Hi. I’m flying to LAS next weekend; arriving early Saturday morning, renting a car and then driving straight to Death Valley. I’ll only be in Death Valley for two nights, staying at the historic 1920’s inn or oasis or furnace creek (whatever they’re calling it nowadays) and I’ve read many warnings to BYO meals. It sounds like the food situation is extra bad even for the usual shitty concessionaires the NPS contracts.
I’m looking for something within close proximity to the airport; we don’t want to go anywhere near the strip or have to deal with parking costs and hassles. We’re going to be driving along NV-160 route through Pahrump on the way into the park, so we’d like to follow that direction (i.e. avoid detours) wherever we end up.
As far as food & supplies, we’ll need a disposable styrofoam (or just cheap!) cooler/ice chest, compostable plates + flatware, paper napkins, fresh organic produce: tomatoes, cucumbers, citrus, seasonal stone fruit, strawberries, bananas, etc. Also some low-fat yogurt, fresh squeezed juice, lots of water and unsweetened drinks for the desert (iced tea, coconut water, etc) and a good deli counter with prepared foods that require zero prep (think quart of egg salad for sandwiches: stuff that doesn’t require heating), along w/ sliced boar’s head (or similar quality) deli meats and cheeses. Also a decent bread section that also stocks g.f. and I’d also like to pick up a good bottle of mezcal!
I see there’s a Whole Foods on Vegas Blvd… is that the best option or is there anywhere else that you’d suggest?