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Any Edible Airport Food?

Answered on August 13, 2017
Created December 23, 2012 at 1:43 AM

Heading home for the holidays. Is there any airport food that's edible ... like, anywhere?

C53665c3f012fa1ede91033b08a8a6e7

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on December 26, 2012
at 02:04 AM

Rats. It's in terminal 3. I'm almost always going in/out of terminal 1.

705e66484ed64fe8e188123de398413e

(1013)

on December 25, 2012
at 05:53 AM

Dude on the plane next to me had a diabetes issue and then consumed like 4 glasses of fruit juice. The other guy next to me ate at least 5-6 bags of the free southwest cookies AND whipped out a bread roll in a plastic bag.

0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765

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on December 25, 2012
at 12:48 AM

Tell me about it. Just going to my mom's for thanksgiving and x-mas dinner makes me feel like some crazy food nazi, even though she at least knows "gluten-free" and "no HFCS". I felt bad when she was talking about some gluten-free stuffing mix she made for thanksgiving, but the boxed "rice-a-roni" stuff she mixed with it had gluten in it. I'm celiac, so I can't even be polite and just eat a little of certain things anymore to make her happy. I did eat a little of the cranberry + apple + sugar dessert thing she made. Well, good luck on your trip!

0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765

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on December 25, 2012
at 12:43 AM

Ha ha, it's like you're in SAD food detective mode.

705e66484ed64fe8e188123de398413e

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on December 24, 2012
at 06:46 PM

I'm at the airport now and I can see people eating nacho cheese bugles, skittles, pizza, ice cream, bread rolls (?), huge sodas

705e66484ed64fe8e188123de398413e

(1013)

on December 23, 2012
at 06:21 PM

hah - auto-correct. was going for "premade"

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on December 23, 2012
at 06:50 AM

A premise sandwich??? Sounds ...conceptual...

F59d04be1acdc85dd1e6da34f43dc447

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on December 23, 2012
at 05:39 AM

I considered fasting, as well. I might have to fast for the next six days, considering how much unhealthy food will be at my mom's house.

F59d04be1acdc85dd1e6da34f43dc447

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on December 23, 2012
at 05:38 AM

Good idea. I might have to fast for the next six days, considering how much unhealthy food will me at my mom's house.

F59d04be1acdc85dd1e6da34f43dc447

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on December 23, 2012
at 05:24 AM

LAX and Minneapolis on this trip, but Denver and O'Hare are also common connections for me.

E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608

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on December 23, 2012
at 04:46 AM

i find the european airports have better options

E9140ef0ca0a76ea14b9ebccad234608

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on December 23, 2012
at 04:46 AM

where are you going airport wise?

23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

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on December 23, 2012
at 04:32 AM

Fasting is a good idea. I live halfway around the world, so whenever I go back home it's a whole day of flying for me and I always use that time to fast. It also helps with jetlag as well. I usually bring a bag of nuts on the plane just in case, but I never end up eating it.

0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765

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on December 23, 2012
at 02:25 AM

Ah yes, forgot to mention canned fish. Tuna, sardines, etc. are great.

F59d04be1acdc85dd1e6da34f43dc447

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on December 23, 2012
at 02:00 AM

I've got a long trip ahead of me, so that might work. Otherwise, I'm bringing some macadamia nuts for back-up.

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Ed8045e8840404b023764f1ea2cb6a5e

(191)

on December 23, 2012
at 02:48 AM

I found grass-fed beef at Burrito Beach at Chicago O'Hare Airport. Sometimes I'll get a protein box from Starbucks, but it ends up being really expensive for a hard-boiled egg. (It has an egg, grapes, bread, peanut butter, and cheese). They have small bags of almonds, too.

C53665c3f012fa1ede91033b08a8a6e7

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on December 26, 2012
at 02:04 AM

Rats. It's in terminal 3. I'm almost always going in/out of terminal 1.

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7841848bd0c27c64353c583fb7971242

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on December 23, 2012
at 01:58 AM

At the sit-down restaurants at the airport you can often order a steak and a plain potato or salad. I haven't had any luck elsewhere.

F59d04be1acdc85dd1e6da34f43dc447

(234)

on December 23, 2012
at 02:00 AM

I've got a long trip ahead of me, so that might work. Otherwise, I'm bringing some macadamia nuts for back-up.

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81348acb7b886e2b32ca915d250268f3

(1022)

on December 23, 2012
at 02:22 AM

I usually bring a couple tins of tuna whenever I travel. Nuts can be problematic when clearing quarantine sometimes, at least with tuna it's sealed up so you dont need to declare it, and its practically non-perishable until you open the can.

0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765

(2240)

on December 23, 2012
at 02:25 AM

Ah yes, forgot to mention canned fish. Tuna, sardines, etc. are great.

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0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765

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on December 23, 2012
at 02:22 AM

Some of the concession stands will tend to have fruit. That's all I would go for.

I recommend bringing along small stuff like hard-boiled eggs, bacon, jerky, fruit, nuts/butters, dark chocolate, or anything fatty with some protein.

Also, depending on how long your trip is, you could always plan your preceding meals so that you use it as an excuse for a good fast.

23a240b30b8622fed011ccbd4054fac2

(489)

on December 23, 2012
at 04:32 AM

Fasting is a good idea. I live halfway around the world, so whenever I go back home it's a whole day of flying for me and I always use that time to fast. It also helps with jetlag as well. I usually bring a bag of nuts on the plane just in case, but I never end up eating it.

F59d04be1acdc85dd1e6da34f43dc447

(234)

on December 23, 2012
at 05:39 AM

I considered fasting, as well. I might have to fast for the next six days, considering how much unhealthy food will be at my mom's house.

F59d04be1acdc85dd1e6da34f43dc447

(234)

on December 23, 2012
at 05:38 AM

Good idea. I might have to fast for the next six days, considering how much unhealthy food will me at my mom's house.

0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765

(2240)

on December 25, 2012
at 12:48 AM

Tell me about it. Just going to my mom's for thanksgiving and x-mas dinner makes me feel like some crazy food nazi, even though she at least knows "gluten-free" and "no HFCS". I felt bad when she was talking about some gluten-free stuffing mix she made for thanksgiving, but the boxed "rice-a-roni" stuff she mixed with it had gluten in it. I'm celiac, so I can't even be polite and just eat a little of certain things anymore to make her happy. I did eat a little of the cranberry + apple + sugar dessert thing she made. Well, good luck on your trip!

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705e66484ed64fe8e188123de398413e

on December 23, 2012
at 04:24 AM

In a pinch you can buy a premise sandwich and just eat the meat off it. Most of the airport stores will have nuts and jerky. For a road warrior, you eventually suffer a few bunless burgers. Mexican and Greek are great sources of meat as well.

0df0b1c6ae16bbb75b4a5efa3d876765

(2240)

on December 25, 2012
at 12:43 AM

Ha ha, it's like you're in SAD food detective mode.

705e66484ed64fe8e188123de398413e

(1013)

on December 23, 2012
at 06:21 PM

hah - auto-correct. was going for "premade"

194d8e8140425057fe06202e1e5822a7

(3979)

on December 23, 2012
at 06:50 AM

A premise sandwich??? Sounds ...conceptual...

705e66484ed64fe8e188123de398413e

(1013)

on December 24, 2012
at 06:46 PM

I'm at the airport now and I can see people eating nacho cheese bugles, skittles, pizza, ice cream, bread rolls (?), huge sodas

705e66484ed64fe8e188123de398413e

(1013)

on December 25, 2012
at 05:53 AM

Dude on the plane next to me had a diabetes issue and then consumed like 4 glasses of fruit juice. The other guy next to me ate at least 5-6 bags of the free southwest cookies AND whipped out a bread roll in a plastic bag.

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Cb9a270955e2c277a02c4a4b5dad10b5

(10979)

on December 23, 2012
at 02:10 AM

Wendy's has baked potatoes.

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8a525a942a37c3faf3d7ee524e64e57d

on August 13, 2017
at 08:01 PM

I usually bring nuts, chocolate, jerky and fruit (dates are very energy dense). I sometimes treat myself to sushis (oyster bar really too expensive; steak ditto) or to a stir fry if that's available, or I try to have a large meal before heading to the airport (or the ferry terminal). The problem is if your plane is delayed, or you miss it and have to book a later flight: I have had delays of up to 12 hours, and got dizzy from hunger!

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Edc8ab92cba7c9b7ea54a36fecf83dd7

on August 07, 2017
at 09:39 PM

Chicago Airport also has antibiotic free pork rinds at CIBO Express Gourmet Market. Epic brand and sea salt variety is also zero carbs... Remember there is more than one CIBO, I just went from the terminal 3 CIBO to the terminal 2 CIBO since I had a long layover anyway. 

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