We asked some of our past JBF Rising Star Chef award winners and nominees what they like to snack on when they’re at the movies. While many stick to the classic buttery, salty popcorn, here are some other options to try if you want to mix it up next time you hit the theater—or curl up on the couch.
Red Rooster, NYC
“I love a good salty snack when I’m watching movies. Either plain salted peanuts or there’s also a mix of Ethiopian peanuts and barley that is especially satisfying."
Le Pigeon, Portland, OR
“Sour Patch Kids.”
MiLa, New Orleans
Michael Mina, San Francisco
“I love roasted cashews, almonds, and peanuts. And a bowl of salted-caramel popcorn always goes perfectly with a movie!”
Momofuku Milk Bar, NYC
“Watermelon Sour Patch Kids or Junior Mints.”