June is Pride Month! And that means many of New York’s restaurants, bars and bakeries are going rainbow. In order to raise awareness for LGBTQ+ causes and organizations and share with the community, many of these multicolored, Pride-themed menu items donate a portion of proceeds to deserving groups. Here’s where to taste a delicious rainbow special and give back.
Pride oysters are on the menu all June! These sweet and petite Katama Bay Oysters are topped with rainbow colored tobiko (flying fish roe) served with red chili Nuoc Cham and house fried shallots. 15% of the proceeds from both the Pride Oysters and Essex Pearl’s signature cocktails will go to the Trevor Project.
The West Village Mexican restaurant will West Village will be offering rainbow jalapeño-lime popsicles on Sunday, June 26th. 100% of the proceeds from the $10 pops will be donated to New Alternatives, a charity with a mission to reduce homelessness among LGBTQ+ youth. Empellon will also match the donation.
This Greenpoint cocktail bar is offering a new colorful, frozen cocktail, the Wizard of Os. It’s made with white wine, Osmanthus tea, peach, lemon, pandan and vanilla cream and topped with rainbow sprinkles. $1 from each drink will be donated to the National Queer Asian Pacific Alliance (NQAPIA).
The new specialty provisions shop in Hudson Square is selling These Are Queer Cookies. Each bag of mini rainbow-pinwheel sugar cookies is $8, with a portion of proceeds going towards the LOVELOUD Foundation, aiming to bring communities and families together to ignite vital conversations about what it means to unconditionally love LGBTQ+ youth.
The Brooklyn-based coffee shop will donate all profits earned on Sunday, June 26 to the Brooklyn Community Pride Center. Choose your own espresso and pastry adventure!