GEORGIA-MADE SIPS AND BITES FOR THE ROAD
When you’re ready to strike out—whether you’re driving across state lines or just across town—you’ll want to have something to keep hunger at bay. Here are some of our favorite flavors fit for any road trip.
This portable H20, made with water from a quartzite spring nestled in Pine Mountain, has a crisp flavor and pleasant effervescence. Whether you’re a purist for plain sparkling water or prefer juicy, Southern-inspired flavors such as grapefruit peach, lemon honeysuckle or cucumber lime, these colorful cans will help keep you hydrated wherever you roam.
These tasty pretzels come in four flavors: Zesty Italian, Hot Wings, BBQ and Honey Mustard. Created by two lifelong friends using a family recipe, they were made to pair with beer. Save the imbibing for when you reach your destination, but let these pretzels fuel your journey.
The Beer Growler
1418 Dresden Drive, #160
This sweet, salty, crunchy snack might just become your go-to road trip nosh, with its alluring blend of dry-roasted pecans and peanuts, dried cranberries, raw pumpkin seeds and vegan dark chocolate made with just two ingredients: cacao and organic cane sugar. Dried peaches give this portable mix a uniquely Georgia spin.
Nuts ‘n Berries
Georgia Peach Hand Pies
These sweet seasonal pies are only available while Georgia’s peaches are at their peak of freshness, so get ’em while they last. Each pie fits right in your hand—thus the name—for an individual serving of sweet-tart peaches baked into a flaky, buttery crust. Who could blame you for not sharing?
Southern Baked Pie Company
3145 Peachtree Road N.E.
Crafted in nearby Avondale Estates using 100% organic, fair trade coffee beans, these pleasantly frothy iced coffee cans are available black or slightly sweetened. Rest assured: The rich, creamy, cold-brewed cans of java will leave you buzzing.
Whole Foods Market
This Buckhead-based company, owned by Gone with the Grits cookbook author Diane Pfeifer, makes crunchy, bite-sized grits biscuits in sweet and savory flavors including pimento cheese, Vidalia onion, cheddar cheese and sweet Georgia brownie. We bet you can’t stop at just one.
Local pickup available gritsbits.com
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