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What to eat at LAX: The Hungry Travelers Guide to Food at LAX

  • Air Travel
  • Renee Martin
  • 4 minutes

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Is there anything to eat right now at LAX? Is the food at LAX any good? If this is worrying you as you prepare to fly from Los Angeles, read on.

Whether you haven’t left LA since early 2020 or have been gently but steadily rekindling your wanderlust, it’s now time to travel again. And reaching where you want to go from may very likely necessitate the use of a device known as an airplane. If you’re flying into or out of Los Angeles, you’ll most definitely do so via LAX. So, what’s up with the food situation at LAX right now? Way.com’s detectives have got the answers for you!

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Can you eat at LAX?

You can find several food and drink options at LAX Airport. Several restaurants and eateries have reopened or are reopening.

Los Angeles Airport

Is food available at LAX?

Yes, food is available at all LAX terminals. Also, LAX now offers a mobile ordering system that allows you to order meals ahead of time at most terminals and pick them up or have them delivered to your gate.

Does LAX have good food?

Foodies are unanimous in their agreement that LAX does have some amazingly good food and some typical airport fare. Here are some of the best eateries in LAX (in no particular order):

  • Slapfish, Terminal 2
  • Campanile, Terminal 4
  • 8oz Burger Bar, Terminal 4
  • sack, Tom Bradley International Terminal
  • Petrossian, Tom Bradley International Terminal
  • Monsieur Marcel Gourmet Market & Bistro, Terminal 5
  • Firenze Osteria, Terminal 6
  • The Marketplace by Wolfgang Puck, Terminal 7
  • Chaya, Tom Bradley International Terminal
  • Gladstone’s, Terminal 3

Tip: If you want enjoy good food at the airport, make sure you book your LAX parking spot online, in advance. You don’t want to waste time finding a place to park.

Does LAX have a McDonald’s?

Currently, LAX Airport does not seem to have a McDonald’s. However, we spotted a Betcha Burger, Carl’s Jr, Cassels Hamburgers, and a KFC. There’s a McDonalds near the airport, though.

Does LAX airport have In and Out Burger?

In N Out LAX

In and Out Burger is outside LAX, not within the airport. As per Google Maps, the In-N-Out Burger north of LAX is 1.1 miles (or 1 mile if you’re walking) from the airport. According to the same map, there’s a newer In-N-Out Burger south of LAX, only 1.5 miles away.

Here’s a tip: If you’re heading over to In and Out, grab a Double-Double Animal-style. Trust us; you won’t regret it.

Can you walk to In N Out Burger from LAX?

Yes, you can walk to In N Out Burger from LAX if you have a decent amount of time to spare. Be warned, it’s a bit of a long walk (around 15 minutes), but it’s worth it.

Where can I eat at LAX before security?

Before the security checkpoint, travelers can find food and dining options at Dunkin Donuts, Pinkberry, Planet Hollywood, Earl of Sandwich, The Coffee Bean & Tea Leaf, Starbucks, Asian Street Eats, and WPizza. After the security checkpoint, travelers can chow down at 800 Degrees Pizza, Border Grill, Chaya Brasserie, and ink.


Can you take food through TSA at LAX?

According to the official TSA website, you can pack food in your carry-on or checked bag. However, keep in mind that all food must be x-rayed. The 3-1-1 liquids rule applies to foods that are liquids, gels, or aerosols. TSA officers will make the final decision on whether or not certain items are permitted into the airport’s secured areas.

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