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

"Intense is kind of an understatement. Full-on flavors of Thailand, the real deal of salty, spicy, sweet green curry. Love the fragrance that comes out of the bag. Totally transported to the streets of Thailand with this one.”

Joel

"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

"The absolute most flavorful Indian dish I've had outside of India. I miss those flavors so much. This is a sweet, spice-loaded reminder of those intoxicating aromas of the street markets. This is my go-to backcountry meal now."

Keven
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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

Vegetarians, Rejoice!

High protein, high calorie, insanely delicious vegetarian backcountry meal. Say what?!

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R.I.G.A.T.O.N.I.

The second flavor of the line up is ready for you, and let us tell you- this one rocks.

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