10 Upgrades on Boardwalk Food

July 21, 2014

The boardwalk reminds us of sandy summer feet skipping along hot wooden planks towards snacks and cold drinks. These always erred on the side of fast food -- hot dogs, salty fries, ice cream, funnel cakes -- but it was more than alright, because we were young and on vacation. We could have ice cream before dinner and run around on the beach to shake off the sugar rush.

Even if you're stuck at home this summer, don't worry -- you can still enjoy your favorite boardwalk fare from the comfort of your own kitchen. Though the flavors might not be exactly the same, these options are a homemade way to indulge your inner child. Try the recipes below -- we recommend that you eat them outside for an authentic experience.

Hot Dogs with Fake Sauerkraut Relish by QueenSashy

Shop the Story

Hot Dog on Food52


Strawberry Crème Fraîche Soft Serve by WinnieAb

Strawberry Soft Serve on Food52


IPA-Battered Fish and Chips by tideandthyme

Fish and Chips on Food52


Frozen Bananas Dipped in Mexican Chocolate Ganache and Spicy Honeyed Peanuts by indieculinary

Frozen Bananas on Food52


Baker's Sign Soft Pretzels by Nicholas Day

Soft Pretzels on Food52


Strawberry Shortcake Ice Cream Pops by Jestei

Strawberry Shortcake Pops on Food52


Michael Ruhlman's Rosemary-Brined, Buttermilk Fried Chicken by Genius Recipes

Fried Chicken on Food52


Roasted Slap Fries with Srirachannaise by viblanco

Slap Fries on Food52


Caramel Corn by Sarah Jampel

Caramel Popcorn on Food52


Real Fruit Gummies and Salt Water Taffy

Fruit Gummies from Provisions Salt Water Taffy on Provisions

See what other Food52 readers are saying.

  • Kate
  • molly yeh
    molly yeh
I put chocolate chips in 95% of the things I make and am a strong proponent for lunch dessert.


Kate July 21, 2014
Oh man, IPA-battered fish? I'm in. Haven't had a good fish fry in years :)
molly Y. July 21, 2014
all the boardwalk food from the comfort of my (no pants) home? HECK. YES.