Airport Eateries for Foodies


As someone who spends an inordinate amount of time in airports and on airplanes (not to mention a “foodie”), I loved reading “Airport Meals Worth Missing Your Flight For” in this month’s issue of Details magazine.

Here are a few great spots worth calling out – and all happen to be Boingo hotspots!


Los Angeles (LAX)
Ink Sack
The massive new renovation of the Los Angeles Tom Bradley International Terminal now includes Michael Voltaggio’s paean to the humble sandwich—try the pork-cheek-and-pickled-vegetable bánh mì.
Also coming soon to the terminal are Border Grill from Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken and Suzanne Goin and Caroline Styne’s Larder at Tavern.

New York (JFK)
Uptown Brasserie
As part of a $1.4 billion upgrade to the Delta T4 terminal, Marcus Samuelsson has unveiled an open-kitchen brasserie near gate B32 serving his signature meatballs and Pat LaFrieda–sourced hamburgers.
Insider Tip: Get the frozen custard a few gates down at Danny Meyer’s Shake Shack.

Toronto (YYZ)
Boccone Trattoria Veloce
Earlier this year, chef Massimo Capra of the contemporary Italian restaurant Mistura started serving his decadent thin-crust pizzas and homemade pastas in Terminal 1.
Insider Tip: Take an impromptu gallery walk among the airport’s eight travel-inspired art commissions.

Chicago (ORD)
Also worth calling out is Tortas Frontera, Rick Bayless’ outstanding take on modern Mexican cuisine at Chicago O’Hare. The main features are the griddle-baked tortas (my favorite is the beer-braised beef short ribs) but they also make great soups and salads, and guacamole to order. Oh, and you didn’t hear it from me, but they make the best Margaritas in any airport anywhere.

About Dawn

Dawn is one of the rarest breeds of Southern Californians — a native. She has nearly 20 years of experience marketing technology, which means she's a nerd at heart (and we say that in the most loving way possible). When not at her day job as CMO of Boingo, Dawn spends time in a never-ending quest for the perfect margarita. (Rocks/salt, natch.)
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