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Where there’s weed, there must also be weed snacks. Every stoner has experienced at least one beastly case of the munchies, which has ultimately led them on a journey to try and find the best snacks to eat when high.
But not all munchies are alike––every stoner knows there are different types of weed snacks, and each category is equally important. There are the notorious gas station snacks, which are usually purchased alongside blunts or wraps for the forthcoming sesh; There are high snacks at home, where you have the opportunity to get creative with the contents of your fridge, freezer, and pantry; And then there are high meals, which are full-on munchie feasts when a simple snack just isn’t enough to do the trick.
We know that stoner snacks are an essential part of the cannabis experience, which is why we’ve curated a list of some of the best high foods in each category so that you’ll be fully prepared when a case of the munchies hits you at any time, in any place, and for any mood.
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- Weed’s main components, cannabinoids, are responsible for making you feel hungry while getting high. Specifically, psychoactive components like delta 9 THC may increase appetite in general.
- Due to how cannabinoids bind to the proteins of certain receptors in our brain, some cannabinoids like delta 8 and delta 9 THC can give you the munchies while others like CBD rarely do.
- Some of the best snacks to get while high can be bought in the gas station, like hot chips, chips, dips, cookies, or pastries.
- When you are at home, some of our favorite snacks are pizza, ice cream, ramen noodles, toast, or even fruit salads.
- Remember, you can always get a hearty meal if snacking is not your jam. Get some burgers or sliders, mac and cheese or pasta, or even a wrap or bowl of rice that can help you calm your cravings.
Why Does Weed Give You the Munchies?
Cannabis is known for making you feel hungry every now and then. This happens due to cannabinoids, specifically delta 9 THC. Due to how this cannabinoid interacts with our nervous system and how it binds to the proteins of certain receptors, it can stimulate the hormone that makes us hungry.
Now, these compounds bind to the proteins of two different receptors of the endocannabinoid system, which is part of the nervous network of our body. These are known as CB1 and CB2.
Why do we have to know this? Well, because depending on this interaction is the reason why other cannabinoids might have a lower “munchies” probability, like CBD. Let’s go further into this.
Does CBD Weed Give You the Munchies?
CBD, or cannabidiol, is one of the other major cannabinoids found in weed and hemp. This compound is not psychoactive, and unlike delta 9 THC, it does not bind to the protein receptors of CB1 or CB2.
Instead, this cannabinoid interacts with them by blocking the receptors and causing some effects without feeling high. The most notable one is relaxing your muscles and aiding with general pain relief.
Due to this, it is generally weird for people to feel the munchies. Some people with sensitivity to this cannabinoid might feel an appetite increase, but due to the nature of the compound, it is highly unlikely to get the munchies from consuming CBD.
Does Delta 8 Give You the Munchies?
Let’s talk about delta 8 THC. This compound is an isomer to delta 9 THC, meaning it has a similar composition, only changing by the position of a carbon link in its chain.
Unlike CBD, this compound is psychoactive and mildly binds to the proteins of the CB1 receptor, and it does not bind to the CB2. Delta 8 THC is considered to have about 50% potency of delta 9 THC, meaning the effects and side effects are also minor when compared to regular weed.
This means that it can increase appetite, which in regular terms it means it can cause munchies. While not as potent as delta 9 THC munchies, it can still make you feel hungry and get you craving something.
5 Best Gas Station Snacks While High
All seasoned weed smokers know that some of the best munchies when high can be found at the gas station. Since the gas station is such a frequent stop for stoners, we wanted to pick five of the best high snacks to grab and go when the munchies hit while you’re out and about.
The gas station is a paradise of spicy, crunchy deliciousness. With Hot Fries, Hot Cheetos, Takis, and an array of spicy salsas to choose from, any spicy snack of your choice will work here. (Pro tip: We recommend pairing it with something cold and sweet for the perfect balance, like an ice cream bar or a slushie. It’s the perfect way to wash down the heat!)
Chips and Dip
One of the best parts about gas stations is that they don’t just supply the chips, they supply the dip. So if you aren’t into spicy stuff, you can always opt for a bag of chips and some french onion dip or nacho cheese. (Pro tip: Cheetos dipped in nacho cheese is possibly the most heavenly combination ever, munchies or not.)
Cookies. Candy Bars. Pastries
The only rival to a kid in a candy store is a stoner with the munchies and a sweet tooth in a gas station. Gas stations are little slices of heaven for people who have a sweet tooth, with packs of cookies, honey buns, cupcakes, pastries, and candy bars of all kinds lining the walls. Basically, bodegas and convenience stores are a sweet lover’s paradise.
Fruit Candies or Sour Gummies
Here at Delta Munchies, we know how important the classic gas station gummies are. So important, in fact, that all of our gummies are very reminiscent of what you’d find at the gas station. And while we know our gummies are delicious, we also know you can’t eat them in the same quantities as regular gummies. (We know the taste slaps, but be careful, because they hit just as hard as they slap.) So if you’ve chewed on some infused gummies but are still craving more, the gas station is the MVP.
Beverages for Days
Cottonmouth stands no chance against a well-stocked gas station. Sometimes there’s no better munchie than a delicious, thirst-quenching beverage. Thankfully gas stations have drinks for everyone––from waters, iced teas, lemonades, sports drinks, energy drinks, coffees, slushies, and sodas, there’s almost no drink you can’t find at the gas station. And that’s a beautiful thing.
5 Best Snacks When High at Home
Some of the best stoner snacks are the ones that are created by a powerhouse combination of the munchies, ingenuity, and many times, desperation––because at one time or another, every stoner has eaten something extremely questionable during times where there was little to no other choice. But thankfully, that’s why we’re here: so you never have to eat peanut butter and pickle sandwiches ever again. (Seriously, please don’t.)
Pizza, Any Pizza
Could this be the best food when high? Maybe. The best part about pizza is that this can be subjective; all a pizza needs is bread, sauce, cheese, and an oven. Pizza bagel? Let’s go. Pizza on a pita? Sounds dank. Pizza sandwich? Sure, it can’t be too much different than a spaghetti sandwich. But, if all else fails, a frozen pizza will taste just as good as a delivery pizza (or even better, despite what certain brands may tell you.)
Ice Cream or ‘Nice Cream’
Ice cream is one of the most popular munchie snacks, but you’re severely missing out if you’ve never tried nice cream. If you’re someone who’s worried about how many calories they consume during a munchie session––because we’ve all been mad at ourselves the next day for smashing an entire bag of chips in one sitting––nice cream is a fantastic option that’s not only just as delicious as regular ice cream but has considerably fewer calories (and can even be considered healthy.)
So, what is nice cream? Nice cream is a homemade version of ice cream that uses frozen bananas as a base instead of dairy. That might sound intimidating at first, but making nice cream might be one of the easiest homemade desserts ever. All you need to get started are three basic ingredients and one appliance: frozen bananas, another frozen fruit of your choice, a milk of your choice, and a food processor or blender. (This will work best with a food processor, but we know not everyone has one, so a lower setting on a blender will work, too.)
Once you have your basic ingredients, there’s not much to it. Throw your frozen bananas, other frozen fruit (raspberries, blueberries, etc.), and milk in a food processor. Then, gently blend until it all incorporates into a thick, creamy, ice cream-like consistency.
The best thing about nice cream is that you can get endlessly creative with it. You can switch up your fruits, add vanilla extract, chocolate syrup, chocolate chips, whipped cream––anything you like in regular ice cream can be added to or onto nice cream. Plus, since it’s mostly fruit, you won’t feel like you just ate an entire tub of dairy when you wake up the following day. (But don’t worry, we also won’t judge you if you do. It happens.)
Ramen noodles are the best for when the munchies are urgent. Instant ramen noodles are, well, instant, and even ramen in the packets cooks in just a few minutes. Ramen on its own is already delicious, but if you’re feeling up to it, you can also get super creative with your ramen and customize it to the mood of your munchies. You can add all kinds of veggies like onions, garlic, peppers, mushrooms, and broccoli. This is the best time to let your high mind run free: take a look at what you have in the fridge and let your intuition guide you. Some of the best dishes have been created by hungry stoners who have added unexpected things together!
If you need something that gets rid of the munchies and cottonmouth simultaneously, fruit salad is your best friend. Since fruit is so juicy, it can satisfy both your hunger and thirst and the same time. Plus, f you add mango, you can actually amplify your high! Mangos and cannabis are both rich in a chemical called myrcene, which is a terpene that makes you feel relaxed and sleepy. When you ingest cannabis, you are ingesting myrcene, and if you eat mangos after you’re high, the added myrcene will amplify the effects significantly.
Bagels or Toast
If all else fails, is there anything better than bread? (That’s a rhetorical question because the answer is obviously absolutely not.) If you don’t have all of the ingredients necessary to make a full-on sandwich, there’s no shame in throwing some bread in the toaster, slapping some butter on it, and going to town. But if you need something a little more than butter, even toast is a versatile food. You can make avocado toast, hummus toast, peanut butter toast, or even a toasted peanut butter and jelly. The options are truly endless.
5 Best Meals When High
If you’re looking for an actual meal, we’ve also collected some of the best high foods to eat when you’re hungry enough for more than just a snack. Because let’s be honest, is there anything better than coming home from a long day at work, getting super high, and smashing a big, dank meal that perfectly hits the spot? Nope.
One of the most versatile meals there is, you really can’t go wrong when it comes to pasta. A comfort food staple, pasta feels like a big hug in a bowl when you’re super high. (Pro tip: You can even eat it cold! Pasta salad is usually seen as a side, but we stand firm in the belief that pasta salad is a whole meal in itself.)
Burgers are another comfort food staple and can only be made better by the presence of a good case of the munchies. If you’re in desperate need, thankfully there’s a fast-food joint within what feels like a 10-foot radius of us at all times here in the states, but there’s almost nothing better than a homemade burger. Plus, when you’ve got a ravenous case of the munchies, you don’t want to worry about looking cute, you want to eat; so what could be better than stuffing your face with a messy burger in peace?
Mac and Cheese
It almost feels pointless to go on, because is there any other point to ‘mac and cheese’ that needs proving other than… mac and cheese? But, if you really need us to go on and endorse possibly the most iconic stoner meal of all time, we will. Mac and cheese is one of the most satisfying things to eat when your munchies are in full swing. Out of the box or homemade, it doesn’t matter––we’ve never met a mac and cheese we haven’t liked.
(Pro tip: if you don’t have the ingredients to make mac and cheese from scratch, you can easily customize boxed brands! You can add spices like garlic and onion powder, extra cheese if you have any, and even top it with hot sauce for some buffalo mac action.)
There’s a solid argument to be made about breakfast being the ultimate meal for any time of day, and when you’re riding a big wave of the munchies, there’s almost nothing that hits the spot better than a dank breakfast sandwich. Plus, the sandwich aspect of it makes it ergonomic and easy to eat when you’re super stoned. (Pro tip: if breakfast sandwiches aren’t your thing, doing breakfast for dinner can be just as satisfying!)
If you’ve never gotten super stoned and gone out for sushi, please take this as a sign to do so immediately. Sushi is the perfect stoner food, already proportioned into bite-sized pieces of deliciousness. When you’re high, it can be the pinnacle of dining experiences. Plus, a warm, cozy, tasty bowl of miso soup when you’re freshly high? Unbeatable.
Best Salty Snacks while High
Everybody loves a salty snack when high. Some of the most common snacks you can try are chips, pretzels, nachos, and popcorn. These are easy to munch and can give you texture and flavor.
Other heartier snacks could make a full meal, like some fries (top them with some cheese), avocado toast, chips, and some salsa, or even a hot dog with a few toppings could work. Of course, prepackaged can work, or if you don’t have a budget limit, snacks like pizza slices or some crunch wraps could also taste pretty good. Just make sure to stay away from things that require cutting or heating.
If it comes to really getting the craving for instant ramen, we’d recommend you heat the water before having some tokes and prepare everything beforehand. Also, try to use plastic containers and paper towels nearby so you don’t have to worry about making a mess while you are high as a kite.
Best Sweet Snacks when High
Now, as with most snacks, it all comes down to your palate and favorite choices. Some people prefer decadent sweet snacks like cupcakes or brownies; others feel fine with just a few sour gummies or candies.
Our decadent favorites are definitely hand pies and pastries. You can get sweet bread and have them with some milk, or just enjoy some baked goods like chocolate chip cookies while you have your favorite edible.
If you are trying to be healthy in your snacking, fruits are a good option. Berries like blueberry, strawberry, or raspberry are nutritious and sweet and have few calories. You can also spice it up with some granola and yogurt and have a whole snack full of protein and nutrients.
Other sweet treats you can try are frappés or other cold drinks. Just stay away from hot cocoa or try to have it lukewarm, so you can prevent accidents while high. Juice boxes are also a good option if you want something quick and sweet without having to munch if you don’t feel like eating something with texture.
What is the Best Snack while High?
Honestly, the best snack to get while high are the ones you can open and eat without any hassle. And by this, we mean no heating, cutting, or needing to do anything besides opening a container or fruit and eating it.
Truth be told, the best snack you can try is the one you love most. Some people prefer savory to sweet. Just make sure the snack you get is safe and easy to munch on when you get your cravings.
Or even better, before getting high, try making a list and have a quick shopping run to prepare everything. This way, you won’t get crazy cravings midway, and you can also plan without realizing you splurged on takeaways once again.
Our all-time favorite? The Chicago popcorn mix. This is the mix that includes cheddar and caramel popcorn together. Sounds crazy, right? But to be honest, it fills both cravings for sweet and salty, it’s easy to eat, and it won’t make a hole in your wallet after buying a few packs.
Also, it’s something easy to clean. Just keep paper towels and napkins nearby.
What is the Best Stoner Food?
Well, what are you in the mood for? Some prefer savory snacks, while others like candies and cookies. If you want something more on the substantial side, consider having a bowl of cereal, a sandwich, or even some pizza slices.
Sometimes when stoned, you might want something hearty and greasy. Make sure that if you do that, you don’t make it a habit, so it doesn’t affect your general nutrition.
But once in a while, a few meat lover pizza slices or some cheeseburger sliders could actually make you stray away from buying the whole snacks section.
In the end, the best stoner food is always the things you are in the mood for, and all are valid. Mexican food like tacos can be pretty hearty, or even some rice bowl to fill your hunger. Other snacks like fries, sliders, pizza, or even Chinese or Indian takeaways are all good choices too. Just make sure to stay low on fat.
What Should I Eat if I Have the Munchies?
Well, it depends. If you have an edible, we actually recommend not having them with an empty stomach, but something with fiber and a little bit of fat. A salad, wrap, or even an avocado toast will all work with edibles, so you can crave the munchies without having too much fat.
Now, if you are cooking with cannabutter, you can always try savory and sweet dishes, like pasta or some chocolate chip cookies. Just make sure to add the cannabutter to the oily part, and you’ll be having the best of both worlds: munchies and edibles.
However, if you are toking or vaping, you can go with pretty much anything. If you want healthy, go for some nuts, berries, or vegetable chips. For something decadent, go for a cupcake, pastries, or chili cheese fries.
And for the whole meal, stay with something balanced like a rice bowl, wings with some crudities to munch on, or something similar.
You can learn more about munchies and foods to try when high in the following video: