June is Pride Month, which is more than just a month given its radical history and what it means for LGBTQ+ folks today. The community still faces challenges and discrimination on many levels, from individual to societal, that ought to be given more awareness of—and it’s only right that its members get the platform and opportunity to celebrate who they are and who they love.
Make no mistake: there’s way more to Pride Month than just buying rainbow items and calling it a day. There is no sub for real systemic change—but if you’re looking to celebrate on a scrumptious note, or at least make the fight for what's right a tasty one, these Pride-Month specials and other colorful eats have got you covered.
7 Rainbow-Colored Foods to Try This Pride Month
1. French Vanilla Rainbow Croissant from Butterboy
Croissant purveyor Butterboy’s bringing back a color-filled creation they launched last year, and improved on it, too. Yup, we’re talking about their French Vanilla Rainbow Croissant, which features their flaky laminated pastry tinted blue, green, yellow, and red—and filled with a dreamy French vanilla cream filling complete with visible specks of vanilla bean. This is sold as part of their Pride Sampler Box (P550), which has two of the rainbow croissants plus two Classic Butter Croissants, one Pain au Chocolat, and one Kouign Amann.
2. Rainbow Grilled Cheese from FFTG Cafe
FFTG or Food for the Gays Cafe is a proudly LGBTQ+-owned spot and safe space for folks of all identities and orientations—and apart from serving baked goods and playing host to a variety of events, they also make a mean and IG-worthy Grilled Cheese Sandwich (P80). This ain’t just any old grilled cheese, mind you; slicing the sandwich and pulling it apart reveals a picturesque exterior of rainbow-colored cheese in all its melty, gooey glory.
FFTG Cafe is at 58 13th Avenue, Cubao, Quezon City. You can also check out their Facebook page.
3. Rainbow Ice Cream Cake + Pride Pops from Sebastian’s
Local ice-cream shop Sebastian’s has been making Pride Pops—their line of multilayered ice popsicles in colors representing different communities within the LGBTQ+ sphere—for a good couple of years now, and they’re back. Take your pick from the fruity Rainbow Pride Pop (P95) based on the revised Pride Flag, the chocolatey Bear Pride Pop (P95) based on the Bear Pride Flag, and the bright and Yakult-laced Transgender Pride Pop (P95) based on the Trans Flag; every color layer’s got a different flavor, too. For an even grander treat, try the returning Rainbow Ice Cream Cake (P155/slice, P1,650/whole) with layers of ube cake, blueberry ice cream, avocado ice cream, lemon cake, orange sherbet, strawberry sorbet, sweet-cream ice cream, a crunchy milk crumb, and edible gold glitter.
Sebastian's Ice Cream is at 4/F The Podium, ADB Avenue, Ortigas, Mandaluyong City. For delivery orders, check out Sebastian's Ice Cream's website. You can also check out their Facebook page.
4. Rainbow Kukki Bars from FRNK
Best known for their Japanese-style beverages and baked goods, FRNK is going fruity in their new Rainbow Kukki Bars (P150). Yup, this chewy-crisp treat features a blondie base, plus a topping of fruity puffed rice and rainbow sprinkles for pops of crunch and color.
5. Basque in Pride Cheesecake from Sugar Mommah
Basque burnt cheesecake is always a treat, but you’re bound to be in an especially bright mood with a slice or two of Sugar Mommah’s Basque in Pride Cheesecake (P450/six pieces of minis, P750/regular, P999/large). Within its burnt exterior you’ll find a cheesecake interior in pastel pink, blue, and white—and for added pizzazz, the cheesecake also comes topped with stawberries, cherries, and blueberries.
6. Pride Cupcakes from Cupcakes by Sonja
With cupcakes, you can savor your very own whole little cake—plus it makes for easier-to-give-out gifts, too. For Pride Month, Cupcakes by Sonja’s taking their signatures out for extra-colorful spin with seasonal specials: take your pick Love is Love Tie-Dye Cupcakes with a tie-dyed vanilla cupcake base, vanilla frosting, and hand-painted sugar topper; and the Funfetti Surprise with a funfetti base, rainbow vanilla buttercream, and rainbow sprinkle-filled center.
7. Rainbow Celebration Cake from Max’s
It definitely doesn’t get any more whimsical than Max’s recently introduced Rainbow Celebration Cake (P574)—a sweet reminder of all things bright, colorful, and nostalgic that makes for a great Pride-Month treat, too. In it are layers of vanilla chiffon in different colors, layered with buttercream; and for an extra fun touch, it’s also got toppings of the Filipino classic biscuit, Iced Gems.
This story originally appeared on Spot.ph. Minor edits have been made by the Preview.ph editors.
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