Terminal Intelligence: LGA Terminal D
Finally: cold brew and matcha lattes past security.
Welcome to Terminal Intelligence. Because friends don’t let friends get stuck at the airport without any decent healthy options.
This week we’re taking off from: LGA Terminal D
Overall: There are options, if you don't mind the terminal-side upcharge (or wait).
I need breakfast: The Cibo Express Market just past security has stacks of oatmeal cups—both the usual Quaker Oats as well as a chia seed-packed Dr. McDougall's—and fresh fruit if you're in a rush.
Have time to linger? By night Michael Lomonaco's Prime Tavern serves up filet mignon and kobe burgers, but by morning you'll find options like build-your-own omelettes and acai bowls. Oh, and news flash: You can order cold brew and matcha lattes at the World Bean in the food court.
I need a snack: The food court right past security is kind of ridiculous (in a good way): From Rhythm kale chips to Pipcorn to what we've lovingly dubbed the Wall of Jerky, there are loads of healthier grab-and-go alternatives. If the line is looking long, go around the corner to Bisoux Market, which stocks Tio gazpacho drinks, Oloves olives, and more savory options.
I need a real meal: If you can get over your aversion to salad bars in public places, the food court has a per-pound section with the usual suspects (shredded carrots, sliced cucumbers, chopped broccoli) plus a range of prepared salads to load up your container with. Otherwise Bisoux Market has a few salad options (baby kale, chef's salad) that are fresher than average.
Wielding a corporate card and have time to kill? Both Prime Tavern and Bisoux have decent options—the former with a cedar plank organic salmon and beet salad, the latter with a roast chicken and avocado vinaigrette appetizer.
I forgot something at home: You might just need to wait until you arrive at your destination—there aren't many options in this terminal for loading up on supplements or all-natural toiletries.
I need to fill up my water bottle: There are two bottle fill stations within the terminal.