Central District Ice Cream
For June, the lineup at the Central District ice cream shop known for its bold flavors includes Blueberry Moscow Mule, an ice cream made with blueberry, fresh mint, ginger beer, and lime and swirled with vodka-soaked blueberries; Summer Strawberry, a flavor with strawberry and spinach ice cream swirled with feta, balsamic syrup, and candied pecans; Raspberry Chocolate Brownie, raspberry and Ghirardelli chocolate ice cream swirled with raspberry brownie batter drizzle and brownie bites; Lemon Poppy with Summer Squash, lemon ice cream with poppy seeds and grated summer squash; Matcha Mango, matcha and mango ice creams with mango bits; Cherry Limeade, bourbon cherry and lime ice cream; Ube Latte, a flavor with swirled ube and coffee ice cream; and Coconut Ginger Jasmine, a vegan and dairy-free coconut and cashew milk base flavored with coconut, ginger, and jasmine.
Just for June, the cupcakery is offering The Gay, a vanilla buttercream-frosted, sugar rainbow-topped rainbow confetti cupcake (10% of all proceeds from which will be donated to the OutRight Action International, a nonprofit that fights for LGBTQIA+ rights). Plus, their summer flavors (available from June 1-August 31) include Rainbow Sherbert, a vanilla cupcake filled with raspberry curd, topped with colorful lemon-lime frosting, and finished with a slice of terrazzo bark (rainbow-flecked white chocolate); Banana Split, a banana cupcake with strawberry compote, meringue frosting, hot fudge, peanuts, rainbow sprinkles, and a maraschino cherry; Neapolitan, a chocolate and vanilla cupcake with strawberry compote filling, pink vanilla frosting, white and dark chocolate shavings, and a chip of strawberry bark; and Cookies 'N Creme, a chocolate cupcake with Oreo cookie crust, cookies and cream frosting, and crushed Oreos.
Elysian's beer GLITTERis, the official beer of Seattle Pride, features "fruit-forward hop character featuring blackberry and raspberry purees added into the fermenter" and is a sparkly glitter beer with 4.4% ABV.
Frankie & Jo's
This month, the plant-based ice creamery has "re-created a few favorite ice cream traditions" by putting their signature vegan take on them. The three flavors include Rocky Road, a chocolate, coconut, and cashew milk base with toasted walnuts and bruleed marshmallows made with aquafaba (a vegan alternative to egg whites using bean liquid); Harvey Strawberry Milk, a returning popular flavor made in honor of gay rights activist Harvey Milk's birthday, with Hayton Farms strawberries and a coconut milk base with chia seeds and swirled with house-made strawberry jam; and Go Bananas, a coconut milk base with banana puree, chocolate ganache ribbons, and "supercookie dough" chunks. 5% of the sales from scoops and pints of the Harvey Strawberry Milk flavor for the month of June will go to the Harvey Milk Foundation.
The dessert emporium's current molten cake of the month is the Strawberry Pie Cake, a dark decadence molten cake filled with house-made strawberry pie filling and served with vanilla ice cream, extra strawberry pie filling, and pie crust crumble. Their vegan shake of the month is the Strawberry Coconut Cream Vegan Shake, with compote made from organic Hayton Farms strawberries, Frankie & Jo's plant-based ice cream, and gluten-free coconut cookie crumble.
Until July 8, the KEXP cafe is hosting two roasters in residence: Bonanza Coffee from Berlin, Germany and ONIBUS from Tokyo, Japan, who will collaborate during their time at La Marzocco. Their menu will include an espresso shake made with a shot of espresso and Molly Moon's sweet cream ice cream, a cold brew made with Guatemalan coffee roasted by ONIBUS, a mocha with shavings of Original Beans Dark Chocolate melted into espresso and steamed milk and garnished with chocolate, and a cascara soda (a drink with sparkling water and simple syrup made from coffee cherries).
The burger joint's current weekly special is the Chipotle Pineapple Fried Chicken Sandwich, with "rooster mayo," iceberg lettuce, sliced red onions, grilled pineapple, sliced jalapenos, Tillamook pepper jack cheese, and chipotle-spiced fried chicken, available until Monday, June 10. (We'll update here when the next week's special is announced.)
Macrina Bakery's Father's Day menu, available until June 19, includes brioche buns, ciabatta burger buns, almond bombolini, peanut butter chocolate crunch cake, Guinness chocolate mousse cake, mini raspberry upside-down cake, blueberry nectarine pie, mini buttermilk chocolate cupcakes, and lemon bars.
The downtown American eatery run by the laudable nonprofit FareStart, whose mission is to provide “a community that transforms lives by empowering homeless and disadvantaged men, women, and families to achieve self-sufficiency through life skills, job training and employment in the food service industry," has a monthly "Maslow's Meal" special created by a local chef in collaboration with their FareStart apprentices. For June, chef Timothy Delling (executive chef of FareStart Catering and FareStart Restaurant) created an entree featuring grilled Coho salmon with fresh berries, quinoa, and honey gastrique.
Get your caffeine buzz and doughnut fix in one with the vegan donut shop's new seasonal "Coffee Bomb" flavor, an espresso cake donut covered in espresso glaze and sprinkled with coffee grounds.
Molly Moon's Ice Cream
The local ice cream parlor's June flavors are Strawberry Rhubarb Sorbet, made with certified organic strawberries from Viva Farm and rhubarb from Living Rain Farm; RGB Passionfruit Sherbet, made with passionfruit Rachel's Ginger Beer and ice cream for a creamy, tangy flavor; Vegan Matcha, a vegan and dairy-free flavor made with 100% pure and organic Jade Matcha from Matchaful; and Blackberry, a fruity flavor with Pacific Northwest blackberries. In lieu of their usual monthly special sundae, the company is offering the "Pride Cone," a vibrant cone with scoops of all four seasonal flavors stacked on top for a rainbow effect. Ten percent of the proceeds for the Pride Cone will be donated to Gay City, Three Dollar Bill Cinema, and Ingersoll Gender Center.
Oddfellows Cafe + Bar
For Pride, Oddfellows is selling "Pride Krispies," a rainbow-tinged, Fruity-Pebble-flecked take on the Rice Krispy treat. $1 from each one sold will go to Seattle LGBTQ community center Lambert House.
The Central District doughnut shop's June flavors include raspberry ginger, Earl Grey, passionfruit mochi, tahini chocolate, maple bacon crullers (Fridays only), and nectarines 'n cream (Sundays only).
Salt and Straw
For June, the Portland-based artisan ice creamery is taking inspiration from wilderness excursions with its camping-themed series. The five Seattle flavors include Campfire S'mores, a tribute to the molten-marshmallow classic with fir needle-laced chocolate ice cream, chocolate-coated graham crackers embedded with Pop Rocks for a crackle effect, and toasted marshmallow fluff spiked with smoky Lapsang tea and Scotch; Buttermilk Pancakes, Bacon & Eggs, a griddled-pancake-flavored ice cream base with maple praline bacon bites and a rich egg caramel; Mushroom Muddy Buddies, an earthy ice cream with powdered-sugar-dusted, peanut-butter-and-chocolate-covered Chex cereal (also known to some as "puppy chow") and candied mushrooms; Berries, Beans, & BBQ Sauce, a vegan raspberry and black raspberry ice cream with a baked white bean ganache and strawberry barbecue sauce; and Skillet Cornbread with Candied Nettles & Pine Nuts, sweet cream blended with savory brown-butter cornbread and a wild nettle and toasted pine nut brittle.
The gourmet cupcake bakery's June flavor of the the month is Strawberry Cheesecake, featuring "strawberry cake on top of a graham cracker crust, topped off with cream cheese buttercream, strawberry preserves, freeze dried strawberries and a touch of edible glitter," and will be available every day this month.