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Yelp is Ultra Cool with Pantone’s Color of the Year: Ultra Violet

In case you missed it, last week Pantone announced the 2018 Color of the Year – Ultra Violet – penning that the purple shade “communicates originality, ingenuity, and visionary thinking that points us towards the future.”

So we thought what better way to celebrate this news than sharing the most stellar and “visionary” ultra violet foods and purple you can find on Yelp?

Hint: There isn’t a better way….

Cue our team of Yelp community managers, who are the experts in local fare and fun across North America. As our eyes and ears on the ground, they are always spotting new trends and keeping fingers on the pulse of all things local….including when unique new colors come to play.

Check out a quick list of some of the greatest purple foods on Yelp, thanks to our favorite Yelp CMs.

Ube Donut Ice Cream Sandwich from Friendly Donuts

Orange, CA

Looking for a unique sweet treat? Well, in Southern California, you can find this prime purple pastry/ice cream combo any time of year. An ube donut cut in half and served with ube ice cream in the middle that Yelper’s describe as “perfect in flavor.” Enough to make your mouth water.

“Halo Halo” from Rook

Indianapolis, IN

A concoction to satisfy any purple cravings, this dessert has Yelpers in Indy RAVING, calling it “delicious,” “amazing” and “bizarre.” The secret recipe includes ovaltine ice cream, flan, snickers, fruity pebbles, lemongrass milk, marshmallow fluff and lots of chocolate…sounds heavenly, doesn’t it?

Any taco served with hibiscus tortillas from Velvet Taco

Houston, TX

Nothing says muy delicioso more than good tacos. Good tacos are made even better with a pop of color. Yelpers love the hibiscus tortillas at Velvet Taco because they provide “great color and subtle taste of the flower” to an already delicious dish.

Galaxy donuts from Panifico Bake Shop

San Antonio, TX

Hole-y purple goodness! Panifico in San Antonio has wow’d Yelpers with this stellar galaxy-themed treat. Yelper Raven H. says they’re “in short, fantastic. Literally no complaints and the galaxy donuts may be some of the best I’ve had anywhere.” OUT. OF. THIS. WORLD.

Ube tarts from Uber Factory

Wahiawa, HI

Calling all purple pastry eaters! These ube tarts may be the answer to all your purple prayers. Elite Yelper Kim D. says, “The Ube tarts are amazing. The Ube is definitely the star ingredient … These tarts taste like they’re straight from a market in the Philippines!”

Purple Sweet Potato Chips from Miko Poke

Madison, WI

Need a little more with your poke bowl? Miko Poke is Madison, WI serves some mean looking purple sweet potato chips as a side to any bowl. Yelper Elizabeth S. describes them in one word: “YUMMMMMMMM!!!!!”

Taro cakes, milkshakes and ice cream from Flip Side Desserts

Vancouver, BC

From or visiting Canada, eh? Yelpers love their Taro Monster Combo: complete with a taro monster milkshake with all the fixings, taro ice cream and a hunkin’ slice of taro cake!