After a long year without travel, the U.S. is finally opening up thanks to a successful vaccine rollout. Whether you're preparing for a flight from Logan International or simply waiting for a ride, there are lots of spots to grab a drink and a snack to pass the time. Airport cuisine has become surprisingly elevated and varied in the last decade. Here are the best spots to grab a bite on your layover at Boston Logan International Airport.
Legal Test Kitchen
Dine-in or snag a convenient grab-and-go sandwich for your journey at Legal Test Kitchen (of Legal Seafood fame). The dine-in menu is a "best hits list" of New England seafood staples. Cups of NE clam chowder, fried clams, crab cakes and 8-ounce Maine lobster rolls are just a few of the tempting options. If you're looking for something a little less traditional, get the kung pao popcorn shrimp with rice noodles. Skip the meal entirely and get dessert first. The Boston cream pie is the obvious local choice.
Boston Bruins Bar
Hockey fans, rejoice! You don't have to worry about missing the game—there's now a place at Logan International for you to root for your team! The Boston Bruins Bar is a sports bar dedicated to Boston sports, but hockey is the backbone. Root for the Bruins at any hour! There's a small, dedicated breakfast menu until 10:30. Otherwise, expect the standard sports bar fare. Hotdogs, burgers, nachos, flatbreads and chicken wings are among the usual suspects.
Berkshire Farms Market
If your layover isn't particularly long, head to Berkshire Farms Market for the best quality sandwiches and quick bites in Logan International. The market is committed to local farmers and ingredients available in New England. Pick up artisanal cheese plates, salads, fresh-pressed juices and granola for the journey ahead. Or, if you're meeting with friends or in-laws, grab a quick regional gift (or just some artisanal souvenirs for yourself). The syrups, jams and soaps are wonderful housewarming or celebratory presents.
After a long flight, a filling Italian meal may be in the cards. Next to gate 15, Lucca is offering travelers a little comfort and full bellies. The menu is full of favorites from the North End flagship, including the rigatoni with wild boar and the pappardelle bolognese. The chicken cacciatore and the seafood cioppino are more filling options for those heading out on long flights to the west coast. Lighter fare like the house Caesar salad or Prince Street flatbreads are available too.
Anyone who has been to Boston's Faneuil Hall Marketplace will recognize Mija in terminal C. This cantina and tequila bar is a welcome sight for those coming in from far away (especially those seated in coach). Nachos, quesadillas and guac are the perfect appetizers to fill the void those tiny bags of pretzels don't. The chicken tinga and Baja fish tacos are must-order items. Don't forget a side of Mexican street corn. All of these tasty items should be paired with a freshly shaken margarita (there are plenty of flavors to choose from).
Boston Beer Works
One of the allures of the Boston beverage scene is the plethora of local beers. There's an arsenal of core beers at Boston Beer Works that are always available, like the Boho pilsner, Fenway pale ale and The Contender, a New England IPA. Seasonal beers (and even a hard seltzer!) come and go but are always expertly crafted and worth a try. Pair your brew with juicy burgers, spicy hot wings, oozy grilled cheese or a simple basket of fries.