There’s no better way to step up your date night dinner game than with the perfect weed pairing. As cannabis continues to grow in popularity, the culinary world has certainly taken notice, and there’s a wealth of information available to find the perfect combination of cannabis and cuisine.
Below, we’ve listed some popular cannabis and classic main dish ideas to pair with each. These perfect matches will be enough to impress even the most sophisticated palate, and you’ll find options for both indica and sativa fans. Try these pairings on your next dinner date to take things to a higher level.
One of the most popular sativas on the market, Sour D, will keep you from dozing off if you’re planning on dinner and a movie. Sour Diesel is extremely pungent with earthy notes and pairs exceptionally well with garlic dishes. Grab some Sour D to pair with meals like steak and garlic mashed potatoes.
Another sativa that pairs well with food, Tangie, has a strong citrus flavour that pairs well with Thai food. Tangie lacks the typical pepper flavours of other myrcene-dominant strains, drawing its main characteristics from other terpenes. Pad Thai or orange chicken are must-haves, but Tangie goes well with almost all Asian dishes.
An indica-leaning hybrid, OG Kush is earthy with a vast flavour profile. Top dishes to pair with it range from lasagna to beef stroganoff. If you’re really trying to impress, pair OG Kush with a strip or sirloin covered in mushroom sauce.
Super Lemon Haze
One of the more flavorful strains around, SLH is an uplifting sativa that will give you a boost of energy to hit the dance floor after your dinner date. With a heavy limonene terpene profile, Super Lemon Haze pairs perfectly with fish, specifically salmon.
A sativa-dominant hybrid without the caffeine-like uplift, Blue Dream has been a fan favourite for decades. With its sweet flavours, it makes a surprisingly good pairing with curry-based dishes. Blue Dream users have reported nausea relief as one of its benefits, making it a great treatment if you eat too much at dinner.
Kosher Kush is one of the most potent strains on our list, so you shouldn’t have much planned after pairing it with your meal. Kosher has earthy flavours with slight notes of berries, as well. Try pairing with lighter meat dishes like pork chops or grilled chicken to have an unforgettable dining experience.
While smoking large amounts of GSC (Girl Scout Cookies) might make you order a pizza, it’s also the perfect strain if the pizza craving came first. No matter what toppings you prefer, GSC has a sweet and savory flavour profile that goes great with a date night pizza - a couple of slices and some GSC is the perfect way to spend the night together.
As the name implies, Garlic Breath has a strong flavour profile that reminds many smokers of garlic. Because of these unique flavours, it’s best to consume it with Italian dishes like spaghetti cannabis and meatballs or heartier dishes like steak and potatoes. Just make sure to bring some after-dinner mints along.
Finding great strain pairings with the food you love doesn’t have to be left to elite chefs and people with refined palates. Any overlap in terpenes between cannabis strains and fruits or vegetables you like will make finding the right pairings easy. With the right cannabis and food pairing, you can make date night the best night of the week!