Best Of Aviation Queen: Airport Concession Confessions: The Fast Food Edition

Editor’s note: Folks, I’ll be out on medical leave this week, so you get best-of. Please enjoy this post, which first appeared on Dec. 4, 2013.

Dickey’s Barbecue Pit. Photo courtesy of Ian Lucero, via Flickr.

It’s been forever since I’ve done a concession confession, so today, I offer up some of my favorite fast food places at airports across the country.  Don’t think you’re going to see McDonalds, Wendy’s or the usual chain brands. Below are five local/regional or house brands that are great alternatives. Enjoy!

  1. 360 Degree Burritos, Oakland International Airport:  you can get your food as burrito, a wrap, a salad, a quesadilla, a bowl or a sandwich, all of which are convenient for airport travel. They have meat, vegetarian and vegan options in flavors ranging from classic to Cajun.
  2. Dickey’s Barbecue Pit, Dallas Love Field: regular readers know I’m a fool for good barbecue. I was recently at this outpost with a lot of time to kill, so not only did I have a chopped brisket sandwich for lunch, I also took some pulled pork for the journey home.
  3. Broche Doree, Chicago O’Hare International Airport: the sandwiches at this outpost of a café that originated in France are divine. They use fresh bread and toppings, and I will admit I’ve routed myself through O’Hare for their prosciutto sandwich.
  4. Comida Buena, Albuquerque International Sunport: when I told a friend I was going to Albuquerque, she said that when I was leaving, I should add in extra time to get the green chicken chile soup here. She was right. There are also some great southwest-style sandwiches to choose from.
  5. Café La Carreta, Miami International Airport: I always get my Cuban food fix on at this outpost of one of the city’s most popular restaurants. I get the Cuban pressed sandwich, fried plantains and Cuban coffee, and I’m good to go!

Related concession confessions posts

Airport Concession Confessions: The Fast Food Edition

Airport Concession Confessions: The Comfort Food Edition

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Airport Concession Confessions: The Full-service Restaurant Edition

Airport Concession Confessions-The Wine Edition


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