If you find yourself hungry with time to spare at the Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport, there are plenty of plant-based options to choose from. Try the Tofu with Vegetables, Cucumber Roll, and Vegetable Roll from Asian Choa in Terminals A, B, and D, or head over to Atlanta Bread Company in Terminal C and try the California Avocado Sandwich (opt out of Cheese or Dill Sauce), the Italian Vegetable Panini (hold the cheese), or the Veggie Sandwich. At Bobby’s Burger Palace at Terminal B, you can order Bobby’s Veggie Burger made with BBQ wild mushrooms, chickpeas, and quinoa. At Terminal D, you will find Garbanzo Mediterranean Fresh, where you can make any dish on the menu vegan. Feel free to load up on falafel, hummus, pita, baba ganoush, rice, and more. If you’d like to see all the restaurants at the ATL airport click here, and if you feel like cooking at home, try out this recipe for Simple Chinese Braised Tofu.
Taking a trip to the windy city, or maybe just for a layover? If you have a moment to spare without rushing to get to your next flight, give these plant-based options a try! At Burrito Beach in Terminal 3 and Concourse K, you can order the tacos with grilled vegetables, or the Veggie Chili, which consists of chunky roasted vegetables, organic quinoa, Mexican spices, and vegetable broth. The Goddess and Grocer at Terminal 5 has a vegan Garden Goddess Wrap on the menu, which consists of avocado, cucumber, carrot, tomato, beets, spinach, lettuce and Goddess dressing in a wheat wrap. At Terminal 3 you will find Wicker Park Seafood and Sushi Bar, which has a variety of veggie rolls, like Special Veggie Roll, Cucumber Roll, Avocado Roll, and Veggie Roll. You could also try the edamame, miso soup, or seaweed salad. Click here to see the full list of restaurants at O’Hare, and if you won’t be traveling soon, try making this Eggplant Dragon Roll.
6. Denver International Airport (Denver, CO)
Have some spare time at the Denver airport before your next flight? What better then to try a new vegan meal or snack! At the C Gates, you will find Big Bowl, which has plenty of plant-based options to chose from. Try the Emperor’s Tofu and Vegetable bowl with jasmine white rice, the Cucumber Avocado Roll, or the Edamame. At Cantina Grill located at the B Gates, feel free to give the Vegetarian Green Chili, or the Vegetarian Burrito (ask for no crema) a try! At the B Gates, you will find City Wok which offers Vegetable Spring Rolls, and Buddha’s Feast, which consists of a variety of veggies and tofu in a light garlic wine sauce. Root Down at Gates C is another great option, that has plenty of plant-based fare on the menu. Try the Veggie Burger with avocado, superfood slaw, jalapeño jam, Curry lime sauce, on a pretzel bun, or the Country Fried Tofu with rice, veggies, and salad. You can find all the restaurants in the Denver International Airport here, and if you don’t plan on visiting the mile high city anytime soon, try making these Vietnamese Spring Rolls.
7. San Francisco International Airport (San Francisco, CA)
The city of San Francisco is a vegan mecca, and their airport isn’t any different. The Plant Cafe Organic located in Terminal 2 has a variety of vegan options, like the Buffalo Cauliflower Sandwich, Yellow Curry Bowl, the Miso Bowl, and more. You can also pick for a variety of sides such as mac and cheese made with house-made cashew cheese sauce with a parsley garnish, or the Shittakie Spring Rolls, which are filled with shiitake mushrooms, marinated tofu, and a variety of vegetables with a roasted onion peanut sauce. There is also the infamous Amy’s Drive Thru, which has milkshakes, hearty salads, burgers, vegan pizza and more! For a full listing of restaurants in the San Francisco International Airport click here, or feel free to try making this Cinnamon Vanilla Milkshake at home!
8. George Bush Intercontinental Airport (Houston, TX)
If you’re traveling through Houston in the near future, try ordering one of these vegan options below if you have some time before your next flight, or you want to grab something quick before venturing off into the city. Blaze Pizza at Gate A7, offers a variety of plant-based options, like vegan cheese, spicy vegan chorizo, as well as dozens of veggies top your pie. Bullritos, located at Gate B1, offers veggie burritos and bowls, and don’t forget the chips and guac. In Terminal B, you can visit Freshii and order vegan chili with Beyond Meat crumbles, a Baja Burrito, or a refreshing smoothie with almond milk, and at Gate E1, you can try a fresh-squeezed juice—like the Standard Juice, made with apples, carrot, beet, ginger, lemon, and parsley from World Nectar. To learn more about the restaurants located in George Bush International Airport click here, and if you won’t be traveling through Houston anytime soon, you can always try making this Avocado Pesto Pizza.
9. McCarran International Airport (Paradise, NV)
When in Vegas—try all the vegan options available at the airport! At Terminal 1 and 3, you can give Pei Wei, a restaurant chain serving Asian cuisine, a try. The menu consists of vegan dishes like the Japanese Teriyaki Bowl with tofu and vegetables, the Thai Blazing Noodles with tofu and vegetables, edamame, Pei Wei Spring Rolls, and more. At Baja Fresh Express located in Terminal 1, try ordering a burrito, burrito bowl, the Baha Taco, or rice and beans (opt for no cheese.) If you are craving something sweet, head over to Red Mango in Terminal 1 and try one of the delicious “Fro-No” flavors like Caramelized Pineapple and Blood Orange. Click here to see a full list of restaurants in the McCarran International Airport, or try making this Ultimate Teriyaki Stir Fry.
10. Charlotte Douglas International Airport (Charlotte, NC)
If flying to North Carolina, there are plenty of plant-based options to choose from if you have a stop at Charlotte Douglas International Airport. Try a Black Bean Burger with all the fixings from Bad Daddy’s Burger Bar located at Concourse C. If you are in the mood for delicious Asian Cuisine, head over to The Atrium and visit Hissho Sushi/First in Flight Bar to try the Inari, the Veggie Roll, or Vegetable Gyoza. If you are in Concourse A, feel free to head over to Panera Bread and try one of their vegan options such as the Mediterranean Veggie Sandwich on country rustic bread (ask for no cheese), the Ten Vegetable Soup, the Soba Noodle Broth Bowl with Edamame Blend, and more. To see a full list of restaurants at the Charlotte Douglas International Airport click here, and if you’re cooking at home tonight, check out this recipe for Tortilla Sushi Rolls with Rice and Vegetables.
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