12 Summer Foods That Need to Be on Your Seasonal Bucket List (PHOTOS)

12 Summer Foods That Need to Be on Your Seasonal Bucket List (PHOTOS)

soft serve ice creamSummer's almost over (nooooooo!), which means it'll soon be time to turn our attention to the seasonal delights of the fall (a good consolation!). But before we start digging into our hot apple cider, we have some work to do: Make sure we've enjoyed the yummy foods of summer before it's too late. Some food is great all year round, but everything listed here is just really better in the summertime.

Start eating!

Did I leave anything out?


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  • Foods to Eat Before Summer's Over

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    Fresh, juicy watermelon.

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    A decadent, calorie-filled lobster roll, accompanied by a side of fries. OH YES.

  • Foods to Eat Before Summer's Over

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    Popsicles! If they're filled with artificial food coloring that stains your mouth, all the better.

  • Foods to Eat Before Summer's Over

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    Rose wine. (OK I know this isn't technically a "food" but still ... it's a summertime must!)

  • Foods to Eat Before Summer's Over

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    Lemonade from a lemonade stand. (Leave the kid a big tip!)

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    Cherries! Even though they're usually ridiculously expensive, they're worth it once or twice during the season!

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    Ice cream from an ice cream truck! In NYC that means Mr. Softee, but in the burbs it means that truck playing the siren song down your street.

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    Heirloom tomatoes ... from someone's garden, or from the farmers' market.

  • Foods to Eat Before Summer's Over

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    Grilled corn on the cob (with lots of butter and salt!).

  • Foods to Eat Before Summer's Over

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    Hot dogs. Do you like yours plain or with the works?

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    FUNNEL CAKE. Best if eaten at the top of a Ferris Wheel!

  • Foods to Eat Before Summer's Over

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    Guacomole made fresh from sun-warmed avocados. Mmmmm! (And yes, it's ideal to eat with chips and beer overlooking the ocean!)

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