Nothing says summer like roasted marshmallows right out of the campfire. It is time to get out of the house and away from the bustle of others for some fresh air. Get a round-up of great Huntsville foods to enjoy while camping including breakfast, lunch, snacks, and dessert. Grab your boots and let's hike through this together!
Locally owned by Victor Burlingame, Gold Sprint is directly on a major cycling route on the corner of 9th Avenue and 1st Street. They have 64 oz iced latte and iced coffee in easily packed plastic jugs, which is keen for getting your caffeine fix in the southern heat. They offer a delicious iced latte with gluten-free oat milk. Orders can be placed over the phone or online.
Coffee is great, but Southerners can’t live without their tea; even in the woods. Piper and Leaf tea is locally brewed with as many local ingredients from the garden, farm, forest, and even briar patch. These "Essential Bags" are packaged in their hand-printed muslin and filled with 35 grams of loose-leaf tea, enough to make 15 delicious servings. They are as essential as sunscreen. Pick these up at any of Piper and Leaf’s several locations or order online.
There is something magical about a warm breakfast while camping in the wilderness. Everything tastes better when it's cooked over a campfire, even cinnamon rolls. CrumBites Delights mastered the art of vegan cinnamon rolls. Order these sweet rolls unbaked, with the icing on the side from CrumBites Delight’s Facebook, Instagram, or by phone. These heavenly rolls of sugar dough will be delivered.
Let’s talk campfire baking! In the firepit, start the campfire with coals off-center. Take a parchment-lined Dutch oven and place it on a Dutch oven stand (suggested CampMaid) off to the other side of the firepit. Once the coals are nice and hot, slowly move them over to the Dutch oven. Place 10-15 hot coals on top of the Dutch oven, and move enough remaining coals under the stand to keep the bottom warm. Set timer for 30 mins. The top needs to remain closed. When the cinnamon rolls are ready, remove the dutch oven from the stand, allow them to cool down uncovered for a few minutes before adding the icing. If they need longer to cook, that’s ok. These hot sticky cinnamon rolls will be the talk of the state park!
After a long hike, it is time to unwrap for lunch. Manic Organic is street food with an attitude. They offer a Portabella Wrap filled with house-made fire-roasted salsa and organic chopped romaine, heirloom cherry tomatoes, and red onion in a 12’ organic tortilla. For camping, they offer to package everything separately to be built when ready. Their schedule is posted on Facebook, Instagram, and their website. To drink, keep things light and healthy with a locally brewed Kombucha from Tribal Kombucha. This bohemian-inspired cafe that makes small-batch, craft kombucha brewed directly inside Lowe Mill ARTS & Entertainment. Tribal also offers 32 oz. growlers which are refillable one-time for a small price.
The Hippea Camper provides the Rocket City with healthy and delicious plant-based options. This vegan food truck offers everything from juices to homemade granola, the perfect camping snacks. The Hippea Camper travels to different locations throughout the week. Their schedule is listed on Instagram and Facebook weekly. On their direct website, they added a pre-order option.
Campers rejoiced when REI opened in Huntsville. This one-pot meal can be found on their website called Camp Recipe: Vegetable Stew. All the vegetables were purchased locally at the Greene Street Market. This savory stew is foolproof with Canadian Bakin’s Sourdough, a locally owned bakery and cafe specializing in hand-rolled bagels and artisan bread, baked fresh daily. No meal is complete without beer from one of Huntsville’s local breweries paired with Straight to Ale’s Juicy Bunny Pale Ale and Chill Pils Pilsner, this meal will ensure everyone is a happy camper.
These decadent s’ mores melt together two local businesses. Rockabilly Bakery & Café is a local, family-owned business run by a mother and daughter duo. Holding everything in place is their delicious Peanut Butter cookies. Pizzelle's Confections, located at Lowe Mill, carries several divine vegan chocolate bars. Inside these s’ mores is a dark chocolate bar Holy Trinity Bar with cacao nibs and sea salt and a dark chocolate El Machete Mata Bar made with ancho chile, Ceylon cinnamon, and crushed red pepper. The toasty marshmallows are Dandies found at Wholes Foods in Huntsville.