So good that we would eat these meals at home

Backpacking food is designed to be lightweight, which means that flavor and food consistency are sometimes sacrificed in the process. So when we began to prepare a pack of TrailFork’s Unwrapped Burrito, we expected no surprise. But from the moment we tore open the packet and let the spiced aroma of the contents hit our noses, we knew that we were in for a treat.

The Company

TrailFork is a women-run company based in Boulder, Colorado. Founded in 2017, TrailFork’s primary goal is to make backpacking meals that are both nutritional and easy on the planet. All of TrailFork’s packaging is 100% compostable, right down to the sticker. And 1% of their annual sales goes toward 1% for the Planet in support of the company’s favorite place — Cedar Mesa, Utah.

TrailFork backpacking meals
TrailFork meals come in 100% compostable packaging and provide vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options.Terrance Siemon
The Food

TrailFork offers a unique variety of meal options that include vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free selections. With breakfast and entree options that range from peanut butter banana oats and coconut granola to apricot almond couscous and loaded veggie hummus, you’re bound to find something that will entice your taste buds.

Our Thoughts

Quick and easy, TrailFork was a pleasant change to our backpacking diet. A packet takes less than 15 minutes to prepare from start to finish, and is the perfect size for sharing. While other backpacking meals can be prepared within the package, TrailFork’s meals require a plate or bowl due to the compostable nature of the packaging. But if it means working toward less waste and truly enjoying the food we are eating, we don’t mind having to rinse out a bowl. TrailFork ranks high for us as a go-to for a multi-day trip whether it’s backpacking, bikepacking or packrafting.