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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
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
___ hummus
___ smoked tofu
___ energy bars (recipe below)

Smaller Cooler with ice packs

___ bread
___ condiments (ketchup, mustard)
___ muffins
___ pickles
___ sauerkraut
___ cut up veggies

Beer Cooler with BEER!

Dry Storage

___ bananas
___ apples
___ tea and coffee (get hot water from a gas station)
___ peanut butter
___ trail mix
___ pickles
___ canned beans
___ oats (for overnight oats - best breakfast)
___ nuts
___ maple syrup
___ sriracha
___ tortillas
___ boxed wine
___ whiskey

Non Food Items

___ sporks
___ can opener
___ plates
___ 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:

Vegan Road Trip Essential: Trail Mix
my favorite trail mix: sunflower seeds, pumpkin seeds, almonds, peanuts, dried cranberries, and raisins.

Vegan Road Trip Essential: Avocado
a great road snack: avocado and sriracha

Vegan Road Trip Essential: Bagged Salad with Tofu
stopped a grocery store to pick up more salad cause I'm mean without my greens.

Vegan Road Trip Essential: Hot Dogs
Tofurky Kielbasa on a pretzel bun - ice cold beer not pictured

Vegan Road Trip Essential: Tacos
we took a can of black beans per person which worked out cause we got to make some bomb road side tacos
Vegan Road Trip Essential: Vegan4One's Chocolate Chip Energy Bars

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
  1. Pulse all ingredients, sans chocolate, in a food processor. 
  2. Mix in the chocolate by hand. 
  3. Flatten in a small square pan.
  4. Freeze for about 30 minutes. 
  5. 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,



  1. Awesome tour poster! You definitely have the vegan road trip down to a science & all the food looks great! :D

    1. Thanks Julie! It took a few long nights leading up to this last tour to prep all the food but we saved so much money and our bodies were so much happier. We still ate out a lot though cause you're not gonna not hit up some awesome vegan restaurants in San Fransisco, amiright?!

      Also, thanks for the compliments on the tour poster; I designed it myself. :)

  2. Love the tour poster too - very cool in fact. I am liking the avocado and sriracha for the road trip - genius idea.

    1. Yes! The avocado is my favorite camping food too! Also, thanks for the compliments on the tour poster - I made it :)

  3. Well impressed by your organisation of the tour food supplies. The Wholefoods gift card is a great idea too.

    1. i learned the hard way that i have to keep my emergency food fund money on a card that can only be used for food. hahaha.


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