When planning a mobile meal, we think about choosing the highest quality foods and how they can be made convenient. When we go anywhere, we want to experience the best we can find and open our minds. We want the opportunity to eat something different and share that experience with our friends and family.
We hike a lot in the San Gabriel Mountains, the Santa Monica Mountains or up in Santa Barbara. All of these are pretty intense hikes, so what we pack needs to be healthy, rewarding for us and needs to provide the fuel for the hike down the mountain.
Our favorite thing to pack for a picnic is nori, smoked salmon and avocado and we’ll make a hand roll. It sounds weird, but it’s so good and portable. We always pack whatever fruit is in season. We don’t cut it up, so it has to be hand fruit. We always bring some sort of chocolate and nuts and seeds for snacks. And our Camelbacks do double duty — we fill them with ice so we’re cool when wearing them and then have a nice cool drink when we’re thirsty.