Road trip desperation

School’s out. Time to hit the road. But there’s never enough granola to last the entire way to Grandma’s house or the duration of your band’s tour, is there? A little preparation for the traveling vegan will prevent constant hunger. Locate vegan-friendly eateries and stores along the way via HappyCow’s international database (, such as the all-vegan and almost entirely organic New World Cafe in Des Moines, Iowa. But if chain restaurants are the only option, use the list—much of it is information gathered from contacting customer-relations departments—at to help suss out the slim (if any) herbivore offerings, such as the Wish Burger on In-N-Out Burger’s secret menu. So, yeah, pack lots of snacks.