Ever want to go on a cross-country road trip to take in all the sights and food from coast to coast? For many of us, time, family, and money constraints make traveling more of a fantasy than a reality.
So, while you might have to add the ultimate road trip to the bucket list, we’ve got an idea that will still allow you to experience one of the best parts of the journey - the delicious cuisines and unique handmade goods scattered across the country.
Forego the scenic route for the culinary path with an assortment of artisan subscription boxes from various locations around the country. From Cape Cod to the Cajun bayou, Texan goodies to the Hawaiian Islands, check out these subscription boxes for artisan food and products for the ultimate cross-country adventure.
The Best Subscription Boxes for Artisan Goods
Price: Starts at $34.58/month
What's Included: Sample the tastes of Texan farmers’ markets and small-batch artisanal products delivered in the My Texas Market subscription. Each month’s box delivers 4-6 items, focusing on high-quality handmade products from across the state. Enjoy food items like delicious hot sauces, snack mixes, and sweets, along with handcrafted decor items and all-natural skincare.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. between the 6th-8th of every month
Price: Starts at $45.00/every 3 months
What's Included: Head up north to the last frontier with the quarterly Alaska Cache Box. Get a feel for the Alaskan vibe with 4-6 items in every box. Ranging from delicious treats to fun clothing and textiles, to handmade artwork, prints, and jewelry, all made by Alaskan artists, this subscription offers a diverse mix of items from the northernmost state.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of Mar, Jun, Sep and Dec
Price: Starts at $33.33/month
What's Included: One of many unique food subscription boxes hailing from the Midwest is the Mitten Crate. Michigan is clearly more than car manufacturing, and this monthly subscription proves it by letting you experience the interesting tastes and flavors emerging from the cottage industry of artisanal food. Shipping 5-6 local food items each month, get a nice mix of curated specialty goodies, including baked treats, hot sauces, toffee and candies, jerky and more!
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on or around the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $27.90/month
What's Included: Making another stop in Central US, the ArchCrate subscription showcases some of the finest products from local producers in and around the St. Louis area. A fun way to try both time-tested brands and up-and-comers, each monthly box packs in tasty goodies, like Old Vienna spiced treats, Dad’s cookies, Fitz’s root beer and more. Each box also brings a gift item, like apparel or a mug celebrating this great American city.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of the month
Price: Starts at $33.00/month
What's Included: For those who enjoy well-spiced food, bow down to the holy trinity of Louisiana cuisine with the Cajun Crate. Head down to the bayou to experience the bold flavors that hail from the Gulf Coast with recipes and 7 or more full-size food products, including spice mixes, sauces and roux, all direct from the state. An informative product guide details the products and the companies behind them.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 15th of every month
Price: Starts at $11.99/month
What's Included: While famous for fresh-caught lobster, the Box of Maine subscription shows off some of the other culinary delights that hail from this seaside state. Get name-brand products like Humpty Dumpty snacks, Moxie sodas, and Marshmallow Fluff. Enjoy tasting fresh blueberry jams, real deal maple syrup, whoopie pies, coffees, teas and plenty more. With 7-10 handpicked items, the box is packed to delight!
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. in the 2nd week of every month
Price: Starts at $43.00/month
What's Included: With influence from Mexico fused into each item, whether it’s fluffy sopapillas or tangy salsa verde, Nuevo packs in the bold flavors of New Mexican cuisine. Handpicked to deliver only the best, each box brings 4-5 products, including sauces, salsas, soup, dip and spice mixes, dried chiles and more, showcasing the unique and varied flavors of the Southwest.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 4th of the month
Price: Starts at $29.16/month
What's Included: The Aloha Box will have you saying mahalo for a chance to get in on the exotic tastes from the Hawaiian Islands. While it’s not exactly a substitute for spending days under the palms, get the chance to experience some of the charm of this vacation hotspot at home. With 3 subscription levels available, unbox locally inspired flavors, including macadamia snack mixes, biscuits, spice mixes and hard-to-find ingredients to prepare authentic recipes, along with beauty products and homegoods with a beachy vibe.
Shipping: Ships worldwide from the U.S. on the 15th of each month
Price: Starts at $40.00/month
What's Included: Simple oceanfront Cape homes, cranberry bogs, and charming lighthouses make Cape Cod a delightful place to visit. When you can’t get there, Cape Cod Calling can bring the charm to you. Featuring curated items, monthly boxes show off delicious artisanal food, chef-inspired recipes, decor, jewelry, candles, original artwork and more, all sourced directly from the Cape.
Shipping: Only ships within the U.S. on the 20th of the month
Price: Starts at $39.00/month
What's Included: No need to choose a location when you can let the Explore Local Box make the pick for you. Showcasing 1 US city every month, each box delivers artisanal local treats and well-crafted products highlighting the featured locale. Sending a surprise that brings the uniqueness of the cities across the US right to your front door, it's the perfect way to explore the country while remaining comfortably at home.
Shipping: Ships to select countries from the U.S. on the 1st business day of the month