Pro Resources for Road Trip Dining

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While the tasty options are endless when it comes to cooking in your RV rental, sometimes it’s nice to let someone else do the cooking on road trips. When it comes to narrowing down your food options, it can sometimes be a little hard to find good places to eat. This is especially true if you’re traveling in a new area or just want to branch out from your run-of-the-mill fast food restaurants. 

We’ve compiled a few tips and resources to help you select amazing culinary destinations, wherever your RV adventures may take you. 
  • Roadfood is your guide to authentic, regional eats. Search by state or restaurant type and discover the best casual dining along highways, in small towns and big city neighborhoods. One of the articles takes you on a “Hash Tour” of South Carolina. Number two on the list? Maurice’s Piggy Park
  • On TV Food Maps, you can enter your starting point and end destination to find what restaurants along your route have been featured on TV. Eat your way through “Man vs. Food” challenges or sample signature dishes at restaurants owned by winners of the “Chopped” cooking competition. 
  • If you are looking to grab a quick bite just off the highway, but want to stay stick to a healthy eating plan, check out this blog from Abbey’s Kitchen. A registered dietitian, Abbey weighs in on the healthiest options from popular fast food restaurants. Whether you are counting calories or looking for lower-sodium options, the blog reviews nutritional info on select menu items.    
  • Download iExit and let the free app be your guide to convenient stops just off the freeway. The program allows you to see up to 100 exits ahead and marks restaurants and services such as campgrounds, gas stations and RV-friendly rest stops.  
  • Pack the snacks. You may not always be in the mood for a full meal while on the road but having a few easy snacks on hand will help ward off tense, “hangry” moments. Our friends at the KOA have compiled a list of 30 healthy road trip snacks. The baked chickpeas sound delicious!   

While planning is important, be open to trying new things. See an interesting sign on the side of the road? Stop in and give it a try. Some of the best food, and best experiences, can come from unexpected places. Get your road trip stared with an RV rental from Cruise America and savor the journey.