and drinks. Even better, your gluttony will support a greater good! How delicious is that?
City Cakes + Flip Sigi’s Rainbow Connection
The colorful Chelsea bakery and Filipino West Village taqueria have teamed up to create this month’s most Insta-worthy dessert for a good cause: Two psychedelic snickerdoodles (each weighing a half-pound each) sandwich together generous scoops of vivid Ube Macapuno ice cream, creating a mammoth handheld sweet. Two dollars from each sale goes to the Anti-Violence Project, a local nonprofit aiming to empower the community through education, counseling, and advocacy.
A Toast to the Mayor of Christopher Street
The P. in Marsha P. Johnson purportedly stands for “Pay It No Mind,” but you should pay mind to the outspoken activist’s cocktail of the same name at Henry. Specially crafted for PR firm Bullfrog + Baum‘s #FollowTheFloat campaign, this frothy take on the Amaro Sour blends together Coco Diplomatico, orgeat, lemon, rooibos chai, and vanilla syrup. Part of the proceeds made from each pour will benefit GLAAD’s fight for accelerated acceptance across the nation.
Beer Brewed With a Purpose
The ever-evolving Big Alice Brewing has teamed up with LGBT Craft Beer (with assistance from the boozy NYC Gay Craft Beer Lovers) for a seasonal crowd-pleaser. The easy drinker, called the Bière de Fierté, infuses lemongrass and ginger into a malty, sweet Belgian triple-aged in red wine barrels. A dollar from each pour and bottle purchase will be donated to the largest organization dedicated to LGBTQ+ homeless youth, the Ali Forney Center.
Love Every One…and Every Bun
It’s the Wagamama way to open mouths—and minds. The Asian chain’s NoMad location has launched the Love Every Bun campaign, where 25 cents for every bao purchased in June goes toward the youth-oriented It Gets Better Project. Your love of fluffy buns stuffed with pork belly and panko-crusted eggplant is making the world a safer place!
Stuntin’ on East 60th
East midtown is in formation. Neighborhood organizers have teamed up to host one of the most widespread Pride partnerships in the city, including dozens of businesses and restaurants like casual-cool bar the Jeffrey, where they’re shaking up the tropic-inspired Pride of 60th with Tanqueray and hibiscus. Twenty-five percent of the cocktail’s sales here (and at a variety of other participants!) will fund The Trevor Project‘s lifesaving services.
Baby, You Were Churned This Way
When it comes to ordering Ample Hills’s beloved Pride flavor, it doesn’t matter if you’re gay, straight, or bi. The hazelnut spoonful, speckled with rainbow chocolate-coated sunflower seeds, has been an overwhelming fave for the past few Junes, and it all stemmed from a handwritten suggestion made by a Lady Gaga fan. A dollar from each scoop and pint sale supports Brooklyn Pride.
Can You Believe?
The allies behind Crown Heights’s Butter & Scotch have one goal in mind: Make America gay again. Their springtime menu highlights the heroes and tastemakers that make the LGBTQ+ community great, from the zesty and spicy S.T.A.R., honoring the street activist organization founded by Sylvia Rivera and Marsha P. Johnson, to the mezcal-forward Stormé, inspired by the spark that ignited the Stonewall riots. A dollar from each drink goes to Planned Parenthood, providing the community with crucial health care.
Reclaim the Pride (Doughnut) Triangle
The upside-down pink triangle once signified hateful rhetoric dating back to the Holocaust, but it’s now a symbol of queer resistance. The new wave Doughnut Plant pays tribute to how far the community has come with its edible emblem, shaping its yeasty sweet by hand and coating it with a rosewater glaze and naturally colored rainbow stripes. Five percent of sales directly support The Trevor Project.
There’s more to celebrating Pride Month than eating—although we never complain about that. Download the app for more of our fave happenings around town.