Road Food for Wherever You Are Headed

Whatever your destination, we've got road food for you

If your weekend luggage doesn't already include a cooler, it's time to get one because we've located the best of the city to go–both for munching in the car and enjoying at your final destination:

Points East (Hamptons and North Fork)

For the road: Call The National for a brown paper bag loaded with lunch ($17) from Geoffrey Zakarian. Fresh fruit, water, a choice of roasted-portobello, smoked-chicken or barbecued-pork sandwich and shortbread, gingersnap and homemade Oreo cookies will civilize a cramped Jitney trip.

For the destination: Hop off the BQE for a pit stop at BKLYN Larder. The new marinated green tomatoes, walnuts spiced with cumin, coriander and Calabrese chiles along with fig, walnut and almond bars are perfect seaside nibbles.

Points North (Connecticut Shore, Hudson Valley, Berkshires and Cape Cod)

For the road: Épicerie Boulud is an ideal stop for the most elegant snacks the inside of your vehicle has seen. Stock up on Thai-lime gaufrettes (waffle chips), charcuterie and Daniel Boulud's take on a McMuffin–brioche dough pegged with a whole egg and ham.

For the destination: Conveniently located near the West Side Highway, Pier 9 will package a clam bake to go, gallon-size paint can and all. For $60, you'll get a pound and a quarter of lobster, plus clams, chorizo, shrimp, mussels, corn and potatoes–enough to feed two.

Points South (Jersey Shore)

For the road: Chelsea Market is a snacker's delight. Go with a game plan: Grab Amy's semolina, raisin and fennel bread, cheese from Lucy's Whey, iced coffee at Ninth Street Espresso and a cup of peach sorbetto at L'Arte del Gelato.

For the destination: Don't think about stocking your grill; instead, order Dickson's Farmstand Meats vacuum-sealed and ice-pack-swaddled Summer Grilling Spectacular ($110). It's loaded with a mix of sausages, ground beef for a dozen burgers, barbecued chicken, beans and more.