Travel Tips January 01, 2018
These 10 American Airports Have The Most Mouthwatering Restaurants
Frequent fliers are accustomed to the dreaded airport food. It’s seldom as fresh or flavorful as food offered in the nearby cities and almost
always marked up. Fortunately, there are some airports that are the exception to the rule. So if you find yourself in any of the following airports, you’re in luck. The following hubs have some of the finest, most authentic fare in the U.S. See if your city made the list!
1. Philadelphia International Airport
What better a way to mark your arrival to or departure from Philadelphia than an authentic cheesesteak? Few realize there's a great little spot right in the airport known as Tony Luke's. You'll get a made-to-order sandwich that's sure to fuel you until your next layover.
2. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
If you should find yourself at the Seattle-Tacoma International Airport, you'll want to stop by the Beecher's Handmade Cheese outpost. Not only do they serve the World's Best Mac & Cheese, but you can take it to go for an in-flight feast.
3. Salt Lake City International Airport
Cat Cora's, named for the Iron Chef competitor, can be found in the Texas, Atlanta, and San Francisco Airports, but the one in Salt Lake City also features a market where travelers can shop for on-the-go goodies. And if you have a little more time, you can relax and enjoy some tasty tapas before your flight.
4. Portland International Airport
It's perhaps unsurprising that a town like Portland would have incredible airport dining options. In fact, there's even a craft beer hub known as Rogue Ales Public House where you can also enjoy incredible burgers, sandwiches and tacos.
5. Los Angeles International Airport
Shake Shack has quite a following, and fortunately you can get your fix in L.A. without having to leave the airport. Waiting for a midnight flight? Why not indulge with a mushroom burger, cheese fries, and some craft root beer?
6. Austin-Bergstrom International Airport
Avoid the dreaded crowds and lines when you opt for Vino Volo at the Austin airport. While this business appears in other cities, its Austin outpost is particularly charming. Here you can order some wine and cheese and forget the stresses of travel almost entirely.
7. Louis Armstrong International Airport
If your time in New Orleans is limited to the airport, fret not. At the Dooky Chase's outpost, you can sample some of the finest Cajun fare in town. Photographed above is a bowl of the jambalaya in all of its spicy goodness.
8. Chicago O'Hare International Airport
Visit this upscale torta stand for mouthwatering griddle sandwiches, fresh guacamole, and even a margarita. If you're hanging around in the A.M., there are tasty breakfast sandwich options, too.
9. San Diego International Airport
Airport barbecue might sound like a questionable option, but that's definitely not the case at the Sand Diego Airport outpost of Phil's BBQ. You can enjoy ribs, pulled pork, or just about any of your favorite BBQ meals before zipping to your next destination.
10. Washington-Dulles International Airport
If you're craving a hamburger during your travels, you won't have to settle for a fast food joint. Those at Dulles can instead opt for a specialty burger spot known as Bar Symon. Insider tip: order the truffle fries!
Which airport restaurants would you add to the list? We’d love to hear from you!