5 Foods That Sober You Up Fast

Before we get into this topic, it’s important to cover a few things because they might not be obvious. This article is for people who are looking for foods that will help sober them up quickly, but once you’ve drank alcohol and it’s in your system, there isn’t necessarily a single food that’s going to quickly make you sober.

Having said that, if you’re drinking on an empty stomach or just haven’t had a lot to eat, then eating foods can help to reduce how drunk you’ll get, at least by a bit. It can slow the process down, especially if you haven’t eaten yet that day.

Here are some foods that can be good to eat if you’re trying to sober up a bit, but first, keep this in mind…

Sometimes, drunk people want to be responsible and not drive, which is a good thing. However, they’ll think that having a bite to eat is going to sober them up right away and make it safe for them to drive, but that’s simply not the case. If you’ve been drinking, you shouldn’t drive right away, even if you eat some food first. Just wait, you’re probably not as sober as you think you are.

With that out of the way, here are some foods that are easy enough to prepare if you’ve been drinking, and that will help to reduce the effects of the alcohol, at least to some degree, if it’s still being processed in your stomach.

Foods That Sober You Up Fast

Protein, fat, and carbs are a good combination for someone who is trying to sober up. Here are some easy, simple foods. We’re not including things that are difficult to make, because that’s probably not as likely to happen when you’re so drunk that you need to get more sober.


A frozen pizza, or even ordering a pizza, will give you plenty of fat in the cheese, carbs in the crust, and you can order it with some meat to get your protein. There’s also some vitamins in the tomatos and other vegetables if you get them.


It doesn’t get much easier than a bowl of cereal. The milk has you covered for the fat and protein, and the cereal itself will have plenty of carbs.


Similar to pizza, also very easy, you can make a box of pasta and sauce mix or whip up something on your own.


A fast-food staple, burgers are one of the most common drunk meals and a filling burger will definitely help to sober you up, combined with a big glass of water and enough time for the alcohol to work its way through you.

Greasy Breakfast

When you’re still feeling it the next day and still feeling a bit drunk, a big, classic, greasy breakfast will usually do the trick and get you off to a good start.

What About REALLY Sobering Up?

Sobering up after a night of drinking is one thing, but what about when you find that these drunken nights are happening more and more often? Eventually, you can get tired of that lifestyle and the toll it takes on your body. If you wait too long before thinking about making some changes, it gets more and more difficult.

If you think it’s possible that you have an issue with alcohol, please take a few moments to call the number on this page (located at the top, and below this text) to speak to someone who can help you through the process of overcoming alcohol, and what that process can look like.

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Martijn van Eijk
Martijn is a passionate creator and the driving force behind StopDrinking.com. He created this website to assist individuals and their families in conquering alcohol addiction and finding a joyful, fulfilling life after alcohol. With a deep understanding of the challenges they face, he empowers readers with valuable insights and practical guidance on their journey towards recovery. Author of the Stop Shaking Book.