Instead of scrounging through the back of your fridge for leftover Seamless, treat your tastebuds to something special this 420.
Cannabis cuisine is serious biz, so we’ve rounded up NYC’s dankest eats designed to sate even the strongest of buzzes. Devour these stoner-friendly foods and kiss your munchies goodbye.
In Queens, a visit to the Arepa Lady
is a must. In Manhattan or Brooklyn, try Caracas
Munch At: Black Seed Bagels
, current darling of the creative bagelry world, or Bantam Bagels
, where you can score mini stuffed bagel balls.
There’s no shortage of 4/20-worthy burgers in NYC, but Paul’s Da Burger Joint
has ‘joint’ in the name so…
The pastrami sandwich at Katz’s
is the classic, alongside other NYC favorites like Second Ave Deli
, Sarge’s Deli
, and Mile End
No brainer. Economy Candy
all the way.
6. Lobster Rolls
Try Maine’s main export at one of the locations of Luke’s Lobster
or the Red Hook Lobster Pound
Chow down at The Meatball Shop
, where you can get naked balls, balls in sandwiches, ball sliders, and even balls over salad. Try not to lose it over the word “balls.”
If you want to get fancy, it’s hard to beat Artichoke
‘s classic artichoke slice. If all you need is cheese and carbs delivered in the cheapest package possible, find a dollar slice
and get down.
9. Grilled Cheese
You probably shouldn’t be near anything sharp or hot in your 4/20 state, so have your grilled cheese needs seen to at Melt Shop
or Little Muenster
Munch At: Dos Toros
isn’t serving ground-breaking Mexican food, but it’s solid and makes a nice change from Chipotle. Get baked, get burrito, win.
11. Anything at Smorgasburg
Everywhere you possibly can. You can’t go wrong with anything at Smorgasburg
‘s gluttonous paradise. This might be the Holy Grail of high cuisine.
12. Fried Chicken
Munch At: Sweet Chick
nails it with their chicken and waffles, which come in classic, bacon-cheddar, dried cherry, rosemary-mushroom, walnut-parmesan, or spiced-pecan flavors.
13. Hot Dogs
There’s always Crif Dogs
, but they don’t have the monopoly on wacky weiners. Los Perros Locos
serves up seriously insane creations involving crushed Fritos, deep fried bacon cubes, and chili infused with beer and cocoa.
Given its proximity to NYU, there’s no doubt Mamoun’s
has served its fair share of stoned students. They know what’s up.
15. Mac ‘n’ Cheese
There’s good mac ‘n’ cheese all over this city, but S’MAC
might be the most well-known all-mac, all the time establishment.
Your heart will race at Dough Loco
(just make sure it’s the donuts, not the drugs). Varieties include Miso Maple, Blueberry Rosemary Lime, and Raspberry Sriracha.
Your pothead prayers have been answered. BarBacon
is a restaurant dedicated entirely to your favorite pork product.
Munch At: Empire Biscuit
is a little slice of heaven for foodies with Southern inclinations.
19. Ice Cream
Munch At: OddFellows
has mastered the art of unusual ice cream (think Chorizo Caramel Swirl, Thai Iced Cream, and Milk Chocolate Pretzel Peanut Butter).
20. Chicken Nuggets
Chomp on chicken nuggets at The Nugget Spot
, which serves up classics alongside creative flavors like Cap’N Crunk (with a crunchy cereal crust) and Wake N Bacon (bacon-coated and dipped in maple syrup).
No combo is too wild at Potatopia
, which piles on the toppings for creations like Bacon Overload, Nacho Nacho, The Steakhouse, and Smashed Hit.
22. Rice Crispy Treats
Munch At: Treat House
serves up gourmet marshmallow rice crispy treats in 12 original flavors, both seasonal and custom.
Late-night staple Veselka
will solve all your pierogi problems.
24. Halal Cart Food
Halal food is practically a religion in NYC, and The Halal Guys
is the city’s most beloved place of worship.
Munch At: Insomnia Cookies
was made for moments like these. They deliver, so if paranoia gets the better of you, you can get your goodies without setting foot outside.
26. All The Bodega Snacks
Munch At: At the end of the day, there’s no better destination for stoner snacking than your local bodega. Chocolate covered pretzels? Yogurt raisins? Kraft mac ‘n’ cheese? The bodega has it all, just don’t get lost in the chips aisle giggling at the “Baked” Lays.
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