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The best food and drink, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on October 10, 2022. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef Meat Entrée
$10 - $11
user rating: 5 of 5 (6)
OvaEasy Whole Egg Crystals Breakfast
$12
user rating: 5 of 5 (5)
Mountain House Biscuits and Gravy Snack/Side
$8 - $9
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 - $11
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (11)
Good To-Go Thai Curry Vegetarian Entrée
$7 - $14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (8)
Good To-Go Smoked Three Bean Chili Vegetarian Entrée
$7 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Nuun Active Hydration Tablets Drink
$27 - $59
user rating: 5 of 5 (2)
Patagonia Provisions Organic Green Lentil Soup Soup
$8
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (6)
Mountain House Granola with Milk and Blueberries Breakfast
$7
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Good To-Go Herbed Mushroom Risotto Vegetarian Entrée
$7 - $14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (4)
Honey Stinger Energy Waffle Bar
$1 - $9
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (3)
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews Gel/Chew
$2 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Peak Refuel Sweet Pork & Rice Meat Entrée
$14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain House Pasta Primavera Vegetarian Entrée
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Vitalyte Electrolyte Replacement Drink Mix Drink
$1 - $23
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain House Breakfast Skillet Breakfast
$12
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Hammer Gel Gel/Chew
$2
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Granola Breakfast
$7
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Laoganma Spicy Chili Crisp
$14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Pad Thai Entrée
$7 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Chicken Gumbo Meat Entrée
$9 - $14
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Recoverite Drink Mix Drink
$4
user rating: 4 of 5 (13)
Mountain House Lasagna with Meat Sauce Meat Entrée
$11
user rating: 4 of 5 (9)
Mountain House Chicken Teriyaki with Rice Meat Entrée
$11
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Clif Shot Gel/Chew
$1 - $30
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Mountain House Rice & Chicken Meat Entrée
$11 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Backpacker's Pantry Pad Thai Vegetarian Entrée
$10
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nomad Nutrition Kathmandu Curry Vegetarian Entrée
$11
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Skratch Labs Anytime Energy Bar Bar
$3
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
$7 - $14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ProBar Bolt Energy Chews Gel/Chew
$2 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Kate's Real Food Peanut Butter Milk Chocolate Tram Bar Bar
$3 - $14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Peak Refuel Homestyle Chicken & Rice Meat Entrée
$14
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Alpine Start Dairy-Free Coffee + Creamer Instant Latte Coffee
$9
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: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Honey Stinger Mini Waffles Bar
$8
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Clif Shot Bloks Gel/Chew
$2 - $39
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
GU Energy Gel Gel/Chew
$1 - $36
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
UnTapped Gels Gel/Chew
$35
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Alpine Start Original Blend Medium Roast Instant Coffee Coffee
$9
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Hammer Nutrition Endurolytes Fizz Tube Drink
$6
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Clif Nut Butter Filled Bar Bar
$2 - $21
user rating: 4 of 5 (1)
Bushka’s Kitchen Lentil Lunch Vegetarian Entrée
$13
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Recent Food/Drink Reviews

rated 5 of 5 stars
Good To-Go Chicken Gumbo

Good To-Go's Chicken Gumbo was amazingly gumbo-like. Delicious spicy chicken and rice with lots of okra that provided flavor and texture hard to imagine in a backpacking meal.   Maine made and field tested in Baxter State Park We packed along a few bonus meals on our Baxter trips this year. One was this double portion of Good To-Go's Chicken Gumbo which we shared as a late lunch after making camp on a short hiking day. We both were happy about how that turned out so let's dig into the review. Instructions… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Happy Yak Meals Happy Yak

Happy Yak offers really cool recipes made with simple, high protein-dense, high-quality ingredients that are filling and fueling. Quite possibly the best quality freeze-dried meals I've had so far.  Real ingredients Vegetarian and vegan options Breakfast, lunch, and dinner options Made in Cowansville, Quebec, Canada 22 offerings Something new and delicious! Planning meals in the mountains is, to me, one of those things that complicates something that should be simple; enjoying the place you are… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Laoganma Spicy Chili Crisp

A crunchy, mildly spicy savory condiment that can be used in just about any savory meal without taking on low calorie density weight. Trail burritos? Absolutely! One pot mac and cheese? Yes, please! Freeze-dried chili and beans in the pouch? Why not? Just plain ramen, with or without the little flavor packet? Now we’re talking… Laoganma Spicy Chili Crisp can spice up and add a little crunch to just about any meal, without any real weight penalty. It’s mainly chili peppers fried in soybean… Full review

rated 3.5 of 5 stars
Gatorade Propel Powder Pack

I love this product, however many times I open packets that are completely empty OR hard as a rock with unusable product. I've written to Gatorade and enclosed samples of both issues and the boxes they were in to show serial number etc, but not one person has taken the initiative towards good customer service or replied in any way. Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Stowaway Gourmet Wild Boar Bacon Bean Stew

Another hit from a newer company. Continuing to work my way through the Stowaway Gourmet catalog (as it becomes available), we come to their Wild Boar Bacon and Bean Stew. What is Wild Boar Bacon?  Apparently, it is "feral pig" meat, cured as a bacon. Easy. Thick cuts of belly meat, just like standard upscale supermarket bacon, as evidenced by strong marbling and a great whack of salt. (I suspect that most of the sodium in this meal comes from the bacon.) But savor that thick, chewy cut of meat… Full review

rated 3 of 5 stars
AlpineAire Spicy Sausage Bolognese

Good portion, but not very exciting to eat. Functional if you are hungry. It just didn't live up to expectations.   Another mid-trip on-trail review, so please pardon the format.    This meal sounded good on the label, but was not very joyful in camp. Filled the belly, but not with happiness.  Instructions & Ingredients:     I tried using the EZ fill method and regretted it. Use the full 2 cups of water.      Dining Experience:    It looked and smelled promising when I opened the… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Backpacker's Pantry Mashed Potatoes & Gravy with Beef

Simple, satisfying food that is exactly what the label says. Tasty goo! Mashed Potatoes & Gravy with Beef Needed a few extra meals and grabbed one of these. Posting this mid-trip so apologies for the rough format.   Instructions & Ingredients:   I gave it the 2 cups of water it asked for, mixing well and letting it sit for over 20 minutes. It was perfect with goo and meat but no crunch. The package was a great insulator keeping the goo hot . Nutrition:   Dining Experience:    Dry it… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Gnarly Nutrition Hydrate

Gnarly Nutrition's Hydrate solutions is the perfect companion for outdoor athletes. It's designed with electrolytes and B vitamins to support hydration and energy. Athletes have been known to sweat anywhere between 0.8 and 1.4 liters per hour. The exertion and physical activity stresses the body out, ultimately building strength and endurance. But it's very easy to become dehydrated if you're not careful to replenish the fluids that you lose during each activity. Gnarly Nutrition's Hydrate mix is… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Stowaway Gourmet Las Pollos Hermanas

Spicy! Right. Another dish from Stowaway Gourmet. Another dayhike, with this meal eaten for the express purpose of testing things before serious backpacking begins. Down to business. Las Pollos Hermanas: Chicken Sisters. One expects chicken. One gets...chicken. Big, identifiable, flavorful chunks of chicken. And spice. So much spice. Just only barely this side of too much spice. And I like spicy food. Actually, it wasn't that spicy, but it was spicy enough that it was difficult to differentiate… Full review