super tasty.
travel ready.

We make satisfying and nourishing packable meals using recipes from our favorite places on Earth.

expect more from backpacking food

Expect it from us.

Gastro Gnome meals are for anyone who loves great food as much as they love getting outside. That’s us. And if that’s you, too, then we invite you to take Gastro Gnome on your next adventure.

meals

made to satisfy one hungry person

Thoughtfully sourced and organic ingredients are used as much as possible. These family-style dishes were learned while traveling and cooking around the globe.

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what people are saying

"The most comforting, filling and warming stew. In-your-face smoky notes from the chiles. Love the bites of flavorful chicken. Also, did someone squeeze fresh lime into this bag? Flavor Town, visited."

Archer

"So satisfying to the core. A delicious, hearty, creamy, savory pasta. Don't tell anyone, but I serve it at dinner parties. No one would guess it's freeze-dried backpacking food. It's amazing."

Adde

"I got the tasting menu to try all the flavors. WOW. Everything is so good. If I'm not careful, I will eat this at home!!"

Monica
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how to:

Everything you need is inside the bag. Just add boiling water and wait. No extra ingredients, no containers, no surprises. Here’s what you do:

  • Open bag, remove silica packet.
  • Add boiling water to the fill line. Stir. Seal for 12-15 minutes.
  • Open, stir, check hydration. Add more water if needed. Seal another five minutes.
  • Use good judgment to decide readiness.
  • Dig in.
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Eat Better Wherever

Ready to love your next backpacking meal? Head to our shop and place your order.

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faq: What the Gnome Knows

Have questions? We've got answers.

How long does it take to rehydrate the meals?

About 10 to 15 minutes. Add boiling water, kick back and talk to your friends or watch the sunset while you wait. Those minutes will sail right by.

What happens if I eat a silica packet?

Let’s just say it’s NOT recommended. You should definitely take out the silica packet before eating. Even if you notice that it’s still in there while you’re eating, just pull it out. But if you accidentally do swallow one, it won’t be digested and will just come out the other side. While some contain toxic additives, ours don’t. They’re food grade and they don’t leach into the food.

What is the shelf life?

Initial testing tells us it’s somewhere around 10 years, but further testing will happen so we know for sure.

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gear

made for the trail

Take a little Gastro Gnome with you on your next adventure. We only carry gear we use ourselves, which means it is lightweight, backcountry-ready and built for travels far from home.

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Gastro Gnome Gnews

Get Your Gastro Gnome Meals!

After months of cooking up a storm in the kitchen, we are super excited to invite you to try our very first packable meals.

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Gastro Gnome Gnews

Gastro Gnome Has a Home!

That’s right. After a year and a half of hunting, we found the perfect spot for Gastro Gnome’s home base.

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