Who Serves This Year’s Best U.S. Gas Station Food?

Voters speak in USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards
Maverik Burnt Ends & Tots Burrito; Maverik logo inset
Photographs courtesy of Maverik

Maverik has the best gas station food in the nation, according to the 2023 USA Today 10Best Readers’ Choice Awards.

Maverik is a chain with hundreds of stores in Western states, known for its adventure-themed murals and logo. BonFire Foods, an eatery within the store that makes fresh food every day, offers items like pizzas, wraps, salads, sandwiches and burritos,” USA Today wrote.

A panel of experts from USA Today partnered with 10Best editors to pick the initial nominees. Readers subsequently chose the top 10 winners by popular vote. Pictured is the Maverik Burnt Ends & Tots Burrito.

The 2023 10Best winners are:

  1. Maverik, Salt Lake City, Utah
  2. QuickChek, Whitehouse Station, New Jersey (owned by Murphy USA, El Dorado, Ark., No. 4 on CSP’s 2022 Top 202)
  3. Kwik Trip, La Crosse, Wisconsin (No. 11)
  4. Parker’s, Savannah, Georgia (No. 100)
  5. Dodge’s Southern Style, Tupelo, Mississippi
  6. TravelCenters of America, Westlake, Ohio (No. 29)
  7. Rutter’s, York, Pennsylvania (No. 84)
  8. Casey’s General Stores, Ankeny, Iowa, (No. 3)
  9. Buc-ee’s, Lake Jackson, Texas (No. 157)
  10. Royal Farms, Baltimore (No. 30)

10Best Readers’ Choice Awards highlight the best in contests covering categories such as destinations, food and drink, hotels and things to do. A panel of experts chooses the nominees in all categories, and readers can vote once per category, per day for four weeks.

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