Travel snacks are not known for their elegance. They are sturdy, stoic, and dependable foods that rarely surpass anything more than sheer sustenance. But we all know a miniature bag of peanuts is not enough to get you through that 6-hour flight to your parents' place. Nor should gas station pork rinds have to be your main source of protein as you cross the country in your sedan. So with summer vacations and the lure of warm-weather upon us, why not plan ahead?
Here are 11 make-ahead travel snacks, plus all the best tools to take them on the road, to sustain you on any trip.
Photos by Bobbi Lin, Mark Weinberg, James Ransom, and Rocky Luten.
This post originally ran at the end of last summer, but we brought it back (and added in the best tools for each snack) to help you pack for all kinds of summer travel.
What's your favorite snack to take on the road? Let us know in the comments.
A New Way to Dinner, co-authored by Food52's founders Amanda Hesser and Merrill Stubbs, is an indispensable playbook for stress-free meal-planning (hint: cook foundational dishes on the weekend and mix and match ‘em through the week).