Every stoner has been there before. It’s the end of a long day, you’ve just inhaled the bowl’s final puff, and a heavy couch lock is beginning to set in. As your eyes linger on the latest episode of Planet Earth and your brain begins to drift up to the clouds, you hear a faint rumbling. Then, you feel it. Despite eating an entire box of Kraft Mac & Cheese just an hour ago, they’re here – THE MUNCHIES.
But don’t panic! Even the blandest of foods get a flavor boost when you’re baked, so the great stoner goodies we have in mind will go above and beyond. Whether it’s some quick takeout or something you whip up in the kitchen, here are the (BEST – and easiest – stoner munchies).
What Do Stoners Like Eating? The Best Stoner Snacks!
Every weed enthusiast needs an emergency jar of Nutella in their pantry. Why? The hazelnut chocolatey goodness will surely come in handy during an unexpected munchies crisis! In a moment of need, all you’ll require is a jar of Nutella and a hefty spoon, and your hunger will be satisfied . . . at least momentarily. The ease and deliciousness of the ‘Spoon in Jar’ procedure makes Nutella one of the best snacks to eat while high. And if you have the patience to get more creative, there’s an entire culinary subgenre dedicated to Nutella! Cookies, cakes, brownies, crepes – your options are limitless!
Ben and Jerry’s Ice Cream
If a spoonful of Nutella doesn’t satisfy your sweet tooth, a spoonful of Ben and Jerry’s ice cream is the next sensible step! Not only are there 60+ delicious flavors to choose from (including personal favorites Peanut Butter Half Baked and Stephen Colbert’s Americone Dream), but Ben and Jerry’s has been outspoken regarding their positive views on cannabis legalization. So sit back, smoke some weed, and scoop some Ben and Jerry’s to extinguish your munchies!
Chocolate brownies are the stereotypical stoner food, and if a pint of Ben and Jerry’s Chocolate Fudge Brownie doesn’t satisfy your cravings – it’s time to break out the baked goods! The smell of a freshly baked pan of brownies (when you could also be described as “freshly baked”) is one of the most intoxicating scents on Earth. And if you want to make the brownies intoxicating too, all you need to do is whip up some cannabis-infused butter or oil. The easiest way to infuse and make the best edibles possible is using the Arden FX DeCarb Infuser and Decarboxylizer. Check it out and see for yourself!
Sweets are wonderful, but sometimes you need a savory crunch to satisfy your weed munchies! For those occasions, a bag of chips is a no-brainer. And though the entire chip aisle is incredibly attractive to any seasoned stoner, Kettle Brand’s Jalapeno Potato Chips strike the perfect balance for a post-smoke snack. You get the thunderous crunch from the kettle, the spicy bite of the jalapeno, and the peace of mind in knowing that they’re all-natural. Pair a bag with a glass of your favorite beverage and a bowl of your favorite kush, and you’re bound to have a beautiful night.
If your munchies are too large for a bag of chips but too small for an all-out meal, mozzarella sticks are the way to go. Ranking among the best snacks to munch on while stoned, the crisp seasoned breading perfectly compliments the melted mozzarella within, creating a perfect vessel for dunking, dipping, and sharing around to the rest of the smoke circle. And best of all, they can be prepped after a quick fifteen minutes in the kitchen or just a short trip to the freezer aisle. And while you’re there, why not complete the appetizer platter with some onion rings, curly fries, and jalapeno poppers?!
What Should You Eat When You’re High?: BEST MUNCHIE MEALS!
The average stoner is no stranger to the cereal section, and for good reason! Logistically, cereal is the quintessential stoner meal. Sure, it doesn’t have the heft of a juicy burger or the style of a California roll, but cereal is cheap, easy, and readily available. With a prep time only as long as the space between your pantry and fridge, pot heads can have their munchies satisfied almost instantly! So when you’re looking for what to eat when you have the munchies, just swing open the cereal cabinet! And with choices like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, Cocoa Puffs, Frosted Flakes, Cap’n Crunch, and Reese’s Puffs, what pothead wouldn’t be satisfied?
A Big ‘Ol Sandwich
Sandwiches are the utility players of the culinary world, making them perfect for any munchie moment. Whether your post-weed hunger points you toward something sweet like a PB&J, something meaty like a Philly cheesesteak, or something light like a BLT – a sandwich has you covered! However, when you’re suffering through the munchies, craving a “light” anything is a near impossibility. So go ahead and pull out your toppings and create your own Subway sandwich station. Chicken, cheese, salami, spinach – throw the whole damn fridge onto that bread roll! All that matters is that you walk away from the kitchen with a hoagie heavy enough to satisfy your cannabis cravings.
Cheap, easy, and readily available – ramen is practically the cereal of the noodle world! A favorite in the stoner and college student communities (though there’s some definite overlap there), the amount of skill required to cook ramen tops off at boiling water and opening a flavor packet. But if you’re a marijuana user of more refined tastes, ramen can be altered to fit your fancies and become one of the top stoner snacks. Add in some eggs, pork belly, hot sauce, kimchi – whatever your high heart desires!
Can’t be bothered to boil water? No worries! Asian flavors to satisfy your munchies are just a phone call away. Chinese takeout is the perfect stoner solution for any growling stomach, and it’s a clean, quick, and affordable alternative to cooking from home. Settling for old pizza rolls is a crime when you have access to fresh wonton soup, crispy cashew chicken, and egg rolls. But that’s not even the best part! With Chinese food, you’re bound to have leftovers, meaning you’ll have munchies for many sessions to come!
Many consider grilled cheese to be the archetypal stoner sammie, and it’s easy to see why. It’s crispy, bready, cheesy, and it can be made with just a few ingredients. All that’s needed is bread, butter, cheese, and a weed-induced appetite. Just like that, a grilled cheese sandwich is in your hands! It’s one of the easiest and best foods to make when high. But if you want to take your munchies seriously, much can be done to make your grilled cheese ganja-approved. Get a beautiful sourdough bread, and coat two slices with some homemade garlic cannabutter. Then, fill the sandwich with some pungent parmesan, sharp cheddar, gruyere, and monterey jack. Toast the sandwich in a skillet until golden, crispy, ooey, and gooey – and voilà! A grilled cheese that will keep you feeling toasty.
Bacon, Bacon, and More Bacon!
There’s no explanation needed when bacon enters the picture. Anything involving the tender treat is a perfect munchies fix, and the addition of bacon makes every snack one of the best snacks when high. Making grilled cheese? Add some crispy bacon! Eating chinese food? Lo mein + bacon bits! Pouring a bowl of cereal? SIDE OF BACON!! Why not?!?
Stoners far and wide rejoice at even the brief mention of burritos, as they should! Burritos adapt to every meal, making them perfect for satisfying munchies after any smoke session. If you’re enjoying a wake and bake, follow it up with a breakfast burrito. If you’re packing a midday bowl, GrubHub some Chipotle beforehand. If you’re taking a midnight toke, it’s time for a Taco Bell run! Burritos have the versatility, portability, and delectibility required to make any cannabis user content.
Fried chicken is irresistible in any form, and it doesn’t matter if you’re high or sober. Whether it’s crispy chicken strips, a bucket of dark meat, or some spicy buffalo wings, fried chicken gets the job done. But with the advent of Popeye’s Chicken Sandwich, fried chicken was elevated to a whole new level in the stoner sphere. It’s a near-flawless combination of fluffy brioche, a crispy cajun chicken breast, and Louisiana love. And when you’re high, it might as well be paradise between two buns.
A massive stack of loaded nachos is the perfect storm of stoner goodies. Tortilla chips alone are a stoned delicacy, and when you add all of your weed-influenced fixins, the result is utterly euphoric. You can take your nachos any direction but the classic toppings are: cheese, beef, beans, pico, guac, sour cream, tomatoes, jalapenos, and onions. But if you want to make your nachos supreme a bit more “special”, simply sprinkle some decarbed weed or cannabis-infused oil on top!
Pizza Munchies: Bertello Pizza Oven
There’s just no comparison – pizza is the unmatched champion of all stoner foods. From New York style to Chicago deep dish and everything in between, it’s the best munchies for stoners! The endless combinations of toppings, bases, and crusts means there is a perfect pizza for every stoner, and how you end up with your pizza is up to you.
If your couch lock is particularly severe, order delivery from your favorite pizza joint. If you’re strapped for cash, pop a $2 frozen pizza in the oven. But if you’re in stoner chef mode, the only respectable way to cook a pie is with a Wood Fire and Gas Outdoor Bertello Pizza Oven. Like pizza is king of the stoner foods, Bertello’s is king of the pizza cookout, and it prepares every pie to a crisp perfection.
If you finish your pizza and your weed munchies still aren’t quenched, feel free to adventure to these culinary oddities –
What are the Best Food Combinations When High? Mix & Max Munchies!
The most adventurous of smokers have put together some stoner food combinations that surprisingly work! If you’re stoned, hungry, and feeling a bit fearless – try these munchie ideas and tell us what you think in the comments!
- Oreos and Orange Juice
- Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich
- Scrambled Eggs and Jelly
- French Fries, Melted Butter, and Honey
- Salami and Grapes
Best Munchies for Stoners F.A.Q.
What Does it Mean When You Have the Munchies?
“Munchies” is a widely-used term in cannabis culture describing a sudden and severe onset of hunger soon after smoking some dank weed. These urges often lead to the near-uncontrollable consumption of any food within a 4 to 12 mile radius.
Why Do Stoners Get the Munchies?
It’s no secret that marijuana is a known appetite stimulant, but why is that the case? THC, the main psychoactive component in cannabis, interacts with the body’s endocannabinoid system (ECS). The ECS is responsible for regulating many of the body’s functions, such as sleep, mood, sexual activity, and – you guessed it – appetite. Research suggests that when THC interacts with the ECS, a hormone is secreted in the stomach and stimulates appetite. Strains particularly cited as good appetite stimulants include Sour Diesel, OG Kush, and Girl Scout Cookies.
Why Does Food Taste So Good When You Are High?
A 2014 study suggested that THC can activate brain receptors that heighten the sense of smell. With taste and smell being so intertwined in the eating experience, a heightened sense of smell can boost flavor. An earlier study also suggested that THC activating certain regions can make certain foods seem more appealing, particularly fatty or sugary foods.
What are the Stereotypical Stoner Foods?
Stereotypical stoner food is about three things: fat, sugar, and ease. Any typical pantry snack can be considered a stoner food. Doritos, Oreos, Pop Tarts, Rice Krispies – they’re all in the hallowed halls of munchie history. But that ease also extends to take out, frozen foods, and drive thrus – making pizza, chinese food, and french fries some top-tier stoner food as well.
What are Some More of the Best Snacks to Eat While High?
Still searching for some stoner food ideas? Still looking for those good munchies to perfectly satisfy your hunger? No worries – there’s still a treasure trove of treats to snack on when high. Other than the good stoner snacks we’ve listed already, try munching on:
- Chocolate Chip Cookies
- Munchies Snack Mix (Duh!)
- Mac & Cheese
What are the Best Stoner Fast Foods?
Everything tastes better when you’re high, so the best stoner fast food is widely based on personal taste. However, there are a few tried and true favorite munchie options. Taco Bell is the obvious choice with low prices, big portions, and cheesy “fourth meal” favorites fit or satisfying any stoner. But while Taco Bell satisfies smokers every day, it doesn’t carry the same weight in cannabis culture that White Castle does. If you don’t understand, go check out Harold and Kumar Go to White Castle right NOW!
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