British Airways Gluten-Free Meal

Monday, January 21st, 2013 | click here to comment

I went to London for business eons ago, and totally forgot I took pictures of the food I ate on the plane until I was looking through my camera recently. 

British Airways Gluten-Free

British Airways Gluten-Free

It’s funny how a photo can bring back the memory of how something tasted, and in this case the memories were as pleasant as they could have been given the fact that we're talking about airplane meals. Overall London was a wasteland for any gluten-free traveler (sorry guys!), but at least you can eat a gluten-free meal on British Airways that tastes pretty good. 

British Airways Gluten-Free

British Airways Gluten-Free

On the flight over to London I was less than thrilled about the meal I received. For starters, it was full of dairy, which I can't have. Secondly, the ingredients read like a science experiment gone horribly wrong. I always bring my own food when I'm traveling, so I gave the meal a pass for the most part, choosing only to nibble on some of the sides and the marble cake. 

British Airways Gluten-Free

British Airways Gluten-Free

However, the gluten-free meal on the flight back from London was far better. I had the chicken paella, which was nice because it didn’t have any sneaky lactose in it. I normally find plane meals to be dull and tasteless, especially when they are allergen free, but the paella was spicy and the chicken was actually cooked well and not rubbery. The rice was as good as it could have been in that situation. I ate it all, so there you have it. 

British Airways Gluten-Free

British Airways Gluten-Free

British Airways Gluten-Free

The dessert was some sort of stewed pear in a raspberry sauce; a little sweet, but not bad for the most part. 

British Airways Gluten-Free

We had a snack before landing and I was handed a gluten-free egg salad sandwich which I skipped since I wasn't hungry and it honestly wasn't very appetizing to the eye. 

British Airways Gluten-Free

What airline had the best gluten-free meal you’ve had? What did you eat?

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