Every year, we talk about what the upcoming big food trends will be. This year, the purple produce trend is going to make sure that we all have a dash of dreamy, Instagram-worthy color on out plates. Out of all the predicted trends for 2017, none of us would have guessed that the wellness tonics would be the next rainbow bagels. But, it’s happened! And it’s amazing.
Brooklyn-based café The End is creating buzz for one drink in particular — the unicorn latte. It may be called a latte, but it actually does not contain espresso. This mystical elixir is made from ginger, lemon, coconut milk, honey (which can hopefully be substituted for agave nectar to be made vegan), and e3 live blue green algae, which gives the drink its blue color. No food coloring necessary! Each drink is topped with turmeric and pomegranate powder for color, edible flowers, and vegan rainbow sprinkles.
The End told Mashable “It was named the Unicorn Latte because the recipe is made to help tap into your most mystical, colorful and vibrant self. We want you to fly high and this drink helps you do so.” Sold.
If this is what the next food trend looks like, we are way more than okay with that — we’re actually pretty ecstatic.
At The End in Williamsburg, Brooklyn, you can drink like an Instagrammer — i.e., they serve up the prettiest drinks we’ve ever seen, complete with edible flowers.
No two unicorn lattes look alike (like snowflakes!), so you can really feel like you’re adding some unique, quality content to your Instagram feed.
Do we need to literally (okay, not really) taste the rainbow? Skittles says yes — and so does this Unicorn latte.
It’s settled – we need some unicorn latte in our life.
We are dying of amazingness over here!
One Unicorn Latte will set you back about $9, but that’s a small price to pay for your ascension into ethereal space unicorn status … We just really want a colorful latte, alright? And if you’re in the area and up for a vegan food adventure after you get your magical latte-elixir fix, Haymaker’s Corner Store (an all-vegan market featuring a deli counter) and Champs Diner (all the greasy diner food you love, sans the meat and dairy) are just a couple of stops away on the L train.
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