Salty Snacks and an Airport Stay...

Tuesday, February 8, 2011

What a weekend it has been! Between quick flights, doing the world-famous Chicago O'hare "Airport Dash", blizzards and was definitely a whirlwind! BUT, I have a great new stop I want to tell you all about if you're ever stuck and hungry at the Chicago O'Hare Airport.

My first stop at the airport this weekend, I had a few hours to kill between flights (NOT the same for my return-flight!) and as I was strolling from the F to the B Terminal, I happened along a little shop where my eyes *immediately* darted to the "Vegan" wording on their sign. Of course, being someone who never gives up an opportunity to check out a shop that caters to my lifestyle, I skipped right in! It was like a little slice of Heaven in such a hectic airport! Baskets of fresh organic fruits, fresh juices, raw nuts, and pre-made meals to write home about!

The market was called Cibo Express, and I picked up a massive meal of Buffalo Tofu Strips with vegan ranch dressing and a beautiful purple pear. My total with tax was under $8 for a HUGE airport prices, that's cheaper than a meal at McDonalds!! Healthy, filling, and cheap are all good things to me! They had so many things to choose from and now I know that if I ever have some time to kill at O'Hare (which, inevitably, I will!) I will definitely know where I'll be getting my grub on!

Since snacking is something that I tend to do more of when I'm traveling (does anyone else do this, or is it just me?!), having your own emergency snacks is always a great thing when you're in an airport that might not be as vegan-friendly as Chicago.

I recently got a package from a company based in the Northeast called Fastachi, and they sent me several of their insanely delicious nut mixes, all sold in re-sealable packaging, which is perfect for travel!

Nuts are great because they are an excellent source of so many important vitamins, nutrients, and healthy fats, and will definitely help fill you up when you have the urge to snack. The undisputed favorite flavor package that we were given to try in our house was the Wasabi Nut mix, followed closely by the Cranberry Nut mix. At a price that can't be beat for fresh and delicious nuts, I highly suggest heading over to the Fastachi website and checking out all the delicious goodies they have.

So....does anyone out there have any vegan-friendly airport favorites or snacks?!


Lita said...

WOW! I wish all airports had such vegan options!!! Stopping over from The Kind Life blog - love your site. I blog over at if you're interested...Jen

Danielle said...

Thanks for stopping by!

Melissa said...

I'm so glad you wrote about this - my hubby just started traveling for work and will be excited to hear about this option at O'Hare!

Anonymous said...

I cannot believe this! I lived in Chicago and we used O'Hare A LOT to travel back and forth from the UK and it was the worst airport in existence. Now that I leave and don't have to use this stinking airport anymore they go and get an amazing food outlet - fuming:( p.s. the food looks incredible.

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