My husband has reported that while traveling for work in Tulsa it was little difficult to find vegan food. He was in Tulsa for less than 22 hours (much of that sleeping or in meetings) but told me that finding acceptable food was much more difficult than it is on the east coast.
He ended up at Subway, which was the best choice he could find. When he was in the airport he got a veggie salad from Subway. Needless to say a few hours later he was hungry again found another Subway and this time got the veggie sub from Subway.
Dinner in cattle country was another story. He asked a local he was meeting with for a vegetarian or vegan restaurant and was reminded that he was in cattle country and they didn’t have vegetarian or vegan restaurants. The guys ended up doing the best they could at a seafood restaurant. Not optimal, but better than most of the options he had on the road.
What was most surprising to us was that the hotel near the airport didn’t have soy or almond milk. So much for the muesli I sent with him. We had no idea it would be so difficult to find basics like soymilk in the mid-west. Here on the east coast if you are in the train station in DC you can buy soymilk in little containers next to the dairy milk. Foolishly I expected the same thing in airport and hotels in mid-west. Well, at least we know now for the next trip.
What do all of you do if you need to travel for work, and don’t have the time to search out healthy food on the road or any way to refrigerate items from home? Not being able to carry much liquid on the plane was a pain for me in terms of planning this time. Any suggestions you have for the next time would be greatly appreciated.