The offerings of a typical Amtrak cafe car probably are not the healthiest and they are for sure not the cheapest offerings.
But if you have the munchies after sitting in a coach seat for a couple hours with another couple hours to go before reaching your destination, they look pretty good.
Shown is the serving area of an Amfleet cafe car that was on display in May 2016 at the National Train Day event in Toledo, Ohio.
Through the use of enhance graphics and color photography the food offerings look better than they do when the attendant hands them to you in a cardboard box.
And when was the last time that you saw a whole pie in a food service car? The current national cafe car menu at the Amtrak website doesn’t show pie as an option. Not even one of those Hostess apple pies found in convenience stores.
I will admit that I’ve always had a fondness for the Angus cheeseburger, which currently costs $7.25.
Like I said, Amtrak cafe fare is not cheap. Bon appetit.