Bife de chorizo. Krokettan. Sainte-Jacque scallops. Cherry gazpacho. Pan-seared sablefish. Hot dogs. A Wikifoodia of fine eats. They’re all there in a recent listing of the 31 best airport restaurants around the world.
It’s not uncommon for FT members to get together over food. This Cuban dinner in Chicago must have been great. Sadly we couldn’t all be there. And if you’re not scheduled to fly JAL over the holidays you’ll miss out on the inflight KFC. But fear not.
The food and drink aficionados at The Daily Meal have posted their 31 best airport restaurants around the world. From Dutch Kitchen Bar & Cocktails at Schiphol to Anthony’s Fish Bar at Sea-Tac to One Flew South at Hartsfield-Jackson, this is a list that will have you believe there’s more to a mileage run than airport cocktails and peanuts. At these 31 fine eateries you’ll find everything from ethnic cooking to fusion cooking, from Cat Cora’s Kitchen (SFO) to Pink’s Hot Dogs (LAX).
Maybe the surge in great eateries at airports is the upside of downsizing meals on flights.
Here’s a list of the top American airport eateries (17 made the list of 31 – 3 at LaGuardia), according to The Daily Meal:
1. Salt Lick BBQ (AUS)
2. Tortas Frontera (ORD)
3. Obrycki’s (BWI)
4. Crust (LGA)
5. Five Guys (IAD)
6. Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda (LGA)
7. Encounter (LAX)
8. Legal Seafoods (BOS)
9. Pink’s Hot Dogs (LAX)
10. Tagliave (LGA)
11. Versailles Restaurant (MIA)
12. Piquillo (JFK)
13. Icebox Café (MIA)
14. Cat Cora’s Kitchen (SFO)
15. Columbia Restaurant Café (TPA)
16. One Flew South (ATL)
17. Anthony’s Fish Bar (SEA)
FT members? Any suggestions?