I was in the middle seat, which is not where anyone wants to be on a packed plane. Especially on a flight from California to Florida.
But in my hands I cradled a fresh chicken and pesto sandwich from Bi-Rite Market in San Francisco. I bet the guy sitting next to me would give up that window seat for a bite.
As I ate, I delighted in the fresh flavors of herbs and vegetables, and thought: It should always be like this. However you travel, a prepacked meal or snack makes the journey much more comfortable and delicious. If a summer road trip is in your future, eating well should be as important as getting an early start on the highway. Packing or picking up food before hitting the road is a good idea whether it’s just you or the whole family, so no one gets hangry.