Let’s face it: when it comes to vegan travel, it can be daunting. From road trips to flights, you’ve got to make sure you’ve got vegan travel food packed because you never know what you’ll find out in the wild. We’ve spent years traveling as vegans around the world, from SE Asia to Europe to Africa and beyond. So, when it comes to what snacks to pack that are vegan, we’ve got you covered.
Thankfully, vegan travel has certainly gotten easier over the years thanks to vegan tours and vegan tour operators. But, you’ve still got to get to your destination. And that’s where this handy list comes in.
Before you hit the road or skies or whatever mode of transit on your next vegan vacation, make sure you’ve got vegan travel food packed.
Our favorite vegan travel food items
When Starbucks first started carrying these at the airport, we were overjoyed. These puffy Cheeto-esque white cheddar snacks were vegan perfection and so they quickly became purchase number one at the airport. Now, we grab Hippeas at the grocery store before we even head out.
2. Hummus and veggies
Most airports have shops that sell hummus and crackers or hummus with veggies. These are perfect snacks for the plane. Or, if you’re not flying you can grab a big tub and pita chips, etc. for a road trip snack.
3. Dried fruit
Dried fruit makes a perfect vegan travel food that’s sweet and healthy. You can find relatively cheap dried fruit at spots like Trader Joe’s or if you’re a planner, you can order them online.
4. Fruit and veggies
Grapes, carrot sticks, bananas, salad (you get the point) are great vegan travel foods. They’ll withstand not being refrigerated for a flight. Plus, they make a healthy snack.
Nuts always are a good vegan snack when you’re traveling. You retain water with salty foods like nuts when flying, so make sure if they’re salted that you drink a lot of water.
While you’ve got to keep an eye out for ingredients brands sneak in like milk powder, chips are a good travel snack. Our go-to is Frito’s but there are plenty of options.
Pretzels are normally vegan, so you’re all set with these for vegan travel snacks. Vegans, Baby’s top pick are the ones from Trader Joe’s that are filled with peanut butter. Because, peanut butter.
Pop some popcorn or grab yourself a bag of Skinny Pop and take it with you on your travels. It’s light, and an easy mess-free snack. They even make little 100-calorie bag servings to make it easier.
9. Energy bars
Before long haul trips, we always stock up on energy and protein bars. They’re a decent meal replacement if you’re hungry and forgot to order a vegan meal on the plane or need to eat between meals. Our favorite is the Trader Joe’s Barebell protein bar.