37 Road Trip Snacks You’ll Actually Like

Food is a big part of any successful road trip. No one wants to be stuck in a car with a hungry person!

The key to great road trip snacks is packing food that won’t make a mess and can travel well at room temperature.

Best Vacation Road Trip Snacks

Here are some of our favorite snacks for road trips.

The other fruit we like to pack for road trips is grapes. They’re easy to grab and pop in your mouth and are fairly mess-free. Just remember to wash them before you leave.



Put some Cheez-its, Triscuits, Wheat Thins, or Pretzels in single-serve containers or baggies.

Traditional granola bars can be a great snack for road trips since they provide some grains and protein. If you’re traveling with kids, be sure to look for hidden sugar snacks (fruit snacks and granola bars) and try to limit those.

Granola Bars

Sunflower Seeds

You can get a package that is in the shell and have fun shelling them — just have a cup ready for the shells — or you can buy just the seeds.