You made your flight, brought your list of must-see sights, and arrived at your destination. Now, the only thing left to do is decide what to eat. Let’s be honest, that’s one of the best things about traveling. Here’s our guide on how to stock your fridge or freezer at your rental home, apartment or couch.

Breakfast boost

To power up your days of exploring, it really helps to have breakfast ready. Eating brunch or breakfast out at a cafe can be fun, but there’s no need to do it every day. Pick up a few simple items such as oatmeal and raisins, yogurt and granola, and a few pieces of fruit, and you have a filling, inexpensive, healthy and easy-to-prep breakfast feast on your hands. Another thought: Bring your own small container of cinnamon to sprinkle on top of everything.

Coffee talk

Speaking of starting the day right, if you’re a coffee-head, you might want to consider picking up a bag of beans from a neighbourhood café near your Airbnb. Not to be a snob, but grinding the beans right before you brew your coffee is the best way to make sure it tastes good. This Hario hand grinder travels easily (though it might get a second look by airport security), and gets high marks for grind consistency. Another tip: if you’re Airbnbing, make sure your place has a coffee maker of some sort.

Get meal-ready

Yes, sometimes you’re going to want to make something from scratch, but most people like to spend their time in a new city exploring, not cooking and doing dishes. For that reason, you might want to consider buying ready-made meals for the freezer that are tasty and nutritious, when you need a break from restaurant food. Luvo has many options that answer the call; items such as Roasted Vegetable Lasagna, which is saucy and tasty, and Mighty Masala & Greens, which is vegan and full of nutrient-rich legumes and vegetables, can help you stay fueled up.

Local flavors

Nothing gives you a sense of the local culture like visiting a craft brewery. Maybe it’s just me, but craft beer feels like the window into a city’s soul. Pick up a bottle or six of a smattering of beers, bring them back to your place, and go on a tasting expedition with hops as your guide.

Snack attacks

To make the most of your Airbnb and your vacation, you don’t want your energy to dip. Consider scooping up an assortment of veggies, like carrots, bell peppers, celery, radishes, cauliflower and broccoli—things you can chop up, throw in the fridge and dip into hummus when your stomach is growling in the mid-afternoon or evening.

What are your food travel tips when you’re Airbnbing? Let us know in the comments below and be sure to download Luvo’s 7-day meal and fitness plan for more nutrition tips and recipes.

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