Happy Pride Weekend, New York (and Toronto)! From dessert pizza to ramen, there’s a little something colorful for everyone. If you’re not one for crowds and would rather avoid the sparkly chaos that will be 5th Avenue and beyond, celebrate and support the LGBTQ community at one of these local establishments. Or just watch Rent over and over with Moonlight and Carol breaks in between.
- Ramen: Newly opened E.A.K. Ramen in the West Village is dishing up bowls of multi-colored hiyashi tantanmen. Chilled noodles are paired with soy milk-sesame broth, spicy ground chicken, red and yellow bell peppers, carrots, cucumbers, purple cabbage and daikon that has been dyed blue.
- Dumplings: If you missed out on MEGU‘s rainbow dumpling making class, fret not. You can still get the vegan dumplings until the end of June.
- Cookie cake: Bouchon Bakery is turning the traditional Italian cookie into a multi-layered, multi-colored Pride cookie. Almond cake is layered with apricot jam, raspberry jam and chocolate ganache. The cake will be available at both Rockefeller Center and Time Warner Center locations.
- Cocktails: The Skylark cocktail bar in the Garment District will be serving cachaca-based drinks called The Strawberry Rainbow.
- Ice cream: Carroll Gardens-based creamery MilkMade is scooping rainbow-colored ice cream made with sweet cream ice cream and rainbow cookies from The Awkward Scone.
- Cookies: Asian-American inspired Silk Cakes makes six-layer rainbow cookies: green tea cake, raspberry jam, black sesame cake, raspberry cake and chocolate.
- Dessert pizza: Industry Kitchen in the Seaport District has a dessert pie that’s a feast for the eyes. The Pop Candy Land Pizza is made with a rainbow dough and topped with multi-hued vanilla icing, sprinkles, Pop Rocks and cotton candy.