It can be nearly impossible to find a good place to eat at airports. However, that’s all starting to change with some real standout restaurants at JFK, LaGuardia and Newark. Check out Eater’s Airport Dining Guide, highlighting some of its top picks.


  • Shake Shack: no explanation needed [Terminal 4, Post-Security, Gate B34]
  • Croque Madame: a sandwich shop serving open faced sandwiches, crepes, and made to order salads [Terminal 2, post-security, Gates 21/22]
  • Bar Brace: a panini shop offering sandwiches, bruschetta, and salads made from classic Italian ingredients [Terminal 3, post security, Gate 15]

  • Deep Blue Sushi: the best sushi you will ever eat in an airport [Terminal 5, post-security, Marketplace]
  • La Vie: a mini Parisian Bistro serving French country classics [Terminal 5, post-security, Marketplace]


  • Victory Grill: the menu includes salads, a burger, steaks, roasted chicken, fish entrees, and raw bar offerings [Terminal C, post-security in the Food Court]
  • Custom Burgers by Pat La Frieda: a burger joint with burgers made to order, and served “with all the fixings” [Terminal C, post-security in the Food Court, and Terminal D, post-security]
  • Vuelo Taqueria: a casual Mexican concept with a menu of tacos, tortas, burritos, and breakfast items all made with quality meat and vegetables [Terminal C, post-security in the Food Court]
  • Bisoux: a Provencal-inspired bistro [Terminal D, post-security]
  • Taste of Taglaire: a fresh take on the airport pizzeria [Terminal D, post-security]


  • Vino Volo: a nice chain of airport wine bars with well selected lists and compatible snacks [Terminal C, Post-security, Concourse 1 near Gate 74]
  • Earl of Sandwich: the best airport sandwich around [Terminal A, Post-security, Gates A20 – 28]
  • Le Grand Comptoir: a mini chain of airport wine bars serving a great list of vino along with snacks (baked camembert, beef carpaccio), salads, sandwiches, and heartier mains [Terminal C, Post-security, Concourse 3 near Gate C124]
  • Grand Central Oyster Bar: a great place for some crab cakes or fried calamari and a glass of wine pre or post flight [Terminal C, Post-security, Concourse 1 near gate 70]
  • Smashburger: a growing burger chain serving up a very decent fast food patty [Terminal C, post-security, Concourse 3 near Gate 124]