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Where to Eat at LaGuardia Airport

A list of currently open food businesses at LaGuardia

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A picturesque Shake Shack smash burger with cheddar cheese, tomatoes, and lettuce.
Shake Shack, the crown jewel of LaGuardia Airport.
Evan Sung/Shake Shack

It wasn’t long ago that the pandemic halted air travel for most Americans. Now airlines are preparing for one of the busiest years of travel since 2019. COVID vaccines have become widely available, and the federal government has lifted some pandemic requirements around vaccines, testing, and mask wearing. Through it all, the difficulty of finding an actually good airport meal has persisted, whether you’re the type of person who shows up hours before boarding or the one running late.

This guide highlights all of the dining options at LaGuardia Airport based on the most up-to-date information from the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey. While Eater will continue to update this guide, the hours and availabilities of these vendors are subject to change due to the ongoing pandemic.

Health experts consider dining out to be a high-risk activity for the unvaccinated; it may pose a risk for the vaccinated, especially in areas with substantial COVID transmission.


Terminal A

Salotto: OTG, an airport food and beverage operator, runs this Italian counter operation with caprese sandwiches and more than a dozen pizzas. Departure gates

Dunkin’ Donuts: Doughnuts, coffee, and breakfast sandwiches are available at this outpost of the international coffee chain. Departure gates

Terminal B

5 Boroughs Food Emporium: Snacks, sandwiches, and drinks, some from local businesses, are sold at this kiosk. Near Gate 59

Bar 212: New American fare and cocktails are served at a wrap-around bar with booth seating. Gates 40 to 59

Bar Veloce: This outpost of the East Village’s decades-old wine bar, of the same name, serves small plates, panini sandwiches, wine, and beer. Near Gate 24

Dos Toros: Terminal B is home to an outpost of the fast-casual taqueria chain. Level four

Dunkin’ Donuts: Doughnuts, coffee, and breakfast sandwiches are available from two Dunkin’ Donuts locations in Terminal B. Level one, level four

Eli’s Essentials: Sandwiches, bagels, and pastries are offered at this cafe from Eli Zabar, the son of the founders of Zabar’s on the Upper West Side and the owner of upscale kosher baker Eli’s Market. Level four

Green Leaf’s: Sandwiched between Zaro’s and Hill Country is this walk-up counter serving salads, wraps, and grain bowls. Level four

Hill Country: Fried chicken, pulled pork, and plenty of sides are on deck at this Texas-style barbecue spot that also has outposts in Nomad and Washington D.C. Level four

Irving Farm Coffee Roasters: This homegrown coffee brand has an outpost in Terminal B. Gates 40 to 59

Junior’s: Cheesecake and other menu items from the celebrated New York City diner are now available in Terminal B. Level four

La Chula: This taqueria from Mexican restaurateur Julian Medina also sells its tacos, burritos, quesadillas, and bowls from storefronts in Harlem and the Northend Food Hall. Gates 40-59

Mi Casa Cantina: Tacos, burritos, and bowls sold in a fast-casual setting. Baggage gates

Mulberry Street: From celebrated chef Marc Forgione comes this casual, sit-down restaurant with flatbreads, burgers, and paninis. Level four

Shake Shack: One of the biggest restaurant draws of LaGuardia: The airport has its own location of Shake Shack. B Gates, Gates 40 to 59

Spirit & Bell: A full-service wine and cocktail bar that the airport advertises as having “one of the world’s best cocktail menus.” Level four

Sweetleaf and Beecher’s: Coffee from acclaimed local roaster Sweetleaf is served at this cafe that also serves grilled cheese sandwiches and mac and cheese. Gates 24 to 30

Tony and Benny’s Pizza Parlor: A walk-up slice counter that also serves pastas and calzones. Level four

Wendy’s: The international burger chain is among the latest additions to Terminal B. Level four

Zaro’s Family Bakery: Bagels, pastries, and deli sandwiches from the popular mini-chain of Manhattan bakeries. Level four

An overhead photograph of a slice of creamy white pizza laid out over two paper plates
An artichoke slice from Artichoke.
Artichoke Basille’s Pizza

Terminal C

Anglers: Lobster rolls, lobster waffles, lobster tempura, and other lobster-infused seafood dishes are offered at this restaurant in Terminal C’s food hall. Food hall

Artichoke: This late-night New York pizza standby serves its excellent white artichoke pie and many others by the slice. Gates C28 to C29

Biergarten: If your main goal is a cold beer, this is the spot. There’s a solid list of craft beers selected by Brooklyn Brewery’s brewmaster Garrett Oliver, plus sandwiches, entrees, and small plates, ordered via touch screen. Gates C28 to C29

Cotto: Former Marea chef Michael White helped open this Italian trattoria, which serves burgers and salads but is best at its pizzas. Gate C30

Custom Burgers by Pat LaFrieda: Famed meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda helped develop the meat blend for the burgers here, which are made to order. Plus, there are milkshakes. Gate C28 to C29

Interwich: Individual tablets are used to order banh mis, fried chicken sandwiches, and bacon, egg and cheeses at this scathingly reviewed restaurant. Food hall

Kombu: Sushi and other Japanese dishes, originally consulted by Jamison Blankenship of Brooklyn’s Chuko ramen shop. Gates C28 to C29

World Bean: A coffee chain with baked goods. Food hall at gates C28 and C29, post-security

Terminal D

Birch Coffee: This local coffee chain with 10 storefronts has a location in Terminal D. Concourse G

Bisoux: As part of Delta’s star-studded culinary redesign of Terminal D, Frenchette owners Riad Nasr and Lee Hanson opened this Provencal-inspired bistro. Croque monsieurs and creme brulee french toast are among the items on the menu. Near Gate D11

Crust: Neapolitan-style pies are the draw at this bar that opened with help from Jim Lahey of Sullivan Street Bakery. Near Gate D11

Custom Burgers by Pat La Frieda: Famed meat purveyor Pat LaFrieda helped develop the meat blend for the burgers here, which are made to order. Plus, there are milkshakes. Food hall

Flatiron Tavern and Provisions: Chefs Jess Shadbolt and Clare de Boer of King in Soho consulted on the opening of this contemporary tavern that serves chops, burgers and fresh fish. Gates 92 to 98

H&H Bagels: As part of a Delta concourse overhaul, local bagel chain H&H brought much-needed breakfast options to the terminal by day. Gates 92 to 98

Harry’s Deli: A counter-service deli where bagel sandwiches come toasted unless requested otherwise. Terminal D

Juice Press: Hot soup, acai bowls, and bottled juices in a counter-service setting. Near Gate 92

Minnow: A seafood counter with sushi, clam chowder, and lobster rolls, all ordered from individual tablets. Terminal D

Prime Tavern: Full-service steakhouse from Porter House chef Michael Lomonaco. Food hall, post-security

Rossi Pizzeria: Neapolitan-style pizza and calzones, created with help from Mark Iacono, the chef behind Brooklyn’s famed thin-crust pizza shop Lucali. Gates 92 to 98

Tagliare: The son of Dom DeMarco, behind the legendary Di Fara pizzeria, opened this slice shop with original recipes and slices starting at $6. Near Gate D1

Wibar: A whopping 101 wines from around the world, all by the glass. Near Gate D1

World Bean: A coffee chain with baked goods. Baggage claim

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