It’s time! Manchester Pride has rolled around again, with the Big Weekend suddenly feeling very close indeed.

In a show of love and support for Manchester’s LGBTQ community, a number of our city’s restaurants and bars have gone all-out to create a range of special multicoloured delights to help us celebrate over the weekend.

We’ve picked out a selection of special treats which not only support Pride 2018 but also give something back to the LGBTQ community by supporting local charities with donations.

Read on to discover the range of tasty treats that Manchester has up its sleeve for us to get stuck into and feel good about, too.

Pride Afternoon Tea at The Lowry Hotel

Dig in with Pride: Manchester food and drink specials that give back to the LGBTQ community I Love Manchester

Available throughout August

This special Pride afternoon tea has been specially created by The Lowry Hotel to raise funds for the Manchester Pride charity. It features sweet delicacies including a layered rainbow cake and glitter macarons with white chocolate and apricot, plus savoury treats including beetroot hummus, rare roast beef with horseradish and smoked salmon with chive cream cheese.

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Rainbow shakes at Black Milk Cereal

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Available throughout August

In honour of Manchester Pride 2018, Black Milk Cereal has stacked their vibrant six layer rainbow cake on top of one of their signature shakes. Not only can you stuff yourself silly and cultivate a serious sugar high in the process, you can also rest easy in the knowledge that £1 from the sale of each shake goes to the Manchester Pride charity.

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Pride of Manchester cocktails at Asha’s

Dig in with Pride: Manchester food and drink specials that give back to the LGBTQ community I Love Manchester

Available throughout August

Multi award-winning restaurant Asha’s has created their own layered Pride of Manchester cocktail to celebrate Manchester Pride 2018. Made with vodka, blue curacao, orange juice and grenadine, then served with macarons on the side, head in over the long weekend to get your sweet and boozy fix all at once. £1 from the sale of every cocktail goes to the Manchester Pride Charity.

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Rainbow rolls at Cottonopolis Food & Liquor

Available 24th-27th August

Cottonopolis’ head chef Joe Grant has created a special rainbow roll instead of their usual Arctic roll. It might look and sound like a classic sushi option, but peek a little closer and you’ll see this rainbow roll is a dessert made with raspberry ripple ice cream, rainbow coloured sponge, bubble gum sauce and hundreds & thousands. £1 from every sale goes to the Manchester Pride charity.

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Rainbow G&T Trees at The Living Room

Dig in with Pride: Manchester food and drink specials that give back to the LGBTQ community I Love Manchester

Available 13th-27th August, pre-order only

Made from Tanqueray gin and Fever Tree tonic, each of these nine goblets has a different flavour and shimmer courtesy of Unicorn Shimmer Co. They cost £55 for nine with a sparkler for added pizzazz. A percentage of the price will be donated to George House Trust MCR which support Mancunians living with HIV.

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Rainbow burgers at Dive NQ

Available 24th-27th August

We’ve no idea how Dive NQ has managed to create this rainbow striped burger, but damn does it look good! Available across the Bank Holiday weekend Friday to Monday, £1 from every sale of the burger will go to the Manchester Pride charity.

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Pride of Manchester cocktails at Alston Bar & Beef

Dig in with Pride: Manchester food and drink specials that give back to the LGBTQ community I Love Manchester

Available throughout August

Alston Bar & Beef in the Corn Exchange have created their own pineapple, vanilla and passionfruit infused gin martini with pineapple foam in honour of Manchester Pride 2018. Proceeds from this cocktail for the entire month of August will be donated to the George House Trust, which supports those affected by HIV & AIDS in and around Manchester.

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