These Are the 8 Best Places to Eat at LAX

Lemonade at LAX
Lemonade at LAX
 

LA BREA BAKERY

L.A.'s favorite French bread, in convenient carry-on form. (Terminal 3, Virgin America)

GLADSTONE'S 4 FISH

The only thing missing from this clone of the popular Malibu tourist spot is a waitstaff who wrap leftovers in tinfoil swans. Still, it's probably the only place at LAX serving codfish tacos and chowder with ocean clams (pictured). (Terminal 3, Virgin America)

REAL FOOD DAILY

Naturally, the very first entirely plant-based airport restaurant would be at LAX. Jay-Z and Beyonce made it a stop on their Vegan Challenge tour, maybe for Tac-O' the Town vegan tacos. (Terminal 4, American)

CAMPANILE

It's gone from La Brea near Hancock Park, but the home of West Hollywood's famous Grilled Cheese Nights lives on (minus the grilled cheese). The corned beef hash brings back memories. (Terminal 4, American)

LEMONADE 

Alan Jackson has catered the Golden Globes. Now he can cater your layover. Mix and match from his marketplace menu -- brussels sprouts, soba noodles, Israeli couscous … (Terminal 5, Delta )

FORD'S FILLING STATION

Ben Ford -- as in Harrison's son -- opened this airport-size version of his Culver City gastropub about three years ago. Try the huevos rancheros (pictured). Or the BLTA -- the "A" stands for avocado or arugula, or both. (Terminal 5, Delta)

JODY MARONI'S SAUSAGE KINGDOM

A bit of the Venice Beach Boardwalk, Jody Maroni's serves the most authentic L.A. dog at the airport -- till Pink's opens a kiosk. (Terminal 6, United)

WOLFGANG PUCK EXPRESS

Nobody is allowed to leave L.A. without eating at least one thing by the town's most famous chef -- the guy who began the trend of upscale airport cafes. (Terminal 7, United)

This story first appeared in the May 2 issue of The Hollywood Reporter magazine.

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