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5 Must-Eat Buc-ee's Breakfast Items To Grab on the Road


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Buc-ee's is an iconic gas station, convenience store, and bathroom mecca, for truckers and road trippers. No Texas road trip is complete without a stop at Buc-ee's for breakfast. This iconic gas station is known for way more than its 100 gas pumps. The convenience store prides itself on having the cleanest restrooms on the road. You can't miss the giant beaver mascot smiling at you as your travel through Texas, Alabama, and Georgia.

One thing that may shock visitors is that Buc-ee's food is worth a stop in its own right. This convenience store stocks your typical road trip snacks, like trail mix, gummy candies, and pretzels. However, the real cherry on top is the Buc-ee's snacks made specifically for the chain. Delicacies like pickled quail eggs, beef jerky, and beaver nuggets are not run-of-the-mill items you'll find at any regular gas station.

Buc-ee's is also known as a bbq haven, serving up the best meat you'll ever have at a gas station. Their fresh smoked meats even rival famous bbq spots in Houston and Dallas.

Buc-ee's also serves to grab and go meals for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Buc-ee's breakfast options are a must-eat to fuel up for a long travel day.

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Buc-ee's Must Eat Breakfast Items

1. Breakfast Tacos

Unlike your average breakfast taco, all Buc-ee's tacos are the size of a burrito. One taco is enough to fuel you until lunch. There are several different options to choose from, including standards like egg and cheese.

The real standouts of the bunch are the hippo and rhino tacos. The hippo taco is filled with beans, bacon, egg, cheese, and potatoes. The rhino is essentially the same, except with sausage instead of bacon. All tacos are served hot and fresh on a flour or corn tortilla.

For spice lovers, you can add jalapeños for free to any taco. It's Texas, so there's also hot sauce available if you ask.

TERRELL, TEXAS - JULY 13: A customer picks up some drinks at Buc-ee's in Terrell, Texas, Saturday, July 13, 2019. The Texas company with a cult-like following is expanding throughout the southeastern United States.

(Photo by Allison V. Smith for The Washington Post via Getty Images)

2. Cinnamon Rolls

If you prefer a sweet breakfast, you need to indulge in a Buc-ee's cinnamon roll. It's the perfect combination of sweet dough, cinnamon sugar, and cream cheese frosting.

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3. Savory and Sweet Kolaches

Buc-ee's has an entire bakery section devoted to these fresh pastries. Kolaches are a filled dough pastry with either sweet or savory fillings. They were brought to Texas by Czech immigrants. They make a great breakfast option when you're on the go.

Buc-ee's Savory Staples

When was the last time you ordered a tender and juicy brisket sandwich from a gas station? Texans are very particular about their bbq and Buc-ee's does not disappoint. Each store has a hot bar section and carving station where you can pick up your order.

If you're not in the mood for bbq, you can order a pastrami Reuben that a deli would be proud to serve.

If you prefer your meat in dried form, you'll love Buc-ee's jerky counter. You can purchase the many flavors by weight, or enjoy a bag of prepackaged jerky.

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Buc-ee's Sweet Staples

Buc-ee's is as well known for their savory snacks as they are for desserts. Their banana puddings are made with vanilla pudding and fresh bananas.

Buc-ee's also serves up a unique selection of fudge. They have the traditional flavors like chocolate and peanut butter, but it's their quirky flavors like birthday cake and watermelon that are a must-try.

Probably their most famous thing, aside from the clean restrooms, are the beaver nuggets and buc-ee's nug-ees. Beaver nuggets are salted caramel flavored corn puffs. Think caramel corn on steroids.

Buc-ee's nug-ees are corn puffs with assorted savory and sweet flavors. They range from white cheddar to jalapeno, to bold and spicy.

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Sarah Abrams is a writer living in Austin, Texas with her husband, 1-year old daughter and cat. She's loved cooking and trying local restaurants for as long as she can remember. She only got a Twitter account to stalk the burgeoning food truck scene in Los Angeles. She has every Ina Garten cookbook and is slowly working her way through those the recipes. When she isn't cooking or eating, she loves hiking around the city and being with her family.

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