Six 4/20-Friendly Restaurants For The Traveling Weed Enthusiast
Tomorrow is April 20th, which is the day you should buy a plane ticket to Colorado and pretend you have glaucoma: it’s international cannabis day! While we absolutely do not condone illegal activities or even the madness-inducing vices of reefer (never!), we just so happen to have a list of landmarks and destinations that might be of interest to people who are marijuana enthusiasts. We compiled this list for educational purposes. Obviously.
1.The Cannabis Cafe
The first restaurant in the nation to allow patrons to smoke,
the Portland cafe also has a long menu full of various food for human consumption. We can't find the actual menu, but don't worry: by the time you'll want to eat something, you'll be so high that you might even eat an old feminist rally flyer you found lying on the ground. (Did we mention this is in Portland?)
A sub sandwich chain open in college towns across the country,
CHeBA HUT maaaaaay market their "toasted" sandwiches towards a certain demographic (for goodness' sake, their sandwiches are called blunts!), but the owners insist that they're really just a sandwich chain with a clever marketing gimmick. At the same time, their website has a huge 4/20 countdown clock, so...make of that what you will.
3.The Front Tea and Art Shop
a BYOC (Bring Your Own Cannabis) cafe, for the times when you don't want to smoke on top of a pile of laundry and a Spider-Man poster! The Lafayette, CO shop also boasts an extensive tea menu, hemp coffee, and chainsaw woodcarving classes -- a fun activity for the whole, blazed family.
4.The Ganja Gourmet
While the famous medical marijuana dispensary on Denver, CO
no longer has its full menu, which boasted ganja pizza, ganja hummus, and "Ganjanade " ("Tasty Ganja Tapenade made with tomatoes, garlic, and olives"), it still sells what might be the classiest edible we've ever seen -- an "almond cookie-cake dipped in chocolate and covered in almond slivers (2g)". Why has no one made high-end ganja financiers or madelines? Johnny Iuzzini, you might just have a new backup plan.
Publicly, the famous Bushwick pizzeria has only ever done their infamous high-end weed tasting menu once (which was so good, a noticeably stoned GQ correspondent wrote that
"this needz to happen allo the time"). We can't say for sure if it's back, but there's plenty of inspiration for weed cocktails ("piña colada with weed"? Yep.)
It's not really a restaurant, but every Friday,
this medical marijuana dispensary in Garden Grove, CA gives out free Pineapple Pot-flavored tamales. Like everything else on this list, it's only available to people with medical marijuana cards, but really: it's a free munchie, that tastes like the pot you just bought to get the munchies. It's like, a munchie stack.