Take this nourishing vegan travel food on your next trip

vegan salad for a vegan road trip

Do you find it hard to eat healthy while on the go? On top of that, are you trying to stick to your vegan lifestyle?

It can be difficult to know the right things to eat at the best of times, even harder while you are away from the comfort of your own home and kitchen. But this doesn’t mean it is impossible, it just takes some preparation. Just think of it as an addition to your packing list.

My Vegan Travel Food

I am going to take you through what I eat while on the go, either when I travel by plane or car. 

Thanks to being prepared I never have to cave in and buy greasy food at fast-food restaurants. which normally means eating only french fries, lettuce, and sugar-laden ketchup. Things are changing though and many places are adding healthy plant-based items to their menus. However, it’s better to be prepared just in case you don’t have any of these options available to you whilst traveling. 

Non-Perishable Vegan Travel Food

These foods are perfect for traveling by both plane or car as no refrigeration is required!

Dried fruit 

Dried mango is my favorite dried fruit. It is tasty and nutritious! You can pick your favorite dried fruit here.

Quick cook oatmeal 

Snag hot water at a gas station, or if on a plane, ask the flight attendant for a cup of hot water. Mix with the oats, add in some dried raisins and a scoop of protein powder. boom!

fruit and nut trail mix for a vegan road trip

Trail mix

I make my own to have the right balance for my taste. Almonds, cashews, sunflower seeds, and raisins are my favorite.

Protein bars

My favorites are lemon meringue No Cow bars, and Cranberry chia seed bars from Trader Joe’s.

Peanut butter and jelly sandwiches

Easy to prepare in advance. Put in a reusable ziploc bag and keep it in the top of your bag so they don’t get squished.

Fruit and Vegetables

Celery, carrots, or other crunchy veggies with guac or hummus work perfectly. Or bring some fruit with protective skin, like bananas, grapes, or mandarin oranges (don’t forget your vitamins!).

oranges for a vegan road trip

Perishable Vegan Travel Food

These foods need to be packed in a cooler (for a road trip) or lunch box (for the plane).


Coconut or other plant-based yogurt either in its original packaging or put into a small lunch pack.

Fresh fruit

Fresh berries and other fruit that need to stay cool, keep these in a cooler. If you are taking them on the plane, make sure they are eaten near the start to keep them tasting fresh.

Soda water

Great to keep you hydrated and to stop you from reaching for an unhealthy soda. This is suitable for road trips only.

Coconut water

Hydration is important when traveling and coconut water is perfect for this. Also suitable for road trips only.

Black bean and kale salad

This is my favorite vegan salad for road trips because it keeps well and it’s so nutritious while traveling! You also don’t need a runny dressing which is perfect for traveling. For the plane just make a small personal size for one of your meals.

Black bean and kale salad recipe

Kale or cabbage or both
Black beans
Garlic, salt, cumin, chili powder
Lime juice (1 whole lime)
– Mix all together 

Bonus: guacamole is great for digestion

Happy Vegan Travels

With a little effort and preparation, you can find a way to take most of your favorite vegan foods on the go with you. Sometimes it is finding the right travel tools like a cooler or lunch pack. Or finding the right dried foods for you to take in a small backpack. Where there’s a will there’s a way. 

Preparation is key to success here. So tie those two together and have a healthy, satisfying, vegan food-filled trip!

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