Food & Drink

Road trip Snacks to Enjoy when Reunion Tower is in Your Rearview Mirror

Our must-have picks made with Dallas love.

Zane Harrington
Posted on Jun 11, 2020

We don't want anyone leaving our great city hungry. Lucky for you, there is too much great food for that to happen. While you are here visiting our many neighborhoods, be sure to stop into these stores to grab some snacks for the road back home.

In Bishop Arts, don't miss out on CocoAndre Chocolatier. Founded by chocolatier Andrea Pedraza and daughter, Cindy, this quaint chocolate shop produces some of the finest hand-crafted chocolate delights.

Visit the Dallas Farmers Market and stop in at Doc Popcorn. They have almost a dozen different flavors of popcorn. One for each 50 miles of the drive home too much? Everyone in the family is sure to find a flavor to enjoy.

Chips & Salsa
Did you know the tortilla machine was invented in Dallas? It was invented by El Fenix founder, Miguel Martinez, and sold in 1919 to Herman Lay, the founder of Frito-Lay. Hop into this historic Tex-Mex restaurant in Uptown and they have bagged chips and jarred salsa, road-ready!

No explanation needed here. What is better than a road trip cookie? If you visit Oak Cliff, Kessler Baking Studio is not to be missed. This James Beard semi-finalist shop has a delicious variety of cookies and assorted baked goods. And if you visit Deep Ellum, Cookie Shop makes one of the best cookies I have ever put in my mouth.

Fluellens makes the perfect ratioed cupcake in the heart of Downtown Dallas. My favorite is wedding cake, but you really can't go wrong. And if you have dietary restrictions, Unrefined Bakery on Lower Greenville is going to have the cupcake for you. It is a gluten-free, soy-free, non-GMO and organic bakery, specializing in Paleo and Vegan baked goods. I was a skeptic, but I am willing to admit when I am wrong.

Vegan-specific snacks
Lucky Mouth Grocery in Bishop Arts is the perfect stop for all of the vegan road trip snacks you could ask for. This vegan grocery store is stocked full of dozens of snacking options.

These French macarons from JOY Macarons bakery in Oak Cliff and Lower Greenville are the perfect pacifier for a sweet tooth.  Select from more than a dozen flavors like honey and lavender and butter pecan to make an assorted pack, the perfect safety blanket for your ride home.

Beef Jerky
Rudolph's Meat Market & Sausage Factory has been operating since 1895. Although you can take home some wonderful cuts, they also have a no-cooler-necessary option in some of the most delicious beef jerky. This is my personal favorite road trip snack.

Located not far from the Dallas Farmers Market, Hines Nut Co. has a wonderful assortment of nuts to give your ride home the appropriate crunch.

Making a trip to the Dallas Arboretum? Don't miss the Hypnotic Emporium Ice Cream & Candy Shop. You can fully stock the car with candy, in hopes that a sugar coma will befall those who have indulged, and you can get some peace behind the wheel on the way home.


Header photo credit: JOY Macarons, Esther Huynh