Earlier this week, another BoardingArea blogger Fly & Dine interviewed me on how to dine on a deal while traveling. Jason is a traveling food blogger so if any of you are foodies I suggest you check him out – here is his blog. Also, he is giving away a $50 Starbucks gift card on the interview post, but you must enter by this Sunday.
To spice things up a bit, I will also match his giveaway for a $50 Starbucks gift card. Enter on THIS blog post on the best food deal you’ve ever gotten while traveling and I’ll pick a winner a week from now on Saturday October 11, 2014. So comment below!
Here is the interview:
As a connoisseur of deals, what’s the best deal you’ve ever seen on airport food? Is there a specific food deal you think everyone should know about?
Ha. I do not think there is any good deal on airport food! But one tip when traveling is to always bring an empty water bottle so you can refill it after you go through security. This will save you on purchasing expensive bottled water. Many airports even have a water fountain made specifically for water bottles.
What’s the best meal you’ve ever eaten in the air?
My meal from JFK to Hong Kong in business class on Cathay was amazing! I cannot remember specifics, but they just kept on bringing out more and more food. Mr. Deals was psyched when I fell asleep as he then ate my food on top of his!
What’s a great lesson you’ve learned in regards to eating while you’re away from home?
Check to see if there is a nearby grocery store and stock up ahead of time. Sometimes I even have the cab driver make a pit stop on the way to the hotel from the airport. I usually grab a bunch of water, snacks, and breakfast bars. At hotels that have kitchenettes I’ve even purchased enough to make a full breakfast and lunch. Eating out every meal can get pricey, time consuming, and unhealthy!
Do you have a go-to meal when you’re eating in airports? In your opinion, which airport has the best food?
I’ve been to the Northwest Arkansas airport (near Bentonville) probably more then any other airport in the US. My go-to meal there was the popcorn they gave out at the bar. It was pretty much the only option at that time! At other airports, I typically get a Naked (juice) and a bagel and I am good to go.
What gets you legitimately excited about a menu?
When it has a happy hour special!
Goodluck with winning the $50 Starbucks gift card!
UPDATE: The giveaway has ended. Congrats to reader dubaych for winning the $50 Starbucks gift card! Please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org I used random.org to select the winner.