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Find your new favorite cannabis strain based on your favorite food

Published on October 9, 2019 · Last updated July 28, 2020

Your favorite food can say a lot about you. Beyond just pointing to your favorite flavors, it can also hint at the sorts of experiences you enjoy, the times you like to eat, and entire cuisines you’re partial to. Can it tell you which cannabis strains you’ll enjoy, too? We think there’s a good chance it can.

Naturally, it’s impossible to highlight every possible dish here, or typecast every person who chooses the same favorite, but the following are some of the most popular foods in North America and beyond, each one paired with a cannabis strain of similar attributes that may appeal for a variety of reasons. Find your favorite food below, read up on the strain we’ve picked to go with it, and head to the nearest dispensary that carries the strain!


Strain: GMO Cookies

GMO Cookies cannabis strain

Pizza appears time after time at the top of favorite-food lists, particularly in the US. It’s immensely versatile: It can be basic or gourmet, thick crust or thin, a social experience (as in at a pizza party) or a solitary one (as in devouring cold pizza while stoned at 2 a.m. in front of your fridge).

One of pizza’s greatest attributes is that it appeals to almost everybody, so we’ve paired it with a strain of similarly popular lineage: GMO Cookies, born of a cross between GSC and Chemdog. Sometimes called Garlic Cookies, this strain is a pungent, savory, and multifaceted flavor experience, while the high is a little like having eaten several pizza slices (you’ll feel happy, relaxed, and maybe just a little bit sleepy).

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Ice cream

Strain: Headband

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Headband cannabis strain

Lovers of ice cream know that half the experience is in the dessert’s smooth, creamy texture. Headband replicates the experience with thick mouthfuls of smooth and creamy smoke. Like ice cream, it’s known to make the consumer quite happy, even euphoric, and its smoke is flavorful with a touch of summery sweetness.

Headband’s signature effect is a curious feeling of tension around the crown of the head, which is a little similar to (but far more pleasant than) an ice-cream-induced brain freeze.

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Strain: Superglue

Superglue cannabis strain

Woodsy and earthy with a distinctively caramelized aroma, Superglue recalls some of the most tantalizing things about the taste of bacon. Like bacon, this strain is also guaranteed to improve the mood, and capable of bringing a smile to the face of almost any consumer.

As a popular daytime strain for seasoned consumers, might we suggest pairing Superglue with sizzling bacon to make this your new favorite way to wake up?

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Strain: Remedy

remedy cannabis strain

Whether you’ve fallen for guacamole, avocado toast, or just plain delicious avo, this superfruit is having a moment that actually seems to be lasting all decade. So is CBD, which has never been more on-trend, and can now be found in everything from powdered drink mixes to Gwyneth Paltrow’s bath bombs.

Skip the overpriced bath bombs, though, and spring for Remedy, a sweet, floral, high-CBD strain that’s intensely relaxing. Like the avocado, it’s a lovely yellowish-green in color, and it tastes fresh, earthy, and good for you all at once.

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Strain: MAC (Miracle Alien Cookies)

MAC cannabis strain

Like barbecue, MAC brings together diverse influences: its genetic lineage includes the likes of Colombian, Alien Cookies, and Starfighter. As shiny and sticky with resinous trichomes as barbecue is with brown-sugary sauce, you can tell at first glance that this strain will be packed with flavor.

And it is—beginning with aromatics that include notes of musk, gasoline, and dank earthiness, the smoke crossing the palate reveals flavors of orange citrus before finishing on a sweet, wood-smoky high note.

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Strain: Gelato

Gelato cannabis strain

Most of the berries in North America come from the West Coast, and so does Gelato, the sweet, fruity Bay Area superstar strain. Juicy and delicious as its name suggests, Gelato retains plenty of earthy, sugary flavor, and its buds bloom dark-purple.

The best thing about berries is that they feel indulgent but won’t leave you sluggish, and the same is true of Gelato; you’ll definitely feel your physical tension subside, but you’ll still be capable of going about your day in spite of Gelato’s generous serving of THC.

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Strain: Chocolate Hashberry

Chocolate Hashberry cannabis strain

Aromatic and nuanced with a rich, sophisticated flavor profile; laden with cocoa alongside hints of fruit and spice; capable of combatting anxiety and improving the mood at first taste.

Sound like your favorite chocolate bar? This is actually from the strain description of Chocolate Hashberry, which crosses Chocolate Kush with Blackberry Kush. It’s even known to sharpen focus in modest doses, just like the mild caffeine in a mid-afternoon dark chocolate break can do.

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Strain: Holy Grail Kush

Holy Grail Kush cannabis strain

While we’d be hard-pressed to find a cannabis flavor profile that’s identical to the fresh-fish flavors found in sushi (and we’re not sure you’d even want that, anyway), Holy Grail Kush is still bright and complex in flavor, with a mellow high reminiscent of a slow-paced dinner at the counter of your favorite sushi bar.

Like sushi, a little goes a long way with this potent top-shelf strain. Furthermore, Holy Grail Kush is said to have achieved the High Times Cannabis Cup’s first-ever perfect score, and we see the same excellence reflected in sushi culture—each bite’s aim is to achieve perfection.

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Strain: Cheese

Cheese cannabis strain

Pairing seem too obvious? Sometimes the easiest answer is also the best one. Besides, as evidenced by things like cheese boards, cheese shops, and cheese sauce, one of the best things you can pair with cheese is … more cheese.

The strain is true to its name—a little pungent, a little funky, but pretty enticing the more familiar you become with its unique flavor profile.

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Brett Konen
Brett Konen
Brett is a former editor at Leafly who loves travel, craft cocktails, and shining a spotlight on unique lifestyle trends.
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