Best Airports for Healthy Food Or Vegan Restaurants: 2019 FAB Award Winners

We’re always on the lookout for the best airports for healthy food around the world. It’s encouraging to see so many new health-centered and vegan airport restaurants popping up. Here are some of the best airports for healthy food and vegan options. You’ll definitely want to make a stop at these spots in your travels this year.

What are the FAB Awards?

The 8th annual Airport Food and Beverage (FAB) Conference and Awards was held at Dallas Fort Worth International Airport in June 2019. FAB awards for the best in airport food and beverage were presented at a glittering gala hosted by Autogrill and HMSHost.

Who won?

The prestigious Airport Food & Beverage Offer of the Year went to Auckland Airport, whose Glamp Grounds Bar won the FAB Innovation Award.

In the health-centered or vegan offer of the year category, Mission Yoghurt and Root Down at Denver International Airport took the top spot. Denver Airport is known for its holistic approach to wellness with yoga studios, aerobics classes, and even a pop-up park.

Highly commended was Asia Pacific’s regional winner HealthyTOKYO K.K. and HealthyTOKYO Cafe & Shop at Tokyo Haneda Airport. Don’t miss our coverage of HealthyTOKYO’s hemp edibles.


Europe’s regional winner was VIT at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. Don’t miss our airport food review of VIT and our airport wellness guide for Amsterdam Schiphol. Schiphol is leading the way in healthy food options. They’ve also just installed healthy grab-and-go fridges for those on a time crunch.

VIT Amsterdam Schiphol
PHOTO: HMSHost International

Here’s the full list of the best airports for healthy food or vegan offers of the year

Winner: Mission Yoghurt, Root Down, Denver International Airport

Highly Commended: HealthyTOKYO K.K., Healthy Tokyo Café & Shop, Tokyo Haneda Airport

Regional winner (Europe): HMSHost International, VIT, Amsterdam Airport Schiphol

Regional winner (Asia Pacific): HealthyTOKYO K.K., Healthy Tokyo Café & Shop, Tokyo Haneda Airport

Regional winner (Americas): Mission Yoghurt, Root Down, Denver International Airport

The best airports for healthy food often have a lot more to offer the busy traveler. From food to exercise to mental wellbeing, airports that cater to the whole picture are some of our favorites to travel through.

Have you had some great healthy or vegan food at an airport this year? Tell us in the comments below!

Don’t forget to tag your healthy travel community too with #ITravelWell when you spot a good healthy food find on the road. 

Nicola Brown

Senior Editor at Vane Magazine

Nicola is an international award-winning writer, editor and communication consultant based in Toronto. She has traveled to 32 countries so far and is always poised to head out the door again. She loves both the visceral and intellectual dimensions of travel, and will passionately argue for its psychological paybacks, especially after a few glasses of wine. Having spent many years on the road and in the air, she's interested in how travelers can maintain a healthy mind and body through it all.


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