Deciding what food to bring on the plane

One night a few weeks ago, while I was looking up hotels in Berlin, I thought it would be a great idea if I made a few sandwiches for my flight to Paris. After all, it was going to be a long traveling day (over 13 hours because of a layover in Canada), and I didn’t want to find myself starving and forced to waste money on a crappy $10 sandwich from some place at the airport food court. I had to do a bit of research, to see which foods I could bring from NY to Canada and then from Canada to France. When I saw that I could bring fish into Canada but not meat, I decided that I would make myself a lox sandwich. A bagel and lox with lettuce, tomatoes, and onions is one of my favorite meals in the world!

The night before my flight I went to the supermarket and bought: a package of lox, a loaf of whole wheat bread, a cucumber, and a tomato. I also bought a thing of hummus and a bag of caramel-flavored Popcorners chips, which have been my new favorite snack ever since my trip to Seattle a few weeks ago. Total cost? $22. So much for saving money. But I had enough food for at least four sandwiches, so it was worth it.

Before I left for the airport I cut everything up and put it all into separate little ziploc bags. I didn’t want to make the sandwiches ahead of time because 1) they would be soggy by the time I ate them, and 2) I wasn’t sure whether everything would be allowed into Canada, and I didn’t want to be forced to throw out my sandwich just because I had put some cream cheese on it.

I was starving by the time I got to the airport. Di and I went into Au Bon Pain, and while she got a coffee I made a sandwich. I might have looked a bit silly, sitting in the airport making myself a sandwich, but I am so glad I did it, because it was delish! Oh yeah, I also packed the rest of the pumpkin brownies I made the other night. Di tried them and she loved them. 🙂 When we landed in Montreal we were hungry again (what is it about traveling that makes you completely famished?), so I made another sandwich and we had “snack time” – sandwich, brownies, hummus on bread, and some more popcorn chips. I made my last sandwich and finished off the last of the brownies right before we landed in Paris.

Turns out that I didn’t have to worry about anything after all. Customs never even asked about my food, neither in Canada nor in France. I left the French airport with some hummus, a few slices of whole wheat, and some Popcorners crumbs. Which I snacked on as I was writing this.
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2 Responses to Deciding what food to bring on the plane

  1. SillyG says:

    Tasty! Love lox. That’s really funny about customs or that you even get on the plane in the first case with that. In Canada they won’t let us through security with any food or drink!

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