Where to eat at LAX
The L.A. airport has gone upscale
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.