From strawberries to blackberries, berries add brightness and sweet, juicy flavor to so many foods. Toss them with greens, add them to cakes or pies, or pile them over a bowl of yogurt — the possibilities are endless. While you can find them in peak season during the summer, many types of berries are available in our stores throughout the year.
Here are a few of our favorite varieties, plus ways to let them shine.
It's the quintessential berry of summer, but you can find them year-round. Strawberries don’t ripen off the vine, so seek out the reddest, most fragrant strawberries you can find. They're perfect for:
Adding color to a spinach salad
Plump and juicy blueberries brighten up mornings and can sweeten so much more than your morning smoothie. To find the freshest, look for a white haze covering the berry. Add to:
Fluffy pancakes deserving of a leisurely morning
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Your favorite bowl of granola
Sun-ripened to peak sweetness, juicy raspberries are always welcome on a fresh fruit tart or stuffed in French toast with cream cheese. Look for brightly colored and firm raspberries for the best texture and flavor. Serve them:
Layered in parfaits with yogurt and toasted pistachios
With grilled brie on a festive cheese board
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Satisfyingly juicy and sweet with complex flavors. Look for dark, shiny berries that are also fragrant. Try featuring them in:
Blackberry cobbler, topped with crème fraîche
A mojito with mint from your garden
A syrup to top ice cream, like this Honeyed Blackberry Syrup opens in a new tab
When in season, be sure to try special varieties of berries that are only available for a limited time. Look for these in store:
Driscoll’s Sweetest Batch Blueberries: The best-of-the-best in terms of flavor and texture. The sweetness of this particular variety truly lives up to its name.*
Driscoll’s Rosé Strawberries and Raspberries: You’ll love rosé berries for their sweet, peachy notes and a soft floral finish. Dress up summer dishes with their gorgeous blush color.*
Of course, you could also indulge in your favorite berries all at once in a Summer Berry Pie opens in a new tab. Remember, berries are highly perishable, so once you get them home from the store, pop them straight in the fridge. Give berries a quick rinse with cool water just before you eat them — any sooner and you’ll decrease their shelf life.
*Availability may vary by store.