Can You Take Bread On a Plane 2024?


  • TSA permitted bread in both carry-on and checked baggage within the United States.
  • The same rules apply to rolls, croissants, and other baked goods when flying domestically.
  • If bread has a filling considered a liquid or gel, it must comply with TSA’s 3-1-1 liquid rule.
  • The TSA officers may ask you to remove food items, including bread, for further inspection during security checks.
  • Rules for taking bread on a plane when flying to other countries may vary, so make sure to research their specific policies.

TSA Rules For Bringing Bread

When traveling within the U.S you don’t have to worry about taking bread, rolls, croissants, and other baked goods through the security and on board the airplane.

The TSA stated on its website that “Solid food items (not liquids or gels) can be transported in either your carry-on or checked bags.”

There are also no limits to the amount you can take.

You can bring a whole basket, just ensure that you consider your airline carry-on size limits.

On the other hand “Liquid or gel food items more than 3.4 oz are not allowed in carry-on bags and should be placed in your checked bags if possible.”

If you want to bring sourdough bread starter, fillings, dips or spreads like peanut butter to make a sandwich they need to be 3.4 oz / 100 ml or less for each container when transported in carry-on.

Here are some answers from the @AskTSA team on social media X confirming that all types of bread like zucchini bread, cranberry bread are good to go through the security checkpoint.

But do I Have To Take Out Bread At Security?

Unlike flour or other powdered items more than 12 oz /340 grams, it is not necessary to remove bread from your bag at the airport security checkpoint.

But the TSA stated that food items including bread may be subject to additional inspection during security checks, and that may include removing them from your bag.

So ensure that you organize your food items before heading to the airport.

The final say whether certain items will be allowed in the cabin is for the TSA officers inspecting your bags, so If your bread appears suspicious or violates any of the TSA rules, it will be confiscated.


Can You Take Bread In Checked Baggage?

There is nothing wrong with packing bread in a checked bag, in fact if you are not planning to consume it during your flight, checked baggage is a good option.

Can You Bring Bread On International Flights?

Yes you can bring homemade or store-bought food on most international flights.

However; the rules for bringing bread vary when flying to other countries, so it is important to check the rules of bringing food products to your destination country.

For example you can get more information on bringing food to Canada on and into the UK, on

Also contact your airline for any additional restrictions they might have on food items.

Final Thoughts

You can bring as much bread as you want on a plane when traveling on a domestic flight.

But taking bread with large amounts of liquid or gel like dips, spreads, or wet fillings in your carry-on might trigger a warning, so you need to comply with the liquid rules.

It is better to place these food products in checked baggage, and ensure that they are well protected and sealed to avoid any damage.

I hope this helps

Happy travels.

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