The flight’s delayed. You’re starving. Don’t settle for junk – make it a meal to remember at these major world hubs
Maine lobster rolls are synonymous with New England and it’s fitting that when on a layover at Boston Logan you can order one while waiting for the jet to board. They come with fresh native lobster and celery mayo on a brioche bun and are best washed down with fellow local, craft beer Allagash White. Terminal C. +1 617 568 2800.
Next time you’re flying international from Tullamarine, save some room for a quick bite at Bar Pulpo by Movida, where you can expect freshly shucked oysters, sandwiches, tapas, larger bites and pastries. Tuck into the Rangers Valley porterhouse with Piparra peppers and order a side of the crisp fried potatoes, accompanied by a glass of Temperanillo or two. International Terminal 2. 03 9310 5091.
The ranting British chef’s Plane Food eatery has been a star attraction since British Airways first opened Terminal 5 in 2008. Here, expect express menus – a two-course, 25-minute for £16.95 and a 35-minute, three-course menu for £19.85 – starring fishcakes, pork belly and carpaccio. Fly-away packs to enjoy on board include Scottish smoked salmon, Hereford rump and more. Terminal 5. +44 20 8897 4545.
Thanks to Qantas’s direct Sydney-Dallas-Fort Worth flights, Texas is only one flight from Australia. Even if you’re only using DFW Airport as a stopover, you can still get a taste for Texas in the terminal at Sky Canyon. Order the barbecue beef brisket tacos, beef short rib, Cobb salad and roasted pork barbacoa. Save room for the pecan pie or apple spice cake. Terminal D. +1 866 278 2871.
Popular Hong Kong eatery Crystal Jade’s airport outlet offers wide varieties of Peking, Sichuan and Shanghai dishes, pastries and freshly handmade noodles. Signature dishes include Xiao Long Bao (soup dumplings), and steamed pork dumplings, Sichuan-style. Lvl 5 Arrival Hall, Terminal 1. +852 2261 0553.