Eating is a huge fun-factor in our travel plans - how about yours?
It may be an authentic old-fashioned soda fountain diner, or a hamburger stand that generations of town folk have patronized for decades.
Perhaps a candy store offering handmade goodies or even a local deli; we're always impressed how creative people are with food around the country.
From chic hotel room picnics to messy BBQ in a back-woods restaurant - we love it all!
Food This Exit shares with you some of our favorite food pleasures, suggestions, photos and thoughts - bon appetit!
Packing an assortment of your favorite snacks and drinks can save from you an inconvenient run to an unfamiliar store.
Items custom to your tastes are ideal for times you prefer to not venture out.
No need for specialty stores; familiar foods are offered in singular or miniature.
Easy to carry, no delivery fees required.
Stuckey's has a really cool history and is making a comeback!
CEO Stephanie Stuckey is on a roll; restoring old properties, highlighting signature products and polishing up their image.
Road travelers will also find Stuckey's products in participating roadside stores across the country.
A burger and fresh milkshake from a vintage drive-in restaurant will likely taste way better that off-every-exit franchise meal.
Many were demolished or bypassed when interstates came through American towns.
The ones that still exist are worth the time to find - unique offerings and nostalgic desserts are menu staples.
Abilene Texas has welcomed several new restaurants recently, but locals still go to Larry's Better Burger Drive-In for a real vintage experience.
Along with retro neon signs, we're always on the lookout for a memorable sandwich, a sundae made with small-farm dairy or a classic banana split.
Quite often, the local old-fashioned diner and vintage drug store soda fountains serve up the best sweet treat in town.
We would like one in every flavor please! How does one choose?
A local vintage diner with menu choices ranging from Lemon Meringue Pie to BLTs is our kind of place.
The coziness of an abundant vinyl booth, coffee brewing day & night.
No corporate up-sale script from the server.
If you're lucky, the restaurant still may have their original neon sign.
Evening Bags by Judith Leiber
A selection of homemade pies and hot country meals like Chicken Fried Steak and Root Beer Glazed Ham make The Texan Cafe in Hutto, Texas a fun dining destination.
Avoid being at the mercy of a barista with 12 orders in front of yours.
Keeping these tasty and robust coffee packets in your car, purse or wallet ensures you can have your coffee, your way, anytime.
Craving an after dinner evening espresso in your suite after everything has closed?
Only hot water required!
Do you have a waffle with your coffee?
I like the Cheesy Eggs with Raisin Toast.
Waffle House; roadside; Texas.