Commuter Eats: Alpine to Jackson


Many in the working population of Jackson are commuters coming over the mountains and through canyons. On average the commuter spends at least two hours in his or her car daily during crucial eating times, breakfast and dinner. Dishing has reached out to a few of the commuters coming in from Teton Valley, Alpine, and commuters who go through Jackson to get to the parks. We will be showcasing a commuter series each week highlighting quick and easy eats to pick up as you cruise to and from work. This week we follow three commuters who live in Alpine and work in Jackson. Check out their favorite spots to grab a meal for the ride.

Whitney Cates- Full time nanny, commutes 6 days a week from Etna

Breakfast go to: “ I’m up early every morning and love to start my day with something sweet. I’ll stop at Delish Donuts in Alpine and grab some mini doughnuts for myself and the kiddos that I watch.”

Dinner for the Drive: “I’ll normally stop at Jackson Whole Grocer or Lucky’s and pick up something from their pre-made dinner section. My favorite is the macaroni and cheese or caprese sandwich from Whole Grocer.”dishing

Alex Arquette- Ski Instructor, commutes 4 days a week from Alpine

Breakfast go to: “I stop into Picnic and change it up every time. I normally grab a muffin and coffee but lately for extra protein I’ve been getting the egg souffle on biscuits. It’s filling yet still sweet so breakfast makes the morning a lot more bearable.”

Dinner for the Drive: “I’ll grab a burger from The Bird and either eat it there or on the drive home. It’s not the easiest meal to eat, but it certainly fills me up before I get home and have to cook. I’d rather not be eating at 10 p.m..”

Ryan Ogg- Carpenter, commutes 5 days a week from Thayne

Breakfast go to: “When it get’s to be really cold, like the negative degree weather we’ve had lately, we have to wait to start working until it warms up. Bubba’s offers a workman’s special early in the morning. It’s a nice way to start the morning with your crew before you know your going to be freezing all day.”

Dinner for the drive: “I’ll grab Pinky G’s for the family at home and steal a few slices for myself on the drive. It’s quick and easy, delicious and filling.”

If you are a commuter and are looking for a way to save some money on gas, Teton Rideshare has started to develop in the area. Teton Rideshare is a nonprofit program serving commuters in the Teton area. They are currently doing a soft launch in Jackson, Teton Village, Wilson, Victor and Driggs.


About Author

Mollie is a native Cape Codder who learned at an early age how to put a lobster to sleep, harvest cranberries, and dig for clams. After high school she followed her sense of adventure out west to the University of Wyoming where she graduated with marketing and communication degrees. She found herself making roots in Jackson, her fiance’s hometown, and using her sales skills combined with her love of anything delicious to join the Dishing sales team. She loves baking from scratch, large glasses of red wine, and hiking with her heeler, Newton. She’ll try anything, but remains a stuck up Cape Codder when it comes to seafood. If she didn’t catch it or see it come off the boat, don’t even try tempting her.

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