Avoiding Fast-Food on the Road

The Goldbecks break for yummy, healthy road food.

Healthy Highways authors, Nikki and David Goldbeck

The Goldbecks break for yummy, healthy road food.

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Hamburgers and french fries are part of almost every American road trip. But what if you want meals that are less fatty, less greasy, something besides fast food? Take a look at the new book Healthy Highways: The Traveler's Guide to Healthy Eating ($18.95, www.healthyhighways.com). Authors Nikki and David Goldbeck, best known for their 1970s whole foods guide, The Supermarket Handbook, have assembled a map- and direction-laden lineup of 1,900 natural food stores and health-conscious restaurants across the country. They offer up suggestions such as these in locales where you might think your best option is a Big Mac.

  • Bakersfield, Calif., Cone's Health Foods, 1002 Wible Rd., (661) 832-5669.
  • Reno, Wild Oats Market, 5695 S. Virginia St., (775) 829-8666.
  • Logan, Utah, Caffe Ibis, 52 Federal Ave., (435) 753-4777.

Photography by Dion Ogust

This article was first published in September 2004. Some facts may have aged gracelessly. Please call ahead to verify information.

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