Airport food is expensiveEach Friday, we feature a reader-submitted tip as our Travel Tip of the Day. This week’s tip comes from reader Frederick, who says:

“I’m sure somebody has covered this topic before but we save a lot of money and eat better food by not waiting until we get to the airport to eat. We found that not only was the airport food hugely overpriced, it wasn’t very good. I would suggest to your readers they should eat before they leave home, or at a restaurant away from the airport if at all possible.”

Airport food is general improving in the U.S. (in JFK’s Terminal 4, for example, there are two Shake Shacks), but this is still solid advice. As far as what to eat before you fly, here’s a post on that from Skyscanner. Thanks, Frederick!




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2 Comments On "Eat Before You Get to the Airport"
  1. Amy Green|

    Good advice, but I’d like to mention that the Portland (Oregon) airport is the exception. Not only are great local restaurants represented, but also the Port of Portland requires all airport restaurants to use pricing that matches their off-airport locations. So we have great local food at great prices in PDX. (Named best airport by Travel & Leisure readers for six years running. Love my airport!)

    1. Johnny Jet|

      Great to know! Thanks for sharing.

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