2015 Airport Travel Guide

The Physicians Committee
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A Dietitian’s Guide to Eating Healthfully on the Fly!

Are you traveling to the airport and need to grab a bite to eat? Here are physician-approved customizable entrées at diners, cafés, chain restaurants, sports bars, and upscale restaurants at 24 of the nation’s busiest airports. The good news is 71 percent of all airport eateries now offer at least one fiber-packed, cholesterol-free, plant-based meal.

The majority of airport restaurants listed below can tailor meals to fit your dietary needs, whether it’s a low-glycemic vegan vegetable wrap or a gluten-free dish. Ask the restaurant to hold the cheese, steam the vegetables, and swap heavy dressings for a light vinaigrette.

Note: Many airport restaurants and chains offer healthful meals but may not be included in the travel guide due to space limitations. Restaurants change frequently.

Data is current as of November, 2015.

Airport Rank Directory
1. Los Angeles International Airport (LAX): 90%
2. Newark Liberty International Airport (EWR): 84%
3. San Francisco International Airport (SFO): 82%
    Philadelphia International Airport (PHL): 82%
5. Denver International Airport (DEN): 80%
6. Reagan National Airport (DCA): 79%
    Salt Lake City International Airport (SLC): 79%
8. Dulles International Airport (IAD): 77%
    Baltimore/Washington International Thurgood Marshall Airport (BWI): 77%
10. John F. Kennedy International Airport (JFK): 76%
11. Boston Logan International Airport (BOS): 75%
12. Chicago Midway International Airport (MDW): 74%
13. Seattle-Tacoma International Airport (SEA): 72%
      Miami International Airport (MIA): 72%
15. San Diego International Airport (SAN): 70%
16. Las Vegas McCarran International Airport (LAS): 67%
      Charlotte Douglass International Airport (CLT): 67%
18. Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (DFW): 65%
19. Houston George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH): 64%
      Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport (PHX): 64%
21. Chicago O'Hare International Airport (ORD): 62%
22. Orlando International Airport (MCO): 61%
23. Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport (ATL): 57%
24. Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport (MSP): 56%