airport/plane food

So, ya know how you can select a Strict Vegetarian meal from the drop-down box while buying your plane ticket online? Apparently that’s not enough to actually get you a strict vegetarian meal. I learned that the hard way. Aegean airlines, like a good Yia Yia, always had a few extra anyway, but on my Lufthansa flights…

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I was lucky to get a little snack mix or pretzels. And customs took away the banana I bought at the airport.

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Airport food is not too bad, sometimes. You have to know where to look. I’m not a huge fan of Sabra hummus, but I’ll eat it in a pinch. The Sardinian Vegetables from La Tapanade were just okay, but I did like the Italian Bean & Rosemary.

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My brother introduced me to Argo Tea. They’re pretty pricy, but the food is really good and they clearly mark items that are vegan or gluten free. I almost bought one of every vegan thing just so I could try it, but I couldn’t justify spending $5 per muffin.

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The raw peanut butter bar was great, and very filling. I think it’s sweetened with dates, and you’ll definitely need something to drink while you eat it – we opted for a couple tiny cups of the free iced tea samples.

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The lentils were my favorite, one little bowl was more than enough for an entire meal for me.

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The chick pea salad had a similar taste, but with more vinegar. And more calories.

Definitely plan ahead when you’re traveling with a restricted diet. I usually pack snack bars or something, but I forgot this time and really regretted it. Even if they do have a meal for you, there’s a good chance the food on the plane will suck – although Aegean’s food was not too bad. Another reason to love Greeks.

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    • I have a feeling the website I purchased the tickets through is at fault, and Lufthansa just doesn’t keep extra meals on hand. Would be nice if they were more prepared, like Aegean, though.

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