Living a vegan lifestyle while traveling can be a challenge at times, especially if you aren’t in big cities. Sometimes you have to make the most of what you’ve got access to, and we’re here to help give you some inspiration for your next in-flight or road trip snacks.
- Sabra’s Snackers hummus and pretzel pack is my personal go-to snack because it’s somewhat healthy, tasty, and protein packed. You can often find it at most airport markets as well as at WaWa and Sheetz.
- Another great Sabra on the go product is their Guacamole and Tosititos. This snack makes a great snack, for yourself or for the kids. With it’s easy to open packaging, you can bring this snack on the go and have an easy cleanup for recycling.
- Doritos Spicy Sweet Chili chips are the only vegan flavor of Doritos and serve as a great on-the-road junk food, especially if your plant-based options are slim.
- Fruit is always a safe option and many little markets and stores usually sell bananas, apples, or oranges. You may not always want to eat junk food or sweets, so mix it up with some fruit.
- Protein bars such as Cliff Bars, Luna Bars, or Kind Bars can be found in a lot of gas station stores and markets in airports. I grab one of these when I need a filling snack.
- If you have a sweet tooth, check out Lenny and Larry’s Complete Cookie. This protein-packed vegan cookie is great to take on any road trip or flight. My favorite flavor is Birthday Cake with White Chocolate Macadamia coming in a swift second place. Typically, I can only finish half of the cookie, leaving me a sweet surprise to save for later. Find this treat at your local 7-Eleven or in some airport markets and shops.
Roadside Fast Food Places with Vegan Options
Aside from snacks, there are a few roadside fast food restaurants with some veg-friendly selections.
- Order a Veggie Delite on Italian or Wheat bread with all the veggies and mustard or oil and vinegar.
- At Taco Bell, you can substitute any meat for black beans or potatoes and remove cheese and sour cream. Add guacamole for some more flavor! For dessert, add an order of the cinnamon twists as they are accidentally vegan and so good.
- Qdoba, Chipotle, and Moe’s all have vegan meat alternative options from Impossible Beef crumbles to Sofritas (basically, some deliciously spicy tofu). Add some rice, salsa and veggies and you have a complete meal. All you have to do is leave off the sour cream and cheese.
- Waffle House’s options aren’t in abundance but this establishment is a road trip staple. So, satisfy your urges with their amazingly greasy hash browns. Get them smothered, diced, peppered, and/or capped. We love to eat them with ketchup, too!
- This is usually just a last resort, but you can get the baked potato at Wendy’s with just chives and no butter, cheese or sour cream. The natural-cut fries are also vegan. Make the salad vegan by ordering it without croutons and with one of the vegan dressings (Light Spicy Asian Chili Vinaigrette, Pomegranate Vinaigrette Dressing, and Light Balsamic Vinaigrette). Of course, the apple slices are vegan too 😉 if you have a hankering for packaged fruit at a fast food restaurant!
- Panera isn’t a bad option for mildly healthy food on the road. Try the Mediterranean Sandwich. Delete the feta and sub the bread and request vegan bread. There are some salad options including the strawberry poppyseed salad minus the chicken.
- If you didn’t already know, Burger King’s french toast sticks and hash browns are vegan and addictive!