Healthy Airport Restaurants Recognized by Physicians Committee

December 8, 2015

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has named Reagan National and Dulles International Airports as two of the airports with the healthiest restaurant options for travelers in the U.S.

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The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine has named Reagan National and Dulles International Airports as two of the airports with the healthiest restaurant options for travelers in the U.S. The nonprofit committee’s dietitians collected and reviewed restaurant menus from 24 of the busiest airports across the country.

Some of Dulles International’s healthiest food choices were highlighted in their review:

"Cava Mezze Grille opened its doors this year, offering travelers a taste of another local Washington favorite. Cava prepares salads, bowls, and pitas with fresh colorful vegetables and a choice of hummus, harissa, or lemon herb tahini. Taylor Gourmet offers a veggie hoagie packed with roasted cauliflower, white bean hummus, and fresh arugula. Lickety Split serves a zucchini tomato wrap, tofu kale focaccia sandwich, and a peanut soba noodle dish. At Grille District, travelers can choose ramen with edamame or a portobello burger topped with fresh vegetables."

Many new healthy options are available at Reagan National. The committee highlighted those and some mainstays:

"&Pizza, a Washington favorite, allows travelers to customize their own healthful pizzas by choosing from more than a dozen fresh vegetable toppings. Those not in the mood for a healthful pie can grab a mixed green salad or head to Bistro Atelier for their colorful fennel and radicchio blend. Ben’s Chili Bowl offers a classic vegan chili, in a bowl or on a bed of leafy greens, while City Wok offers protein-packed braised tofu with rice, noodles, and colorful vegetables."