Folks, there’s nothing like a bit of comfort food after a long flight with bad food served onboard. I’m thankful Taco Bell is open late.
Taco Bell After A Long Flight With Bad Food
I mentioned it in passing in my review of the Hyatt Regency Chicago O’Hare, but after arriving from Krakow on LOT Polish, I was hungry. Like, really hungry. Now normally in Chicago I would prefer a pizza from Lou Malnati’s or Giordano’s but it was approaching midnight and both were closed. Thankfully, Taco Bell was still an option.
If I’m having Taco Bell, I’m going to eat a lot…I don’t understand how people make do with one taco or one burrito. If I’m hungry, I need 5-7 items to satisfy my hunger.
All my life, Taco Bell has been a treat. We used to have an old-school one near my house in the Adobe style exterior Taco Bell abandoned about 20 years ago. There was one near my grandmother’s house too. It was always great fun to stop there on special occasions.
While living in Philadelphia, there happened to be one on the ground level of my law school library. That was destructive…
These days, I don’t eat at Taco Bell much anymore. It’s one of the many things I’ve given up this year as I try to shed body fat and regain my early-20’s physique. The great thing about giving up most junk food (there are exceptions…I had did decide to stop and have a Mexican Pizza when that was introduced a few months ago…) is that as time goes by, I no longer crave it. I used to eat a healthy breakfast, lunch, dinner, but then would have a late-night snack at Taco Bell and then pile it on with a bag of candy after. There’s an extra 2,500 calories right there…and all the wrong kinds…
While I have drastically curbed my Taco Bell consumption, it still truly hits the spot after a long flight in which mediocre food was served onboard.
There’s nothing like an In-N-Out burger or Taco Bell when feeling famished after a flight. Even with my new diet, I will make the occasional exception to feast on these treats. It’s one of the small pleasures of life.