While it’s European airports that get all the credit for being health-centric, healthy US airport food is getting better by the day. Ultimately, airport terminals are not known for their healthy food options. As a result, we like to find healthy foods that make our mouths water.
After all, there are a whole group of governing bodies that actually care about healthy airport food. For example, dietitians with the nonprofit Physicians Committee provide a healthy eating guide to help travelers navigate food courts at 24 of the nation’s busiest airports. So, who says healthy US airport food doesn’t exist?! Not us.
In fact, earlier this year we attended The Moodie Davitt Airport FAB Awards in Toronto. Arguably, they are the best food and beverage awards in the airport industry. They collectively represent a fascinating snapshot of travel-related food & beverage—in terms of trends, tastes, and consumer preferences.
Lucky for us, we had the opportunity to meet an incredible selection of farm-to-table heroes (such as Marquette) and airport food concessions like OTG, Tastes On The Fly, Booster Juice and more during the Airport FAB conference.
Here are this week’s finds for healthy US airport food that doesn’t disappoint!
1. Charleston International Airport, Caviara and Bananas
Location: Post-Security, between Terminal A & B
2. Chicago O’Hare International Airport, Fresh Market On The Go
Location: Terminal 1, Concourse C between gates 21 and 23
3. Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport, CAVA Mezze Grill
Location: Terminal B Gates 10-22
4. Miami International Airport, My Ceviche
Location: Concourse D, near Gate 57
5. Charlotte Douglas International Airport, 1897 Market
6. Los Angeles Airport, Star Alliance Lounge
7. Boston Logan Airport, Ufood Grill
Location: Terminal B (American Airlines Gates)
8. Denver International Airport, Tamales by La Casita
Location: C Gates, Center Core
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9. Chicago O’Hare Airport, Food Court
Location: Terminal 3, near Gate H
10. Phoenix Sky Harbor Airport, Chelsea’s Kitchen
Location: Pre-security in Terminal 4
Arguably, people don’t want to eat junk food at the airport. After all, we are caring more and more about our health and wellness. By the same token, we don’t want to give up healthy eating just because we’re traveling! Yet it can be hard to find healthy food.
As a result, we are constantly on the look out for healthy US airport food finds. If you come across any healthy airport food finds, make sure to tag us on social media! We’d love to see more of what’s out there.