I'm taking a 28 hr Amtrak trip this weekend and I'm curious if any of you have eaten the meals served aboard the train. I've purchased a 'roomette' which includes meals, however I have a sneaking suspicion (after trying to find detailed menus on the Amtrak website) that I should probably just bring my own supply of jerky/HB eggs/veggies/fruit/nuts.
Has anyone travelled on Amtrak and requested substitutions or found good paleo options in the dining car?
Edit: I have seen the menus and when I say detailed information, I mean ingredients :)
I really appreciate the comments, but please don't suggest how I might go about making substitutions: I know what I can and can't eat and how to go about special requests. What I'm looking for here is personal experiences related to actually eating on the train.
asked byJen_20 (3049)
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on June 08, 2012
at 09:27 AM
They have full menu PDF files, you must have missed it when looking through the website.
Some of the choices look really good. You can just push aside what you don't want to eat.
(EDIT: Flickr search: http://www.flickr.com/search/?q=amtrak+food&ct=0&mt=all&adv=1 )
I put some Google Image search pictures, if you click the links. You might have to put your mouse over the picture and read the description to see if it's really Amtrak's food, but hope it helps.
Lunch: How about the vegetarian Greek salad, $3 charge if you want salmon on it.
There's also the Angus steak burger with vegetables and bacon, ask for it on a plate without the bun.
Tell them if there are any sauces or dressings, to serve them separately (so you can check for yourself if it's Paleo)
But wow, the children's menu is terrible. I would hate being a child there... booooooring food! Might as well eat cat food!
Bring your own snacks just in case, but you can fast otherwise... :-)
on June 08, 2012
at 01:01 PM
This person works (or worked?) for Amtrak in food service. She might be able to shed some light: