Celiac.com 11/28/2019 - Traveling gluten-free can be a challenge. Airports, train stations and the like are not famous gluten-free food destinations, and often feature few to no gluten-free options. For that reason, it's good practice to bring your favorite gluten-free food and snacks, just to be sure.
Here's a quick, handy travel guide to great gluten-free food and snacks to have on hand when you're traveling, especially if you're traveling long distances by train, boat, or air.
Handy Gluten-Free Foods to Take Along When Traveling
- Snack Bars - Carry a few of your favorite gluten-free snack bars.
- Nuts - Carry a plastic bag of your favorite nuts, like almonds, cashews, pistachios, etc.
- Trail Mix - Trail mixes with dried fruits and nuts can come in handy, and they also give you some protein and fiber.
- Fresh Vegetables - Carry a plastic bag of carrot, and celery sticks for some nutritious, portable food realness.
- String Cheese - String cheese travels well, and often comes in individual servings.
- Crackers - Pair your favorite gluten-free crackers with some cheese and vegetable sticks, and you've got a small meal that can help keep you going between gluten-free meals.
- Cheetos, Corn-Nuts, Doritos, and Other Snacks - Here are several lists of popular, readily available snack brands, like Cheetos, Corn-Nuts, Doritos, and the other snacks that are gluten-free, or gluten-safe, and might just save you in a pinch.
- Chinese Fried Rice - Most airlines will allow you to bring in outside food, and one of our favorite options is our favorite, trusted Chinese fried rice. Buy a takeaway box before you head to the airport, and prepare for jealous fellow travelers to admire your gluten-free ingenuity, and culinary good sense. Make sure it's gluten-free and has no soy sauce, or gluten-free soy sauce.
- Yogurt - Yogurt usually travels well, and can be supplemented with blueberries, raisins, nuts, or other treats for a more robust snack
- Fresh Fruit Slices - Toss some sliced apples in lemon juice to prevent browning, and toss them into a plastic bag for a tasty, nutritious on-the-go snack.
Also, here's a List of Twenty Foods You Might Be Surprised Are Gluten-Free