Ten Gluten-Free Globetrotter Travel Snacks

If you have celiac disease and travel anywhere in the world, chances are you are always pack food. Not only does your carry-on bag have snacks, but your suitcase is probably half full of food too. I know mine is!

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Gluten-Free Travel News: May 2014

Welcome to Celiac Awareness Month! There have been some exciting gluten-free news stories circulating this past month.

Airlines and Airports

United States



General gluten-free travel tips and stories


Have a gluten-free travel news story I missed? Email me at! 


Gluten-Free Airport Meals

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A few weeks ago, I asked my friends on Twitter where I could get a meal at the Atlanta (ATL) airport. Within minutes, someone suggested PF Chang’s. While I didn’t have enough time to actually eat there, I thought I would collect some suggestions on where to get gluten-free food at the airport. Unfortunately, none of these meals are guaranteed since restaurants may or may not have the gluten-free food at the time but it is nice to know that gluten-free options are starting to be more available.

My Gluten-Free Airport Meal Suggestions

Airport: Edinburgh, Scotland (EDI)
Restaurant: Caffe Nero
Meal: Sandwich on Genius Gluten-Free Bread

Airport: London Heathrow (LHR)
StoreMarks & Spencer Simply Food
Meal: cut-up veggies, sandwiches marked “gluten-free”, and gluten-free muffins

Airport: Portland International Airport (PDX)
Store: Flying Elephant’s at PDX
Meal: Quinoa Black Bean Salad (as of April 2014 this salad is no longer GF) and baked goods from Petunia’s Pies and Pastries

Airport: General Mitchell International Airport, Milwaukee, WI (MKE)
Store: North Point
Meal: Gluten-free hamburger buns are available

Reader Suggestions

Airport: Denver, Colorado (DIA)

  • “At DIA, the Folks at Root Down DIA are doing some fun things for sure and serving great beer” ~ New Planet Beer

Airport: Atlantic City, NJ (ACY)

  • “Five different packaged GF sandwiches at the snack shop at Atlantic City Airport.” ~ Gluten Free Philly

Airport: Regan National Airport, Arlington, VA (DCA)

Airports: Tortonto Pearson International (YYZ) and Calgary International (YYC), Canada

Airport: Baltimore Washington International Airport, Baltimore, MD (BWI)

  • “Chipotle in Baltimore not only has gluten free like all the other locations but ALSO gluten free breakfast!” ~ Anti Wheat Girl

Airports: Atlanta (ATL), Charlotte, Chicago, Philadelphia (PHL)

  • “I usually google it before my trip begins so that I know whether I’ll be able to find anything. Orlando- none that I have had time to try. Atlanta- Chipotle. Charlotte- some sushi place near the US Airways terminal with GF soy sauce!! Chicago- CIBO Gourmet Market. Philadelphia- Cibo Bistro and Wine Bar (between terminals A and B)” ~ from Facebook

Airports: Boston (BOS), Philadelphia (PHL), Minneapolis-St. Paul (MSP)

  • “Legal Seafood in BOS and PHL. Surdyk’s in MSP.” ~ from Facebook

Airports: London Heathrow, London, England (LHR)

Airport: Seattle Tacoma International Airport, Seattle, WA (SEA)

  • “Dungeness Bay SeaFood House SEATAC Seattle WA. S Gate. No mention of GF on the posted Menu, but I figured it was worth an “interrogation” as I had my emergency food and Crab sounded really really good. I asked the waitperson who to talk to about Gluten, dairy and egg free choices and she knew everything! I was very impressed. I even got fries! They packed it “to-go”. We ate on the plane.…/Documents/Final-South-Sat.pdf” ~ from Facebook

Airport: Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW) and Washington Dulles International Airport (IAD)

  1. ” Lalos tacos at Midway in Chicago and Chipotle at Dulles in DC. National Airport in DC has a CIBO Market as well—love those.”  ~ from Facebook

Airport: Ministro Pistarini International Airport, Buenos Aires, Argentina (EZE)

  • “#BuenosAires’ international airport had tons of #glutenfree options. It blew my mind! #CeliacDisease ~ @SophieBalzoraMD 

Looking for even more gluten-free airport meal suggestions?

  • Check out the March/April 2014 issue of Gluten-Free Living.
  • Read the San Francisco International Airport (SFO) Round-Up by Triumph Dining.
  • Check out the Dallas-Fort Worth Airport (DFW) list of healthy options including gluten-free!
  • And finally, although it hasn’t been updated in more than 2 years, there is a Gluten-Free Airport blog that might have some tips. Considering the date, please check before getting to the airport to see if these options still exist!


I have been getting great reader tips ever since this post went live this morning. I will continue to add to this post as I learn more!