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LAX Given Title of Most Vegetarian-Friendly Airport in U.S.

10:00 AM PST on December 21, 2015

Photo by LWYang via Flickr Creative Commons

Being stuck at the Los Angeles International Airport during a busy period can be a hellish experience. Before you even get out to the multiple, congested lanes of stressed-out drivers, the crowds in the airport can get overwhelming. Thankfully, there are plenty of bars and restaurants to take a load off – and it seems LAX is an especially good place for vegetarians to grab a bite to eat.

According to the Los Angeles Times, LAX has been named the most vegan and vegetarian-friendly airport by the Physician Committee for Responsible Medicine. The report states that 90% of the dining options at the airport have meat-free options. This isn't the first food-related honor for the airport. Earlier this year, the Airports Council International-North America gave LAX a number of awards — including Best Food and Beverage Program.

Photo by LWYang via Flickr Creative Commons
Photo by LWYang via Flickr Creative Commons

And the options will only keep coming. Los Angeles World Airports recently spearheaded a "public works project" that includes LAX, according to its website. More information on the latest development was released in September, with the the tag line "LAX is Happening." The report for this project explains that renovations include airport terminals — which means more dining options.

Listed among these: Barney's Beanery, Dunkin' Donuts, Border Grill Food Truck and The Habit Burger Grill. The new spots come with plenty of their own vegetarian options, further helping LAX's standing. The Habit, for starters, offers a veggie burger and tuna filet sandwich on its menu. For veggie tacos, Border Grill whips up Sweet Potato and Black Bean tacos. There's nothing like vegetarian tacos to make a busy airport more bearable.

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