Travel enthusiasts know that not all airports are created equal. Some have tons of entertainment, others have beautiful decor, and then there are the ones that have better food options than some marketplaces. Check out the very best U.S. airports for foodies.
Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport
If you just want to grab something on the go, this airport has you covered with staples like Five Guys, Krispy Kreme, and Jersey Mike’s. If you want to have a proper sit-down meal, Atlanta Airport is still the place to be. You can get a sandwich at Atlanta Chophouse or sushi and classic Southern food – yes, those go together – at One Flew South. Just keep in mind that this is the busiest airport in the U.S. so it can get pretty chaotic.
Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport
Minneapolis has travelers’ meals covered with lobster rolls at Smack Shack, adult beverages at Stone Arch, classic fries at Hi-Lo Diner, and tons of breakfast options at Hi-Tops. No worries if you don’t want to give up your seat at the terminal, or if you’re carrying lots of luggage, this airport has got you covered. With MSP ASAP, you can get your food delivered straight to you in just 15-20 minutes!
Portland International Airport
Portland International Airport is all about quality over quantity at the moment, but that will all change in 2025. The airport is currently undergoing renovations, preparing to add a whopping 14 dining options, including a wider range of vegan and vegetarian-friendly restaurants. In the meantime, travelers can enjoy a sandwich at Lardo or some delicious fried chicken at Screen Door, among other options.
Seattle-Tacoma International Airport
This is arguably the most aesthetically pleasing airport dining option, as Seattle-Tacoma boasts giant windows overlooking the airstrip. While watching the planes take off, travelers can munch on poke bowls at Hachi-ko, French food at LouLou Market and Bar, or tacos from Tundra Taqueria.
Nashville International Airport
You can get the full Nashville experience without even leaving the airport! Well, at least the music and cuisine. Nashville International Airport offers live music at Tootsies Orchid Lounge, as well as some classic hot chicken at 400 Degrees Hot Chicken.
With options like these, you may be hoping your flight gets delayed!