Staff Picks: Our Favorite Vegan Travel Snacks
Travel in style with these snack recs from your VegOut besties.
With the launch of the travel issue of VegOut Magazine, we’re feeling a little wanderlust. Can you blame us? Even with travel on the brain, you know we aren’t heading out of town without our favorite plant-based snacks and drinks. To see what’s stowed in our flight carry-ons or riding shotgun on our road trips, check out these VegOut staff picks for our favorite vegan travel snacks!
Maggie Ortlieb, Founder & CEO
For those hoping to beat the travel fatigue, take a page out of Maggie’s book and check out Rise Brewing Co. Oat Milk Lattes. Made with simple ingredients and naturally occurring caffeine, these canned coffees are sure to keep you trekking on without needing to stop at a coffee shop.
Tammie Ortlieb, Managing Editor
Tammie believes that every good snacky meal needs a sweet, crunchy, eco-conscious dessert—hear, hear! Level up your vegan travel snacks with the Back to Nature Chocolate Chunk Cookies. These store-bought baked goods will give you a nostalgic taste of home even when you’re mid-flight.
Jerry Ng, Designer
For his road trip endeavors, Jerry is currently diggin’ the Louisville Vegan Jerky Co. Vegan Jerky. These protein-packed travel snacks come in several delicious flavors. Both the Smoked Black Pepper and limited-edition Sesame Gochujang varieties come with an endorsement from Jerry—they are a quick, savory, flavor-blast for the road.
Allie Mitchell, Social Media Director
For an easy way to eat fruit without the risk of it going bad, check out That’s it. Fruit Bars. Allie is loving the simple ingredients and tasty fruit combinations—peep Apple + Mango, Apple + Strawberry, and Apple + Coconut varieties. These vegan travel snacks are perfect for carry-ons and glove compartments alike.
Anja Grommons, Staff Writer
LesserEvil Organic Popcorn is always riding shotgun on my road trips! And the Himalayan Pink Salt variety is my favorite go-to—it’s the crunchy, sweet and salty combo for me! Made with extra virgin coconut oil, this vegan-friendly snack packs a refreshing hint of fruity coconut without being overpowering. Grab a bag for your next trip.
Kayla Pasko, Staff Writer
If you love a vegan cheese and cracker moment, who says you can’t take it on the road? Kayla loves snacking on Trader Joe’s Everything but the Gluten Crackers. Made with oats, seeds, and gluten-free flours, these snackable crackers are delicious and perfect for pairing with a plant-based cheese, dip, or spread!
Cayla White, Staff Writer
For a light, refreshing booch that isn’t overly fermented, take Cayla’s rec and check out Brew Dr. Clear Mind Kombucha. This en route sipper is made with organic green tea, herbs, cane sugar, and live kombucha cultures—a clear mind and good gut health are essential no matter where you’re heading.
Laurie Chin Sayres, Brand Partnerships Manager
This vegan chocolate bar is making Laurie’s travels just a little sweeter. Described as a heavenly flavor combination, her go-to travel treat is Hu Cashew Butter + Orange Vanilla Dark Chocolate. These stuffed bars contain organic, fair trade ingredients and make for a delicious vegan travel snack. You won’t want to leave these treats behind.
During her studies to become a registered dietitian, Anja—a longtime vegetarian—transitioned to a vegan diet. Living in Kalamazoo, Michigan at the time (Go Broncos!), she met Maggie and Tammie through VegOut Kalamazoo (one of VegOut’s first focus cities) and began collaborating with the duo. When she’s not writing about new vegan eats, practicing as a pediatric clinical dietitian, and virtually coaching fellow plant-based eaters, you can find her creating veg-centric recipes, trying new cruelty-free products, and spending time with her partner Addison and cat Kovu.
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