International flights can, at times involve long waiting hours at the airport. Plus the odd hours at which these flights take off, can really add to the misery. Naturally, when flights are at odd hours, your daily routine too goes haywire. You may have even skipped your meal. Now an empty growling stomach can make us feel nauseated – Well, it does to me atleast 🙂 So while it is excusable to leave in a hurry for the fear of missing a flight, it is not a great idea to be on an empty stomach for too long… especially when airport restaurants are ready to pamper your hungry stomach.
Missed a meal? Grab something to eat at these Airport Restaurants
Let’s face it – International flights may are a bit cruel to a lot of us! We’d probably be snoring off peacefully otherwise, during the hours we catch these flights, isn’t it?
But personally I kinda love international airports; they give you this super cool shopping and entertainment hub kind of feeling (yeah, I love duty free shopping and the whole experience). And apart from shopping, airports have a lot of fun places to eat at. Some of these restaurants are even unique (you might not have heard about them or seen them back in the city).
So, here I am, taking you on a journey across some really cool restaurants you might spot at an international airport. Take a look and you’ll know better.
7 Airport Restaurants To Eat When Hungry at an Airport
Now, while I cannot practically cover all the best airport restaurants in the world in this single post…. here is a list of restaurant that you can rely on (based on approx. 35,000 reviews from travelers). So, do check them if you happen be at those airports for sure.
#1. Amy’s Ice Cream
Taste the goodness of homemade ice cream at Amy’s. They serve flavors such as Mexican Vanilla, Sweet Cream, Dark Chocolate and so on. According to them ‘they take a craftsman’s approach to making each customized order’.
Where to find Amy’s Ice Cream:
You’ll find an outlet at Austin-Bergstrom international airport.
#2. Vino Volo
This place has got to be a delight for wine lovers. Great wine at reasonable prices served by knowledgeable staff is what makes Vino Volo a place to bank upon. They believe they are an ‘oasis of calm and good taste.’
Where to find Vino Volo:
Vino Volo serves at Philadelphia, Denver, Newark Liberty International Airports.
#3. Garrett’s Popcorn
If you think popcorn is for kids, you surely haven’t tasted Chicago’s famous Garrett’s! One of my personal favorites, this thing is something even Oprah loves. Very true when they claim that Garrett’s is ‘simply the best stuff on earth’. And the best thing about Garrett’s is that they let you taste samples if you are in a fix about the flavors. For me, it’s always cheese and caramel.
Where does Garrett serve:
Midway airport, Chicago West O’Hare and Singapore’s Changi Airport.
#4. Potbelly Sandwich Works
You might feel disappointed when you see the long queue, but relax, the service is quite fast and soon you shall be placing your order. And trust me, it is worth the wait! One simply cannot go wrong with the food they serve here, be it salads or sandwiches. Talking of their super quick and awesome service, they pre-prepare your order (don’t even know if that’s a word.. but they do) and deliver it to you on time if you call them even minutes before landing! Truly ‘the best food and value you will find at any airport’.
Try Potbelly Sandwiches at:
Chicago’s O’hare ,Washington’s Dulles, Winthorp’s Logan international Airports
#5. Five Guys
If you are one of those who has had enough of Mc-D and Burger King whoppers, this might just be the right place for you. Order the Idaho potatoes (Cajun Style) and you shall be heads over heels. And here is some more good news – they serve burgers for breakfast. Sounds great, doesn’t it?
Find Five Guys at:
Atlanta’s Hartsfield and Washington’s Dulles International airports
#6. Ivar’s Seafood bar
Smoked Salmon Chowder, Fish and chips, Crab cakes…. Sounds your kind of thing? What are you waiting for? Ivar’s seafood bar is the answer for your seafood craving. One of the travelers said, “never had anything here that I don’t love”. Oh and if you are one health conscious person go for the grilled options.
Where does it serve:
Ivar’s Serves its delicious seafood at Seattle international.
#7. Nature’s Table
This is a food joint for those slim and fit travelers who are extra conscious about each calorie that they intake. And if you are the crew member, you get a discount!
Fit people got their food getting ready at:
Atlanta and Orlando International airport.
So…. are you traveling to any of these locations? Or, have you been to any of them? Do share your experiences with us in the comments below. Also let me know, if you would like to add some of your favorites in this list. I will update the post soon if there are some interesting entries 🙂