A new report finds Dallas-Fort Worth International Airport has some of the healthiest food choices among the country's busiest airports.
Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport (84 percent): DFW has seen some ups and
downs in the past few years. The airport tied for first place in 2008, and then dropped a
staggering 18 points in 2009. But this year, DFW started to move back up with a gain of
seven points. The food and beverage manager at DFW has set a high bar for future
concession establishments, requiring they have at least one featured vegetarian menu
item. In the meantime, health-conscious travelers can find a substantial number of
healthful options, including vegetarian sushi from Blue Bamboo Xpress and the Tofusion
Bowl at Ufood Grill.
Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County Airport received the highest score for the second year in a row. Detroit’s airport is the decade’s most improved, rising from last place in 2001 with a score of 33 percent to its current score of 96 percent.
Each airport’s score was determined by dividing the number of restaurants offering at least one healthful option by the total number of restaurants.
DFW Airport had 80 healthful restaurants of 95 total restaurants.
A restaurant was rated as healthful if it served at least one low-fat, high-fiber, cholesterol-free breakfast, lunch, or dinner entrée.
Facilities that do not serve entrées, such as snack food kiosks and small coffee shops, were not included in the review.
Airport Food Review 2010
|1||Detroit Metropolitan Wayne County||96%||52/54|
|2||San Francisco International||95%||60/63|
|3 (tie)||Houston George Bush Intercontinental||90%||54/60|
|3 (tie)||Newark Liberty International||90%||44/49|
|4||Washington Dulles International||89%||32/36|
|6||Minneapolis-St. Paul International||85%||56/66|
|7||Dallas/Fort Worth International||84%||80/95|
|8 (tie)||Los Angeles International||81%||46/57|
|8 (tie)||Miami International||81%||56/69|
|9 (tie)||Phoenix Sky Harbor International||80%||48/60|
|9 (tie)||Orlando International||80%||32/40|
|11||Las Vegas McCarran International||77%||47/61|
|12||Charlotte Douglas International||72%||33/46|
|13||Chicago O’Hare International||71%||70/99|
|14||Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International||70%||62/89|
|15||Ronald Reagan Washington National||67%||22/33|