Travelling the open road in a Hippie means you can enjoy a bite to eat whenever you feel like it – and we say food always tastes better when you’re outdoors!
Hippie campervans have ample storage space for all the essentials and a combined fridge/freezer for the fresh and tasty produce you buy along the way at markets and roadside stalls.
There’s also a gas stove and complimentary cooking equipment and utensils so you can prepare quick and easy meals to eat where and when you choose. The Hippie Hitop even has a microwave oven making it quick and easy to reheat or cook food (scrambled eggs are ready in just 2 minutes).
- Check your kitchen equipment before you plan your meals – Hippies come equipped with basic cooking utensils, but for longer term travel you may want to add a few items of your own.
- Do your research and arrive at local markets close to closing time to stock up on discounted produce.
- Cook up enough ingredients at breakfast time to use for lunch and dinner – or at dinner time to snack on the following day. This reduces gas usage and the need to clean!
- Buy ingredients which can be used for sweet and savoury dishes – plain greek yoghurt makes a tasty breakfast with the addition of fruit and honey, a delicious dip combined with garlic, salt and chopped cucumber, and a marinade for chicken, fish or lamb skewers when combined with BBQ sauce or Moroccan spices.
- Use quick-seal plastic bags to store food leftovers – this will avoid odours and keep food fresh longer.
- Always have ‘rainy night’ ingredients on hand – pasta or rice with a tasty tomato sauce and some parmesan cheese is a quick and comforting meal. Add a tin of tuna and you’ve got tummies full.
- On longer trips, make the same meals on the same days – this makes food budgeting easy and cooking quicker. Everyone loves Meatball Mondays!
- Stock up on tinned food such as tuna, evaporated milk and vegetables or pulses, and non perishables such as pasta and rice to bulk up dishes.
- Choose local fruit in season and eat a lot of it – variety is not essential when you’re having other adventures on the road!
- Keep a stock of fresh filtered water in the campervan when on long road trips.
Author: Carla Adams