Eat and Drink NYC Pride Week treats: Baked by Melissa, Magnum Ice Cream and more By Meghan Giannotta and Nicole Levy email@example.com Updated June 19, 2017 5:13 PM Print Share Share Tweet Share Email An excuse to eat colorful cupcakes, truffles and more? We'll take it. If you're looking to celebrate Pride Week in NYC, these rainbow-hued treats and libations are a must. Dig in and drink up before they're gone! Quality Eats' Pride margarita Photo Credit: Quality Eats Quality Eats, a cozy steakhouse located along the Pride March route, is bringing back its Pride margarita this weekend. The centerpiece of the cocktail is a rainbow ice cube made by sequentially freezing layers of different-colored purees, juices and natural extracts -- including one from the butterfly pea flower, which changes in color from blue to violet in acidic liquids. Proceeds from the $13 drink will be donated to the LGBT Community Center. Quality Eats, 19 Greenwich Ave., 212-337-9988 Dos Camino's rainbow pancakes Photo Credit: Dos Caminos A tall stack of fruity pancakes isn't complete without whipped cream and sprinkles on top. Dos Caminos' five Manhattan locations are serving their special Pride Week flapjacks ($18) with piloncillo on the side, a Mexican syrup made from unrefined sugar cooked down to a caramel-like consistency. The pancakes themselves aren't just dyed with plant-based food coloring; they actually come in six flavors: strawberry, orange, lemon, blueberry, blackberry and mango (green).doscaminos.com Megu's rainbow dumplings Photo Credit: Megu You could continue eating the same pasty-colored dumplings this month -- or you could plop these colorful morsels into your mouth. At the Japanese bar and restaurant Megu, "Top Chef" alum Frances Tariga is staining her dumplings all shades of the rainbow with vegetable purees. Filled with a vegan blend of roasted cauliflower, sweet corn, shiitake mushrooms and fresh ginger, these flashy bites on the menu throughout June are $18 per bamboo basket. Ambitious amateur cooks can also learn how to make their own multicolored dumplings in a $135 class led by Tariga herself. Like proceeds from Baked by Melissa's gift boxes, a chunk of class registration fees will go to the LGBT Community Center. Megu, 355 W 16th St., 212-885-9400 MAGNUM New York's pride bar Photo Credit: MAGNUM New york MAGNUM's pop-up store in the Meatpacking District, where customers can customize their ice cream bars with glitzy toppings like rose petals and pink Himalayan sea salt, is showing its pride this month with a limited-edition bar covered in a rainbow-colored white chocolate drizzle. The luxury ice cream manufacturer is also making a donation to GLAAD, a national anti-LGBTQ discrimination organization, so you can feel good about the $8 splurge.MAGNUM New York, 875 Washington St., Manhattan, 646-395-7463 The Queens Kickshaw's "Shantay! Shantay!" Photo Credit: The Queens Kickshaw This colorful $12 cocktail on the menu all month at the Queens Kickshaw, an Astoria cafe known best for its craft beer selection and grilled cheese sandwiches, consists of banana/caramel-infused rum, whole milk, pistachio-rosewater orgeat and pineapple juice. (Those who prefer a dairy-free alternative can order a coconut milk substitution.) The mesmerizing pixie dust on top is a mixture of dehydrated hibiscus, cornflower, turmeric and matcha. As for the drink's memorable name, we presume it's a cross between drag queen RuPaul's catchphrase, "Shantay, you stay," and the Sanskrit mantra calling for peace, "Om shanti shanti shanti." The Queens Kickshaw, 40-17 Broadway, Queens, 718-777-0913 Mini Melanie's rainbow cake truffles Photo Credit: Mini Melanie Cut into one of these white chocolate, color-splattered truffles from Brooklyn bakery Mini Melanie and you'll find rainbow cake inside. A 12-piece box of these proud bonbons can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. for the price of $35 throughout the month of June. Mini Melanie, www.minimelanie.com, 646-681-4747 5 Napkin Burger's purple velvet old fashioned Photo Credit: 5 Napkin Burger Who needs all of ROYGBIV when you can sip on this imperially plum-hued beverage? It's prepared with velvet falernum, Flor de Cana rum, two kinds of bitters and a twist of citrus. Swimming on the surface is a purple ice ball infused with Crème Yvette, a violet liquor with hints of berries, vanilla and spices. You can order a purple velvet old fashioned at 5 Napkin Burger's Hell's Kitchen location throughout June, for $12 a glass. 5 Napkin Burger, 630 9th Ave., Manhattan, 212-757-2277 Baked by Melissa's "Love Is Love" cupcakes Photo Credit: Baked by Melissa Baked by Melissa is selling gift boxes of its signature bite-sized cupcakes in all colors of the rainbow. Though the hues are adventurous, the flavors are pretty standard: vanilla cake with vanilla or chocolate icing, and cookie dough, cookies & cream or cake batter filling. Tempted to devour one in each color? We won't judge. A portion of net proceeds will be donated to New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center. The gift boxes come in two sizes: a $9 pack of six mini cupcakes and a $32 box of 25 mini cupcakes, available in stores during Pride Week, which begins June 19. 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