The West's best road trips

Satisfy your wanderlust with a Western classic--a great road trip. Get ideas for the best routes and where to eat along the way

Top 77 road food spots

Start the car, and bring your appetite. Here are the absolutely best places to eat along Western highways

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More spots for Asian cuisine
Photo by Andrea Gómez Romero

More spots for Asian cuisine

Renu Nakorn, Norwalk, CA. Right off I-5, almost halfway between Los Angeles and Disneyland, is the best Isaan-style Thai restaurant in the country. You can sear your eyebrows off with the catfish larb or the jackfruit stir-fry salad, but you don’t have to: The sour sausage, crying tiger beef, and fried catfish are calmer but tasty. Must-try: The crispy rice salad called nam kao tod. $; 13019 E. Rose­crans Ave.; 562/921-2124.

Pok Pok, Portland, OR (pictured). It wows the fooderati, but Pok Pok began as a shack, and it’s still road-food heaven to sit on the patio (or visit the to-go window) for chicken wings marinated in fish sauce and palm sugar. Must-try: Ike’s Vietnamese fish sauce wings; papaya pok pok. $$; 3226 S.E. Division St.; 503/232-1387.

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