Spotlight on Chicago O’Hare International Airport

Airports are notorious for mediocre and overpriced food. Even a candy normally 75c can cost up to $3 (I have to remember to buy mentos before getting to the airport!) Well, even in the madness of one of the largest and most busy airports, Chicago has a few stops that wont leave you regretting your meal later on the plane. Yes, you’ll have plenty of choices of standard airport fast food, but if you want something a bit more adventures (and, honesty, better tasting) check out a few of the stops below.


Tortas Frontera

This spot is guarantied to have a long line, but service is quick. All the tortas are made fresh to order, which is somewhere rare in the airport scene. I ordered the Pepito torta that featured short ribs and arugula. It made for a great meal on the airplane, and I got to skip the inflight meal.


Galileo Bar

Nothing says Chicago like a loaded Chicago dog, and this bar is a great place to stop if you want to get your fix.

Right between gates B18 and B19, set in the corner of a walkway.


Garrett Popcorn

Long flight coming up? Nothing helps like a good snack to forget that your squeezed into a tiny seat for hours on end that you paid for. Stop and grab a bag of popcorn and skip the nausea-inducing in-flight meals. The caramle corn is addictive. Bonus: salt makes you thirsty, which will make you want to drink more water. Keeping hydrated is one of the best ways from getting sick/feeling awful after a long flight (Even if it does mean more visits to the creepy closet-bathroom).


What spot do you hit up if you are stuck in the O’Hare International Airport? Comment below!

Katie is the food and travel blogger behind The Tasty Traveler. An American living in Tokyo, she now also gives tours and does promotional work on social media for locations and business around Japan.
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