RW717 From United States of America, joined Sep 2006, 285 posts, RR: 0 Reply 1, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2756 times:
There is (at least a few years ago) a Panda Express in the Rotunda between terminal 2 and 3 at ORD. While it is not great it is decent. If you are traveling through Las Vegas I would recommend Port-of-Subs for Sandwiches, I worked there as a kid and they were quite good. I would stay away from the pre-maid sandwiches and ask for a fresh made one.
I have also found that the MSP and SEA have really good options.
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XJET From United States of America, joined Feb 2007, 482 posts, RR: 3 Reply 3, posted (6 years 3 weeks 2 days 3 hours ago) and read 2753 times:
DEN and SEA have some of the best selections I have seen. AUS is also not too bad. I haven't run across any really good Chinese food at any airport. It is all pretty normal. Kinda like the kind you would get in a food court at a mall.
The Sweetwater Taproom in ATL is awesome. Great beer. Food is normal pub fare. I think it is in Terminal B.
JGPH1A From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR: Reply 9, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 2665 times:
There's a Manchu Wok in T3 at JFK near the gate where the DL NCE flight used to go from - not bad Sweet and Sour Pork. Trouble is, Chinese food makes you thirsty which is never ideal before a long flight.
There is a Panda Express on E, Manchu Wok locations in the Atrium & A, and a Mandarin Express on B.
There's a Qdoba on E, a Moe's (Another Fresh-Mex type place like Qdoba) on C (They do an awesome breakfast burrito). There's a Chick-Fil-A on Concourse A. Checkers has a location on B (At least they did a few years ago). The ATL website is not completely up to date on eateries, with the exception of Concourse E.
Quoting XJET (Reply 3): The Sweetwater Taproom in ATL is awesome. Great beer. Food is normal pub fare. I think it is in Terminal B.
Sipping on some Sweetwater right now (2006 Festive Ale). I may have to slide by there next week before my ATL-LAS flight (While there is a Sam Adams bar/restaurant on the concourse my flight has been going out of, I'd rather have Sweetwater over Sam Adams, even though I like both brands.).
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39408 posts, RR: 76 Reply 13, posted (6 years 3 weeks 1 day 2 hours ago) and read 2623 times:
Quoting United350 (Reply 5): The best Chinese Food in an airport is certainly at SFO.
I know the owner there are they would be happy to hear that.
They also have another restaurant here in the city that is much better than the airport.
Airport food general sucks. I didn't try the Chinese Food at HGK however. I will next time I am there and have a long layover.
Quoting Tennis69 (Reply 11): Unfortunately there is no such thing as Chinese food in the US. It has been americanized beyond belief. If you want Chinese go to China. When in the US stick with what we are famous for - THE BIG MAC.
I have to agree.
STAY AWAY from Panda Express!
I can't understand how they can stay in business with their awful junk they can food.
Srbmod From United States of America, joined Mar 2001, 17271 posts, RR: 51 Reply 17, posted (6 years 3 weeks 12 hours ago) and read 2585 times:
Quoting XJRamper (Reply 14):
Altho, traveling thru ATL, I must say you will not be without food choices.
They really do run the gamut there, a lot better choices there then it was a few years back when I was working out there. Definitely light years from the way the food choices were back when the Midfield Complex opened. Back then, the food choices were pretty much generic snack bars/restaurants like you see at a convention center or sports arena. The prices were really high back then. Let's say that what you'd pay for a meal at one of the eateries right now is close to the same price you'd pay back in the 1980s. A $6-7 meal back then was what double what you'd spend outside of the airport for a similar meal @ McDonald's, Burger King, etc. And the food wasn't all that great.
Superfly From Thailand, joined May 2000, 39408 posts, RR: 76 Reply 18, posted (6 years 3 weeks 10 hours ago) and read 2579 times:
Quoting Srbmod (Reply 17): A $6-7 meal back then was what double what you'd spend outside of the airport for a similar meal @ McDonald's, Burger King, etc. And the food wasn't all that great.
Even though there is a small markup at the Burger Kings, Starbucks and other chains in airports, they are stll better than what was there before.
I liked Hong Kong's airport as they have a 7-11 and the prices are the same as outside the airport. You can go in and buy a can of beer for approx. $1 where as here in SFO, you can only get one in a bar it's going to cost you at least $7 plus tip.
Siege2L From United States of America, joined Sep 2007, 114 posts, RR: 0 Reply 20, posted (6 years 2 weeks 6 days 3 hours ago) and read 2546 times:
Quoting AirOne (Thread starter): I just got a new job and plan to fly about 180k a year so I'm going to be living off airport food.
Be careful, you will turn into many of those typically overweight business travellers that are desperate for an upgrade because their stomach is too large!!! Do yourself a favor and try to purchase food items such as trail mix or nutri-grain cereal bars to tide you over until you land... your body will thank you for it in the long-run!