Travel on a restricted diet

If you’ve spent any time traveling, you know that one of the biggest challenges is finding food that doesn’t come in a to-go bag. Fortunate flyers might enjoy dining choices on par with mall food courts, but most travelers settle for a granola bar or similarly lackluster fare from vending machines.

This poses challenges for anyone’s nutrition, but people who have a food allergy or unique dietary needs — such as being vegetarian, vegan, kosher, or halal — must get by with even fewer food options. In most airports I’ve visited, it’s rare to find food free of gluten, dairy, and other allergens.

My girlfriend and I both avoid eating gluten for serious health reasons, so we always try to plan ahead to ensure we can find something to eat. But as Mike Tyson famously quipped, “Everybody has a plan until they get punched in the mouth.” It’s great to have a strategy in place, but you never really know what’s going to happen during a trip.

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