Gourmet Camping: Everything a Food Lover Needs
Roughing it? That doesn't need to apply to the food. Indulge in these foodie camping goodies.
Earn a merit badge for bringing Recchiuti’s S’Mores Kit to your next cookout. Packed with artisanal, irregularly shaped vanilla-bean marshmallows, handmade graham crackers and bittersweet chocolate, the kit is the sweetest way we know of to rough it. $23, Recchiuti, Ferry Building.
Pack a stash of Müsliriegel granola bars from Esther’s German Bakery. Dense with nuts and seeds and finished with a strip of dark chocolate, these treats will power you straight to the top of Mount Tam. $2.75 each, available at Rainbow Grocery.
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There’s nothing more satisfying than the crack of a freshly opened can of cold beer after a long hike. Go convenient and local with 21st Amendment Brewery’s Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer. $9/six-pack, available at Whole Foods Market.
No campfire would be complete without food on a stick, and Grandpa’s Firefork makes it easy to roast weenies over an open fire. Fasten the single stainless-steel wire to any branch, and you’ve fashioned yourself a superior cooking utensil. $5, available at REI, 840 Brannan St., 415-934-1938,
The Outdoor MealKit ($20) stows a spill-free cup, two plates, a cutting board and the almighty spork in one waterproof box (it even floats!). Stow a few pinches of your favorite spices inside the pocket-sized SpiceBox ($10) and never eat another bland camp meal again. Available at REI.
The Jetboil Flash Java Kit combines a burner and 1-liter cooking vessel in a single integrated unit. Not only does this portable stove heat water quickly, but it can make two cups of coffee in two minutes. Now we’re talking. $80, available at Lombardi Sports.
Photo: by Erin Kunkel