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HOU Airport Food & Shopping Guide

Welcome to our comprehensive guide to dining and shopping at Houston's William P. Hobby Airport. From the world-renowned coffee at Texas Monthly News/Starbucks to the delightful array of candies at Dylan's Candy Bar, and the seafood delicacies at Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, there's a taste for every palate. And that's just the food! Our shopping guide will take you from the travel essentials at Space Corner to the unique finds at Brookstone, and the sweet treats at My Sweets. But these are just a taste of what is on offer.

Below you will find more detailed information about some of the most popular restaurants, shops, and stores at the airport, including proximity to gates and links to amenity maps.

Tips, Help & Resources

With our airport maps at your fingers, iFly.com can help you find food or where to shop, but also get through, and between the HOU terminals with ease. Here are some tips to assist you during your journey through the airport:

  • If you have some time before your flight departs HOU airport, get a coffee, have a sit-down meal, or walk the shops within the terminals. You never know what treat or souvenir you might discover!
  • Need to kill some time before your flight's departure, check out these ideas for a layover.
  • Are you a frequent flyer or traveling in business or first class? Then check out where the Houston Hobby airline lounges are located.
  • Should the need arise, the airport is equipped to handle special-needs persons, and also small medical emergencies that may arise.

Maps of Shops & Restaurants

Finding dining, retail, and various services at Houston Hobby Airport has become straightforward with our tools. Choose either your departure or arrival terminal from the terminal maps listed below, and employ the interactive map to identify all the facilities at your fingertips. The map also facilitates moving towards your preferred area or transitioning to a different terminal for connecting flights.


Whether you're in need of a quick bite before your flight or looking to relax with a full meal, Houston's William P. Hobby Airport offers a variety of dining options to suit every traveler's needs. Here's a highlight of some of the popular restaurants located within the airport, categorized by their terminal location and type.

Central Concourse:

  • Texas Monthly News/Starbucks: Located near Gate 45, this dual outlet offers travelers a chance to catch up on the latest news with a cup of Starbucks' world-renowned coffee.
  • Dylan's Candy Bar: A sweet surprise near Gate 21, Dylan's Candy Bar offers a delightful array of candies and chocolates, perfect for a last-minute gift or a sweet treat for the flight.
  • Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen: Near Gate 41, this restaurant serves up a variety of seafood dishes, offering a more formal dining experience for travelers with time to spare.
  • Buffalo Wild Wings: A popular chain restaurant near Gate 23, Buffalo Wild Wings is perfect for sports enthusiasts who want to catch a game while enjoying a quick meal.

West Concourse:

  • Yia Yia Mary's: This restaurant offers a taste of Mediterranean cuisine, ideal for travelers looking for a unique culinary experience.
  • Pappa's Bar-B-Q: For those craving a taste of Texas, Pappa's Bar-B-Q serves up delicious barbecue dishes.
  • Pappasito's Cantina: Located near Gate 3, Pappasito's Cantina offers a variety of Mexican dishes, perfect for a quick meal before your flight.
  • Chick-fil-A: A popular fast-food chain located near Gate 1, Chick-fil-A is a reliable choice for travelers in need of a quick, satisfying meal.

Other notable mentions include Barry's Pizza, Dunkin', Wendy's, Baskin Robbins, Hunan's, Pappa's Burger, Subway, and additional locations of Peet's Coffee and Pappasito's Cantina in the Central Concourse. No matter what you're in the mood for, you're sure to find a dining option at William P. Hobby Airport that hits the spot.

Shops & Stores

Travelers passing through Houston's bustling airport will find a wide array of shopping options to explore. From local souvenirs and Texas-themed gifts to luxury brands and duty-free shopping, the airport offers a unique shopping experience that caters to all tastes and needs. Below, we highlight some of the most popular shops and stores located across the terminals, grouped by their terminal location and type for your convenience.

West Concourse

  • Space Corner: Located near Gate 3, this shop offers a variety of travel essentials and souvenirs.
  • Brookstone: A popular shop known for its innovative and unique products, perfect for finding a last-minute gift.
  • My Sweets: Situated near Gate 1, this store offers an array of sweet treats for travelers with a sweet tooth.

Central Concourse

  • CNBC Smart Shop: Located near Gate 21, this shop offers a range of books, travel accessories, and snacks.
  • World Duty Free: Situated near Gate 20, this shop offers a variety of luxury goods, including fragrances, cosmetics, fashion accessories, and confectionery, all tax-free.
  • Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory: Located near Gate 48, this store is a must-visit for chocolate lovers, offering a variety of gourmet chocolates and confections.

In addition to these highlighted stores, travelers will also find other noteworthy shops such as Hmart and iStore in the Central Concourse near Gate 45 for groceries and electronics respectively. Houston Chronicle near Gate 3 in the West Concourse is a great spot for books, magazines, and travel accessories.

Please be sure to check at the airport for the most up-to-date store locations and hours, as this information can change at any time.

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Houston Hobby Airport food shopping Q&A

In the Central Concourse, you can find Texas Monthly News/Starbucks, Dylan's Candy Bar, Pappadeaux Seafood Kitchen, and Buffalo Wild Wings.
You can grab a cup of coffee at Texas Monthly News/Starbucks located near Gate 45.
The West Concourse offers Yia Yia Mary's, Pappa's Bar-B-Q, Pappasito's Cantina, and Chick-fil-
Yes, Dylan's Candy Bar and My Sweets are two shops where you can find a variety of sweet treats.
Travel essentials can be found at Space Corner near Gate 3 in the West Concourse and CNBC Smart Shop near Gate 21 in the Central Concourse.
Yes, you can shop duty-free at World Duty Free located near Gate 20 in the Central Concourse.
In the West Concourse, you can find Space Corner, Brookstone, and My Sweets.
Stores in the Central Concourse include CNBC Smart Shop, World Duty Free, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, Hmart, and iStore.
You can find a map of the food and store locations at the HOU Central Concourse Food & Stores Map.
Yes, you can find books and magazines at Houston Chronicle near Gate 3 in the West Concourse and at CNBC Smart Shop near Gate 21 in the Central Concourse.