After a much awaited arrival, we are happy to announce that our Itacate meals are now available for purchase as of September 2022! We are so happy to be able to diversify the backcountry menu by bringing Latin food to this category! We started with Mexican backpacking food because that’s the cuisine that we know best
Our three meals available for purchase are:
We chose these meals because they bring us comfort away from home, these are the meals that we craved and fantasized about for years when we were in the backcountry. Below is a description of each for our meals.
We made each of the meals vegetarian or vegan in order to keep our carbon footprint low and we did not compromise on the authentic flavors. We hope to bring more Latin plant based and vegan backpacking food options to the menu in the near future.
What are Chilaquiles?
Chilaquiles are the ultimate comfort food, and a staple in Mexican cuisine. They are deep fried tortillas smothered in a salsa of your choice usually green or red and topped off with a variety of toppings like egg, fresh cheese, sour cream and avocado. They are technically considered a breakfast food… but honestly, we eat them at any time!
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Sunset Caldo - Caldo Tlalpeño
Caldo Tlalpeño is a hearty soup that originates in the southern part of Mexico City called Tlalpan. The name itself literally means “Tlalpan soup”. The savory broth is flavored with chipotle and epazote and the soup has rice, garbanzo beans, veggies, and is topped with a squeeze of lime before eating! We chose to make our Caldo Tlalpeño vegan for sustainability reasons, but it is typically made with chicken. Next time you're in Mexico City make sure to try it! Caldo Tlalpeño is served all over the region.
Last but not least, we have our classic Campsite Lentejas which is the Latin version of lentil soup. More similar to a stew, our hearty lentil soup has a tomato and cilantro base, is topped with cubed potatoes and takes no time to rehydrate. This is what we eat when we crave something healthy, satisfying and filling.
Which of our meals are you most excited to try?