The stereotype of business trip dining consisted of an artery-clogging succession of meeting-room pastries, oversize restaurant portions and fast food snagged at the airport. Anyone on a vegetarian or gluten-free diet had an especially hard time.
But mobile applications and Web sites can now help travelers eat more healthfully on the road.
David Gartside, managing director for global talent at Accenture, travels three out of every four weeks, both internationally and around the United States, and he says he often eats at airport restaurants, “because it is an efficient use of time.” Mr. Gartside uses an app called GateGuru to tell him which restaurants are nearby in his terminal or other terminals. “I used to eat whatever was in front of me, not knowing a better choice might be just five gates away,” he said.