Wait, how does this work?
Planning a trip in the Great Outdoors?
Not sure what food to pack?
We'll help you out.
First, head over to the "Order" page. Select one "TrailFork Meal Order, 1 day" for each traveler on your trip. Under "Quantity," select the number of days you'll be traveling. When you "Continue to Order," you'll be asked to provide some basic information about you and your trip.
Based on the information you provide, we'll do all of your meal planning and prep, and ship your provisions to your door.
How much does TrailFork cost?
We charge a flat rate of $30 per person per day. A one-day supply includes breakfast, lunch, and dinner (sometimes we’ll throw dessert in!), as well as standard shipping. We’ll also send a short list of recommended additions—a couple of energy bars or gummy bears. Right now we don't include these in your supplies, but we will soon!
$30 per day is more than it costs to order individual meals. What gives?
Unlike some companies that "bundle" preexisting products, our meal kits are fully customized. That means we take the time to calculate your caloric needs and in factor in your dietary preferences and restrictions for every meal kit we send out. Customizing the meal kits takes more time, and ingredient costs are typically higher. The $30 per day is an average across the various types and sizes of kits we send out.
All of that said, certain kinds of meal kits cost us much less to make than others—paleo meal kits are much pricier for us, for example, than vegan meal kits. We are working on refining our pricing structure to more accurately reflect ingredient costs. Where ingredient costs are lower, we will absolutely pass those savings onto our customers.
What will you send me?
Sample menus include:
Breakfast: Cinnamon Roll Oats - Lunch: Loaded Veggie Hummus - Dinner: Coconut Chana Masala
Breakfast: Grain-Free Paleoats - Lunch: Unwrapped Burrito - Dinner: Mac & Cheese with Sausage and Veggies
Breakfast: Denver Omelet - Lunch: Chicken-Apricot Couscous - Dinner: Thai Peanut Noodles
We also include olive oil and coconut oil packets, as well as several kinds of hot sauces.
Of course, if you have any specific preferences or dislikes, be sure to mention that on your order form.
Trail snacks coming soon!
Do you make meals for thru-hikers?
Yes. If you have a long hike planned along the Pacific Crest Trail, the Appalachian Trail, Continental Divide Trail, etc., we would be happy to send meals to resupply points along the way. This requires a bit more planning on our end so if this is you, please send us a message through our “Contact” form at the bottom of the page.
What about meals for large groups?
We'll happily make and ship meals for larger groups and teams. Please be sure to allow a few weeks of lead time for orders of more than five people.
What do you put in your meals?
We choose organic ingredients whenever possible, and we aim to move to 100% organic ingredients soon. We support independently owned companies that embody the same business ethics for which we strive. Each of our meals comes with an ingredient list, so you know exactly what you're eating. If you have a specific allergy or preference, make sure to say so on your order form.
How do I cook my TrailFork meal?
Each shipment comes with directions specific to your provisions. For hot TrailFork meals, you'll need hot water and a lightweight metal pot. Cooking most of our meals is as simple as heating some water, pouring in the contents of your TrailFork package, and waiting for your provisions to rehydrate.
What's with your packaging? Why can't I cook my meals in the bag they come in?
We make every effort to package TrailFork meals in lightweight, compostable packaging. We've been on too many trails, hung out at too many crags, and floated too many rivers where styrofoam, plastic-coated cardboard, and foil packages have been left behind. We believe firmly in the principles of Leave No Trace, and environmental stewardship is central to our company mission. So, we really try to minimize our footprint. We hope you'll consider purchasing an inexpensive and lightweight cooking pot that can also serve as a bowl for your TrailFork meals. We'll have cook sets available through our "Order" page soon!