My Vegan Experiment Day 7 – Traveling While Vegan

Hi there:

I was sitting at the airport bored out of my mind when I started this post. My flight was delayed by a couple of hours.

In my rush to finish packing and get to the airport, I didn’t have time for breakfast.  I thought it would be hard on a gluten free vegan at the airport and that I’d probably have to wait until I got to NYC before I could find something “legal” to eat. I’m happy to report that I was wrong.

I grabbed some steel cut oatmeal at a “Food Network” restaurant  at the airport. It came presweetened and I should have tossed the nasty tasting dried fruit on top but otherwise it was fine. I also grabbed a vegan Nugo Organic Double Dark Chocolate Protein Bar. Its soy based and boasts 10 grams of protein and 2 grams of fiber. Unfortunately, it also has 15 grams of sugar making it more like a candy bar. I didn’t know that Food Network had restaurants. I’m probably just late to the party.

Needless to say, the replacement plane (the original aircraft had maintenance issues) did not arrive at 12:30pm. It was after 4:00pm when we landed at LaGuardia and then we sat on the tarmac for 40 minutes before deplaning.

They had limited options for lunch on the flight. I should have opted for the kale salad and water. Instead, I ended up buying a vegan and gluten free snack box with hummus, Mary’s Gone Crackers, a gluten free pastry and a chocolate snack bar. I also scarfed down a bag of chips.

Having only had oatmeal and essentially sugary junk food all day, I was starving by the time I got to my room. That process was prolonged by the fact that the front desk first sent me to a room that was already occupied by someone else.  When I opened the door and saw someone else’s open suitcase inside, I calmly backed out and headed to the front desk. They upgraded me to a larger room with a King-sized bed without charge.

After unpacking, I headed down to the Grand Central Terminal in search of a vegan dinner. I ran across a vendor selling Indian food and ordered vegetable rice, chickpea curry and a spicy cabbage mix. It was so good.

I later whipped out the electric kettle I’d brought with me, made myself a mug of hibiscus tea, and settled down with Echoes in Death* by Nora Roberts.

Today (this post is late) was my trip to FBI Headquarters. I’ll let you know how that went in my next post.



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