10 Cool Foods to Beat the Heat

Smoothies from Texas Rotisserie & Grill

Summer is in full swing, and if you missed your prime window to get an air conditioner, you might be feeling the heat. Luckily, you can still cool down with some of these foods!

1. Ice Cream

Or, you know, yogurt if you’re feeling healthy. Bonus points for ordering toppings at the same time.

 

2. Smoothies

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, second dinner – smoothies are an anytime food.

 

3. Juice Cleanse

Breakfast, lunch, dinner, second dinner – juices are an everytime food… if you’re on a cleanse.

 

4. Cold Noodles

Cold Noodles with Sesame Sauce

Cold Noodles from Chinese Musician Restaurant

Cold Sesame Noodles? Yep, we’re in.

 

5. Pasta Salad

Ruthy's Cafe-pasta salad

Pasta salad from Ruthy’s Cafe

 

Whether it’s mayo or olive-oil based, pasta salad is such a great side dish for a hot day.

 

6. Salad

Sometimes you just want a salad. (Not all the time, that would just be insanity. But sometimes.)

 

7. Fruit

Fruit salad from Gee Whiz Diner

Fruit salad from Gee Whiz Diner

If you’re the kind of person who wants someone else to cut up your cantaloupe, we can’t blame you. In fact, we pretty much feel you there.

 

8. Iced Coffee and Tea

Iced green tea from Leng Thai

Iced Green Tea from Leng Thai

Some people drink iced coffee all year ‘round, and we think those people might be on to something.

 

9. Fancy sodas

Fancypants Sodas from Ngam

Fancypants Sodas from Ngam

Ginger ale. Ginger pomegranate soda. Ginger pomegranate infused with rosemary, laughter, and dreams fizz. The fancy soda trend is here, and we are not sad about it.

 

10. Deli sandwiches

Sandwich from City Cafe

Sandwich from City Cafe

In the words of Liz Lemon, “I believe that all anyone really wants in this life is to sit in peace and eat a sandwich.” We hear that, Liz. We hear that.