Best Foods for a Day Trip to the Beach?

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Q: I love hitting up the beautiful Michigan coastline during the summer. But with sun, sand and wind to deal with, it's hard to determine what to stock in my cooler.

What are the best types of food that you bring on a day trip to the beach?

Sent by Rita

Editor: Rita, how about a thermos full of cold mango colada? Frankly, that's all we want when we're at the beach.

But perhaps our readers have more substantial suggestions! What do you like to pack in your beach cooler? (Also, make sure to check out this post from earlier this morning: What Are Your Favorite Picnic Snacks?)


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Faith is the executive editor of The Kitchn and the author of three cookbooks. They include Bakeless Sweets (Spring 2013) as well as The Kitchn's first cookbook, which will be published in Fall 2014. She lives in Columbus, Ohio with her husband Mike.