Food and Drink

The best food and drink, reviewed and curated by the Trailspace community. The latest review was added on May 14, 2020. Stores' prices and availability are updated daily.

Recent Food/Drink Reviews

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

rated 4 of 5 stars
CS Instant Coffee

CS Instant coffee is competitive with products like Starbucks Via and Alpine Start instant coffee. It's growing in popularity because it's rich in flavor and simple to brew. Featuring compostable packaging and arabica coffee, it's the perfect companion for any backcountry experience. Life is hard for backcountry goers who are also coffee fanatics. There aren't many coffee options that are efficient for backcountry use. No one wants to pack out a bunch of coffee grounds. And most instant coffee brands… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
The Crafty Weka Bar The Original

This bar is great for a snack on the go, and can even replace breakfast! It keeps me full for hours. It's also great to put in smoothies. I would recommend it to anyone who wants a clean, NZ-made snack bar. These bars taste incredible and the taste and texture varies depending on what flavour you get! Currently my favourite is date and orange.  No prep required, just buy with your groceries and you're good to go. Easy to chuck in a backpack for long walks or bike rides.  This bar satisfies my… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
The Crafty Weka Bar The Original

Energy in a 75-gram bar that tastes great. I have been given some of these energy bars to try and to review with no pressure to give a good review. This is a new start-up business in Christchurch, New Zealand. I have carried these on both day walks and on a multi-day hike and found the following:   They are a tasty bar with loads of nuts and seeds in a syrup base, which I suspect is honey, slightly chewy with a crunch. The label says they have: energy 1860 kj protein 8.1 g fats 18.7 g carbs 30.4… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Next Mile Meals Buffalo Ranch Chicken

Next Mile Meals are made low carb for folks following a ketogenic diet, but omnivores will appreciate them too. The Buffalo Ranch Chicken Dinner has a lot of meat swimming in a flavorful, but not overly spicy sauce. Bits of celery and peppers add nicely to the solidly meaty meal. 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 Crest Trail back in 2017. The meals she made for her hike… Full review

rated 4 of 5 stars
Next Mile Meals Italian Meatball

Next Mile Meals are made low carb for ketogenic dieters, but omnivores will appreciate them too. The Italian Meatball Dinner has a lot more than meat going for it with vegetables, cheese, and most importantly, lots of great flavor. 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 Crest Trail back in 2017. The meals she made for her hike were well reviewed by other hikers along the trail… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
AlpineAire Foods Chicken Tropicana

A tasty, dehydrated offering that succeeds where most others fail. I was very surprised when I saw that some of the AlpineAire offerings received low scores. My first experience with their food was perfect. For the most part, when I use dehydrated meals, the recommended water amount either turns it to soup or leaves it extremely al dente. That was not the case here.  I tried the Chicken Tropicana and it was great. The water was completely absorbed and the food itself was well hydrated and recognizable,… Full review

rated 5 of 5 stars
Mountain House Breakfast Skillet

This 4-ounce container (like many of the Mountain House entrees) when easily rehydrated, is large enough for two...provided you have a side of toast/tortilla/bagel and coffee. Delicious and nutritious. Somewhat expensive, but if you get on the Mountain House website/mailing list, you can get yearly specials, which can cut costs. Fast, easy camp meal for two. Mountain House has a complete line of affordable breakfast, lunch, or dinner entrees....even deserts! Recommend utilizing their website as… Full review

rated 4.5 of 5 stars
Liquid IV Hydration Multiplier

The Liquid IV electrolyte mix offers a variety of flavors, but none of them are overly sweet. I ordered the product directly from the company. The product was delivered quickly and ahead of schedule. I ordered the variety pack which included three flavors—Lemon Lime, Acai Berry and Passion Fruit. There were eight packets of each flavor. It is recommended that each packet be added to 16 ounces. or 0.5 liter of water. At first I found it a little difficult to open the packets cleanly. I then realized… Full review

user rating: 5 of 5 (10)
Mountain House Chili Mac with Beef Meat Entrée
$8 - $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)
Mountain House Homestyle Turkey Dinner Casserole Meat Entrée
$11
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
$8 - $9
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
$9 - $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)
Nuun Active Hydration Tablets Drink
$24
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 (3)
Honey Stinger Organic Energy Chews Gel/Chew
$2 - $28
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (2)
Mountain House Pasta Primavera Vegetarian Entrée
$8
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
$8 - $9
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)
Mountain House Raspberry Crumble Dessert
$9
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Good To-Go Pad Thai Entrée
$8 - $13
user rating: 5 of 5 (1)
Kate's Tiki Bar Bar
$3
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
$9
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Backpacker's Pantry Pad Thai Vegetarian Entrée
$10
user rating: 4 of 5 (4)
Honey Stinger Organic Waffle Bar
$1 - $22
user rating: 4 of 5 (3)
Mountain House Beef Stew Meat Entrée
$10
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)
Skratch Labs Anytime Energy Bar Bar
$3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Tailwind Rebuild Drink
$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
$8 - $13
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
ProBar Bolt Energy Chews Gel/Chew
$3 - $29
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
The New Primal Original 100% Grass-Fed Beef Jerky Snack/Side
$3
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nomad Nutrition Hungarian Goulash Vegetarian Entrée
$11
user rating: 4.5 of 5 (1)
Nature’s Coffee Kettle Hazelnut Coffee Coffee
$7
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)
Clif Whey Protein Bar Bar
$3
user rating: 4 of 5 (2)
Nature’s Coffee Kettle Colombian Coffee Coffee
$12
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
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