Which food is easiest to do when camping?

Food & wine

It’s possible to have diverse and delicious meals while staying in a tent!

Who says you can’t sip on a freshly brewed coffee while camping? Find out which food you should put on your shopping list before the next trip and how to use food hacks to make your camping life more comfortable.

Camping food list

Thinking of impromptu recipes is hard when you have an improvised camping kitchen and no running water. To avoid stress and enjoy every minute of your holiday, try writing a well-thought camping food list before taking off on your camping vacation.

There are a few things you should think about when putting the list together. The food you take should be nutritious, non-perishable, and sturdy so it won’t squish in transport. Besides deciding on the items, have in mind the quantity of the food you’re packing. If you overpack, there’s a possibility some groceries will go bad before you use them. Many campsites are equipped with shops, so you can refresh your stock on the site.

When going through our list, feel free to add or remove the ingredients, so they fit your family’s wishes. Leave out the food nobody in your family eats and add the items you can’t go without. If you love taking your coffee with brown sugar or your kid likes to eat oatmeal with blueberries, take them with you.

Without further ado — make room in your camping bags for these essentials:


  • Granola
  • Cereal
  • Oatmeal and raisins
  • Pancake mix


  • Pasta
  • Canned pasta sauce
  • Canned tuna
  • Potatoes
  • Dry soup mixes
  • Jar of pesto


  • Bagels
  • Crackers
  • Tinned sardines
  • Canned beans
  • Butter and jam


  • Juice
  • Coffee
  • Tea
  • Hot chocolate
  • Bottled juice (to add to water)


  • Salt and pepper
  • Spices
  • Garlic
  • Mustard
  • Ketchup
  • Mayonnaise

Camping food hacks

It’s one thing to buy the food for your trip, but another to transport it to the camping destination safely. Luckily, there are some camping food hacks to overcome the challenges. Smart food packing will not only help you with transport but also save you space. For example, to avoid breaking the fragile eggshells, scramble the eggs before your trip and put them in a plastic bottle. When you want to use them, just pour them in a pan, and you’ll have a delicious breakfast in minutes.

When coming up with easy camping food ideas, don’t forget to think of the spices, too! There is a way of packing them without taking the whole kitchen spice shelf — put them in plastic straws, seal the ends with a lighter, and label with a sharpie.

Prepare now, eat later 

Some easy camping food can be prepared in advance. One of those recipes is mac and cheese which you can separate into individual meals, pack in foil pie tins and put in resealable plastic bags. To eat it, simply warm it up over a grill.

Coffee lovers will be happy to know they don’t have to give up their morning routine. When preparing for the trip, put scoops of ground coffee in coffee filters, tie them up with dental floss and voilà — you have teabag-style coffee bags which just need some hot water.

Camping food ideas will make your life easier, but you don’t have to cook every day during the trip! At Šimuni you can pick between a variety of restaurants serving healthy and tasty Mediterranean cuisine

Find a spot for your tent at Camping Village Šimuni and get all the charm of a camping experience while being close to important amenities and having tons of organised activities to choose from.