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Food and Drinks to Try This Summer

From barbecue to kombucha, these brands offer quality staples and treats you’ll want to try

Summer is upon us. It’s the time of year when we want to look good, feel great and eat outside with friends! Whatever your hot-weather priority is, there’s a fantastic food or drink to go with it. We’ve compiled a list of trusted brands to shop and try at your next barbecue, dinner party, picnic or snack-centered movie night.

CrateJoy Foodie Box

It’s hard to pick just one when it comes to CrateJoy’s selection of beverage, snack and food subscription boxes. There’s something for everyone with the Shaker & Spoon Cocktail Box, the SnackSack and the Vegancuts Monthly Snack Box. Browse their bests lists for unique, healthy and yummy choices from around the globe.

Southside Market & BBQ

A local favorite, Southside Market & Barbecue has too many mouth-watering options to list. The bacon wrapped, cheese-stuffed Sausage Slammers are worth considering, alongside the many flavors of sausage and a variety of smoked meats. Throw in some sauces and seasonings and you are good to go at your next backyard barbecue.

Snake River Farms Wagyu Burgers and Dogs

Summer is upon us – and that means it’s grilling season! Snake River Farms does it right when it comes to high-quality, American, 100 percent Wagyu beef burgers and hot dogs. Throw these goodies on the grill to make the most of the season.

Vital Choice Seafood

When it comes to high-quality and sustainably harvested seafood, Vital Choice Wild Seafood & Organics has you covered. Their extensive product list even has poke and lox, alongside their unique seafood “burger and bacon” options. With canned and pouched products, too, their seasoning line has you set up for seafood-centered dinner parties, picnics and cookouts.

Thrive Market

Thrive Market is a one-stop shop for healthy snacks and tasty treats. Their “Healthy living made easy” motto rings true across their offerings with over 6,000 wholesome choices and a personalized delivery system to keep the pantry stocked. The company is also on a mission to combat climate change and was instrumental in delivering more 1,000 boxes of groceries and 900 boxes of diapers during this year’s winter storms in Texas. Use the link above to get 25 percent off your first order and a free gift.

Sakara Life

Sakara Life has incredibly delectable meal plans and potent products to boost health and well-being with super-food goods delivered right to your door. They stand behind their mission of providing life-changing nutrition with trusted ingredients picked with the help of chefs and a council of doctors on their team.

Hu Kitchen

Hu Kitchen has it all figured out when it comes to chocolate, cookies and crackers. The cashew butter and orange vanilla chocolate bar might be your new favorite – but you may as well set yourself up for success with their Spring Flavors Bundle. Hu also has snacking and baking chocolate “gems” that pair well with nut butter, pitted dates or melted down for dipping fruits like mandarins.

Milk Bar

Milk Bar has sweets galore for special occasions and more. Cakes, pies, cookies and cookie truffles are on the menu with gift bundles. There are gluten-free options too. Their Cookie Tins and Assorted Truffle Boxes are almost too good to be true. Get free shipping on orders over $75.


Sansdrinks is your non-alcoholic beverage superstore. Their wine, beer, spirits, soda and tonics are perfect for creating delicious mocktails. Browse the site for tons of amazing recipes to recreate the classics at your next gathering.


DAVIDsTEA has a plethora of looseleaf choices, matcha and teaware for soothing sips all year long. There are special blends for sleep, immunity boosting, detox and digestion, pregnancy, focus and more. Their Tea Tasting Club ships quarterly favorites and samplers that make wonderful gifts.


Health-Ade Kombucha is a fizzy fermented tea with probiotic benefits and healthy acids that can support the digestive system. Health-Ade is redefining the carbonated beverage industry with a line of soda-like Booch Pops that contain tasty herbs and minerals.