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Itacate Foods
Itacate Foods


“I feel like I took my mom backpacking with me!”

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“Martha is doing what we've been wanting for so long!”

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“You’re speaking my language!”

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Itacate (i.t̪aˈka.t̪e) in Nahuatl means “food for the journey”. It is the food that you take on the road and the plate that you’re given to-go when leaving a gathering. Enjoy these Itacates wherever your adventures may take you. Buen Provecho!

These are the flavors that bring us comfort and what we crave after a long day in the back country. We hope you enjoy them too!

You can find Itacate meals at:

  • and select REI stores

  • Garage Grown Gear a retailer based out of Saint Paul, Minnesota

  • FlipFuel.Co based in Arizona

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While we don't intentionally add any ingredients to our meals that contain gluten. We do however cook out of a shared kitchen where there is gluten around and although we clean and sanitize surfaces and equipment before use, we cannot guarantee that there will be no cross contamination.

This is the reason why we don't have any gluten free claims. Hope this helps inform your decision!

Sustainability is extremely important to us. We conducted a sustainability assessment and decided to go with pouches that are made of at least 49% post consumer recycled material (PCR).

This was the best option for our meals even over recyclable and compostable material.

We do! We start with fresh ingredients and make intense flavor bases for all our meals which are then freeze dried and combined with other ingredients, most of which we also prepare and freeze-dry. For example, we make our own salsa for our Charge-up Chilaquiles starting from fresh tomatillos and the flavor shows it