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A Summer Road Trip for Foodies

A road trip is whatever you make it. It can last for multiple weeks or be a one-day getaway to a fabulous destination. Take your time and you can stop wherever and whenever. The best part about road trips is the spontaneity. There’s a sense of freedom that comes with driving somewhere with friends.

Plan your next summer road trip to be the foodie you’ve always wanted to be. These destinations will take you across Nebraska to taste some of the best food and drinks that the state has to offer.

The Chocolate Bar
Grand Island, NE
Don’t let the name fool you. The Chocolate Bar offers a lot more than just delicious chocolate drinks and desserts. Found in the heart of downtown Grand Island, The Chocolate Bar is an innovative café that offers a variety of sandwiches, paninis, coffees, teas, and more. They even host game nights and talented musical guests as an extra bonus.

The Espresso Shop by Caravan
North Platte, NE
Established in 2014 and located in the historic district of North Platte, the Espresso Shop is the perfect stop for both café and music lovers. Pick from a menu filled with high quality espressos and brews, munch on some delicious sandwiches, and listen to the talented artists who stop by for open mic nights.

The Hub Café
Lincoln, NE
This small café builds a connection between urban and farm life as customers enjoy plates filled with locally grown produce from sustainable farms. Their menu is filled with tasty foods like avocado toast, grilled cheese, breakfast bowls, and skillets. You can even order fresh mimosas or a bloody mary to complete your brunch.

Art Bar
Hastings, NE
As your driving through Nebraska during your next road trip, be sure to stop for a pick me up at the Art Bar in Hastings. The Art Bar’s drink menu is about as diverse as Nebraska’s weather. Sip on a refreshing blueberry hibiscus, a honey vanilla latte made with local honey, mimosas, or craft beers before you continue your journey.

Mac’s Creek Vineyard & Winery
Lexington, NE
Mac’s Creek’s commitment to sustainable craftsmanship is what allows us to produce the best wine possible. Sit out on our patio or around the comforts of a warm fire on a cool summer night and taste the flavors of Nebraska. We’ve got almond and artisan cheese boards, spinach artichoke dip, and molten chocolate lava cake to compliment our wine. Along with the Lexington location, Mac’s Creek has a wine bar located in Kearney.

 Take a quick getaway trip with your friends this summer and travel across Nebraska. Places like The Espresso Shop and the Art Bar, among others, are perfect stops while heading out to Mac’s Creek. You can spend an afternoon tasting the best wine around while taking in the soothing views of the vineyard. If you can’t get away this weekend, pick up a bottle or two of Mac’s Creek wine to hold you over. While it might not be a vineyard, a night spent in your backyard with friends can sometimes be the getaway you need.