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.”
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.