What Types of Food Can You Bring on a Plane?

When you travel by airplane, you might have a lot of questions and concerns about bringing food with you. A question that often comes up is whether you can bring edible items on an airplane. Understanding this information will help you prepare effectively for your next trip and prevent any unnecessary difficulties on the day of travel. Before you purchase your tickets, make sure to contact your airline in advance. As you do that, there are some general guidelines that apply to air travel. Reviewing them will also help you when you pack.

Can You Bring All Types of Edible Items on a Plane?

No, you are not allowed to consume certain types of food due to specific conditions or rules. According to the rules of the Transportation Security Administration (TSA), passengers are not allowed to bring cannabis-based edibles. You are not allowed to bring these items with you as carry-on or checked baggage. 

Some airlines and routes may allow items or medications that have been approved by the FDA and contain more than 0.3% THC. 

Can I Bring Edibles as Checked Baggage on a Plane?

Food items cannot be placed in your checked luggage. You will still need to go through security even if you do that. The things will be given to the local law enforcement or authority when the TSA security personnel find the same in your bag during the search. 

What Will Take Place if You Bring Food on a Plane?

Each state or nation may have its own laws regarding bringing food on airplanes. Therefore, they will respond differently if a passenger is found with any kind of food. 

For example, if you are at the Los Angeles International Airport, the local authorities might take action against you if you are carrying food items. However, they won’t take them into custody. Put simply, the laws vary depending on both the country and the state.  

Can I Carry Edible Mushrooms on a Plane?

Along with other foods, visitors are not allowed to bring mushrooms that can be eaten. Also, a number of other types of mushrooms, such as the ones below, will not be allowed:

  • Maitake
  • Shiitake
  • Reishi
  • Chanterelles
  • Agaric 

Aside from that, you won’t be able to bring dried mushrooms either. There are ways to ship them, though. The following are part of these:

  • Keep dried mushrooms in a container that will not let air in.
  • Don’t bring dried fruits, herbs, or seeds.
  • The most of these mushrooms you can bring is 1 kg per registered passenger.
  • Before you put them in your bag, you have to put them in a paper bag.
  • Only the cargo hold can be used to ship these things. 

What Types of Food Can You Bring on a Plane?

While not all edibles are permitted (as mentioned earlier), certain airlines do allow you to bring the following items on a plane:


  • Lentils, Pinto beans, Chickpeas, Black-eyes peas


  • Walnuts, Almonds


  • Oranges, Apples


  • Bell peppers , Tomatoes , Onions , Cabbage , Cucumbers 

Dairy Products

  • Milk and Cheese

Baked Items or Bread

  • Muffins and Bread 

Alcoholic Beverages 

  • Wine and Beer


Every country and state has different rules about what you can bring on a plane that you can eat. But most countries and planes don’t let you bring food. To avoid problems, you also need to read and understand the TSA’s rules.

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