Food and Drink

The best food and drink, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on July 7, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Food/Drink Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
CampFare Wild Alaskan Salmon

This meal offers a gourmet and healthy cooking option for the backcountry. Overall, it is one of the easiest camping meals I have made and you can't beat the taste. Right off the bat I was super excited when I found this product. I am a “pescatarian” and salmon is one of my go-to favorite meals. Unfortunately, it isn’t always the easiest for me to find good options for lightweight, high-protein, backpacking meals to bring on my camping trips. I brought the Camp Fare Wild Alaskan Salmon out… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
CampFare Wild Alaskan Salmon

This is a super easy hot meal. The package says to put it in hot water for 2-3 minutes. I left it for 4 minutes after the water had boiled and it was warm. I think 2-3 minutes while the water boils would have made it hotter. It definitely tastes smoked and has a salty flavor to it. It isn't a big portion for a meal (2x3") but if you added this to the rice or quinoa and beans, it would be a good full meal. I bought this and the beef burgundy. The packages were small and light making them easy to… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
CampFare Brown Rice and Red Quinoa

I was extremely impressed with these camping meals and plan to use them again for future trips. I hope they start making more varieties and types because having something this tasty that is this easy to prepare opens up so many new options for backcountry meals. I was super geeked to try out these gourmet camping meals. I do a ton of backpacking, pack-rafting, and camping trips, so I am always looking for ways to step up my meal planning. The meals came in a few different options—chicken, beef,… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
CampFare Brown Rice and Red Quinoa

Easy to make, but not worth the price Being an avid backpacker and a vegan I’ve spent a lot of time trying out different camp meal brands and unfortunately I don’t think this brand got it right enough for me to purchase this particular item again. Let’s start with the pros: easy, packable, decent serving size. All you have to do with the meal is throw the bag in hot water. The packaging is such that you could toss the outer cardboard envelope and just pack the boil bag to save space. The amount… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
CampFare Wild Alaskan Salmon

The salmon had a strong taste, but it was very good and fresh, and the meat was tender. I like the idea that it can be ready in 1-2 minutes after putting it into boiling water. After cutting it open, I could tell it was going to be good, and it was delicious! I can see this as being a great choice for backpacking, or any other camping. I cooked the Camp Fare brown rice and red quinoa and the Camp Fare wild Alaska salmon while visiting one of my favorite overlooks along the Blue Ridge Parkway. … Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Peak Refuel Sweet Pork & Rice

A Hit. This brand was new to me so I tried an entree on a recent backpack. I have used a competitor for decades (Mountain House). Similar preparation...just add water, stir, wait ten minutes, and eat out of the pouch. I loved the taste and texture of the Peak Refuel Sweet Pork & Rice. It's definitely sweet, but also has some heat. I liked the balance. Each major ingredient was clearly distinguishable (chunks of tasty pork were a nice surprise), and not as much of a mush as MH can be. PR items… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
CampFare Wild Alaskan Salmon

This is delicious, whole food. You do need a way to heat it up (boiling water). It's lightly salted, whereas other products like this from other companies in my experience can be over salted. It really is good food! As a hiker and backpacker, I am always looking for good food to bring with me. I am very impressed with CampFare's food! For starters, this is Real food. I can't express how nice it is to open CampFare's packet (after putting the sealed food into hot water first!) and to know immediately… Full review

rated 2 of 5 stars
Next Mile Meals Denver Omelette

Next Mile Meals are made low carb for ketogenic dieters, but omnivores can add their own carbs to create a hearty meal for one or enough to share for two. While I enjoyed test eating the dinners I've previously reviewed, this breakfast offering came up short for me. Flavor and texture turned me off as I'll describe in the detailed review. Next Mile Meals specializes in low carb meals for the ketogenic adventurer because it grew out of one hiker's attempt to stay on the diet while hiking the Pacific… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Starbucks VIA Ready Brew

What a pleasant surprise from someone who used to pack a small coffee pot, Folgers tea-type bags, and instant powder in earlier times. About 10 years ago on a backpacking trip here in Colorado, the friend who I took to a very remote area happened to have VIA packets (in addition to eggs and bacon in the morning:), I was just amazed at the taste at 11,000 feet. Now a part of my trips and even used a few times on car camps. Great product, if something is even better...will certainly consider as a… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef Meat Entrée
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Mountain House Biscuits and Gravy Snack/Side
$8
user rating: 5 of 5 (4)
OvaEasy Whole Egg Crystals Breakfast
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (3)
Mount Hagen Organic Fairtrade Instant Coffee Coffee
$52
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (17)
Starbucks VIA Ready Brew Coffee
$40
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (14)
Mountain House Beef Stroganoff with Noodles Meat Entrée
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Good To-Go Thai Curry Vegetarian Entrée
$8 - $13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce Meat Entrée
$10 - $45
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili Vegetarian Entrée
$8 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Provisions Organic Green Lentil Soup Soup
$7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Mountain House Granola with Milk and Blueberries Breakfast
$6
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Backpacker's Pantry Louisiana Red Beans & Rice Vegetarian Entrée
$6
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto Vegetarian Entrée
$8 - $13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Honey Stinger Organic Waffle Bar
$1 - $22
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews Gel/Chew
$2 - $28
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain House Pasta Primavera Vegetarian Entrée
$9
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Drink Mix Drink
$1 - $19
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain House Breakfast Skillet Breakfast
$10
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Peak Refuel Sweet Pork & Rice Meat Entrée
$13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Perpetuem Drink
$3 - $30
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Hammer Gel Gel/Chew
$1
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Granola Breakfast
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
AlpineAire Foods Chicken Tropicana Meat Entrée
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Pad Thai Entrée
$8 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Recoverite Drink Mix Drink
$4 - $34
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Mountain House Chicken Teriyaki with Rice Meat Entrée
$9
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Clif Shot Gel/Chew
$1 - $27
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountain House Rice & Chicken Meat Entrée
$10 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Backpacker's Pantry Pad Thai Vegetarian Entrée
$9
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nomad Nutrition Kathmandu Curry Vegetarian Entrée
$11
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The New Primal Spicy 100% Grass-Fed Beef Jerky Snack/Side
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nomad Nutrition Indian Red Lentil Stew Vegetarian Entrée
$11
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Indian Vegetable Korma Vegetarian Entrée
$8 - $13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ProBar Bolt Energy Chews Gel/Chew
$3 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nomad Nutrition Hungarian Goulash Vegetarian Entrée
$11
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Milk and Blueberries Breakfast
$7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nomad Nutrition Irish Shepherd's Pie Vegetarian Entrée
$11
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Backpacker's Pantry Creme Brulee Dessert
$6
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Clif Shot Bloks Gel/Chew
$2 - $35
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Tanka Bar Bar
$3
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Backpacker's Pantry Granola with Bananas & Milk Breakfast
$8
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
GU Energy Gel Gel/Chew
$1 - $35
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Alpine Start Original Blend Instant Coffee Coffee
$9 - $25
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes Fizz Tube Drink
$5
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Clif Nut Butter Filled Bar Bar
$2 - $14
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Epic Bar Bar
$3
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Next Mile Meals Italian Meatball Meat Entrée
$14
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Patagonia Provisions Apricot + Almond Bar Bar
$3
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Next Mile Meals Buffalo Ranch Chicken Meat Entrée
$14
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Clif Bar Bar
$1 - $17
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