Where to eat at LAX Spring 2023 (2023)

From airport traffic, to inefficient security lines, to unplanned delays, traveling through LAX can be a nightmare, adding more than a year of pandemic delays, delays, and extra health and before the layer of security. Since 2019, LAXbusy building and decorating, bringing some major changes to the operation of airport canteens, restaurants, lounges and bars. The recently reopened terminal, Terminal 3, now features a new full-service restaurant from Chef Nyesha Arrington.

As some dining options are changing, LAX now offers a meal delivery service that only delivers to the airportorder nowThis will bring dishes from all terminals in case the particular terminal you're flying from doesn't have much of a choice. Here's the latest on the run-up to the summer travel season and what to expect while looking for food in busy LAX.

Three great places to eat

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  1. Wolfgang Puck's WPizza and The Kitchen, Terminal 6: Celebrity chef Wolfgang Puck's classic pizzas, pastas, and salads are often the most reliable fare in an airport environment, though prices will certainly be higher than fast-food restaurants.
  2. Nyesha Native bij Terminal 3: de wederopstanding van chef-kok Nyesha ArringtonOld Santa Monica restaurant, currentlydineryoutube-hostThere's a globally-inspired restaurant in Terminal 3 that offers grilled shrimp and grits, avocado toast, raw hamachi, and Korean chicken wings, and it's arguably the most ambitious chef-led restaurant in the entire airport.
  3. Beecher's Handcrafted Cheese at TBIT: Seattle's Pike Place Market imports some of the best Beecher's Handcrafted Cheese stands, making reasonably priced breakfast sandwiches, soups, and toasted sandwiches.
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Terminal 1

a fast food

  • California Pizza Kitchen - pizza and salads, full service and quick bites
  • The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf: coffee, mixed drinks, pastries
  • Chick-fil-A: Sandwich with fried chicken and fried waffle
  • Einstein Bros. Bagel: breakfast sandwiches and bagels
  • Panda Express: Chinese steam table with various dishes
  • Qwench and Wetzel's Juice Bar - located before security, offers blended juices and pretzels

Fast casual/bar

  • Urth Caffe and Bar: Table with coffee, sandwiches and salads
  • Betcha Burger - a burger joint serving hot dogs, chicken and breakfast items
  • Rock & Brews Concert Bar and Grill – salads, sandwiches, pizza, burgers, craft beer and a full rock and roll themed bar
  • Ace Cerveceria en Tacos - tacos, nachos, guacamole and other fairly common fare served with bottled or draft beer
  • Reilly's Irish Pub – Based on West Hollywood nightlife, serving burgers, burgers, tacos and sandwiches along with full cocktails and beer.
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NO2 connection

a fast food

  • Breeze: a simple coffee shop
  • Built-in custom burgers - customizable burgers and fries straight from the counter
  • Fresh Brothers Pizza & Sandwiches: pizza, salades, wings, sandwiches
  • Jersey Mike's Subs - sandwich chain serving gourmet Italian sandwiches and Philly cheesesteaks
  • Pick up Stix: Chinese fast food classics on the steam table
  • Starbucks: A chain of coffee shops, located at the exit before security and the arrivals hall on the ground floor

Fast casual/bar

  • Slapfish Modern Seafood Shack - sandwiches, lobster rolls, tacos, breakfast and other seafood
  • Barney's Beanery: Route 66-inspired Dinner Food and Bar
  • SeaLegs Wine Bar: appetizers, small plates, wine

Terminal 3

a fast food

  • Jamba Juice - Popular juice and smoothie bowls
  • Homeboy Cafe – Iconic bakery and cafe in LA with sandwiches and pastries to go
  • Alfred Coffee - Great coffee drinks, pastries, breakfast burritos, and even a selection of beer and wine.

A meal and a cocktail

  • Locals: Los Angeles Chef (indinerYouTube host Nyesha Arrington opened an airport version of her now-defunct Santa Monica restaurant, seating 120 and serving Asian-inspired dishes like Korean fried chicken sandwiches, cauliflower curry, and grilled Kyokuyo red shrimp.
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Terminal 4

a fast food

  • Dunkin' Donuts: donuts, big chain coffee
  • Homeboy Cafe: Sandwiches, salads and coffee from Civic Bakery in Downtown LA

Fast casual/bar

  • Sammy's Woodfired Pizza: Pizza, Salad, Beer, Soup
  • Campanile: the airport window display of the late chef Mark Peel's iconic La Brea Restaurant
  • La Provence Patisserie and Cafe: French macarons, sandwiches, donuts and more
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Terminal 5

a fast food

  • Coffee Bean & Tea - Coffee, Mixed Drinks, Baked Goods (open for both departures and arrivals)
  • Farmers Market To Go: takeaways inspired by the iconic Original Farmers Market

Fast casual/bar

  • Lemonade - quick salads, sandwiches and breakfasts made with seasonal ingredients
  • Donburi Bistro: Japanese rice bowls and full bar
  • Lottery! Parrilla: Mexican favorites like tacos and burritos from Chef Jimmy Shaw
  • Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market & Bistro: gifts, food and healthy bistro meals
  • Ford's Gas Station: An airport convenience store of Chef Ben Ford's former gastropub
  • Rock & Brews: Rock themed salads, sandwiches, pizza, burgers, craft beer

Terminal 6

a fast food

  • The Habit Burger Grill - California burger chain
  • Starbucks: coffee chain
  • Peet's Coffee: Another great chain for dark roast coffee (closed Tuesdays and Saturdays)

Fast casual/bar

  • Wolfgang Puck's The Kitchen: tailor-made breakfast and lunch options
  • Wolfgang Puck's The Wine Bar: wine, beer, craft cocktails
  • WPizza by Wolfgang Puck: Signature Pizza from the celebrity chef
  • EarthBar: healthy food, Acai Bowls and smoothies
  • Blu2o: Full bar California beach food from Chef David Myers
  • Point the Way Cafe: A Golden Road Brewery gastropub
  • Starbucks Evenings - Wine-friendly spot serving coffee and snacks all day
  • Wahoo's Vis Taco: Vis Taco Keten
  • California Pizza Kitchen: Full-service restaurant in the former Osteria by Fabio Viviani space

Terminal 7

a fast food

  • Coffee beans and tea leaves: coffee, pastries, snacks
  • LA Life - Universal quick grab and go place for salads, pre-cut fruits and other snacks
  • Dunkin': National coffee and donut chain (closed Tuesdays and Wednesdays)
  • Klatch Coffee - Orange County specialty coffee chain

Fast casual/bar

  • Ashland Hill - A way out of the airport from Main Street Santa Monica Gastropub
  • BLD: Sandwiches, Salads, Hot Dishes Inspired by Old Beverly Boulevard Restaurants
  • Lottery! Parrilla: Mexican Cuisine with Chef Jimmy Shaw
  • The Counter Custom Built Burgers: burgers, fries and more
  • Boa Steakhouse's B Grill: sandwiches, burgers, salads, steaks, pastas, seafood
  • Rolling Stone Bar & Grill: chicken wings, burgers, chicken tenders, salads and alcoholic beverages
  • Wolfgang Puck Express: Pizzas, sandwiches and salads from celebrity chefs

Terminal 8

a fast food

  • Coffee beans and tea leaves: coffee, pastries, snacks
  • Panda Express - Fast casual American Chinese dining
  • Carl's Jr - national fast food burger chain serving breakfast sandwiches

Fast casual/bar

  • Engine Co. no. 28 - Full-service restaurant and bar serving classic American cuisine
  • Stella Bar – Vegetarian/vegetarian options named after the Stella Artois beer are available all day from breakfast to dinner (formerly known as Corona Bar).
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Checkpoint before security

  • Earl of Sandwich: Nationale sandwichketen
  • Pinkberry: froyo cake with fruit and other toppings
  • Asian Street Food with Chef Hung: Top Chef winner Hung Huynh teams up with Earl of Sandwich on scallion pancakes, mixed rice bowls and Japanese tea
  • Planet Hollywood: All-day American fare including sandwiches, burgers, pasta and more
  • Wolfgang Puck 的 WPizza - Pizza place of celebrity chefs
  • Coffee Bean and Tea Leaf: coffee and tea snack chain
  • Chicken Guy (NEW) - From Guy Fieri and Robert Earl, this fast food chicken joint has locations all over the country, but this is the first in Southern California. Expect fried chicken and a chicken sandwich with fries to be around $15.


  • flight shop
  • Playa Vista: coffee, snacks, fruit and other items to take with you
  • Santouka Ramen: de populaire ramen van Mitsuwa
  • illy café

After security check

a fast food

  • Starbucks: coffee chain
  • Panda Express: American Chinese cuisine
  • Vanilla Pastry: Cupcakes
  • KFC Fried Chicken: Fried Chicken Chain
  • La Mill Coffee: specialty roast coffee from Los Angeles
  • Pret-A-Manger: ready-made sandwiches, salads and more
  • Playa Vista: coffee, snacks, fruit and other items to take with you
  • Beecher's Handmade Cheese: The Seattle cheese factory serves sandwiches and soup.

Fast casual/bar

  • ink.sack: Chef Michael Voltaggio's classic and contemporary sandwiches, served in two portions
  • Vino Volo: Bar with small plates
  • Santa Monica Brew Works: A brewery that produces California-style beers

a quiet meal

  • Border Grill: Mexican specialties from Chefs Susan Feniger and Mary Sue Milliken
  • Chaya Sushi - luxe Japanese comfort food
  • Umami Burger: Deluxe Burger
  • 800 degrees: Make your own Neapolitan-style pizza
  • Beecher's Handmade Cheese (NEW) - Seattle's famed Pike Place Market produces delicious grilled cheese sandwiches and other meals
  • PF Chang's: Upscale casual dining chain reopens serving American Chinese and other Asian dishes

Terminal PS

Partial dischargeis LAX's exclusive private terminal for commercial flights, where travelers can enjoy private security and luxury services: private check-in, security, and a car that takes travelers directly from their home or hotel to the terminal. Most compelling for celebrities, professional athletes, and others who want to avoid and afford the paparazzihigh price tag.

Dining options change about every six months, with seasonal menus offering dishes to satisfy diners without filling them up for a long-haul flight. People have access to lounge-style lounges with a limited number of other travelers or private suites with pantries, toiletries and other amenities. Lounge dining options include cocktails and snacks, as well as chef-prepared meals in the lounge and private suites: strawberry salad, jackfruit tacos, avocado toast, and more.


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