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Hello, has anybody any suggestions for gluten free options at LAX airport, specifically terminals 2 and Tom Bradley International?   I saw there's a Built Burger.  Has anyone been there?  Thank you!  

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You do not want to chance it before flying....then being married to the toilet in a airplane for hours.

Play it safe, bring meal bars, Julian Bakery, BuuFoods, Kind, etc. Airports normally do have not have issues with prepacked dry bars.

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I would be careful of airport versions of restaurants that are usually good for gluten-free food.  I have found they are usually not the same or run the same.  But you might find some gluten-free snacks.  they might have pre-packaged gluten-free foods.

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We never eat at LAX.  We do bring our own food or purchase gluten-free snacks while traveling through various airports.  Often you can find fresh fruit options.  If going international, do not rely on any airline to remember to load a gluten-free meal. You may end up starving!  

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It is entirely possible to get a safe meal at an airport.  I always go to the high end places and that makes a difference.  I have no idea what they have at LAX but Legal Seafoods, if they have one there, is ALWAYS safe because they follow strict protocol for Celiac dining. I ate at the Boston one on my Colorado trip in October and it was excellent and I never had a problem.  The menu is limited for gluten-free at an airport but who cares......all I wanted was a safe meal and that is what I got. The baked fish was delicious.  They even had gluten-free cracker crumbs for the topping but that is Legal's...they do good work for the Celiac community.  The manager oversees the meal prep for food allergy folks.

In Denver, there was a Wolfgang Puck's for breakfast. They had prepackaged fruit salads which were very good.  I took a leap of faith and asked the server if they could make me a gluten-free omelette, in a separate clean pan and they were very accommodating.  They had an open kitchen so I could watch them make it.  I could not order the other stuff that went with it but the omelette was delicious and I never had a problem.

It can be done but you have to be careful. There was a place that advertised gluten-free sandwiches in Denver.  You could see the guy making the sandwiches. I ran from that place because there was bread all over the place and no way could they make that space safe for a Celiac.  A lot of the places had open kitchens so you can watch what they do and that makes a big difference.  Check out the restaurant listings on-line as they are listed.

Have a great trip!

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