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Best Airport Lounges for Food

Airport Lounges: Turkish Airlines

Where food takes center stage.

Turkish Airlines

Airport/Terminal: Istanbul Atatürk, Departures (pictured)
How to Get In:
Star Alliance first or business international ticket, or Gold status.
The Space:
Ottoman chic, with dramatic arched entryways.
The Food:
35 stations with meze (tabbouleh; zucchini salad), flatbreads, house-made pastries, and wine.
Great Dish:
Spicy menemen (Turkish scrambled eggs).

Qantas

Airport/Terminal: Singapore Changi, T1
How to Get In:
Oneworld or Emirates first or business international ticket; Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire status.
The Space:
Bamboo and Peranakan tiles are among local touches.
The Food:
Hawker stations (noodle bowls; salt-and-pepper calamari) and sit-down fare by Aussie celebrity chef Neil Perry.
Great Dish:
Grilled salmon with cucumber-mint salsa.

Plaza Premium

Airport/Terminal: Hong Kong International, T1
How to Get In:
Around $50.
The Space:
Beige leather chairs and soft lighting create a serene vibe.
The Food:
Cantonese dim sum and noodle soups at Market Place, plus à la carte international dishes at the Hub.
Great Dish:
Himalayan-salt-crusted rack of lamb.

LAN VIP

Airport/Terminal: Bogotá El Dorado International, T1, Colombia
How to Get In:
LAN premium economy or business ticket; TAM first or business; Oneworld Emerald or Sapphire.
The Space:
Mad Men en español (marble bathrooms; Mid-century chaises).
The Food:
Latin favorites such as sweet panelitas de leche, top wines from Chile and Argentina, and Juan Valdez coffee.
Great Dish:
Almojábanas (cheesy Colombian pastries).

Centurion

Airport/Terminal: Dallas-Fort Worth International, TD
How to Get In:
American Express Platinum or Centurion cardholder; $50 with any other Amex.
The Space:
It’s a mod, mod world: pops of color; sleek loungers.
The Food:
Dean Fearing’s Tex-Mex favorites, local craft beers, and cocktails by PDT’s Jim Meehan.
Great Dish:
Smoked brisket tacos paired with the rum-based Corn n’ Oil cocktail.

Air New Zealand/Star Alliance

Airport/Terminal: LAX, Tom Bradley International Terminal
How to Get In:
Star Alliance first or business international ticket, or Gold status.
The Space:
Classic L.A.: the patio has a fire pit and views of Hollywood.
The Food:
A California-centric wine wall and international buffet, including a noodle bar.
Great Dish:
Japanese curry with tofu and vegetables.

Related Links:
World's Most Amazing Airport Lounges
VIP Airport Lounges: How to Get In
Coolest First-Class Amenities in Flight

Photo courtesy of Turkish Airlines

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