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Airport dining that's just the ticket

  • Blog Post by: Kerri Westenberg
  • November 19, 2012 - 10:23 PM

The experience of flying may raise your blood pressure, but the food you eat at Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport doesn’t have to. According to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine’s 2012 Airport Food Review, MSP is tied with Charlotte Douglas International Airport as the eighth-healthiest airport in the country. To determine the ranking, the nonprofit surveyed restaurant meals at 18 major airports, giving points for restaurants whose menus included at least one low-fat, high-fiber, cholesterol-free vegetarian entrée. Of 65 restaurants at the airport, 51 offer at least one healthful option. Newark Liberty International Airport came in on top, with 56 of 61 restaurants serving up healthful fare. My top picks at MSP include French Meadow Bakery, with organic fare (at the Mall and Concourse F), Axel’s Bonfire, where the blackened walleye salad is a hit (the Mall) and Maui Tacos, where the Chopped Tuna Salad has 275 calories and 3 grams of fat (Concourse C).

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