By Brooke Porter Katz
April 16, 2014

Soledad O’Brien, Journalist: “I grab a bag of Swedish Fish when I’m running to a flight—pure sugar, delicious, and chewy.”

Simon Doonan, Creative Ambassador, Barneys NY: “I am a health nut, so I am all about Starbucks oatmeal and a bag of almonds. If push comes to shove I will go for a California Pizza Kitchen blowout.”

Sam Shank, CEO, Hotel Tonight: “A double americano and a chocolate-chip cookie.”

Dylan Lauren, Founder, Dylan’s Candy Bar: “A box of Jujubes. If I can, McDonald’s for a diet Coke. Fountain sodas taste better.”

Mario Batali, Chef/Restaurateur: “I do not eat at airports ever, except for Rick Bayless’s place in Chicago’s O’Hare.”

Andrew Carmellini, Chef/Restaurateur: “Peanut M&Ms. If I’m at London Heathrow Airport, there’s nothing more elegant than some smoked fish, caviar, and champagne at Caviar House & Prunier Seafood Bar before coming home.”

Evan Sharp,Co-founder and Head of Design at Pinterest: “The largest coffee available.”

Nathan Blecharczyk, Co-founder and CTO of Airbnb: “A cookie—it's a nice snack, easy to hold, and not something I otherwise normally eat.”

Nate Berkus, Interior Designer, Author, and TV Host: “I grew up in Minneapolis, and my go-to place before every flight out of the airport there is Dairy Queen. I can't NOT go in there and order up something.”