These cravings for stoner snacks differ from normal hunger and can range from wanting to devour a bowl of cereal to hankering to put away a couple of pizzas or more.
If you’re a marijuana user, you have probably asked yourself the following question at least once: what are the best stoner foods? To answer this question and hopefully provide you with some interesting ideas for your next bout of the munchies, we created this guide to the best snacks to eat while stoned.
What does getting the munchies mean?
Getting the munchies refers to that special hunger that you experience after you consuming marijuana.
While most people experience the munchies after they have smoked a joint or eaten cannabis edibles, not many people know what actually causes them. Most weed smokers are aware of the different components that are found in weed, and the difference between CBD and THC.
THC is the component of weed that gets you both high and hungry. When THC enters the part of your brain that controls your appetite, it tells it that it is hungry, which is what causes you to always feel peckish after you have taken marijuana.
What foods do stoners like?
There are a few food items that are considered stereotypical stoner foods. These are the meals or snacks that you often see depicted in films alongside stoners after smoking. Think every single Seth Rogen film you have ever seen, and you will be sure to recall some of the stoner snacks featured in them.
Below are examples of stereotypical stoner foods:
- Potato chips
- Ice cream
- Cheese sticks
As you can see, a healthy snack is rarely considered a stoner snack. The cravings following a heavy smoking session calls for fast food galore. Anything that you can find in the house or can easily order that is overly salty, sweet or stodgy is exactly what you need when you get the munchies.
Cannabis strains almost guaranteed to cause the munchies
Although you can get the munchies after consuming any kind of cannabis, there are a few strains that are virtually guaranteed to arouse your hunger. If you have no food in the house, these are the strains you should stay away from:
- Critical Kush
- Jack Herer
- Afghan Kush
Marijuana strains likely to keep hunger at bay
If you love marijuana and the feeling it gives you, but are not a fan of the cravings you get afterwards, you can still enjoy weed without the need to raid the cupboard afterwards. Below are some of the best marijuana strains for keeping your hunger at bay:
- Moby Dick
- Red Congolese
- Jack the Ripper
- Skunk #1
- Power Plant
5 greatest stoner snack foods of all time
Regardless of the strains they normally use, most marijuana users will find themselves getting the munchies more than a few times in their life, and for many, the joy of a satisfying meal, after they have smoked their joints or eaten their edibles, is what completes the experience. To give you some munchies ideas and some inspiration on what to eat when you’re stoned, we created this list of some of the best stoner snack foods of all time.
Pizza is easily one of the best foods for the munchies. Not only is it filling, but it has everything you could possibly want when you are hungry. It is doughy, cheesy, and allows you to add whatever toppings you want onto it to satisfy your own personal taste and cravings.
- Potato Chips
Another winner when it comes to snacks when you have the munchies is potato chips. Everyone always has some form of potato chips in their cupboard, so it is one of those snacks that you are sure to have on hand for when those munchies sneak up on you out of nowhere.
Nothing beats the salty taste of a potato chip, which is exactly what you need after the post-cannabis hunger creeps in. If you are conscious about what you eat and do not want to get carried away with eating bags and bags of potato chips, the best thing about this snack is that there are plenty of healthy alternatives.
Whether you buy the chips from the health section at the store or preempt your munchies and bake your own low-calorie chips, they are a versatile and universal snack that can appease all cravings.
If you are looking to put in a little extra effort to get high, in order to reap the ultimate reward, nachos are the perfect stoner food. Comprising a solid tortilla chip base, topped with cheese and put under the grill or broiler for a couple of minutes until perfectly melted, topped with guacamole, sour cream, and salsa, and boom, you have what feels like an indulgent post-weed snack.
Whether you have your own homemade recipe for nachos, or need to follow a simple munchies food recipes, nachos are actually extremely easy to make, even when you are high. Although a little more effort is required than throwing a pizza in the oven, the outcome is well worth it. You can even customize your nachos with whatever you have on hand. Add a bit of chicken on top, a few jalapenos if you like spicy food, and you have the complete snack.
This is one of the best stoner foods for your munchies, especially if you have a big appetite. Even if you are not a big eater, the munchies can make you ravenous, and nothing satisfies that ravenous craving better than a cheeseburger. A thick quality beef patty, cheese, bread, and a little salad are the ideal combination.
Now, the likelihood of you having a fully-cooked cheeseburger ready to eat in your kitchen is fairly unlikely, so this is one of those munchie snacks that you will probably have to order. If it is in your budget, ordering food after a marijuana session is the way to go, as it is quick and easy and involves minimal effort on your part, allowing you to sit, relax, and enjoy your high until the food comes.
- Ice cream
Although all the foods we have listed so far are savory, there are several foods for weed smokers with a sweet tooth. If you belong to this category, ice cream is the way to go. Most people have a tub of ice cream in their freezer ready to go. This is an easy solution for sweet tooth cravings. It is also ideal if you are looking to follow up your salty savory snack with a bit of dessert. Our personal favorite combination is a slice of pepperoni pizza followed by a bowl of chocolate ice cream – an unbeatable combination.
Shop for weed products online
In order to get the munchies, you first need marijuana. Since weed has become legal in Canada, it is becoming increasingly easier to get what you want from a dispensary. Gone are the days of buying random strains from your dealer's garage.
You can now walk into a dispensary and talk with a budtender to get the perfect strain to achieve the type of high you are looking for.
Better still, you can now buy cannabis online, from a company such as Seed & Stone. Our extensive online collection of marijuana products is designed to ensure that you find exactly what you are looking for.
We sell a wide variety of cannabis products, including:
- Pre Rolls
If you are looking for a quick and easy buying experience with home delivery, we are your one-stop shop for all things marijuana.