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Hi everyone,

I was wondering if anyone has any experience with the Atlanta airport. I'm traveling in about 2 weeks and have a couple hours layover (morning) in Atlanta. I will of course pack my own food, but when it comes to traveling, I haven't had the best food luck. I either don't pack enough, security gets crabby and makes me throw half of it out... basically, if it could happen, it's happened to me!

Does anyone have any suggestions for IF I get stuck, where could I eat without too much hassle? Thanks!

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Have you called the airport yet???? Get a listing of their dining places and where they are. That airport is HUGE!!! It has snack shops by each wing. But I would definetly call before you get there!

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there's a wendy's in the main food court. it's outside of security. other than that, i can't help you out, but at least you won't starve if you go for the chili and baked potato

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There is a chick fil a in one part of the terminal that is fairly new. I flew in (I think A?) the last time I went to see my family!!

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I just went through the Atlanta Airport in June, going to the GIG conference in Richmond.

I got a note, from my doctor. It said that I have Celiac, that I am on a medically restricted diet and that I need to bring my own food with ice pack.

I put the note in the soft sided lunch pack that had yogurt, cheese, hard boiled eggs and an apple in it. I packed in my purse crackers and a breakfast bar. I bought soda there.

They never even questioned me. If they did, I would have asked to speak to a supervisor.

Now, this trip was before the attacks in England. They will be in high alert now. But I would still do the same thing. Pack something, bring a note and ask to see the supervisor if there are any questions.

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I got a note, from my doctor. It said that I have Celiac, that I am on a medically restricted diet and that I need to bring my own food with ice pack.

I put the note in the soft sided lunch pack that had yogurt, cheese, hard boiled eggs and an apple in it. I packed in my purse crackers and a breakfast bar. I bought soda there.

They never even questioned me. If they did, I would have asked to speak to a supervisor.

Now, this trip was before the attacks in England. They will be in high alert now. But I would still do the same thing. Pack something, bring a note and ask to see the supervisor if there are any questions.

I also have a letter from my doctor asking that I be allowed to Blue Ice. I spoke with TSA at my local airport and they said with a note it should be ok but I stopped I would need to ask for a supervisor. TSA did ask that I bring only the minimum amount of blue ice required and do not include any forbidden food items such as yogurt. A premade Peanut Butter and Jelly sandwich is ok according to TSA. I also pack my lunch in a soft sided lunch pack. I put the lunch pack inside my carry on luggage. I have never had to pull my note out.

Things I have brought along:

Cold chicken

Gluten free deli meat

Carrots

Banana

Chips

Nuts

Gluten Free Bars (Lara, Enjoy Life etc)

Rice Bread

Premade Peanut Butter and Jelly

Apple

Hard Cheese

I buy my drinks after I clear security. I used to be able to carry everything on the airplane. I have found with the new regulations that I have to put some of my food such as premade gluten free pizza in check in baggage. I freeze the food in my check in baggage that needs to be kept cold and put it into a soft sided lunch pack with lots of blue ice. I then say a pray that my luggage does not get lost.

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I don't trust food in airports but lived in the Atlanta airport for several years when I was on the road. I would try Houlihan's in the Atrium (it is outside security), Le Petit Bistro on T, Chili's Too on A or Magnolia on B. There isn't much on E and I am a Delta girl so I don't know anything about Concourses C or D.

Hope this helps. You can always pack your food. The TSA guidlines state that if you have a medical condition you are allowed to carry more than the 3 oz - 1 quart limit but you have to declare it. I intrepret that to mean that we can bring our own food. I've never had a problem. Here's a link to the site:

http://www.tsa.gov/travelers/airtravel/spe...eeds/index.shtm

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It depends on what terminal you are in. They do serve Seattle's Best, so you can get flavored coffee and there is a Wendy's. I'd pack what you can and hope that you don't get delayed!

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I ate at Moe's Southwest Grill last time I was there. I had chips and queso. Normally their chips aren't gluten-free because of contamination, but they don't use their normal chips at the airport. I must admit ... I assumed the chips were gluten-free (bad girl).

They have their usual salads ... you can check with them for what ingredients are gluten-free ... seems to change every time someone contacts them.

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I thought Moes wasn't gluten free (had heard they use soy sauce to marinade all their meats/veggies). Have you confirmed they are gluten-free? I would love to be able to have another fast food option!

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I found this on another site:

Hartsfield gluten-free options

Chick-fil-A (Click for many gluten-free options), A18

Freshens Smoothies, A9, D7, D16, T3

On the Border (Fajitas, street tacos, grilled chicken, veggies, beans, rice, steak, carnitas, NOT chips), T4

Qdoba Mexican Grill, E Centerpoint

Wendy

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I found this on another site:

Hartsfield gluten-free options

Chick-fil-A (Click for many gluten-free options), A18

Freshens Smoothies, A9, D7, D16, T3

On the Border (Fajitas, street tacos, grilled chicken, veggies, beans, rice, steak, carnitas, NOT chips), T4

Qdoba Mexican Grill, E Centerpoint

Wendy

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I've been there several times but not for many years. I did stop in some place for a quick drink (not alcohol) on the one time that my plane came in about an hour late and I didn't have to find things to do because my next flight was much delayed. I can remember sitting around a lot, buying drinks and using the bathroom. But I don't remember eating anywhere. I do remember that the place was HUGE!

In the days when I was there, the security was not nearly so strict. I do remember packing my own food and beverages. I know it is much more difficult now.

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