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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International flavors
Photo by Andrea Gómez Romero

International flavors

Macy’s European Coffeehouse, Flagstaff, AZ. This rambling hangout is the typical college-town coffeehouse, drawing dreadlocked Northern Arizona University students, chino-clad professors, straitlaced business types, and a few savvy tourists. Caffeine’s the star: Macy’s was Arizona’s first small coffee roaster, and the espresso drinks are potent and fierce. Must-try: The baked-on-the-premises, lumberjack-size blackberry-almond scones, perfect for splitting. $; 14 S. Beaver St.; 928/774-2243.

Hallava Falafel, Seattle, WA (pictured). In the slightly gritty Georgetown neighborhood, artists and hipsters favor the bright yellow food truck with just three items on the menu: “Russo-Turkic” falafel, shawarma, and fries. The sandwiches require two hands to devour, and boast added sass from beet relish and dill-packed tzatziki. Must-try: The shawarma, a Middle Eastern wrap whose shaved meat is sliced straight from the spit. $; 5825 Airport Way S.; 206/307-4769.

Pel’meni, Bellingham, WA. There’s no menu in this narrow storefront, and none needed; just a lineup of steaming stockpots filled with the shop’s namesake Russian dumplings. Take a seat at the simple wooden tables, then dig into silver dollar–size purses of tender dough, sprinkled with curry powder and crowned with sour cream and a slice of rye. Must-try: Pel’meni stuffed with ground beef. $; 1211 N. State St.; 360/715-8324.




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