As we quickly approach the beginning of the holiday season, traveling is at the top of many of our checklists. Whether you’re flying to Grandma’s in Florida or catching a train to your Great Aunt Eunice’s in New York, you’re bound to travel somewhere in the next few months.
For most people that wouldn’t be an issue, but when you’re traveling in a world that isn’t the most accommodating to vegan or vegetarian diets, it can become a bit challenging.
If you choose to travel via train, I can’t help you very much. I’ve only been on a train once and it was a frightening experience to say the least (long story). But, I do happen to be an avid flyer.
BWI was recently ranked the fourth healthiest airport for dining. That is a huge upgrade from their previously held position of 10th place.
But while the airport might be healthier than your average McDonald’s, does that mean it’s a vegetarian’s paradise?
Well, it can be. If you know what to look for.
Personally, I like to keep my meals a little more exciting than a salad with dressing (I know, call me a daredevil). But it can be a bit daunting to find those options in a sea of NSA Security, moving luggage and screaming children.
I first found my good friend, Jamba Juice. Jamba is great if you want to feel full but not bloated to the point of no return. Vegans will appreciate their oatmeal with soymilk option that is super delicious and rather large.
When I’m in the mood for some south-of-the-border goodness, I turn to California Tortilla. Unbeknownst to many, they have a cleverly coined “No-Meato Burrito”, which, as you can guess, contains no meat. Although it is not originally vegan, cutting out some of the add-ons can easily make it veggie-friendly.
Us Marylanders also enjoy our quality diner food. Luckily, veggie lovers aren’t left out at the Silver Diner. The diner serves a portobello mushroom stir fry with tofu that is to die for. I’m not exaggerating.
If you happen to get stuck in an airport terminal, I can only hope that they make an awfully long movie about your ordeal, starring a Golden Globe winner who does lovely voice-overs for animated movies and that you can find one of these great veggie-friendly eats.