31 Best Airport Restaurants Around the World

Faced with concourses filled with ubiquitous shrink-wrapped sandwiches, greasy fast-food burgers, and processed pastries, the thought of eating at an airport is rarely appetizing.

On the cusp of the most traveled day (and weekend) of the year, I am thrilled to share with you The Daily Meal’s ranking of the 31 Best Airport Restaurants Around the World. The list includes Michelin starred fare and celebrity chefs, it’s clear that “airport food” can compare (and surpass) it’s traditional cohorts.  Jamie Oliver, Thomas Byrne, Cat Cora, Carles Gaig, and Gordon Ramsay are just a few of the familiar faces whose tarmac bistros made the cut.

The Daily Meal’s list of the 31 Best Airport Restaurants Around the World is the culmination of a six-month-long nomination process, wherein a preliminary list of more than 100 restaurants was measured against two categories (cuisine and style/décor/service).

31 Best Airport Restaurants Around the World

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2. Salt Lick BBQ (Austin-Bergstrom International Airport)

3. Tortas Frontera (Chicago O'Hare International Airport)

4. Bubbles Seafood & Wine Bar (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol)

5. Obrycki’s (Baltimore-Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport)

6. Crust (LaGuardia Airport, New York City)

7. Five Guys (Dulles International Airport, Washington, DC)

8. Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda (LaGuardia Airport, New York City)

9. Encounter (Los Angeles International Airport)

10. Legal Sea Foods (Boston Logan International Airport)

11. Pink's Hot Dogs (Los Angeles International Airport)

12. Brasserie Flo (Paris Charles de Gaulle Airport)

13. Plane Food (Heathrow Airport, London)

icebox mia tagliare 14. Tagliare (LaGuardia Airport, New York City)

15. Versailles Restaurant (Miami International Airport)

16. Piquillo (John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City)

17. Icebox Café (Miami International Airport)

18. Union Jacks Bar (Gatwick Airport, London)

19. Kim Choo's Nonja Kitchen (Changi Airport Singapore)

20. Airbräu Brauhaus (Munich Airport)

21. Globe@YVR (Vancouver International Airport)

22. La Moraga (Málaga-Costa del Sol Airport, Costa del Sol, Spain)

23. Cat Cora’s Kitchen (San Francisco International Airport)

cck_sf Altitude 24. Altitude (Genève Aéroport, Geneva)

25. Columbia Restaurant Café (Tampa International Airport)

26. One Flew South (Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport)

27. Anthony’s Fish Bar (Seattle Tacoma International Airport)

28. Tacañon (Benito Juarez, Mexico City)

29. Dutch Kitchen Bar & Cocktails (Amsterdam Airport Schiphol)

30. La Pausa (Ministro Pistarini International Airport, Buenos Aires)

31. Tadında Anadolu (Istanbul Atatürk Airport)