Blackberries: The Best Thing To Buy, Best Way to Eat It—NOW!

Julia Bainbridge
Food Editor
June 10, 2014

We keep our eyes peeled for the freshest, most in-season vegetables and the best deals on store shelves. And we do it for you, in the name of making everyday eating unicorn-sighting-exciting. (At least, we try.) Here’s what to buy, and the very best ways to eat it—now


* They taste earthy and tart at once.
* They look like mini grape bunches, with little orbs that—bonus!—burst in your mouth ever-pleasantly.
* Sliced in half, they bleed magenta, and that’s just cool.

These are only three of the reasons to love blackberries. And they’re in season now through August. So head to the market and start re-familiarizing yourself with their delights.

Peach and Blackberry Muddle

The best of summer fruit + bourbon. Also known as the stuff of our dreams. 

Blackberry Crisp

The crisp: the thing your grandmother made that was actually easy enough for you to pick up.

Blackberry and Ginger Trifle

A trifle is really just layers of already-made or fresh stuff, but it sure looks impressive.

Blackberry, Rosemary, and Yogurt Popsicles

Earthy rosemary and blackberries are excellent bedfellows. 

Pork Medallions with Blackberry Chutney

Blackberries can go savory, too.

Blackberry-Cantaloupe Salad

Chop and eat!

Peach, Berry, and Spinach Smoothie

Blend and drink!

Blackberry-Swirl Pound Cake

For dessert, add a dollop of whipped cream. For breakfast, slice and go.