Heck yes, vegan sushi at the airport!
Outside of overpriced chips and desperate, packaged Alternative Baking Co cookies, the only thing I’m consuming at an airport may be a glass of wine or cup of herbal tea before my flight.
On our way back to Portland last week, Millie and I perused the normal food stands at JFK’s Terminal 5, the land of JetBlue, and slowly noticed a trend – CIBO Express Gourmet Market had actual vegan food items. Warning, give their website a minute to wander into. At our first CIBO, we saw sushi and hummus, and that expanded into a lone packaged Thai noodle salad – with a couple dumplings!, which grew into discoveries of bean and grain salads, and into a small row of packaged vegan noodle salads and a few veg-salad sandwiches at the CIBO by our gate (the 3rd or 4th we visited).
They’re packaged cold options, but still! There’s also a Jamba Juice, a salad bar, and Lucy’s Asian Kitchen seemed like it might have had a veg-friendly dish or two.
There’s no bagel shop with rows of flavor tofu cream cheese, but CIBO sure beats crap or nothing. Check out CIBO in 8 domestic airports, include Tucson!
I was damn stoked to sit down with a reasonably fresh cucumber avocado roll for dinner on an airplane – and watch Sheer Genius for the first time ever. The roll came with little packets of soy sauce and wasabi, and the sushi itself was rolled in sesame seeds~
A delighted Millie exploring the vegan-y fridge