NOT PLANE FOOD The 35 best airport restaurants

NOT PLANE FOOD The 35 best airport restaurants

While meals onboard are more often ‘miss’ than ‘hit’ the culinary experience at airports is becoming something to actually look forward to. Now food website The Daily Meal has compiled a list of the world’s top 35 airport restaurants. And take a bow Canada – restaurants at both Vancouver and Toronto made the cut.

The site reached out to chefs and food writers and collated existing rankings from the likes of the Travel Channel, CNN and Conde Nast Traveler to narrow a shortlist of 110 food outlets down to just 35 winners. The Gorgeous Kitchen at Heathrow Airport took the top spot, followed by Legal Sea Foods at Logan International Airport, Boston while Sushi Kyotatsu at Narita International Airport, Tokyo claimed third place. Here’s the list - keep it handy the next time you’re heading to one of these destinations.

1. The Gorgeous Kitchen, Heathrow Airport, London 

2. Legal Sea Foods, Logan International Airport, Boston 

3. Sushi Kyotatsu at Narita International Airport, Tokyo 

4. Brasserie FLO, Charles de Gaulle Airport, Paris 

5. Globe@YVR, Vancouver International Airport 

6. One Flew South, Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport 

7. Altitude, Geneva Airport, Switzerland 

8. Tortas Frontera, Chicago O'Hare International Airport 

9. Corky's Ribs &BBQ, Memphis International Airport 

10. Porta Gaig, Barcelona -El Prat Airport 

11. Cafe Versailles, Miami International Airport 

12. Saison, Newark Liberty International Airport 

13. Crust, La Guardia Airport, New York 

14. Cat Cora's Kitchen, George Bush Intercontinental Airport, Houston; Salt Lake City International Airport; and San Francisco International Airport) 

15. Le Sommelier Bar & Bistro, Copenhagen Airport 

16. ink.sack, Los Angeles International Airport 

17. La Pausa, Ezeiza International Airport, Buenos Aires 

18. Piquillo Tapas Bar, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City 

19. Airbräu, Munich Airport 

20. Caviar House and Prunier, various airports worldwide 

21. Deep Blue Sushi, John F. Kennedy International Airport, New York City 

22.LEE Kitchen by Susur Lee, Toronto Pearson International Airport 

23. Barrio Café, Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport 

24. Jamie's Italian, Gatwick Airport, London 

25. Maxim’s Jade Garden, Hong Kong International Airport 

26. Obrycki’s, Baltimore-Washington International Airport 

27. Giraffe, Birmingham Airport and Gatwick and Heathrow airports, London 

28. 8 Bubbles Seafood & Winebar, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol 

29. Cádiz Tapas Bar, Dubai International Airport 

30. The Salt Lick Bar-B-Que, Austin-Bergstrom International Airport 

31. Kampong Café, Singapore Changi Airport 

32. Chef Jimmy's Bistro & Spirits, Denver International Airport 

33. Perry’s, San Francisco International Airport 

34. Kyotaru, Narita International Airport, Tokyo 

35. Casa do Pão de Queijo, Viracopos International Airport and São Paulo-Congonhas Airport, São Paulo

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