Top 10 Foods that people eat when they are drunk
At 2 a.m., few things sound better than a hot slice of pizza on a white paper plate, doused in red pepper flakes and parmesan cheese. Simple and satisfying, plus it requires little effort or thought—very important at 2 a.m.
2. Hot Dogs
In San Francisco, hot dog vendors parked near bars wrap their products in bacon for that extra grease factor. But whether they come in hot dog, brat, or sausage form, meat tubes in a bun remain a popular drunken snack.
I’m not talking a bowl of cereal or fruit and yogurt—I mean over-stuffed omelets, hash browns, biscuits and gravy, sausage and bacon, and other greasy brunch fare that hits the spot.
A pile of starchy goodness is just what our bodies need in the throes of inebriation, or so we tell ourselves as we stumble toward that late-night ramen or pho joint. Pho’s also what many people opt to eat (if they can stomach anything) when hung over. There must be something magical in that broth …
There’s a reason fast food places get so crowded in the wee hours of the night (besides their late hours, of course). Their hamburgers are delicious—or taste that way to your liquored-up senses—and come with handy wrappers that prevent said burger from spilling on your lap.
Given the popularity of IHOP, Waffle House, and other breakfast-specific restaurants past 2 a.m., waffles deserve their own place on this list. Personally, sweets don’t appeal to me when I’m drunk, but I’ve heard enough people speak fondly of drunken waffle runs to include it on the list.
7. French Fries
If you’ve gone drinking with me, you’ve probably had french fries with me. Hash browns fall into this category, too. They’re what I crave the most after a night out and I know I’m not alone. To be honest, I never don’t want fried potatoes, but they seem to taste even better as a dessert after too many drinks.
8. Burritos and Tacos
These require a little more skill to eat than the rest of the items, since one wrong bite spills the contents onto the plate or worse, the floor. But the combination of beans, rice, and hot tortillas is so satisfying to the stomach, it’s worth the addled brain effort.
9. Chips and Pretzels
When all else fails, a bag of chips or pretzels won’t do you wrong. It’s affordable, portable, and the salty flavor is especially enjoyable after a few beers (or in conjunction with them).
10. Whatever’s in the Fridge
I’ve seen my friends work some amazing magic in the kitchen after leaving the bars. With a little open-mindedness and alcohol-fueled confidence, even the lousiest of cooks can pull together a late night snack with what he’s got on hand, even if it’s nothing but potato chips, Kraft American cheese, and hot sauce.