Interstate road trips necessitate food roulette every time you stop for a meal. Maybe a servo pie? God knows how long that bucket of salmonella has been gestating in the warmer. What about a McKentucky something? Sure it’ll be quick, and the quality is reliable, but that quality is low. How about a local cafe? Yeh good luck with that. First you’ve got to find one, then who knows how good the food is, or how long that will take. Our best experience was cannelloni which was served still frozen in the centre! If you can’t even microwave food properly, maybe you should try a different profession.
So we were stoked to stumble across the Long Track Pantry at Jugiong a while back. It’s nice and easy to find and get a park, and is only minutes from the highway. The place is decked out with a rustic vibe, selling a range of handmade preserves as well as their food. The food by the way is fantastic, with an ever-changing blackboard menu depending on what fresh food they’ve got. We’ve stopped in for lunch on the way somewhere, and stopped in a few days later on the way home and there was a number of different dishes. The service is quick too. We’ve stopped in on a long weekend and it was seriously packed, and the food still came out in a reasonable time. One of the hidden gems of the Hume. We passed few a couple of weeks ago and I got some pics. Lunch was an old school curry, and it was great sitting there in the winters sun looking at a quiet paddock with cows grazing.