This month, Molly Moon's is teaming up with Ballard's Filipino-owned bakery Hood Famous Bakeshop for a special flavor featuring calamansi cheesecake and Bow Hill blueberries. Hood Famous Bakeshop via Facebook

With August comes a slew of fresh specials and flavors. Read on to find out where to get piña colada macarons, Neapolitan doughnuts, and calamansi cheesecake ice cream. Plus, read about new specials in partnership with Pearl Jam's Home Shows and an exciting dessert collaboration series from Li'l Woody's. For more ideas for things to eat and drink, check out our full food and drink calendar.

Note: Availability may vary.

Central District Ice Cream
The Central District gem has announced its August lineup of characteristically unique and bold flavors: Raspberry Ricotta Lime, raspberry ricotta ice cream with lime zest and white chocolate chips; Sweet Corn & Blueberry, sweet corn ice cream and blueberry ice cream swirls; Pineapple Pandan, pineapple ice cream and pandan ice cream swirls; Mango Jackfruit; Pickled Ginger; and Choc-Nut, a chocolate peanut butter ice cream with choc-nut candy pieces. Plus, they'll feature two flavors created in collaboration with chef Tarik Abdullah: Mama's Pie, a spiced sweet potato ice cream, and Toasted Coconut, a dairy-free coconut ice cream with ras al hanout spices.

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Cookie Counter
The Greenwood vegan sweets shop's newest rotating flavors are Peach and Coffee Fudge Crunch.

Cupcake Royale
The cupcakery and ice cream parlor announced the last three flavors in its Soda Fountain Elevated Classics series: PNW PB&J, Peaches & Creamsicle, and Fudgesicle Sorbet. Plus, for the week of August 13 only, they'll have their own version of choco tacos made with triple vanilla ice cream in a waffle cone and dipped in chocolate and sprinkles.

D'ambrosio Gelateria
This Ballard gelateria has rolled out two refreshingly fruity new flavors, Alphonso Mango and Melon Sorbetto.

Pioneer Square sandwich shop Delicatus has declared August "barbecue month" and will be celebrating with a different barbecue-inspired special each week. This week, it's a South Carolina-inspired pulled pork sandwich with classic mustard barbecue sauce over braised collard greens and sautéed onions. We'll update here once next week's special is announced.

Frankie & Jo's
The popular plant-based ice creamery's monthly flavors for August are all inspired by farm-fresh, seasonal vegetables. Options include Field & Orchard, a base made with blended coconut milk and corn kernels with masa cornmeal blondie chunks and house-made tart cherry-tarragon jam; Fire-Roasted Chocolate Zucchini, with wood-fired zucchini blended into a coconut and cashew milk chocolate base with dark chocolate magic shell and zucchini cake chunks; and Tomato Melon Mint, a sherbet with Alvarez Farms watermelon, Tonnemakers Farm heirloom tomatoes, and mint in a coconut milk base.

General Porpoise
Renee Erickson's fancy filled-doughnut shop recently shared a snap of a peaches and cream flavor on their Instagram.

Georgetown Brewing
In partnership with Pearl Jam's Home Shows, the Georgetown brewery has created The Home Shows Pale Ale, an "easy-drinking" pale ale with "aromas and flavors of fresh mandarin orange, ripened pineapple and honeydew melon." $2 per six-pack and 100% of growler sales will be donated to the Vitalogy Foundation to fight homelessness in King County.

Heritage Distilling Company
The small-batch craft distillery has created a special Pearl Jam Home Shows edition of their award-winning Brown Sugar Bourbon. A portion of the proceeds from each bottle will go to the Vitalogy Foundation.

Hot Cakes
The organic dessert emporium has announced their new molten cake and vegan shake flavors for August: Blackberry Lavender Molten Cake, a chocolate decadence cake and housemade blackberry and lavender filling topped with Hayton Farms blackberries and lemon almond cookie crumble and served with a scoop of vanilla Bluebird ice cream, and Salted Raspberry and Vegan Chocolate Shake, a shake with housemade raspberry syrup, sea salt, and organic chocolate chunks blended into Frankie & Jo's brown sugar vanilla vegan ice cream.

Lady Yum
For August's flavors of the month, the macaron maven is rolling out Princess Torte, a pretty-in-pink variation inspired by the Scandinavian dome cake filled with whipped cream and raspberries and covered in marzipan (familiar to Great British Bake-Off fans), and Piña Colada, chosen by founder Megan Gordon's daughter for her birthday.

Lil Woody's
The burger joint's current weekly special is the Carne Asada Burger, with queso, sliced tomatoes, sliced onions, pickled jalapeños, carne asada, grass-fed beef patty, and avocado sour cream, available until Monday, September 3. (We'll update here when the next week's special is announced.)

Plus, they're celebrating their second annual Dessert Month with a stacked lineup of weekly specials from Seattle's favorite up-and-coming sweets suppliers: a yeast-raised doughnut with blue cheese glaze, bacon, and fresh figs (inspired by Li'l Woody's the Fig and the Pig burger) from Raised Doughnuts (August 2-5); a tiny ice cream burger cake from Icebox (August 9-12); snickerdoodles stuffed with raspberry filling and white chocolate chips from Lowrider Baking (August 16-19); and red bean-filled taiyaki with matcha and black sesame ice cream from Matcha Man (August 24-26).

Macrina Bakery
The beloved bakery's summertime menu, available through September 9, features whole wheat cider slider buns and brioche hot dog buns perfect for summertime barbecues, plus a selection of pastries and cookies, including rustic apple and Bing cherry tartlets, mini nectarine upside-down cakes, fresh blueberry pies, and "smookies" (a s'more-cookie hybrid, with graham cracker cookie base studded with bittersweet chocolate chips and house-made marshmallows). Orders must be placed by noon, two days in advance, by calling the Macrina location where you would like to pick up your order.

Molly Moon’s Ice Cream
For August, the local ice cream shop is teaming up with Hood Famous Bakeshop for a cheesecake flavor made with the Ballard bakery's calamansi cheesecake (made with a hybrid citrus used frequently in Filipino cuisine) and local Bow Hill blueberries. The other monthly flavors include s'mores, a smoky toasted marshmallow ice cream with homemade honey graham cracker crust and milk chocolate ganache made with Theo Chocolate; vegan scout mint, a dairy-free version of their flavor made with Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies; and apricot sorbet, a dairy-free sorbet made with local organic apricots from Collin’s Family Orchard. Their monthly sundae is the Home Show Sundae, made with sweet cream ice cream, peach compote, freshly baked vanilla meringue, whipped cream, and a Chukar cherry—all proceeds will be donated to Pearl Jam's Home Fund to help fight homelessness. As if that's not enough, the company is also rolling out their new always Union Coffee flavor (made with cold brew from Union Coffee, which is owned by founder Molly Moon Neitzel's husband Zack). To celebrate, they'll offer a Union Coffee cold brew float on their menu for four weeks (until mid-September), consisting of Union Coffee cold brew, a scoop of Union Coffee ice cream, soda water, and chocolate sprinkles. Plus, they'll also make Moonshot in the Dark affogatos (a scoop of Union Coffee ice cream with a shot of Good Together blend espresso and chocolate sprinkles) at special pop-up events at their Capitol Hill and Madrona locations and at Union Coffee.

Raised Doughnuts
The recently opened Central District doughnut shop's August flavors include lemon verbena and blackberry, lychee, peach fritter, and matcha mochi.

Rachel's Ginger Beer
The spicy-sweet soda shop's current seasonal is Bowhill Blueberries X Mango, a collaboration with Skagit Valley's Bow Hill blueberry farm.

Rodeo Donut
Cupcake Royale's brioche-donut sidekick introduced a new Neapolitan flavor with a whipped strawberry mascarpone filling.

Salt and Straw
The Portland-based artisan ice creamery's August flavors are meant to inspire you to "eat your vegetables": Carrot Cake Batter and Pralined Hazelnuts, made with shredded, roasted Nash's Organic Produce carrots and a spiced base with candied hazelnuts and cream cheese frosting; Freckled Chocolate Zucchini Bread, fresh-baked zucchini bread chunks in a speckled chocolate ice cream; Radicchio Jam & Soft Cheese, a "grapefruit marmalade"-like jam made with Local Roots radicchio swirled into an ice cream base made with soft camembert-style Mt. Townsend Creamery cheese; Green Fennel & Maple, made with Morse Farms’ Vermont maple syrup and fresh Present Tense Farm fennel; and Beet Red Velvet Cake, a vegan flavor made with dark gluten-free chocolate cake chunks in a chocolate beet coconut ice cream with vegan vanilla cheesecake ribbons.

Sleight of Hand Cellars
The Underground Wine Project and its parent wineries, Mark Ryan Winery and Sleight of Hand Cellars, have created Home x Away, a specially designed, limited edition, Pearl Jam-themed box set of four bottles of their popular Idle Hands wine. The box set has sold out, but their Home Show bottle will be available by the glass and the bottle at participating Ethan Stowell restaurants (Rione XIII, Tavolata, How to Cook a Wolf, Red Cow, Mkt., Bramling Cross, Staple & Fancy Mercantile, and Marine Hardware) from August 7-11; by the bottle at MoPOP on Thursday, August 9; and at Sleight of Hand's SODO tasting room from August 7-11. Purchases are limited to one bottle per person, and proceeds will go directly to the Home Shows and the Vitalogy Foundation.

Theo Chocolate
Proceeds from the Phinney chocolatier's 70% dark chocolate Home Shows bar will benefit Pearl Jam's Vitalogy Foundation.

Trophy Cupcakes
In honor of National Peach Month, the gourmet cupcakery's featured special is Peachy Cream Crumble, a vanilla crumble cake filled with house-made local peach jam and topped with a swirl of mascarpone buttercream, a dollop of peach jam, and a sprinkle of brown sugar crumble. They're also featuring a special Pearl Jam Home Show dozen, with eight Chocolate Vanilla and four Vanilla Vanilla cupcakes decorated with the Home Show logo and sprinkles—100% of proceeds will go towards Pearl Jam's nonprofit the Vitalogy Foundation.

Rachel Yang and Seif Chirchi's Capitol Hill noodle joint's monthly special is a chili garlic noodle dish with rice noodles, triple chili sauce, fried tofu, and peanuts.