The 11 Most Gorgeous Mermaid Foods and Drinks in the U.S. and Where to Get Them

Mermaid-inspired cupcakes
Mermaid-inspired cupcakes | © Elena Roussakis / Flickr

NYC Food & Drink Editor

Move over, “unicorn” foods. Mermaids are the inspiration behind the next dazzling food trend.

In time for summer’s beachy days, the evolution of the multicolored food and drink trend has shifted to sea-inspired “mermaid” bites. In shimmering shades of blues and greens, these lovely treats are as soothing as a day at the seashore. Here’s where to find the prettiest examples, all across America.

Spudnuts, Canoga Park and Newbury Park, CA

These gorgeous, sparkling donuts from Spudnuts, adorned with shells, starfish, and of course a diving mermaid, are nearly too pretty to eat. Nearly.
8225 Topanga Canyon Blvd., Canoga Park, California
3303 Kimber Drive #G, Newbury Park, California
Let’s be mermaids 🌊🐚 •
A post shared by The Original Spudnuts Donuts (@spudnutsdonuts) on Apr 10, 2017 at 4:29pm PDT
Go ahead, dive into a donut! (Mermaids do it!)
A post shared by The Original Spudnuts Donuts (@spudnutsdonuts) on Mar 27, 2017 at 2:07pm PDT

The Cake Mamas, Glendora, CA

One of the current flavors of the month at The Cake Mamas is the Mermaid cupcake, a citrus and sour raspberry-swirled cupcake, frosted with blue raspberry buttercream and topped with a chocolate mermaid tail.

865 W. Route 66, Glendora, California
The Mermaid cupcake will be available all month long in May!🤗 Isn’t she a beauty!?!?🙌🏽🐚✨🌸🐬💜 AND… We’re thinking of letting our neighbors over at @kuthaus_glendora give us all MERMAID HAIR makeovers to match our cupcake!!!😱😱😱 What do you guys think???🤔🤔😆 💜 #Mermaid #mermaidhair #mermaids #mermaidhairdontcare #MermaidCupcake #MermaidCupcakes #mermaidtail #MermaidTails #Sprinkles #Pretty #Pink #Gold #Glitter #beach #BeachBody #cupcake #cupcakes #Makeover #Hairstylist #Hairdresser #HairColor #hotd #mermay
A post shared by The Cake Mamas (@thecakemamas) on May 1, 2017 at 12:56pm PDT

Creme Macarons, Chicago

Created by a former food stylist for Food Network Kitchen, the custom-made designs by Creme Macarons include spectacularly intricate sealife-inspired treats.
💗 RepostBy @globally.scrumptious: “Mermaid macarons 🐬🐚Simply spectacular @crememacarons // Macarons de sirena 🐬🐚 Simplemente espectaculares @crememacarons #globallyscrumptious #mermaid” (via #InstaRepost @EasyRepost)
A post shared by Crème Macarons (@crememacarons) on May 8, 2017 at 7:26am PDT

The End, Brooklyn, NYC

The latest offering from The End, home of the original unicorn latte (which supposedly inspired Starbucks’ limited-edition Frappuccino), is a blue-and-purple drink they call The Merbabe Latte.

522 Metropolitan Avenue, Brooklyn, New York
Weekend vibes… shout out to all the strong and empowered merbabes out there who inspire us daily. Keep making waves 💪🏽 🌊 📸: @liz01
A post shared by The End Brooklyn (@thendbrooklyn) on May 6, 2017 at 11:02am PDT

The Bagel Store, Brooklyn, NYC

From The Bagel Store, the creators of the original “rainbow bagel”, comes a pink-and-turquoise-swirled “mermaid bagel,” topped with shimmery turquoise sprinkles. Slather it with any of their colorful specialty cream cheeses—might we suggest the “funfetti” with multicolor sprinkles?

754 Metropolitan Ave, Brooklyn, New York
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A post shared by The Bagel Store (@thebagelstore) on Apr 25, 2017 at 5:39am PDT

B.Candy, Huntington Beach, CA

B.Candy, purveyors of all things sweet and sugary, offer bright and cheerful hand-decorated mermaid tail sugar cookies.

3100 East Coast Highway, Corona del Mar, California
How was your Monday my fellow mermaids?! 💕🐚💦 #bcandy #bcandycookies #mermaidmonday #sugarcookieart #littlemermaid #merbabe #mermaidfin #awwsamsweettooth #studiodiysugarfix #foodintheair #abmlifeissweet #mermaidscales #mermaid #cookieart #coronadelmar #endlesssummer #summerforever #beachbaby #beachday
A post shared by B.CANDY (@bcandy_oc) on Sep 19, 2016 at 9:03pm PDT

Frank & Joe’s, Wichita Falls, TX

This cool turquoise-hued coconut and lime slushie from Frank & Joe’s is the perfect refreshing drink for any aspiring mermaid.

2919 Bob Ave, Wichita Falls, Texas
💦 🐬🐠🐟 THE MERMAID 🐟🐠🐬 💦 . After our Unicorn and with the warm weather on its way, she had to be next! This is a Vegan drink too! It’s a Coconut, Lime Cooler with a smooth slush like texture and extra limes for you to squeeze in! Come and try it! This will be your spring and summer staple! #themermaid #mermaiddrink #summerdrinks . . . . . . . . . . . #frankandjoes #vsco #vscocam #shopsmallshoplocal #womenownedbusiness #womenownedbusinesses #coffee #coffeeshop #coffeegram #vegandrinks #wichitafalls #frappe #coffeetime #barista #baristadaily #brewbetter #alternativebrewing #savoredculture #specialtycoffee #caffeine #coffeeaddict #coffeeshots #coffeelovers #coffeelife #singleorigin #cafe #lime
A post shared by Frank & Joe’s Coffee House (@frankandjoes) on May 1, 2017 at 5:43pm PDT

Juliana’s Pastries & Cakes, Miami

The mermaid mini donuts from Juliana’s, a custom-order cake shop and bakery, are tiny bites of pastel perfection.
• Mermaid Mini Donuts • 💦✨💜💙 Orders👉🏻 juli.cantarella@gmail.com #donuts #minidonuts #pastelcolors #miamieventplanner #miamikidsparties #miamicakes #miamibakery #pasteleriacreativa #pasteleria #pastry #miamifood #miamifoodie #wiltoncakes #madewithmichaels #mymichaels #mermaidparty #customdonuts #mermaid
A post shared by Juliana’s Pastries & Cakes (@julicantarella) on Jul 11, 2016 at 6:17am PDT

Rebecca’s Cake Pops, Garden City, NY

We can’t get enough of these multicolored mermaid tail cake pops from Rebecca’s Cake Pops.

61 New Hyde Park Rd., Garden City, New York
Our #mermaids come in all these pretty colors ❤️💛💚💙💜💗 #mermaid #tails #mermaidtails #mermaidcakepops #rebeccascakepops
A post shared by RebeccasCakePops (@rebeccascakepops) on Mar 2, 2017 at 6:13am PST

Sweet Sugar Kitchen, Los Banos, CA

Sweet Sugar Kitchen, a baker of custom cakes and cookies, lends a royal touch to a sea-themed cake with a golden mermaid tail.
Mermaid themed desserts #sugar #sweet #sweetsugarkitchencakes #cake #cakedecorating #sand #mermaidtail #mermaidcake #teal #purple #babyshowercake #mermaidbabyshowercake #cookies #royalicing #royalicingcookies
A post shared by Sondra Pincolini(thurman) (@sweetsugarkitchen) on May 6, 2017 at 1:30pm PDT

Starbucks, Bay City, MI

In response to the popular and epically Instagrammable limited-edition “Unicorn Frappuccino”, a rogue Starbucks barista has created a “Mermaid Frappucino”, made from a vanilla bean Frappuccino base with blackberry, white mocha, and matcha added in.

4107 Wilder Rd, Bay City, Michigan
Step aside #unicornfrappuccino, meet the #mermaidfrappuccino 💦🌊 @baycitystarbucks sold out of the unicorn frappuccino on the first day, but we made the moment right by suggesting other partner created frappuccinos! The mermaid frappuccino is a Pokémon go frappuccino without raspberry syrup, drizzled with a toasted coconut matcha sauce! I’ll post the recipe in the comments 💜💚🦄 #tobeapartner #tobeamermaid #toolegitarea31 #starbucks #starbuckssecretmenu #frappuccino #happyhour #canigetasipsip #greenstraw #lovewhatyoudo @starbuckspartners @buzzfeed @frappuccino @amazon_barista #dragonfrappuccino @popsugarfood
A post shared by Jócelyn Freeman (@themodernbarista) on Apr 26, 2017 at 2:38pm PDT

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