I've had some pretty bad traveling food. The worst? Air Canada pizza slice. I know! How can you make pizza bad? They found a way. Science went too far.
We have officially arrived in East Coast Canada to visit friends and family. My parents even busted out both the Canadian and the Danish flags! The trip took a couple days and a layover in Germany. That got me thinking, "is all airport food as bad as its reputation"?
The best was actually on Air Canada across the Atlantic. We received a mac-and-cheese-type pasta with a bit of tomato, a barley salad, a fruit and nut cookie, and a roll. It was actually pretty good! Leaps and bounds beyond "chicken" and rice pilaf, which is their standard. We even saved our cookies to munch on later while watching bad in-flight movies. Honestly, during our entire journey, it felt like they were shoving food into us every few hours, and we were never starving, which is a great thing.
In the airports, we managed to find decent, albeit too cold, food from an Asian restaurant that couldn't keep 5 orders straight in Frankfurt. The hotel Sheraton bar "Lemons and Limes" (I know, cute name, right?) served me a super tasty drink called Dominik's Mango Basil Martini. It contained gin, mango, basil, mango juice and lime juice. It. Was. So. GOOD! I could have regretted drinking about 10 of those! However, unless you like combinations of caramel and curry, don't eat the popcorn!! Blech!
To wrap up this post, I think that airport/airline food sometimes gets a bad reputation. Yes, sometimes that stuff isn't fit for prison inmates, but sometimes, you get some pretty decent meals. If you're willing to do a little exploring, you can find so much great food in airports, but it's gonna cost ya!! The food is never going to be 5 stars, but you can find some little cafes, bakeries and shops in dark little nooks and crannies all over large airports - if you have the time to explore.
Hey there! My name is Lea, and I'm a Canadian Culinary student trying to survive chef life in Denmark. I want to share my journey, and some great food and experiences with others. I believe that anyone can be quite chefy!