Wish List: Beach Snacks

What’s a trip to the beach without a fully loaded cooler? Here’s what to pack this year.

beach snacks

Photographs by Toan Trinh (bagelsaurus and briggs original); courtesy photos


A new offering from Mary Ting Hyatt’s popular Cambridge shop, this chewy bagel sandwich with thinly sliced fennel salami, Brie, arugula, and salted butter travels well—if you can resist eating it en route.

$8, Bagelsaurus.

Thomas Paul
“Sea Life” Side Plates

Reminiscent of fine china but made from durable melamine, these bright, bold plates adorned with water-dwelling creatures are perfect for a shoreside picnic.

$33 for a set of four 9-inch plates, Lekker Home.

Large Soft-Sided Cooler

Tote your beach eats in style with this water-repellent twill bag, which boasts a comfy cotton shoulder strap, heavy-duty insulated lining and fashion-forward brass-and-leather accents.

$295, Hilton’s Tent City.

Briggs Original
Boston Cranberry

Made from Massachusetts cranberries, this not-too-sweet spiked seltzer—brewed in Somerville by former Porto beverage director Neil Quigley and his friend Michael Kurson—is exceedingly crushable on a hot day.

$9 for a four-pack, Huntington Wine and Spirits.

Brewer’s Crackers
Sesame Sea Salt

Once a forager for Manhattan’s Eleven Madison Park, Kyle Fiasconaro now spends his days in Boston making malty, addictively crunchy crackers with spent grains from local breweries such as Lamplighter and Aeronaut.

$5, Cutty’s.