10 Best Food Holidays To Enjoy During the Month of May

Over the years, we’ve documented over three dozen food holidays that are celebrated in May, and that’s probably only a small sliver of the total number of food holidays that can be found in this month.

That means that there are a whole lot of food holidays for people to celebrate. Holidays bring people’s attention to a particular type of food or allow them to celebrate the food that they love.

The only problem is that there are too many of these holidays. There are just too many of them for people to wade through every month. And that’s why we’ve decided to go ahead and wade through this mountain of food holidays for our readers.

Using our keen analytical skills, and a little bit of our own personal food holiday preferences, we’ve decided to go ahead and dig out the 10 Best Food Holidays To Enjoy During the Month of May.

The following holidays are the true cream of the crop when it comes to holidays and the days that we think will appeal to a broader segment of the general population.

So let’s all grab our forks and check out the following May food holidays. We think they’re delicious and we think people reading today will think so, too!

National Chocolate Custard Day (May 3rd)

We think that we’re going to start this article about the May food holidays slowly by beginning our list with National Chocolate Custard Day. This holiday is observed on the 3rd of the month and is simply a mixture of eggs, milk, sugar, and cocoa that gains consistency through coagulation of the egg protein through heat.

But none of that matters. What matters is that all a person needs to celebrate this day is some chocolate custard and a spoon. Easiest and most satisfying holiday ever!

National Hoagie Day (May 5th)

When people think of American foods, they commonly think of cheeseburgers, hot dogs, biscuits and gravy, or some other traditional American dish. Few people think about the hoagie. Why? We don’t know since this sandwich has been made in the U.S. since the beginning of the turn of the 20th century.

Our favorite hoagie involves a sub roll that is filled with roast beef, ham, salami, lettuce, tomatoes, onions, pickles, and Provel (no, not provolone, Provel!). Of course, everyone is allowed to make the hoagie that they like best.

National Coconut Cream Pie (May 8th)

Why is this holiday on our list? Because coconut cream pie is amazing, that’s why. In fact, we feel that all of the cream pies are pretty good. Chocolate, banana, lemon-lime, vanilla,  and coconut cream pies are epic and deserve all the attention they deserve. Unfortunately, only coconut cream pie is represented during this month but that’s okay, we’ll take it!

National Butterscotch Brownie Day (May 9th)

Butterscotch brownies are also known as “blondies” and they are delicious. We like all versions of these brownies, but one of our favorite brownies is chocolate chip pecan blondies. Pair them with a cold glass of milk and you have something really special. What makes these brownies really special is that they are very easy to make.

National Apple Pie Day (May 13th)

We think that most people have heard the phrase “As American as apple pie.” Why do people say that? It’s because servicemen during World War II would tell reporters that they signed up to join the military for “mom and apple pie.”

Pretty soon, American patriotism and the apple pie would be linked forever. All that we know is that apple pie is especially delicious when it’s warm and has a scoop of vanilla ice cream. Now, that’s a way to celebrate a day in May.

National Buttermilk Biscuit Day (May 14th)

Biscuits and gravy are a very common food in the U.S., particularly in the South and some parts of the Midwest. It’s basically just a savory soft-dough biscuit that’s covered in a white gravy that’s made from pork sausage drippings, flour, milk, and little pieces of meat. It’s delicious, and filling and was a common breakfast food for people heading out to work in the field.

National Cherry Cobbler Day (May 17th)

Yes, we know that we already have a “pie holiday” on our list, but we couldn’t resist also adding this holiday. A cherry cobbler is made by taking a cherry pie filling and pouring it into a large baking dish.

Once in the dish, it’s then covered with a dumpling, biscuit, or batter and then baked. The result is a dish with a top crust and a ton of cherry filling underneath. And since May is the beginning of cherry harvest season, it’s a good way to make use of all of those cherries.

National Devil’s Food Cake Day (May 19th)

Okay, we just realized that May has a lot of food holidays that are dedicated to sweets. In fact, most of the holidays during this month have to do with some sugary confection. So it shouldn’t surprise anyone that May 19th is observed as National Devil’s Food Cake Day.

This is a day to enjoy this moist layer cake that is, in our opinion, far superior to yellow or white angel food cake. Sorry to all the Angel Food Cake foodies out there.

National Blueberry Cheesecake Day (May 26th)

Here we go again with another dessert-related holiday. Sorry, it’s just how the holidays roll this month. Perhaps it’s because this is a month that’s the last full month of spring.

Perhaps it’s because people really have a sweet tooth and there are a ton of dessert holidays every month. Regardless, this day is the perfect day to enjoy the best cheesecake out there: blueberry cheesecake.

Hamburger Day / National Brisket Day (May 28th)

We’re going to end Month with two food holidays that are observed on the same day. The first holiday is Hamburger Day and the second holiday is National Brisket Day. Why did we combine these two separate holidays into this list?

Well, that’s because if you already have the grill fired up for burgers, then it wouldn’t hurt to also do a brisket. Let’s make this a truly great May day and usher in summer in style by barbecuing.

Well, that does it for us today faithful holiday readers. We hope that everyone enjoys our recommendation for the 10 Best Food Holidays to Enjoy During the Month of May. We feel that you really can’t go wrong observing the above holidays. Of course, with so many dessert holidays on the list, people may just need an insulin boost after this month!