Airports suck, especially if you need a gluten free meal. However, we got a lucky break at the Honolulu International Airport. This airport is small by Mainland standards, but it has a lot of cool stuff: shops, restaurants, and even a botanical garden.
The first few restaurants we poked our heads into didn't look promising; so I continued to drag my hungry family all over the airport, looking for a better choice. I had already played the martyr at lunch (eating a Dole Whip and nothing else), and I needed a real meal.
Fortunately, we found the Lahaina Chicken Company. We had to send one of the servers into the back to get their manager, but he was able to tell us (easily) what was safe and what was not. I had rotisserie chicken, mixed veggies, and corn. (The mashed potatoes were not gluten free.) The food was very good, especially considering we were in an airport, and I had a happy tummy all the way back to the Mainland.
After our meal, we wandered through the botanical gardens, which make the Honolulu Airport the loveliest airport I've ever seen.
|Ceiling of a Japanese Pagoda in the garden.|