Food is a massive part of the travel experience, but it needn’t wait until you reach your final destination. Airport layovers may be associated with sad sandwiches and underwhelming coffee, but these restaurants have received critical acclaim, making them worth a pitstop on your trip.
Cotto, New York La Guardia Airport
With 29 million flyers passing through La Guardia each year, the competition for eateries is rife. Take a journey to Terminal C where you will find Cotto. The Italian restaurant from chef Michael White features authentic dishes, with visitors urged to try the garganelli with radicchio, speck, and truffle butter.
The Perfectionist’s Café, London Heathrow Airport
Remember when Heston Blumenthal made snail porridge? The English chef stepped onto the scene with unusual dishes, practicing molecular gastronomy. Diners at The Perfectionist’s Café at Heathrow will not be able to order bacon-and-egg ice cream, but they can expect exceptional dishes that are made quickly enough that you won’t miss your flight.
The Kitchen, Singapore Changi Airport
Wolfgang Puck is no stranger to opening restaurants in Singapore, but his most recent can be found at Changi Airport. The transportation hub is often regarded as the best airport in the world, so definitely up to Puck’s standards. The menu is Asian fusion, featuring dishes like sour and spicy soup with chicken and shiitake mushrooms.