WEST, Texas — Traveling up and down I-35 can be boring, maybe even tiring, but Eater just dropped a list of America's best gas station snacks with three Texas favorites on the list to make the drive less dull.
Among the top snacks in the South: West’s famous kolaches and klobasniky. Czech Stop in West made the cut as one of America’s best gas station snacks, according to Eater. How could these little pieces of heaven not make the list?
Made in the rural town of West along I-35, the sweet and savory snacks from the combination gas station and bakery must be on anyone’s list of places to stop when traveling in or out of McLennan County. Just be sure you know that kolaches are distinguished by their fruit filling and klobasniky have some kind of meat in them, like sausage.
Also on the list for best snacks in the South: Buc-ee’s iconic beaver nuggets. You can't talk gas station snacks without mentioning beaver nuggets. In an Eater Twitter poll asking who has the best gas station food, the famous beaver nuggets came in second behind Wawa hoagies.
Another Texas gas station snack that made the list is Allsup's chimichangas, arguably making Texas the Southern state with the best gas station snacks.
Louisiana also had three snacks make the list, with Natchitoches meat pies, fried shrimp po'boys and boudin, while the Carolinas made the cut with Dodge's fried chicken and boiled peanuts.
The Southern snacks are in good company, with Wawa hoagies in the Northeast, breakfast pizza in the Midwest, fried catfish in the West and many more.
Check out the full list of snacks on Eater’s website.
Who’s up for a quick stop at Buc-ee’s and Czech Stop and Little Czech Bakery? Both places are open 24/7 and are separated only by a 50-mile stretch of road, so it’s basically a match made in gas-station-snack heaven.