The Best Non Pre-Made Airport Salads To Try This Week In The US

It’s true, the options are still extremely limited for finding healthy airport food. However, that doesn’t mean we aren’t still always on the lookout for fresh foods every time we travel.

When we’re in a mega rush, we may be tempted to grab the pre-made salad that looks OK but still seems a bit suspicious.  Who wants to gobble down an about-to-expire $15 salad with wilted lettuce and soggy tomatoes?

If you are in a rush at the airport (and who isn’t most of the time?) there are some airport food apps that will help get you healthy food fast, check out our list here.

We recommend skipping the grab-and-go disappointments in favor of terminal-side restaurants or made-to-order spots that can create your dream salad from scratch.

The best non-pre-made airport salads to try this week in the US

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1. Publican Tavern

If you are traveling through Terminal 3 at Chicago O’Hare International Airport, stop by Publican Tavern for their Wood Oven Roasted Vegetable salad. It’s dressed with pecans, BBQ spice, and herb dressing. This is one of the freshest and most interesting salads we’ve seen at an airport!

Location: Terminal 3, Chicago O’Hare International Airport

PHOTO: Reagan Airport

2. CAVA Mezze Grill

Make your own healthy, customizable and totally crave-worthy CAVA bowl at Reagan National Airport in Washington. Have you found your perfect creation yet?

Cava Mezze Grill celebrates the flavors of their families’ traditional Greek and Mediterranean cooking in a casual modern setting. This Greek quick-service restaurant offers a create-your-meal menu, featuring breakfast, lunch and dinner items.

Location: Terminal B, Gates 10-22, post-security, Reagan National Airport

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3. Lemonade

Because we like eating bright vibrant foods. A freshly made salad full of color next time I travel through LAX? Yes, please.

Where? Lemonade, a cafeteria-style eatery serving seasonal comfort food paired with many types of lemonade. Mix and match from a healthy marketplace menu and forget the pre-made airport salad forever!

Location: Terminal 5 (Delta), Los Angeles International Airport


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4. Anthony’s

If you’re after something different and delicious, head to Anthony’s at Sea-Tac Airport in Washington. This is a sit-down restaurant so budget a little extra time to take advantage.

Anthony’s is known for choosing the freshest premium fish and shellfish in the Northwest.

Location: Central Terminal, Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

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5. Atlanta Chophouse & Brewery

The airport salad to try this week should leave you with no complaints. How divine is this chopped salad with smoked turkey? If you want to get your hands on this get yourself to Atlanta Chophouse & Brewery in the Atlanta Airport Atrium.

Location: Atrium, pre-security, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

We hope you get to find the best airport salads to try this week in the US. Let us know what it was like? Share with us your healthy airport finds by tagging #ITravelWell

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Cristina Alcivar

Founder and Editor of Vane Airport Magazine. Passionate about everything well-being, love travel, the ocean, and the sun.


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