For those of you getting ready to do some holiday travelling I thought a second post on food that travels was in order! I found a wonderful article that collects opinions from food writers on what their favorite plane food is. I hope this helps you step out of the box when planning your next flight!
“Bagels are a near perfect airplane food. The bread holds up well to spreads, and they’re tidy. No matter what time of day, a sesame bagel with scallion cream cheese, tomato, and lox, with a Bloody Mary purchased on board, is a fine, fine thing. When I travel with my children, I bring a huge batch of chocolate-chip cookies, not just for my family, but also to pacify the folks sitting nearby who may bear the inevitable brunt of an excited toddler and delicate infant (i.e., a kicked seatback and yelps brought on by popped ears)." —Sari Lehrer, Editor at Large, Whole Living
“The most refreshing airplane snack is a peeled Clementine stashed in a sturdy Tupperware, so it doesn't get smashed in your purse. It gives you a boost of energy and hydration—and even makes you smell good, like a citrus spritzer!”
“Bringing a bag of salt-and-vinegar potato chips to eat with my plastic glass of tomato juice (extra pepper) usually manages to chase any residual anxiety I have about flying ("We're in a metal tube! Hurtling through the air!"). The chips have to be salt-and-vinegar flavored, nothing else will do, because they comfort my soul. There's something bracing about the punch of the vinegar and the salt; it cheers me right up.” —Luisa Weiss, The Wednesday Chef
“Runny cheese, good crackers, hard salumi, plump prunes, pistachios, and dark chocolate. For drinks, I recommend packing a few mini-bar-sized bottles of your favorite spirit, like scotch or bourbon. They're under the fluid ounce limit and so much better than the brands airlines carry.” —Amanda Hesser, Food52
“If I'm with my kids, the careful, strategic roll-out of food helps get them through a long flight. When we flew from New York to South Carolina, I wrapped various treats in aluminum foil—organic fruit leathers from Trader Joe's, small chocolate eggs—and the kids were allowed to open one every half hour. (It's also fun to debut things on the plane that the kids have never tried before.)” —Jenny Rosenstrach, Dinner: A Love Story