Text By: Daniela Gentile
One week left to celebrate Pride Month in NYC and you’re still not sure what to do before you head to the Parade on Sunday? Be sure to try out these delectable and festive pride-themed eats. Follow these tips and your belly (and your Instagram) will thank you.
Part of the Thomas Keller Restaurant Group, Bouchon Bakery is known for its traditional French desserts and artisanal bread. Available throughout the month of June is their rainbow cookie cake, being made since June 2015, after same-sex marriage was legalized by the Supreme Court. The cake is made of seven layers of purple, different tones of blue, green, yellow, orange, and red, the same as the gay pride’s flag. As for the taste, it consists of regular cake ingredients (flour, eggs, and butter) as well as almond paste and raspberry and apricot jam. If the different colored layers weren’t enough, the cake is covered with a layer of chocolate and sprinkles that will remind you of “galaxy dust.” The treat costs $5.50 and you can find it at their store in the Hudson Yards. hudsonyardsnewyork.com
You can call this creative, to say the least. Just Salad, famous for their healthy salad options and the reusable bowl, came up with a salad that is just as tasteful as it is colorful. Also following the gay pride’s symbol and flag, this salad offers fun and health in one bowl. The salad contains romaine and red cabbage, grape tomatoes, carrots, banana peppers, avocado, and to finish off, their house-made balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Just Salad will donate $1 for every Just Proud Salad sold in all of their locations to local LGBTQIA+ organizations in New York, New Jersey, Chicago, Philadelphia and Florida throughout the month of June. Sounds perfect for a lunch break right? justsalad.com
All For Love Pack
If you’re more on the drinks side, we’ve got you covered. Bubly released 18 cans of sparkling water in six rainbow-shade flavors, such as cherry, mango, lime, and blackberry. A great combination of refreshing and tasteful, the cans are available for purchase on Amazon, Walmart, and Boxed. Bubly supports the Stonewall Community Foundation, which positively and greatly impacts the lives of more than 600,000 LGBTQ+ people through different grants and scholarships. Like Bubly said, “love is love, no matter your flavor.” bubly.com