What would you bring on a vegan road trip?Last month my band, Sun Blood Stories, went on a two week tour down through California and back up to Seattle.
|Sun Blood Stories' Tour Poster|
Below is a list of what we packed for our road trip:
Big Cooler with ice___ chocolate bars
___ faux meat (veg dogs, burgers, sammich meat)
___ faux cheese slices
___ non-dairy milk
___ vegan mayo
___ salad dressing
___ bagged salad
___ smoked tofu
___ energy bars (recipe below)
Smaller Cooler with ice packs___ bread
___ condiments (ketchup, mustard)
___ cut up veggies
Beer Cooler with BEER!
Dry Storage___ bananas
___ tea and coffee (get hot water from a gas station)
___ peanut butter
___ trail mix
___ canned beans
___ oats (for overnight oats - best breakfast)
___ maple syrup
___ boxed wine
Non Food Items___ sporks
___ can opener
___ baby wipes
___ 1 pairing knife + 1 bread knife
___ french press
___ Whole Foods gift card (this is a good idea to buy yourself before your road trip just in case something bad happens and your food is inedible - we've run into some fermented muffins before - or you run out of food - hello munchies. If I just set aside cash for that occasion, I tend to lose control and spend it on other things. By purchasing a gift card to a national chain grocery store, I'm guaranteed to not spend that money on anything else)
Here's actual pictures taken from the road:
|my favorite trail mix: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, peanuts, dried cranberries, and raisins.|
|a great road snack: avocado and sriracha|
|stopped a grocery store to pick up more salad cause I'm mean without my greens.|
|Tofurky Kielbasa on a pretzel bun - ice cold beer not pictured|
|we took a can of black beans per person which worked out cause we got to make some bomb road side tacos|
3/4 c raw cashews
3/4 c raw walnuts
1/4 tsp salt
6 oz date paste
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
1/4 c mini dark chocolate chips
- Pulse all ingredients, sans chocolate, in a food processor.
- Mix in the chocolate by hand.
- Flatten in a small square pan.
- Freeze for about 30 minutes.
- Cut into strips and keep cool.
In a few weeks, we'll be heading up to New York City to play the CMJ Music Marathon. This time we're flying though. I plan on making taking some of these (or something like these) energy bars but I'm going to shape them in to (amaze)balls. I'm also planning on bringing my favorite trail mix above and some clementines for the plane because I'm a cheap ass when it comes to buying shitty airport food.
I'm not saying I'm an expert, but I've been vegan road tripping with this band for the past 3 1/2 years. I def have some experience. Hit me up with your vegan road trip questions, if you got 'em!
Tomorrow is the final day of Vegan MoFo 2015 and it's the Fusion Challenge! I'm sad this year is over already :(
ICYMI, here's MoFo'n Day 28 - This is the one where the California Burrito reigned supreme over the many tacos I ingested over the weekend.
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All the love,
All the love,