Healthy Food Atlanta Airport

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T Concourse

Jamba Juice – Menu (T3)

Great option for healthy smoothies – just makes sure to check their nutrition menu before you order so you can avoid some of their sugar bombs! Remember – the Agriculture and Health and Human Services Departments recommends we limit added sugars to 10% of our daily calories

Corner Bakery Cafe – Menu (T3)

Sandwiches, salads and soups. Relative to the other restaurants in T concourse, this has the most healthy options. Their Southwest Avocado salad is both gluten free and vegan – it also tastes delicious.

A Concourse

FreshensMenu (A9)

Smoothies and crepes. Highly recommend the smoothies for a quick and healthy grab and go option. Similar to Jamba Juice above – check the sugar before you order. There are plenty of sugar bombs on the menu!

Gordon Biersch – No Menu Available (Center Area)

Yes, Gordon Biersch is a chain and yes they are more known for their beer, but their food is pretty damn good too. If you’re looking for something healthy, I suggest the Seafood Cobb Salad, Goat Cheese Spinach Salad, any of the Woodford Reserve Bourbon entrees or stir-fry. In my opinion you can’t go wrong with anything though.

B Concourse

Cafe Intermezzo – Menu (Center Area)

It’s a little tricky to find, but it’s attached to a bookstore in the main area in B concourse. Mostly known in Atlanta for their coffees and sweets, they also have delicious full menu options. Between the ambience and the food, this is a great place to go if you want to forget you’re in an airport. In fact, the only reminder you’ll have is the big window in the back of the restaurant looking out on the tarmac (although you don’t hear it).

Fresh to Order – Menu (Center Area)

This may look like a fast food joint, but the food is anything but. With locations popping up all over the southeast, this is becoming a go-to spot for, as they put it, “fine food fast.” They don’t have their full menu here so take a look at the menu board in the main area of the concourse before you get your heart set on something.

FreshensMenu (Location)

Same comments from above – Smoothies and crepes. Highly recommend for a quick the smoothies for a healthy grab and go option. Similar to Jamba Juice above – check the sugar before you order. There are plenty of sugar bombs on the menu!

C Concourse

French Meadow Bakery Kiosk – No Menu Available (C40)

Kiosk for the French Meadow (description below). To be honest, I haven’t eaten here, but I can’t imagine it’s bad considering it’s French Meadow food.

Fresh and Healthy Cafe – No Menu Available Menu (C45)

This is another take on fresh and healthy food at fast food speeds. Smoothies, salads and wraps for a quick pick-up.

La Madeleine Country French Cafe – Menu (C8)

Soups, salads, sandwiches, entrees, etc at this “Country French Cafe.” Plenty of options for either healthy bites (soups, salads, salmon entree) or indulge options (pochette, pastas and sandwiches).

D Concourse

Garbanzo Mediterranean Grill – Menu (Center Area)

Self described as “Smart People Food,” Garbanzo has healthy and real food options. That state that most of their food is gluten-free and if it’s not, they can make it that way.

Food Network Kitchen – Menu (Center Area)

This is a grab and go place that has prepackaged sandwiches, salads, drinks and treats. They are in a few airports and I’ll typically stop by here if I’m looking for a quick snack.

FreshensMenu (Center Area)

Same comments from above – Smoothies and crepes. Highly recommend for a quick the smoothies for a healthy grab and go option. Similar to Jamba Juice above – check the sugar before you order. There are plenty of sugar bombs on the menu!

E Concourse

One Flew South – Menu (E26)

This is constantly ranked one of the best airport restaurants in the world.

FreshensMenu (Center Area)

Same comments from above – Smoothies and crepes. Highly recommend for a quick the smoothies for a healthy grab and go option. Similar to Jamba Juice above – check the sugar before you order. There are plenty of sugar bombs on the menu!

F Concourse

Ecco  – Menu (Main Mall Area)

The Midtown Atlanta location was named the best restaurant in America when it opened and their airport location lives up to the hype.

French Meadow Bakery and Cafe  – No Menu Available (Main Mall Area)

Organic restaurant with vegetarian, vegan and gluten-free options. One of my absolute favorites for eating healthy in the airport. They’ve got a few airport locations (MSP, SLC, MKE).

Lorena Garcia Tapas Atlanta – Menu (Main Mall Area)

Take a seat at the bar, the only place to sit, and enjoy Tapas and a drink created by Chef Lorena Garcia.

 

Hydrate

Save your plastic water bottle or pack a Nalgene because Atlanta has 50+ water bottle refill stations! They have retro-fitted almost all of their water fountains (which are located outside the bathrooms) to include easy to use water bottle stations. Just hold your bottle  up to the sensor and watch the water start to flow.

Remember, drinking water and staying hydrated is important when traveling!



Move

ATL is a massive airport and therefore has plenty of potential for walking. It’s one of the best uses of time in an airport – it’s one of my top tips for killing time between flights (or delayed flights) and ways to limit the stress that follows travel.

Walk between concourses instead of taking the train – not only will you get some exercise, but you’ll avoid the crowded trains! In general, the walk between two adjacent concourses is between 900 and 1000 feet! To get to the walkway, head down the concourse escalators (following the train signs). Once you get to the train level, it’ll be obvious that instead of getting on a rain, you can walk to the next concourse. The signage is great and easy to follow. There are even moving walkways for someone who isn’t up for the full walk.

If you want a real challenge, walk from Concourse T to Concourse F – just over 2 miles!!!



Relax

Lounge Life

Most lounges require you to be holding a ticket on that particular airline before you are able to enter. The notable exception is Club ATL, which I highly suggest you check out – could be the best $35 bucks you spend all trip!

American Airlines Admiral Club  (T10)

Sun – Fri 5:15am – 8:30 PM, Saturday: 5:15am – 8:00 PM

Delta Sky Club (T6)

Daily 5 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Delta Sky Club (Center, Second Level)

Mon-Fri: 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Sat & Sun: Closed.

Delta Sky Club (A17)

Daily 5 a.m. – 11 p.m.

Delta Sky Club (B10)

Daily 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Delta Sky Club (C37)

Daily 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Delta Sky Club (D27)

Daily 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Delta Sky Club (E15)

Daily 6 a.m. – 10 p.m.

Delta Sky Club (Mezzanine Level)

Daily 6 a.m. to 12 midnight

The Club at ATL (Mezzanine Level)

Travelers also have access to The Club at ATL – Hartsfield-Jackson’s first common use lounge. The Club at ATL provides services to British Airways, Lufthansa, Priority Pass, Lounge Club, Diners Club International, and day passes are available for $35.

Daily 6 a.m. to 9:30 p.m

 

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