Road trips cast a spell over those who take them, their tales captured and recreated in novels and movies. When dreaming of being in the Pacific Northwest, however, I used to focus on the idea of being in the woods, backpacking over mountians, and spending the night resting outside of a tent under the stars. I never thought of the importance of road trips going to such locations. When Matthew and I made the 6-day drive to move across the country, all we had was to enjoy the ride. Those 6 days opened my eyes to really enjoying the trip: the views, the company, the playlists, and the food.
Convenience becomes a difficult hurdle (especially when you’re new to veganism) and when you find yourself on the road, far from usual preferences. For that reason, I wanted to show what I typically grab when we’re traveling either a couple of hours to the mountains or spending most of the day in the car. I have a major sweet tooth and tend to choose sweeter flavors when picking snacks. Luckily for me, my go-to road trip snacks are both sweet and substantial.
- LÄRABAR – A mix of sweet and filling, these bars are made with a base of dates and nuts, minimally processed, and GMO free.
My favorites include: Apple Pie and Peanut Butter & Chocolate Chip
- Go Macro – These bars are an absolute favorite of mine while on the go. They’re cold-pressed and nut-butter based bars that are chewy and filling.
My favorites include: Protein Purity (sunflower butter + chocolate chip) and Sweet Rejuvenation (cashew butter)
- Bare – One of my preferred alternative to chips, Bare caters to my love of apples. The others snacks I tend to grab are chewy and softer, so the chips add a nice crunch.
My favorites include: Cinnamon Apple Chips and Chocolate Coconut Chips
- Cocomels – I found these earlier this year and have been obsessed with them ever since. They were the first caramels I had had after going vegan.
My favorites include: Sea Salt and Espresso
- Theo Chocolate – A local Seattle chocolate, Theo offers a wide range of flavors, many of which are not vegan. Even so, most of their dark chocolate creations are vegan friendly (but made in the same facility as their other chocolate).
My favorites include: Dark Chocolate Peanutbutter Cups and Black Rice Quinoa Crunch chocolate bar