I will be bringing with me some foods that are not too heavy for a suitcase. These are some items I plan on packing:
A small container of nutritional yeast
A few packets of dry soups (miso, etc.) to add hot water to
Maybe a Mrs. Dash (because I love the lemon pepper and it goes on everything!)
Perhaps a little dry quick oats in a container for breakfast (for the plane ride over), with some dried fruit and nuts.
SoyGo packets for when I'm absolutely in need of coffee and have zero access to soymilk.
As for non food items, I will bring a travel coffee mug. What else should I bring?
I'd like a smallish container to carry around soymilk, etc...to keep cold AND that's really leak proof! If you know of one, please let me know. And I mean, really leak proof, as in...if it's on its side...it won't even leak out.
I will have a full kitchen to work with while in Switzerland, so I can shop at the local grocery. I'm sure I can find soymilk in the grocery...but does anyone know if almond milk is at all available yet?
Does anyone know what the airlines offer (American Airlines really) for breakfast? I will be asking for the vegan option, but I'm not sure they have one for breakfast. And I know they don't have soymilk on planes (don't know why), so will I be successful when I go to the Starbucks past security, purchase soymilk for my travel container, and bring it on the plane and ask the flight attendants to keep it in the fridge overnight?
Is soymilk a standard at all yet in cafes in Europe? Or will I always have to have a container with me? I asked, and at least the hotel in Belgium has soymilk in their restaurant. However, in Belgium, it will be more about the beer :)
Traveling through Chicago ORD and London Heathrow. Good food suggestions for those airports are much appreciated. Also if you happen to know if there's a good beer store in the Brussels airport (so I can bring some on the plane, home with me)
If you have suggestions for food items to bring or any other suggestions at all (places to eat, eating in airports, etc...), please leave a comment! Tell your friends...I want as much feedback as possible. I've not been to Europe, while eating a vegan diet, so I don't know how difficult it will be.