Veggie Challenged - Veggies that keep without refrigeration

motivated chickie
05-22-2010, 04:48 AM
I'm going on a trip and during my 4 night hotel stay, I won't have a mini fridge. Wondering what veggies could keep for a few days.

I'm thinking cauliflower, broccoli, bagged mini carrots, and maybe cabbage could keep. I wish I could run to get produce every day, but I won't have time.

Ideas so I keep veggies in my life while I travel?

05-22-2010, 05:07 AM
Tomato can sit on the counter. So can peppers. What about getting ice at the hotel and keeping some inside a large ziploc and the veg inside a large hot/cold bag? Those silvery ones?


05-22-2010, 08:44 AM
Most fresh veggies should stay good at least a couple/few days...after all, they grow outside, right? They're used to non-refrigerated temperature. :)

05-22-2010, 10:18 AM
I'd put the broccoli, at least, in a bucket of ice. Of course, I can't eat room temperature or warmer raw broccoli without gagging...

05-22-2010, 11:44 AM
Keep it on ice, you don't want to get sick. Tomatos and peppers are fine, but the other vegetables might be problematic. I really suggest using the ice chest and replacing the ice from the hotel's ice machine, or stocking the mini fridge. :)

motivated chickie
05-22-2010, 12:11 PM
Thanks for the ideas. When I get to my hotel, I'll buy veggies that can sit on the counter.

I know the friend I'm rooming with will make fun of me to no end. And as for using the ice bucket, he will want it strictly for liquid refreshment. I can't bring a cooler because I am traveling by train & by foot.

The silver bag idea is great. Hadn't thought of it.

05-22-2010, 12:22 PM
Many hotels have mini fridges available upon request. You may want to call ahead and see if this is an option. Otherwise, I agree with the suggestion to use ice; maybe you can ask for a spare ice bucket?