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Pride NYC food: Rainbow treats from Baked by Melissa, by CHLOE and more

An excuse to eat colorful cupcakes, pancakes and more? We'll take it.

If you're looking to celebrate Pride Month in New York City this June, these rainbow-hued treats are a must.

Dig in before they're gone!

Dream Downtown's People's Pops

Cool off with a limited-edition rainbow-colored Popsicle from
Photo Credit: Dream Downtown / People's Pops

Cool off with a limited-edition rainbow-colored Popsicle from People's Pops at Dream Downtown hotel this Pride weekend. Those who purchase a pass to the hotel's glass-bottom pool ($65) on Friday from noon to 5 p.m. will get a free Popsicle.

335 W. 16th St., 212-229-2559, dreambeach.club

City Cakes' Rainbowdoodle cookie

The Chelsea cake shop known for its massive,
Photo Credit: City Cakes

The Chelsea cake shop known for its massive, half-pound cookies has brought back its limited-edition sugar cookie in the colors of the Gay Pride flag for Pride month. No rainbowdoodle is quite alike, but all are dusted in a layer of sugar crystals on top and cinnamon sugar on the bottom. In the spirit of inclusion and acceptance, City Cakes is donating one dollar from each cookie sale to the New York Anti-Violence Project, a nonprofit that support LGBTQ survivors of violence through counseling and advocacy. Buy yours ($6.50 each) at the brick-and-mortar shop, or as a four-pack ($26) online. As their size suggests, they're meant for sharing.

251 W. 18th St., Manhattan, citycakes.com

Sip Pride cocktails for a benefit (June 17-24)

Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop will serve up special
Photo Credit: Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop

Sir Henri Penthouse Rooftop will serve up special rainbow cocktails to raise money for The Trevor Project, a national organization that provides crisis and suicide prevention to LGBTQ+ young people. Cocktails are $13 with 10 percent of every purchase donated to the cause. Happy hour is every day from 5 to 7 p.m., and a DJ livens up the crowd from 7 p.m. until close on Friday and Saturday nights. (37 W 24th St., sirhenriny.com)

Spyglass' rainbow frosé

On June 24, the day of the NYC
Photo Credit: Spyglass

On June 24, the day of the NYC Pride Parade, make your frosé a rainbow one. A portion of proceeds for the colorful drink, served at the rooftop bar atop the Archer Hotel, goes to the Ali Forney Center. The $17 cocktail is a mix of rose, vodka and citrus, decorated with edible rainbow glitter and a rainbow swizzle stick.

47 W. 38th St., Manhattan, spyglassnyc.com, 212-730-0538

Industry Kitchen's Sweet Pride cheesecake

This $20 technicolor dessert from the South Street
Photo Credit: Industry Kitchen

This $20 technicolor dessert from the South Street Seaport eatery just off the East River is, at its base, a lemon cheesecake served in a martini glass. What makes it special: a waffle cone decked out in sprinkles, tufts of cotton candy, an oversized rainbow lollipop, a handful of nerds and some pieces of sour candy.

70 South St., Manhattan, industry-kitchen.com

Magnum Ice Cream's Pride bar

Dip into some red, yellow, green and blue
Photo Credit: Magnum Ice Cream

Dip into some red, yellow, green and blue pride at Magnum Ice Cream's pop-up dipping bar. A limited-edition Pride Magnum bar, designed in collaboration with GLAAD, will be available for purchase ($8) June 18 through June 24.

For one day only, the rainbow bars (vanilla ice cream with a classic chocolate coating) will be free for guests of the SoHo pop-up. Fees will be waived on June 20, and you'll have the option of making a donation to the LGBTQ rights organization instead.

132 Spring St., SoHo, magnumicecream.com

The Sosta's Pride Gelato Sundae

The stylish quick-serve Italian spot in NoLiTa shows
Photo Credit: The Sosta

The stylish quick-serve Italian spot in NoLiTa shows its true colors this month with a Pride gelato sundae. It's made with three scoops of fior di latte gelato from nearby Fresco Cafe, rainbow cookies from Brooklyn-based bakery The Awkward Scone, fried spaghetti, and rainbow sprinkles. Three dollars of the eight you spend on one sundae go to the Ali Forney Center for homeless LGBTQ youth.

186 Mott St., Manhattan, thesosta.com, 212-988-9028

Baked by Melissa's Pride 25-pack

Baked by Melissa is dressing up its signature
Photo Credit: Baked by Melissa

Baked by Melissa is dressing up its signature bite-sized cupcakes with sprinkles in all the colors of the rainbows for a special Pride gift box. Vivid sprinkles may be a new touch, but the cupcake flavors themselves are the "original great" ones: tie-dye, chocolate chip pancake, triple chocolate fudge, mint cookie, cookie dough, cookies and cream and red velvet.

Tempted to devour one in each shade? We won't judge. Ten percent of proceeds from the Pride packs will be donated to New York City's Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transgender Community Center.

Each box contains 25 mini cupcakes. They're available for $28 each at stores and online through June 30.

Baked by Melissa, www.bakedbymelissa.com, 212-842-0220

Shake Shack's Pride shake

Lemonade and rainbow sprinkles give the burger chain's
Photo Credit: Shake Shack

Lemonade and rainbow sprinkles give the burger chain's special shake its edge. (Otherwise, it would just be a strawberry shake with whipped cream.)

The best thing about the Pride Shake is that $1 for each one ordered benefits The Trevor Project, a nonprofit that offers crisis-intervention and suicide-prevention services to LGBTQ youth.

You will need to download the Shake Shake app to order your altruistic dessert.

Multiple locations shakeshack.com

Dana's Bakery's rainbow black and white cookies

New Jersey mom and pastry chef Dana Pollack
Photo Credit: Meredith Deliso

New Jersey mom and pastry chef Dana Pollack specializes in French macarons with flavors inspired by classic American desserts, but she's recently branched out into an iconic New York cookie: the black and white. Bite into this one, and you'll discover all the colors of the rainbow underneath the traditional frosting.

Dana's Bakery isn't officially shipping the treats yet, but you can buy them for $3.50 each on the lower level of Dylan's Candy Bar on the Upper East Side.

The Mac Bar at Dylan's Candy Bar, 1011 Third Ave., Manhattan, danasbakery.com

by CHLOE's Pride cupcake

The vegan hotspot features three cupcakes on its
Photo Credit: by CHLOE

The vegan hotspot features three cupcakes on its regular menu, but these rainbow-sprinkle ones -- baked in support of the LGBTQ community -- are especially colorful. Selling for $5 each from June 18 through June 24, 50 percent of proceeds from the Pride cupcake will be donated to Miley Cyrus' Happy Hippie Foundation, which advocates on behalf of LGBTQ youth.

You can find them for purchase at any of by CHLOE's New York locations or the Sweets by CHLOE store.

Multiple locations, eatbychloe.com

Dos Caminos' Pride pancakes

Dos Caminos presents its stack of rainbow-colored buttermilk
Photo Credit: Dos Caminos

Dos Caminos presents its stack of rainbow-colored buttermilk pancakes with a dollop of strawberry cream cheese and an artful arrangement of unicorn sprinkles.

475 W. Broadway and 675 Hudson St., Manhattan, doscaminos.com

Mini Melanie's rainbow cake truffles

Cut into one of these white chocolate, color-splattered
Photo Credit: Mini Melanie

Cut into one of these white chocolate, color-splattered truffles from Brooklyn bakery Mini Melanie and you will find dense rainbow cake inside.

A 12-piece box of these proud bonbons, hand-painted with edible glitter, can be shipped anywhere in the U.S. for $39 throughout the month of June.

Mini Melanie, www.minimelanie.com, 646-681-4747

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