The 5 Snacks We Always Take on the Plane

The 5 Snacks We Always Take on the Plane

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Cambria Bold
Dec 19, 2014
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The key to a good flight, in my experience, is to have snacks on hand so you're always prepared to feed yourself. (Plane travel isn't my favorite thing in the world, but I like it even less when I'm hungry and cranky!) I asked my fellow Kitchn editors to share what snacks they like to bring on a plane, and here's what they said.

(Image credit: Faith Durand)

1. Clementines

"I like clementines, peeled and packed in a light plastic container," says Faith. "They're juicy and refreshing, and the smell shouldn’t bother anyone."

2. Cheddar, crackers, and apple slices

This is my go-to snack, although many of us named an apple as our quick travel treat of choice. I love cheese and crackers, and while plane travel is not the time to break out a smelly blue, I find slices of cheddar with a few whole-grain crackers and apple slices to be tasty, filling, and inoffensive to the neighbors.

3. The makings for ginger tea

Faith already wrote about this, and since then, a few of us have taken up this habit. Basically we fill our thermos with all the makings for a spicy ginger tea — knobs of ginger, lemon slices, and honey — minus the hot water so we can get through security. Once on the plane, we ask a flight attendant for boiling water and then let the brew steep until it's nice and spicy. A great soothing drink, both for the nerves and stomach.

4. Good chocolate-covered almonds

"I've recently loved bringing good chocolate-covered almonds onto the plane with me," says Christine. "They're a bit of a luxurious treat, but they satisfy a craving for something sweet or savory every time. Just a few of them will be enough as a snack, and they're easy to pack and carry around!"

5. An avocado sandwich

"I almost always pack an avocado toast 'sandwich' to eat on the plane," Emma says. "I toast the bread before I go and sandwich it with a decadent amount of avocado and salt. It's so good and satisfying mid-flight after the drinks come."

What are your go-to snacks for plane travel?

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