Today the United States welcomes its first female vice president in U.S. history, who also happens to be the first Black and South Asian vice president.
Kamala Harris hails from Oakland, California, and the Bay Area is celebrating her success with plenty of delicious food specials during Inauguration Week. Try these 5 limited-edition Kamala Harris specials today!
1. MVP at Smitten Ice Cream
Smitten is a Bay Area favorite for high-quality, freshly churned ice cream, and they’re casting a vote for Kamala Harris with this malty salted vanilla ice cream laced with chewy pecan pralines. A portion of proceeds will go to the Five Keys Home Free program and schools, a transitional housing program for criminalized survivors of domestic violence.
For $49, you’ll receive an exciting specialty breakfast box featuring local honey, spices, coffee, cornbread muffin mix, a waffle coupon to The Home of chicken and Waffles in Oakland, a handheld stick American flag, access to digital cookbook Cooking at Home with Local Food Adventures: Recipes from Top Chefs as Seen on Our Tours, and much more. A portion of proceeds go to the Thousand Oaks Elementary School PTA, where Kamala Harris attended elementary school.
3. Cocktails at Horsefeather
Horsefeather is offering two specialty cocktails for Inauguration Day. Try the “Adios, Pendejo,” featuring peaflower infused mezcal, rum, banana, ancho chili liqueur, curaçao, and lime. Or toast to Georgia with the “Georgia on my Mind”, with maker’s Mark Rc6, cinnamon, caramelized peach compote, maple, smoked salt and lemon. T-shirts will be given away with purchase of a featured cocktail while supplies last!
4. Kamala Blossom ice cream at KoolFi Creamery
This Indian-inspired ice cream shop in San Leandro pays homage to the first Indian-American vice president with this unique new flavor. Kamala Blossom is lotus seed and rose-infused ice cream with chopped pistachios. Pre-order on their website!
5. Lemon-roasted chicken and Tuna Melts from Zuni Cafe
Zuni is creating a “VP Harris” version of their classic roast chicken, in honor of the new vice president’s cooking prowess. The “Way Too Fancy Tuna Melt” with marinated celery root, beets, and wild arugula is also a must, inspired by the time Kamala Harris one-upped Senator Tom Warner’s tuna melt recipe.