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

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

Picture of Kathryn Maier
NYC Food & Drink Editor
Updated: 10 May 2017

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 🌊🐚 •

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Go ahead, dive into a donut! (Mermaids do it!)

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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

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.

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

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

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

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

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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.

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

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.

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