10 Colorful Rainbow Foods (and Where to Get Them)
There’s no better way to brighten your day than with rainbow-colored sliders, bagels and layer cakes, oh my!
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In Hollywood, Florida, make a stop at Candy & Cones, an ice cream and candy shop located on-site at The Diplomat Beach Resort. Kids and adults alike will love the wall of penny candy, the classic soda fountain and more than a dozen toppings, like rainbow sprinkles and gummy worms, for their cup or cone of freshly churned ice cream. Order up a scoop of rainbow-colored Superman Sorbet. It’s a perfect afternoon treat.
Some say the prettiest bagels come from Rhode Island. At the very least, you’ll find the most colorful at Providence Bagel where they’re serving up rainbow bagels once a month with part of the proceeds going to local charities, like Elisha Project, which helps feed the needy, and Rhode Island Pride, which works to advance the local LGBTQ community. They use six different colored doughs (naturally) and stack them up in 12 layers to create these popular bagels. What makes them even more amazing? Funfetti cream cheese. Heaven.
Why settle for ordinary sliders when you can order up five Angus sliders with melted cheese, each topped with crispy fried onions and served on a different colored brioche roll at Sugar Factory American Brasserie (multiple U.S. locations). Topped with a signature sauce, the rainbow sliders even come with a complimentary rubber duckie to take home. Pair the sliders with a Tie Dye Milkshake topped with rainbow sprinkles and colorful chocolate ganache.
Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake
At Dough in Tampa, you’ll want to treat yourself to a slice of tempting house-made Fruity Pebbles Cheesecake from this whimsical bakery. Not only are colorful Fruity Pebbles cereal pieces baked into the cheesecake, but they are also sprinkled on top. Not ready to commit to cheesecake? Dough also makes Fruity Pebbles Doughnuts, which pair well with their colorful Unicorn Lattes. Get ready to be taken back to your childhood.
Taste the Rainbow Cocktail
At Phoenix cocktail bar, Bitter & Twisted, order up a Taste the Rainbow, a refreshing cocktail that was added to the menu earlier this year. This award-wining drinking establishment boasts a 19-page cocktail menu and more than 60 cocktails. A Taste the Rainbow features a blend of kaffir lime gin and sloe gin, as well as a splash of fresh lime, pineapple and strawberry. After a quick shake, enjoy. Delightful.
For now, you can only find Heather Bodine-Lederman’s six-layer rainbow cakes at monthly pop-ups around Chicago, but it’s worth seeking out the cakes, cookies and sweets she makes for Pie, Pie My Darling. The delightfully colorful cake is sold by the slice with chocolate or vanilla frosting and is loaded with funfetti sprinkles. It’s also vegan, though you might not know that from the taste. Delicious. Need more than a slice? You can special order her rainbow cakes for pick up in Chicago.
For those eager to DIY their own rainbow-themed deliciousness, look to Foodstirs, an online bake shop that sells organic and non-GMO baking mixes (and counts celebrity Sarah Michelle Gellar as one of its founders). Among the best-sellers, a Celebration Rainbow Pancake Kit and a Rainbow Cake Pop Kit. Both include all-natural, chemical-free dyes and sprinkles. The site also features a variety of recipes, like sugar cookies called Rainbow Dash Sweet Sonic Rainbooms.
Pop Candy Land Pizza
Prepare yourself for a massive sugar rush courtesy of the Pop Candy Land Pizza at Industry Kitchen in New York City. Start with a rainbow-colored pizza crust, then top with cream cheese frosting, Pop Rocks candy and a mound of colorful cotton candy right in the middle. Known for its unique selection of pizzas, Industry Kitchen also boasts pizzas topped with alligator, apricots, smoked salmon and even 24K gold leaves (the 24K pizza is priced at $2,000).
Rainbow Grilled Cheese
Whether you ask for a Rainbow Grilled Cheese or a Unicorn Melt, they’ll know just what you want at Chomp in Santa Monica, California. Made with a rainbow of cheeses and grilled on sourdough bread, this delightfully decadent sandwich pairs nicely with one of Chomp’s cold-pressed and very colorful fruit juices. The Rainbow Grilled Cheese is so popular that the wait can be up to 20 minutes (but oh so worth the wait).
At Puesto, a Mexican restaurant in San Diego, you could order up a traditional Tres Leches Cake for dessert. Or, you can go to Instagram heaven with the colorful Unicorn Concha. Made in-house by Chef Jessica Scott, who recently competed on Guy Fieri’s Dessert Games, the Unicorn Concha starts with a Mexican sweet bread that is then filled with horchata milk and cereal-flavored gelato. This rainbow-colored concoction is as sweet and tasty as it looks.