Photo by John Schreiber.
Photo by John Schreiber.

Diet experts ranked Los Angeles International Airport third in healthy food options among the country’s busiest airports for a second consecutive year, it was announced Thursday.

The Washington, D.C.-based nonprofit, Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, gave LAX an 88 percent score, which put it behind Seattle- Tacoma’s 90 percent and Baltimore/Washington International’s 92 percent.

LAX beat out Ronald Reagan International near Washington, D.C. (4th with 87 percent), San Francisco International (8th with 82 percent), Denver International (7th with 83 percent) and Logan International in Boston (10th with 79 percent).

Dieticians who performed the committee’s Airport Food Review found that of LAX’s 59 dining establishments 52 offered at least one healthy, plant-based entree option. News and snack stands, as well as other shops that do not have entrees were also part of the survey.

The dieticians were especially impressed with the fare at Real Food Daily, a vegan restaurant in Terminal 4; Lemonade’s fresh salads and Ford’s Filling Station’s herbivore sandwiches in Terminal 5; and The Larder at Tavern’s broccoli and cauliflower bowls in the Tom Bradley International Terminal.

This is the 14th year the committee has done the ranking, and LAX has landed in the top 10 in 13 of those years.

City News Service

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