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Made in Maine: Good To-Go Gets Better, Adds 6 New Meals

April 10, 2017
Good To-Go is based in Kittery, Maine.
Photo: Courtesy of Good To-GoGood To-Go is based in Kittery, Maine.

Part of an ongoing series on Northeast-based gear companies.

I first profiled Good To-Go last February, back when the small, Maine-based producer of dehydrated meals offered just four options, including one of the best-tasting dehydrated meal options (Thai Curry) I have ever tried.

Now the company has expanded its offerings to include six new dishes, each of which hews closely to the company’s ethos of producing meals that are, per its web site, “not a salt pile or space food.” Indeed the company prides itself on producing low-sodium meals using healthy ingredients, all of which you can pronounce and recognize from your own pantry and fridge at home.

It’s no surprise that Good To-Go sets a higher bar for its meals, given that one of its co-founders, Jennifer Scism, was a long-time professional chef  and restaurant owner in New York’s Greenwich Village. The company’s offerings were so good, they earned a coveted Editors’ Choice Snow Award from Backpacker magazine back in 2014.  What’s more, six of the company’s 10 offerings are vegan, eight are vegetarian, and all of them are gluten-free.

Good To-Go meals aren’t cheap, ranging in price from roughly $6.50 for a single serving to $12.50 for a double serving, but if you’re after one of the healthier dehydrated options on the market—with the bonus of supporting a Maine-based (Kittery) business—than you should consider them for your shopping list next time you hit the backcountry.

In addition to the company’s original four offerings—Thai curry, classic marinara with penne, smoked three bean chili, and herbed mushroom risotto—here are the latest choices, including the company’s first breakfast offerings:

  • Mexican Quinoa Bowl: Butternut squash and black beans in a mole poblano sauce
  • Bibimbap: Spicy Korean “mixed rice” with sesame, carrots, and spinach
  • Pad Thai: Rice noodles with wild American shrimp sauce and peanuts
  • Indian Vegetable Korma: Creamy tomato and yogurt-braised vegetables
  • Granola: Whole grain oats, figs, blueberries, and almonds with milk
  • Oatmeal: Peace, love, and oats with quinoa, chia, and hemp hearts

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Matt Heid

Equipped blogger Matt Heid is AMC's gear guru: He loves gear and he loves using it in the field. While researching several guidebooks, including AMC's Best Backpacking in New England, he has hiked thousands of miles across New England, California, and Alaska, among other wilderness destinations. He also cycles, climbs, and surfs.