The best in airport food and drink

Oct 2, 2013

These aren’t your stereotypical greasy airport burger and fries.

Airports from the United States, England and Denmark dominated the Moodie Report‘s third annual Airport Food & Beverage Awards, which were announced Wednesday evening in Dubai.

“We have been deeply impressed by the volume and, more importantly, quality of nominations this year,” said Martin Moodie, Moodie Report founder, and chairman, in a statement prior to the awards announcement. The Moodie Report owns and produces the conference and the awards.

“There’s plenty of innovation and an intriguing reflection of a number of the sector’s most notable trends,” Moodie said.

Best airport coffee shop: Joe & The Juice, Copenhagen Airport

Best airport “food to go”: Napa Farms Market, San Francisco International Airport

Best airport food and beverage sense of place: Napa Farms Market, San Francisco International Airport

Best airport bar: The Red Lion, London Gatwick Airport North Terminal

Best airport wine bar: Cru Wine Bar, Denver International Airport

Best airport casual dining restaurant: Giraffe, London Heathrow Airport Terminal 5

Best airport chef-led dining: Le Sommelier Bar & Bistro (based on chef Francis Cardenau’s restaurant in downtown Copenhagen), Copenhagen Airport

Best airport food court: Concourse F food court, Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International Airport

Best fast food/quick service restaurant: Shake Shack, New York’s John F. Kennedy International Airport

Awards were handed out in 15 categories. The judges were Moodie; David King, director of the David King Partnership; and Wendy Bartlett, managing director of Bartlett Mitchell. They selected the short list from 209 entries from airports and included two awards for railway stations as well.