5 to Try: Luscious Layovers

Illustration by Beppe Giacobbe

Airports are upping their gastronomic game, giving food-minded travelers a reason to linger between flights. Here, five great airports to eat in:

Hong Kong International Airport

T2's six-story mall is home to Hung's Delicacies, where chef Lai Wai-Hung serves a delicately flavored sliced goose marinated in its own stock.

Sydney International

T1 hosts Australia's only branch of the acclaimed Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar. Along with roe, it showcases local delicacies like smoked Tasmanian salmon.

Salzburg Airport W.A. Mozart

Hangar-7's Restaurant Ikarus changes its head chef monthly. Alexandre Gauthier, famous for dishes like rabbit kidney seared in ash at La Grenouillère, north of Paris, helms the kitchen in March.

San Francisco International

At T2's upscale food court, dig into Live Fire Pizza's butcher block pizza, which features pepperoni, pancetta, salami, and Spanish chorizo over a blend of Napa Valley cheeses.

Singapore Changi Airport

Throughout the airport, dine on street hawker favorites like nasi lemak (steamed coconut rice in banana leaf) and char kway teow (stir-fried rice noodles).