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    Kosher/ Veggie food on tour

    I'm planning on a week-long tour this summer, and I'm a little concerned about getting kosher or vegetarian food on tour. (I keep kosher at home, but will eat pretty much any vegetarian food while out.) Hauling food for a week isn't really an option.

    I'm planning on getting some kosher beef jerky as an emergency backup, but that's hardly my preference. We'll be camping, but probably not cooking all that much. Any thoughts? We're going to ride the C&O canal towpath and the Great Allegheny passage from Pittsburgh to DC.

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    I eat vegetarian at home and on the road. I take peanuts and raisins as my high-energy snack food. I also take powered energy/electrolyte replacement drink.

    When I tour, I try to find a sandwich place and buy one or two sandwiches that I take with me for the day. Subway and Quizno's are good options (I prefer Quizno's). Pizza is a good meal and I'm always on the look out for a Chinese restaurant. I've even ordered a huge pizza for dinner and taken the leftovers for lunch the next day.

    If you like nut butters, you might think about carrying some with either bread or something like (lightweight) rice cakes.

    This page from www.biketouringtips.com has 15 links to information about food on tour. Several are about foods that require no cooking or can be pre-cooked.

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    Quote Originally Posted by raybo View Post
    I eat vegetarian at home and on the road. I take peanuts and raisins as my high-energy snack food. I also take powered energy/electrolyte replacement drink.

    When I tour, I try to find a sandwich place and buy one or two sandwiches that I take with me for the day. Subway and Quizno's are good options (I prefer Quizno's). Pizza is a good meal and I'm always on the look out for a Chinese restaurant. I've even ordered a huge pizza for dinner and taken the leftovers for lunch the next day.

    If you like nut butters, you might think about carrying some with either bread or something like (lightweight) rice cakes.

    This page from www.biketouringtips.com has 15 links to information about food on tour. Several are about foods that require no cooking or can be pre-cooked.

    Ray
    Ah, cold pizza! It's not just for breakfast anymore....

    The stretch between McKeesport/Pittsburgh and Meyerdale seems to have few places to eat. That's more than two days traveling.

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    I don't think you'll have a problem. There were more Italian places that anything else along the GAP, so lots of pizza & calzone. Frostburg, MD is a college town, so lots of choices there. Cumberland is big enough to have plenty of choices (there is a great old-fashioned custard place, Queen City Creamery, just two blocks or so from where the C&O begins. Good place for breakfast, too). Even Paw Paw, WV, had a decent little pizza & calzone place--and not much else--on the left just after you cross the Potomac into WV.

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    Vegetarian you might survive. Kosher will be harder to come by, but not impossible.

    A quick Google Maps search indicates that there are a few synagogues dotted around PA. I'm not sure which ones will be anywhere near your route, but you may be able to call up a few and ask if there are any kosher options.

    Also, you don't really need to haul an entire week's worth of food. All you need to keep is like 2 days' worth of food, and stop in at stores along the way.

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