Travel Preparedness

Traveling with dietary needs takes you to a whole new level! Let’s talk airport meal preparedness. 

It’s a wasteland of GF/V/DF, options through a bevy of Hudson News stands and fast food establishments in our airports. My philosophy while flying is – stock up, while you can! My carry on always has a little space for terminal treats! 

I’m a Seattle gal, so most of my trips begin and end through SeaTac. Upon arrival; once TSA has scanned and dissembles my neatly situated scarf and layers of airplane attire … I make a B line for Beechers/Cafe Vita at the C gates. Easily the best airport coffee option in any state, and plenty of Goat and Sheep cheese for a DYI fruit and cheese plate.

Terminal 2 in the San Francisco airport, you’ll find great options at The Plant Cafe. Coffee and even some GF options. 

Pappasito’s Cantina in the DFW airport has some good options as well (but then again, Mexican food is usually an easy travel option). 

Or for rice, protein and veggie options; in Atlanta you’ll find PF Chang’s in Terminal A, with a GF friendly menu. 

  

Good luck out there! 

-alli

Travel Preparedness

Mile High Meals

Confession: This month, Taylor and I visited Boulder, Colorado for the weekend to see one of our favorite musicians; Josh Ritter. Now, before you label us as groupies, you should know this concert was special! Josh and his Royal City band was playing with the Boulder Philharmonic Orchestra. The first time he’s played with an orchestra on the west coast! Ok, fine… We’re groupies πŸ™‚ 

  The concert was an incredible experience, and time away with my adventure pal always warms my heart. 
Even though we weren’t looking too closely, I must say there weren’t many AlliFriendly options, but we found our way around. 
Here are some of my favorites from the weekend: 

Snooze AM Eatery

I love a good brunch! Even though I usually order, a scramble minus the eggs… Extra side of bacon. Snooze Eatery was a great spot! But go early (the Saturday morning wait was nearly an hour.)  

 
Boxcar Coffee Roasters

Great coffee (and cold brew bottled to-go!), and great environment in a shared space with Cured, for browsing through delicatessens delights. 

Denver Biscuit Co

Ok, there slogan is “All you can Wheat”, specializing in Biscuits, Pizza and Beer… Exactly the opposite of AlliFriendly needs, but the atmosphere was very accommodating. Just goes to show you can make a meal nearly anywhere. (And Honey, I accept that you’re a gluten eater πŸ˜‰

 Had a lovely time in the mile high city. Tell next time, Colorado. 

 – alli

Mile High Meals

Surprise in Milwaukee!Β 

Guess what?! 

I found a new friend in Milwaukee… Blooming Lotus Bakery is all things delicious (and Alli Friendly). This bakery is dedicated to grain and dairy free baking! What a delight. 
  

 Fresh Apricot Scones came out of the oven the morning I visited – what great timing!  

The muffins were also a great travel treat! Thanks Milwaukee – Until next time. 

– alli

Surprise in Milwaukee!Β