Glamping Good Eats

By Abby Jeffords

The words camping and gastronomy typically conjure images of baked beans straight from the can, burnt hot dogs, and gooey instant oatmeal. Glamping, however, has opened up a new range of possibilities for foodies that want to enjoy a holiday in the great outdoors but aren’t willing to give up their good eats. Not only is the cuisine luxurious, but the presentation and service will leave little to be desired.

Luxury Tents in Sequoia National Monument, California: We love this West Coast glamping site because they keep you well-fed even while you are out exploring the surrounding wilderness. Their “pack-your-own-picnic” option provides you with a basket, and all the fixings you’ll need to spend the day away from the site.

Full-Board Tented Camp in Maasai Mara National Reserve, Kenya: An out-of-this-world gastronomic experience isn’t just about the food. It’s also about ambience. This Kenyan glamping site has clearly figured that out. Enjoying appetizers and a glass of wine while you watch wildlife graze in the savannah truly encompasses the spirit of glamping.

Fully Furnished Glamping Tents in the Adirondacks, New York: Looking to get away from the Big Apple, but don’t want to leave behind the big city cuisine? The food is all-inclusive and all locally sourced. Savory options include Center Cut Pork Chops with a Rosemary Infusion, grilled over an open flame and served with a Sweet Apple Butter, and the Blue Mountain Sirloin Burger with Blue Cheese topped with Apple Wood-Smoked Bacon.