Best Airport Grab-And-Go Dining (2017)


There's not always time for a proper sit-down meal at the airport. When you're hungry but pressed for time before takeoff, these 10 grab-and-go restaurants, nominated by Airport Revenue News and voted the best in North America by 10Best and USA TODAY readers, are a welcome sight.

  • Earthbar

    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    Situated in Terminal 6 of LAX, Earthbar blends up fresh and nourishing fruit smoothies for travelers on the go. The eatery also sells grab-and-go salads and wraps for something a bit more substantial.
    Photo courtesy of Earthbar

  • Hissho Sushi

    Hissho Sushi
    Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)

    Passengers traveling through Concourse B of Charlotte Douglas International can get their sushi fix at Hissho Sushi, situated in the terminal's atrium.
    Photo courtesy of Hissho Sushi

  • Cava Mezze Grill

    Cava Mezze Grill
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

    Cava Mezze Grill, a Greek quick service restaurant, serves passengers traveling through DCA breakfast, lunch and dinner items, including pitas, salads, dips and spreads.
    Photo courtesy of Cava Mezze Grill

  • Lemonade

    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    This popular California restaurant inside LAX features fresh seasonal ingredients in its sandwiches, salads, vegetables and other menu items. The cafeteria style, grab-and-go menu specializes in seasonal California comfort food.
    Photo courtesy of Lemonade

  • Boccone Trattoria

    Boccone Trattoria
    Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)

    Chef and restaurateur Massimo Capra designed the menu at Boccone Trattoria inside Toronto Pearson International Airport to feature fresh, rustic Italian cuisine.
    Photo courtesy of Boccone Trattoria

  • The Strip Market

    The Strip Market
    Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)

    Pittsburgh's historic Strip District comes to the airport with The Strip Market, a grab-and-go concept serving baked goods, fresh fruit, salads, sandwiches, wraps and snacks.
    Photo courtesy of Pittsburgh International Airport

  • Artisan Market

    Artisan Market
    Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)

    Hungry travelers in a hurry to catch a flight can pick up a sandwich, salad or bowl of soup, made to order from ingredients sourced locally at Artisan Market. Options cover nearly any dietary need.
    Photo courtesy of Artisan Market

  • Blue Window

    Blue Window
    Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)

    Located in Terminal 3, Blue Window serves sandwiches, wraps, salads and burritos for passengers on the go.
    Photo courtesy of Thinkstock

  • Ivar's Seafood Bar

    Ivar's Seafood Bar
    Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)

    The Sea-Tac location of this Pacific Northwest favorite, Ivar's Seafood Bar features a menu of fish and chips, chowders, seafood cocktails and salads, all of which can be brought on the plane.
    Photo courtesy of Ivar's

  • Nonna's To-Go

    Nonna's To-Go
    General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

    Homestyle Italian fare is on the menu at Nonna's To-Go, the grab-and-go version of Milwaukee's Nonna Bartolotta's inside MKE airport. Passengers can pick up pastas, salads, sandwiches, pizzas and desserts.
    Photo courtesy of Thinkstock


The top 10 winners in the category Best Airport Grab-And-Go Dining are as follows:

  1. Earthbar - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  2. Hissho Sushi - Charlotte Douglas International Airport (CLT)
  3. Cava Mezze Grill - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)
  4. Lemonade - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  5. Boccone Trattoria - Toronto Pearson International Airport (YYZ)
  6. The Strip Market - Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
  7. Artisan Market - Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW)
  8. Blue Window - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  9. Ivar’s Seafood Bar - Seattle–Tacoma International Airport (SEA)
  10. Nonna's To-Go - General Mitchell International Airport (MKE)

Airport Revenue News (ARN) worked with industry experts to vet and nominate 15 finalists in this category, and USA TODAY 10Best readers had four weeks to vote daily for their favorites.

10Best and USA TODAY extend their congratulations to all the winning airport concessions.

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