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What to Eat and Drink During Austin Pride Weekend

Even though the Austin Pride parade is officially canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic, Austin restaurants and bakeries are still offering Pride food and drink specials raising money for local nonprofits

An ice cream float from Lick Honest Ice Creams
An ice cream float from Lick Honest Ice Creams
Lick Honest Ice Creams/Facebook

Though the Austin Pride parade, which was supposed to take place this weekend, has been postponed for the second year in a row due to the coronavirus pandemic, there are still local restaurants offering food and drink specials this week and month as ways to raise money for LGBTQ nonprofits.

  • Austin-based minichain Lick Honest Ice Creams is donating proceeds from all float sales from all of its locations to LGBTQ nonprofit Out Youth throughout August. (Multiple locations)
  • A bunch of Austin bakeries are participating in a baked goods sale for Austin Pride. For Sweet Pride, 16 bakeries — including Crema Bakery & Cafe, Sugar Mama’s Bakeshop, Skull & Cakebones, and Patika — will donate in varying degrees of partial sales on specific items or total sales to ​​LGBTQ nonprofit QWELL’s Austin Outpost. It runs through Saturday, August 14. (Varying locations)
  • New York pizzeria Home Slice created beer pint glasses ​​featuring a personified pizza holding up a Pride flag. The glasses are available with draft beers for $15, and three dollars from each sale will go towards LGBTQ coalition Embrace Austin. The glasses are available as of August 7 from both of its locations, with no announced end date at this point. (1415 South Congress Avenue, Travis Heights; 501 East 53rd Street, North Loop)
  • Local minichain the Soup Peddler put together a smoothie special benefitting Out Youth. The pink-and-purple Kitty Girl is made with bananas, strawberries, raspberries, dragon fruit, rosewater, acai, and rice milk. It’s available through Sunday, August 15. (Multiple locations)
  • Hotel restaurant Trace teamed up with Lick to offer two boozy ice cream floats for Pride weekend. There’s an orange cream float and a lemon-lavender float. Partial proceeds from the float sales will go towards Out Youth. (W Hotel, 200 Lavaca Street, Downtown)

Lick Honest Ice Creams

6555 Burnet Road, , TX 78757 (512) 609-8029 Visit Website

Skull & Cakebones

3991 U.S. 290, , TX 78620 (512) 348-8346 Visit Website

Sugar Mama's Bakeshop

1905 South 1st Street, , TX 78704 (512) 448-3727 Visit Website


2159 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 Visit Website

Home Slice Pizza

501 East 53rd Street, , TX 78751 (512) 707-7437 Visit Website

Soup Peddler

2801 South Lamar Boulevard, , TX 78704 (512) 444-7687 Visit Website

Crema Bakery

9001 Brodie Lane, Suite B3, Austin, Texas 78748 (512) 282-1300 Visit Website


200 Lavaca Street, , TX 78701 (512) 542-3600 Visit Website

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