Today's Vegan MoFo prompt asked what you'd bring on a road trip? I figured there was no better time to rehash a few of my snack-time favorites.
I promised you more "junk food," Sally Ride!
And here it is!
To acquire all the vegan goodies required for this entry (and for my pantry), I tried a new online grocery delivery service--Thrive Market. Thrive is kind of like the Costco of natural foods, in a way. You don't order in bulk, but they do offer you bulk prices on everything, in exchange for an annual membership.
With the number of natural foods we have access to here in New York City, and with services like Instacart (for my Whole Foods groceries) and Fresh Direct, I'm not quite decided on whether I'll stick with these guys, as the delivery does take several days, and you can't schedule a time slot (which is especially hard in our apartment).
However, I absolutely love the huge variety of options they have (more even than the other aforementioned companies), particularly for people with restricted diets. And they have a relatively unique feature, that allows you to look specifically at their "vegan", "gluten-free", and "raw" options. You can even sort by "for Moms" and they feature a lot of sustainable home goods, and even bath and body stuff! And like I said, they have bulk prices, which means their stuff is significantly cheaper than it is in New York City.
I especially love that they have the Earth Balance mac and cheese, which can be hard to find but is a real treat for us!
I digress...on to some other "good stuff":
I discovered these fruit ropes by Clif Kid many years ago. While they're technically geared towards kids, they are really tasty--and a nice pick me up on a hike, or during a long afternoon at the office. They're made from organic fruit puree, and colored with vegetable juice. (They're also gluten-free and kosher!)
I discovered Beanfield's tasty bean and rice chips at my work! They are really good--and they are not only gluten free, but corn free. I especially love the Nacho flavor, which definitely reminds me of some Nacho Cheese chips you might already be familiar with...
These aren't the best kale chips I've ever had...but they are kale chips. 'Nuff said.
Peanut butter sandwich crackers! Perfect for some road trip munchies!! This company, Late July, is great--they have all organic and non-GMO ingredients.
And it all comes back to Earth Balance--these guys are making so much more than butter these days--and they're knocking it out of the park! I love the aged white cheddar flavor popcorn and the vegan aged white cheddar flavor puffs are totally addictive.
I guess that more or less coves my most recent snack food bounty! That should be enough to get you through the road trip for at least a few days, right?