LAX’s Airport Food Options
With over 101 different places to eat, LAX has something for everyone. From fast food to fine dining, there's something to suit every taste and budget. And with so many options, it can be hard to know where to start. Here are 15 of the best places to eat at LAX, whether you're looking for a quick bite before your flight or a leisurely meal after a long day of travel.
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California Pizza Kitchen
Serving up delicious, made-to-order pizzas, pasta, salads, and more, California Pizza Kitchen is a great choice for a quick and tasty meal.
The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
Coffee lovers will appreciate The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, where they can get their caffeine fix before taking off.
Their fried chicken sandwiches and waffle fries are legendary, and Chick-fil-A is always a solid choice when you're looking for something quick and tasty.
Shopping, Dining & Amenities
Whether you’re in a rush or have time to browse the food and shopping options that Los Angeles Airport has to offer, you’ll probably find something that works for you. Airport restaurants allow travelers the convenience of sit-down table service, and many offer take-away meals to bring on board. If you’re looking for some reading material, a gift idea, or simply a cold beverage, you may find those within a small convenience store. Find the right available options for your visit to LAX Airport here, where you can locate stores, bars, cafes, or eateries, available before or after security checkpoints, and know what their daily hours of operation are.
Maps, Airlines & Amenities
Los Angeles Airport (LAX) Terminals
Einstein Bros. Bagel
For a nice breakfast, try their sandwiches and bagels at Einstein Bros. Bagel. They also have a wide selection of coffees and teas to help you wake up.
I betcha burger is one of the best places to eat in LAX. The burgers are juicy and delicious, and the fries are crispy and perfect.
Chinese food is always a good option when you're not sure what you're in the mood for, and Panda Express is a great place to get your fix.
Qwench Juice Bar and Wetzel’s
Some of the best places to eat at LAX are actually healthy, like Qwench Juice Bar and Wetzel's. They have fresh juices, salads, and sandwiches that will help you stay refreshed and energized during your travels.
We love their salads, sandwiches, and soups at Urth Caffe. Organic coffee is also a nice touch.
Just steps from your gate, Breeze is the perfect place to grab a quick bite before your flight. Their salads, sandwiches, and pastries are all made fresh and are perfect for a light meal.
Built Custom Burgers
The Counter's burgers and fries can be customized. You can choose your own bun, cheese, toppings, and sauces.
Fresh Brothers Pizza & Sandwiches
Sandwiches, burgers, pizza, and salads are all popular choices. What is your favorite thing about eating at Fresh Brothers?
Jersey Mike’s Subs
With huge Italian subs and Philly cheesesteaks, this sandwich shop is a local favorite.
Donuts, coffee, and breakfast sandwiches are all served up at Dunkin' Donuts. They have a wide variety of both sweet and savory options to choose from.
Sandwiches, salads, and coffee from a Downtown LA bakery that is active in the community.
Sammy’s Woodfired Pizza
Salads, pizza, beer, and soups are some of the main ingredients. What it'll be?
A restaurant founded by Mark Peel, the late chef of La Brea, is now open at Los Angeles International Airport.
From the legendary Downtown restaurant and bar, enjoy French dips on toasted bread with mornay sauce.
La Provence Patisserie and Cafe
Donuts and paninis, as well as other pastries, are among the cuisines of Paris.
Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf
The lounge also offers a variety of teas, coffee, blended beverages, and baked goods (both Departures and Arrivals are open).
Farmer’s Market Coffee Corner
A small coffee shop with tea available. Try the iced coffee with vanilla bean if you're looking for a refreshing treat.
Farmers Market To Go
The iconic Original Farmers Market has inspired Grab and Go fare.
The Habit Burger Grill
A California-based burger chain that is expanding across the country. The burgers are fresh and made to order with your choice of toppings.
As if you needed another reason to love Starbucks, they now have a location in every terminal at LAX.
The coffee chain is known for dark roasts (closed Tuesday and Saturday). But their pastries and breakfast sandwiches are also popular choices.
Salads, pre-cut fruit, and other meals may all be found in this simple, fast grab-and-go area.
A Southern California-based specialty coffee chain that has won multiple awards. Try one of their pour-overs or cold brews.
The Main Street Santa Monica gastropub's airport outlet is a great place to find burgers, sandwiches, and salads.
Engine Co. No. 28
Traditional American cuisine with a full-service bar and restaurant.
Corona Bar and Grill
It's possible to get a day's worth of food, drink, and entertainment at this affordable all-day dining spot with vegan/vegetarian, gluten-free, and halal options.
Tom Bradley International Terminal
Earl of Sandwich
National sandwich chain that serves breakfast, lunch, and dinner based on the Earl of Sandwich's 18th-century original recipe.
Asian Street Eats by Chef Hung
In partnership with Earl of Sandwich, 2014 Top Chef winner Hung Huynh serves scallion pancakes, mixed rice bowls, and Japanese teas.
Sandwiches, salads, and other meals are all available. But their real specialty is coffee.
Snacks, fruit, and other grab-and-go provisions for the health-conscious traveler.
A chain restaurant that is headquartered in Orlando, Florida. The menu includes burgers, pizzas, salads, and more. You should try the Ultimate Chicken Platter.
No matter what your taste or dietary preference, there's an airport diner that will appeal to you. With a range of restaurants to choose from, you're sure to find something to your liking. So next time you're flying out of Los Angeles Airport, be sure to stop by one of these great airport diners.