Best Airport Grab-And-Go Dining (2018)


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 are a welcome sight.

  • Phil's B.B.Q.

    Phil's B.B.Q.
    San Diego International Airport (SAN)

    A local San Diego favorite is now in the airport. Phil's BBQ serves a menu that lives up to its street-side location.
    Photo courtesy of San Diego International Airport

  • Napa Farms Market

    Napa Farms Market
    San Francisco International Airport (SFO)

    Travelers flying out of San Francisco International can take the flavors of Northern California with them aboard the plane by picking up some items at Napa Farms Market.
    Photo courtesy of San Francisco International Airport

  • Modern Market

    Modern Market
    Denver International Airport (DEN)

    Modern Market serves simple, farm-fresh foods that sustain health and challenge travelers' expectations of airport fast food. In less than 2 minutes, Modmarket creates breakfast dishes, salads, soups and sandwiches from the highest quality ingredients. Their made-from-scratch recipes use local ingredients and traditional cooking methods because it makes the food taste better.
    Photo courtesy of Denver International Airport

  • The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck

    The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck
    Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)

    The recently opened Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck at Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport offers a to-go counter in addition to its full-service restaurant, where travelers can pick up pizzas, house-made waffles, seasonal salads and small plates.
    Photo courtesy of Tatsuo Yamashita / Flickr

  • Casavana

    Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport (FLL)

    Authentic Cuban fare dominates the menu at Casavana, located in Terminal 4 of Fort Lauderdale–Hollywood International Airport.
    Photo courtesy of Casavana Cuban Cuisine / Facebook

  • Melange Bakery Chocolatier

    Melange Bakery Chocolatier
    Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)

    Travelers with a sweet tooth will find plenty of grab-and-go pastries and baked goods, fresh from the 24-hour ovens of Melange Bakery Chocolatier at EWR's Terminal C.
    Photo courtesy of Newark Liberty International Airport

  • 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 Los Angeles International Airport

  • Food Network Kitchen

    Food Network Kitchen
    Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport (ATL)

    The Food Network Kitchen at Hartsfield-Jackson, developed by Food Network chefs, is designed to spotlight the local flavors of Georgia with items such as a peach, ham and brie sandwich. The grab-and-go menu features locally sourced ingredients.
    Photo courtesy of iStock / YakobchukOlena

  • 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 Los Angeles International Airport

  • Cava Mezze Grill

    Cava Mezze Grill
    Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

    The create-your-own meal menu at the quick service Cava Mezze Grill highlights the flavors of Greek and Mediterranean cooking, with options like roasted red pepper hummus, spicy lamb meatballs and falafel.
    Photo courtesy of Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport

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

  1. Phil’s B.B.Q.San Diego International Airport (SAN)
  2. Napa Farms Market - San Francisco International Airport (SFO)
  3. Modern MarketDenver International Airport (DEN)
  4. The Kitchen by Wolfgang Puck - Greenville–Spartanburg International Airport (GSP)
  5. Casavana - Fort Lauderdale-Hollywood Intl. Airport (FLL)
  6. Melange Bakery Chocolatier - Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR)
  7. Blue Window - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  8. Food Network Kitchen - Hartsfield–Jackson Atlanta Intl. Airport (ATL)
  9. Lemonade - Los Angeles International Airport (LAX)
  10. Cava Mezze Grill - Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport (DCA)

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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