The 12 Best Restaurants At LAX Airport, Los Angeles

Lavinia Lumezanu

Airports have never been known for their amazing food until now. With the revamping of LAX terminals, more amazing spots are opening up and offering customers great eating experiences at every step. Here are the best options.

Urban Market Grab and Go, Terminal 1

Urban Market Grab and Go focuses on core products that travelers demand. The sandwiches, salads, parfaits, and beverages are all fresh and easy to enjoy while waiting for the flight or hopping on the plane. For the travelers looking to stay alert, the drip coffee bar offers the perfect solution.

Slapfish, Terminal 2

Slapfish offers seafood options for travelers who are looking for a healthier, lighter on-the-go meal. The food is always fresh, and passengers can pick some up while enjoying a drink at the full bar and relaxing before their flights.

Gladstone’s, Terminal 3

Gladstone’s features an adapted menu from its well-known brick-and-mortar locations around LA, keeping their famous staples like fish and chips and oysters. The location at Terminal 3 also offers views of the runways for any traveler who still finds it enjoyable to watch the planes take off.

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Campanile, Terminal 4

The open, airy design of Campanile in the airport mimics the courtyard setting of the original LA location. Some of the menu favorites are pork chops, salmon, and burgers, as well as to-go options like gourmet grilled cheese sandwiches which can be picked up at the bar.

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8oz Burger Bar, Terminal 4

With burgers being the leading category among hungry travelers, 8oz Burger Bar offers the upper end of gourmet burgers to satisfy the strongest cravings. This restaurant is a perfect fit for travelers looking for to-go satiating items that will keep them from dealing with airplane food on longer flights.

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800 Degrees, Tom Bradley International Terminal

800 Degrees is one of the most popular thin crust pizzerias in LA. It offers the same fast quality achieved by cooking the pizzas in wood-fired ovens. The pizzas cook in no time, and travelers can be on their way in just a few minutes with a delicious pizza to go.

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Chaya, Tom Bradley International Terminal

Chaya offers Grade A sushi and has a 350 year-plus history with seafood in Japan and around the world with various Asian concepts. Travelers can enjoy fresh-made sushi at the sushi bar, as well as get a box to enjoy later on the flight.

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ink.sack, Tom Bradley International Terminal

The famous LA sandwich shop ink.sack brings small sandwiches that are great for traveler portability. The ingredients used are fresh and diverse, and they feature various options ranging from sliced meats to cold fried chicken.

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Petrossian, Tom Bradley International Terminal

In the spirit of first-class travel, Petrossian LAX offers world-class caviar and champagne. Whether travelers are headed for the business or economy cabin, they can all enjoy ‘Caviar in the Air’. This is an insulated carry-on Petrossian pouch that can be enjoyed at any time during the trip. These packages include a caviar selection, blinis, and crème fraiche.

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Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market & Bistro, Terminal 5

With a great collection of cheeses and charcuterie, Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market & Bistro at Terminal 5 lives up to the upscale standard of its city locations. It’s perfect for travelers on the go who are looking for a dive into French cuisine right before stepping on a plane.

Firenze Osteria, Terminal 6

Firenze Osteria‘s delicious menu includes homemade pastas, dry-aged meats, imported cheeses, organic vegetables, an extensive wine list and delicious martinis. This makes the pre-flight experience even more memorable than the flight.

The Marketplace By Wolfgang Puck, Terminal 7

The Marketplace embraces three of the well-known Wolfgang Puck traditional offers: The Kitchen, The Kitchen Counter and WPizza. This is not to mention a full bar and treats on the go. Travelers can also get custom-made pizzas, salads or sandwiches to enjoy during their flight or in the airport.

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