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Where can I get lunch for my trip to Channel Islands National Park?

Food can make or break a good trip, so when you are traveling to California’s islands be sure to put some thought into your meals for the day. Since food vending is not permitted on the islands, you need to make sure to pack or order all your food ahead of time. Here are a few options we recommend for our guests.

1) Order Lunch with us from Channel Islands Provisioners. This is by far the yummiest and easiest option! This company will deliver your food items to the dock at your departure. There are three options below you can choose from, each including a savory breakfast bun, lunch and desert. They also have ingredients for vegetarians, vegans and gluten free options. If you are camping, CI Provisioners also has multi-day food packages.  http://cip.bz/kayakers-packages/

Breakfast, Lunch, Dessert, Trail Mix, Fruit & Filtered Water

Package 1 (Chicken)

Breakfast: breakfast bun: puff pastry, organic eggs, applewood smoked ham, spinach, mozzarella
Lunch: char broiled “jidori” chicken breast, apple calico slaw, avocado-lime-cilantro dressing, sharp cheddar, with baguette/sandwich
Dessert: double fudge brownie with walnuts
Package also includes whole fruit, CIP trail mix and complimentary sport water bottle.

Package 2 (Salami)

Breakfast: breakfast bun: puff pastry, organic eggs, mushrooms, broccoli, spinach, mozzarella (vegetarian)
Lunch: dry salami, ham, mortadella, provolone, mozzarella, giardiniera tapenade with baguette/sandwich
Dessert: double fudge brownie with walnuts
Package also includes whole fruit, CIP trail mix and complimentary sport water bottle.

Package 3 (Vegan/Lactose-Free/Gluten-Free)

Breakfast: granola, fresh fruit, nuts, seeds, dried fruit
Lunch:  lentils, char broiled eggplant, pickled heirloom carrots & beets, sunflower seeds,
golden raisin, sriracha vinaigrette, greens/salad
Dessert: black rice pudding: sticky black rice, coconut milk, seasonal fruit
Package also includes whole fruit, CIP trail mix and complimentary sport water bottle.

kayaker package

Kayakers Package from Channel Islands Provisioners.

2) Pack your lunch at home and bring it with you. This is the cheapest way to get food to the islands. If you are kayaking on the island, there will be storage options for your cooler or pack while kayaking. Please do not pack any glass containers, as items shift in transport and can break.

3) Pick up lunch on your way to the dock. There is a Von’s Supermarket at 2433 Harbor Blvd. It usually opens at 6am. You can pick up items there to bring with you for the day. If you are purchasing your food the morning of your trip, be sure to leave plenty of extra time. The ferry boat will depart on time and it is never fun when a guest misses the boat.

Lastly, the ferry boat does have some snacks and drinks for sale onboard. We would not count on purchasing food for lunch on the boat, but in a pinch you could grab some drinks, chips and a candy bar. Have a great trip and if you have any questions, just call our office.

2 Comments

Juliana Dyson

I am staying at the Kimpton canary hotel the week of 23 to 27. I will not have a car. Is the ferry terminal anywhere near the hotel?

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Christie Pasamonte

Hi Juliana, I would look into Amtrak service or Lyft/Uber car share.

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