Try local establishments
Road trips are more about the way rather than the destination. You are bound to pass through towns and locations you’ve never seen. One of the best ways to experience them to the fullest is by trying a local diner or two. Plus, vending machines and gas station snacks will only take you so far. You will need to stop for a real meal a couple of times a day. Some of those local establishments (usually those who are closest to the freeway) are so used to road trippers they started selling convenience store items and souvenirs. Diners aren’t the only place you should stop for food. You might also come across food or produce stands worth checking out. Keep your eyes open for them and your mind open for new flavors.
Get a substantial breakfast
Don’t skip breakfast even if you have to leave early. Instead, opt for something substantial you can eat in the car while you drive. A breakfast burrito is a great option, as well as a nice, thick smoothie, or eggs in a sandwich. You want something filling that will keep your stomach happy for a long time until you find the perfect spot for your next meal.
Sweet mornings, savory afternoons, caffeinated in-betweens
We usually crave sugars and carbs in the mornings because we need the energy boost. After having sweet or carby foods for breakfast, we can enjoy some salty snacks like Cheetos, Doritos, nachos, and everything else that comes in a shiny bag we normally avoid. As for caffeine, you might need that to stay focused on the road, but coffee isn’t the only way to get it. Tea and energy drinks also contain caffeine, so make sure you always have a bottle of whatever floats your boat.
There are healthy options too
Road trip foods are often not as nutritional as you’d like. You can opt for the healthier options, but that also means you’ll have to make them yourself. You might also need a cooler to keep your snacks fresh during those long hours in the car under the sun. vegetable sticks, salad cups, and cols cuts can be a great start.
Don’t forget to hydrate
Sure, drinking more means you’ll have to take more bathroom breaks, but it will also help you stay healthy. You will probably have a lot more junk food than you had planned, so drink water whenever you can to help your body clean itself. Try to steer clear of sugar-loaded drinks or other unhealthy options to find some sort of nutritional balance.