Vegan Snackin’ Tips for Road Trips
Today, it’s easier than ever to eat vegan on road trips. In what feels like the middle of nowhere, it’s now possible to find protein-packed roasted chickpeas and vegan chips at gas stations and 7-Eleven, Beyond Burgers at Carl’s Jr., burritos made with Beyond Meat at Del Taco, and animal-free food at Taco Bell and Starbucks. You’ll never be forced to go hungry or eat soggy sandwiches on the road again.
Heading out on an East Coast road trip? If you’re driving through New York or Vermont, be sure to stop at Stewart’s Shops for a pint of the new vegan flavor, Chocolate Peanut Butter Cup.
You can almost always find dried fruit and nuts in gas stations, but these chocolate-covered almonds by Blue Diamond are “accidentally vegan” and perfect for indulging a sweet tooth while on the road.
Sabra comes through as usual, with these single-serving containers of hummus and pretzels:
How about a mocha macchiato with soy or almond milk from Wawa?
While you’re at Wawa, you can pick up a vegan sandwich or bowl, too.
Healthy Choice soup probably won’t be the only choice wherever you are, but it sure is a good one.
When you can’t find fresh boiled peanuts, these packaged ones will hit the spot.
The most underrated and widely available vegan snack just might be Chex Mix.
This classic candy is “accidentally vegan”: Pay Chick-O-Sticks some respect and grab ’em if you see ’em.
Fun fact: These unfrosted Pop-Tarts are vegan. *wink*
Be sure to look for these protein-filled roasted chickpeas made by The Good Bean:
Ritz Bits with peanut butter are the real deal.
And let’s not forget about the peanut butter cracker’s sweeter cousin, Nutter Butter.
Need a protein punch during a long drive? Many gas stations carry this tasty Fritos bean dip:
Wanna grab some Fritos chips for your bean dip? Yep, they’re vegan, too.
Clif Bars have been coming in clutch since the dark days when vegan options weren’t so widely available.
Did you know these Doritos are vegan? Because you should.
Craving something sweet and salty while on the road? This kettle corn will do the trick:
In case you forgot, Takis are vegan.
Are you familiar with Love’s Travel Stops? You’ll probably see some on your road trip, and luckily, they have a great snack section with many vegan options. Grab a cup of fruit before you continue on your journey—and keep an eye out for the seasonal veggie cups, too.
You already know 7-Eleven comes through with the snacks—but imagine being hangry and coming up on Hippeas and a chocolate protein cookie:
MacroBars are one of our favorite protein bars:
These cookies just might be 7-Eleven’s best-kept vegan secret:
7-Eleven Slurpees can help cool you down in the car.
These are just a few of the vegan options you’ll likely be able to find while traveling. Be sure to brush up on PETA’s epic “accidentally vegan” foods list before you leave. Seeking out animal-free options while on the road feels like a fun but simple treasure hunt at times—and it’s a reminder that the future is vegan and that compassion can be found anywhere. Hit the road, put the top down, turn on some tunes, and enjoy some of these treats!