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Surprise of the year. A truckers' gas stop on I-40, San Jon, NM, near the panhandle of TX, Indian food and grocery store. Imagine eating Samosas at 9 am. Lovely.

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A couple years ago I stopped at a gas station in Dallas known as Fuel City to top off a rental car before returning it to Love Field. After filling up, I went inside to get a snack of some nature only to discover a taco stand. I went with the barbacoa, which some of the locals in line recommended, and it was some of the best I've ever had. If I recall correctly, it was $1.40.

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I no longer eat stuff from gas station. I do buy drinks.

However, long time ago in college (I went to UVA in charlottesville), there use to be a gas station on the out skirts of town. They were pretty good on the fryerator arts. However, at 1 or 2am they would close down. If you got there right before closing, they would sell you what ever they had left for 2 or 3 bucks. corn dogs, fried chicken, etc., After a hard night of studying, I pick up a bag of fried stuff, a six pack and go back home eat/drink and hit the sack.

It was great to be young!!!

Thanks for the trip down memory lane.

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Before I decided I didn't want to die at 35 I'd stock the car with 4 double whoopers from burger king (eat 2 at a time about 3 hours apart) along with several bags of M&Ms, coffee, and cold water. These days it's usually beef jerkey or peanuts, coffee and water


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A couple years ago I stopped at a gas station in Dallas known as Fuel City ...

Fuel City's got a strong rep here, but there are some other gas station places that rival or exceed them, in my opinion. I really enjoy Chupacabra's on Fitzhugh and Ross (I think it's a Chevron); they make their own tortillas, and along with the usual pork, beef and chicken offerings, you can get some excellent tongue and cabrito as well.

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As a grown up kid who was on the road quite often, I have tons of experience with gas station food. If you don't really care about your health, I found that a lot of gas stations had really cheap (and sometimes fresh) pizza for a great price.

Beef jerky is a classic and one of the better things for energy and protein. Candy is of course a good choice for caffeine, sugar, and pain relief, while 7 Eleven taquitos are great for packing on the pounds.

Don't forget the plethora of drinks loaded with sugar and taurine to give you some faux energy while on the road. Or $1 tea loaded with sugar and artificial flavors.

I've since given up gas station food altogether, but I do miss it sometimes. It's so cheap and easy, but some of the worst stuff you can possibly put into your body.

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Pumpkin seeds and grape juice – I know it sounds disgusting, but the overwhelming saltiness of David’s pumpkin seeds mixed with the staggering sweetness of Ocean Spray grape juice is a combination capable of bringing a man to his knees.

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the overwhelming saltiness of David’s pumpkin seeds mixed with the staggering sweetness of Ocean Spray grape juice is a combination capable of bringing a man to his knees.

That is signature-line worthy!

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Old thread, I know, but AM PM double cheeseburgers and spicy hot dogs. Just plain, nothing on em. I've even written to corporate to see where they get the dogs, because I can never find ANY spicy hot dogs (not brats or sausage) in grocery stores.

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