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Delicious food on RAGBRAI!

Hello riders!  Sounds like everyone one is getting pumped up for the ride! We, at Carbo Hut are excited as well to serve you riders delicious, healthy food!  We will be offering protein and carb-rich foods to replenish everyone with the nutrients necessary for finishing RAGBRAI.  We will be selling water, gatorade, protein bars, fresh fruit, smoothies, and rice and noodle bowls (with the option of meat&veggie or no meat- vegetable toppings). 

We look forward to serving you all!
Look for us along the route!
-Carbo Hut team

18 Replies

pHIlo, July 10, 2011 at 4:55 pm

Hey carbo, nice to see some decent food out there.  How about tofu??

I’ll be looking for you.  Will you be roadside, in passthrough towns, or at overnight towns


CyclingRoberto, July 10, 2011 at 9:41 pm

Tofu, some seitan, tempeh… and brown rice.  I will be a regular.


CarboHut, July 11, 2011 at 8:58 am

Hey all,
We are definitely considering the tofu idea.  As far as seitan and tempeh… we haven’t though of that but it is now something that we are considering as well.  Brown rice, absolutely!  Lots of veggies (and meat if you prefer that) and lots of other delicious things!  Let us know what else you guys think if you think of anything!
See you out there, ride on!
-Carbo Hut Team


Michrider !!!, July 11, 2011 at 10:50 am

CyclingRoberto said: Tofu, some seitan, tempeh… and brown rice.  I will be a regular.

Thanks C.R., I never heard of “seitan” so I googled it.  I just might try it!  Hey, even I can learn sometimes, LOL!!!!


CarboHut, July 11, 2011 at 4:16 pm

Sounds good!


CarboHut, July 12, 2011 at 10:42 am

Hey all,

Tofu is a go! We are still trying to figure out the logistics for seitan and tempeh, but we are still entertaining the idea.  Although our station is geared toward healthy options such as vegetarian and vegan friendly foods, we will still be offering plenty of meat options every day.  So if you do not fall into the category of vegetarian or vegan, don’t be shy, we have everything that anyone needs to replenish themselves during this long ride!
See you all out there, ride on!
– Carbo Hut team


justme, July 14, 2011 at 9:17 pm

if you are deciding between just doing either seitan or tempeh, please do seitan, tempeh is a much more appealing to a very limited group. seitan is more universal and the taste and texture is much more pleasing to the general population


TDLow, July 15, 2011 at 9:24 am

Michrider said:

CyclingRoberto said: Tofu, some seitan, tempeh… and brown rice.  I will be a regular.

Thanks C.R., I never heard of “seitan” so I googled it.  I just might try it!  Hey, even I can learn sometimes, LOL!!!!

Hopefully it is loaded with beer!


John L, July 16, 2011 at 3:46 am

CH, We’ll be looking for you! Thanks for being there and for the updates!


rhendy, July 17, 2011 at 6:57 am

Hey Carbo Hut!

   We look forward to seeing some healthy food out there, too!

   Now here is a tough one:  My wife is Gluten Free.  Not a diet, an allergy to gluten.  Sometimes it is hard to get food that is healthy and gluten free.  Sounds like you may be hitting close with some of your offerings like the rice and meat (got to watch the spices, however).

   Think you might have things she can eat?


CarboHut, July 17, 2011 at 7:11 pm

justme, we will be offering tofu and different meat options each day but we were considering offering either tempeh or seitan as another alternative but have not decided on either yet.  Either way, we will offer more than just tempeh or seitan (whichever we decide is easiest for us to get for the week).  

rhendy, with your wife having an allergy to gluten, she will find many options at our stand.  Like you said we will be offering rice, vegetables and meat, all of which are gluten free.  The ingredients and seasonings we will be using are whole foods that don’t contain gluten (except the pasta).  She should be okay no matter what, remember every day we will be serving fresh fruit smoothies as well!  
As for where we will be, look for us in the meeting towns each day with a few exceptions where we will not be in the meeting towns but you can find us elsewhere along the route.
Thanks everyone for the suggestions and support!
We look forward to seeing you all out there, ride on!
– The Carbo Hut team


Graddys, July 17, 2011 at 9:26 pm

Graddy’s in Carroll will have an awesome baked potato bar, loaded nachos and our very own Graddy’s All-Natural Fresh Salsa and chips.  The salsa and chips are gluten-free.  This ultra-fresh salsa which is made here in Carroll is sold throughout the midwest in Hy-Vee and Fareway Stores.  Salsa so fresh your tastebuds will stand up and dance!!!  Come see us downtown in the celebration area.  Kay


CarboHut, July 18, 2011 at 8:17 pm

cubbies1945, carnivores are welcome! We will have meat every day, those who are vegetarians and vegans are able to opt out of the meat each day and order a non-meat option.  So don’t be shy, come and eat your share of meat and pasta every day!

Ride on!
– Carbo Hut team


CarboHut, July 21, 2011 at 6:37 pm

Hello Riders!

Just a few more days, we hope everyone is as excited as we are!  Just a heads up about where you can find our tent along the route: we will be in Carson the first day, Manning the second, Churdan the third, Elkhart the fourth, Colfax the fifth, Homestead day six, and the final day (7) we will be in Wilton. Most of these (besides Homestead and Elkhart) are the meeting towns for the day.  

Make sure to stop by and fill up with our nutritious and delicious food and we will provide you with a list of the towns you can find us in for the whole week!  
See you out there, ride on!
-The Carbo Hut team


RJx3, July 21, 2011 at 7:52 pm

Knowing there will be healthy meatless options is exciting!  Do you have green smoothies?  like with kale, cucumber and celery in with the fruit? 


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