In terms of great dining, airports are neck and neck with hospital cafeterias for the Worst Meals in the World award. But now LAX is changing all that by opening a number of fast-casual eateries in time for the herds of holiday travelers.
Here’s our guide to the best of the bunch:
Kogi BBQ Chef Roy Choi (Sunny Spot, Chego) has erected a faux food truck in the American Airlines hub, Terminal 4. Mexican-Korean-fusion tacos, burritos, sliders and more are on offer. Get a taco to eat on board, but we recommend stashing it in your toiletries carry-on, unless you want the scent of kimchi to waft through the cabin.
Lotería! Grill Order a margarita or non-alcoholic house-made agua fresca along with a mole-poblano burrito at one of chef Jimmy Shaw’s two airport outposts--at Terminal 5 (the Delta hub) and Terminal 7 (United).
Petrossian Don’t you want a blini with caviar and a shot of vodka before you take to the skies? This café serves travelers lucky enough to be departing from the sleek new Tom Bradley International Terminal.