Top Rated Allergy-Friendly Airports

‘Tis the season for travel and whether you’re going home for the holidays or going on vacay, there’s a good chance there are at least 2 airports involved. With the headlines being filled with flight delays and cancellations, there’s also a good chance you’re going to run out of your snacks and need to find safe food. If you’re stranded at the airport or on a layover, our Top Rated Allergy-Friendly Airport Guide has the details on where to find allergy-friendly snacks from tried and true brands and both fast food and sit-down restaurants. See reviews from 29 airports, both in the USA and around the world, where the Spokin community shared reviews highlighting rare finds like gluten-free bagels, a terminal with a nut-free section, and more.

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Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport

Location: Phoenix, Arizona

“Phoenix airport had a nut-free section in my terminal! Amazing as this is usually not the case and I bring my own snacks on planes.”

@nutfreemaddie, who manages peanut, tree nut and seed allergies


Oakland County International Airport

Location: Oakland, California

“This airport hosts a free annual open house and air show with lots of cool things to see. Bombers, life flight helicopters, old war planes, etc. Although we don’t eat there, there are many food choices that may be safe options. We do drink the fresh squeezed lemonade, we check with the vendor each year to make sure there is no chance of cross contamination. They are always helpful and patient with our questions. I never see any blatant nuts, such as roasted almonds, etc. It’s always a fun time and I would recommend it!”

@greenhouse33, who manages peanut, tree nut, legume and watermelon allergies

Los Angeles International Airport

Location: Los Angeles, California

“We had a good experience flying into and out of LAX. We could find lots of alternative type snacks at various kiosks and bought some gluten-free and nut-free snacks before our flight!”

@vkotz, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Orlando International Airport

Location: Orlando, Florida

“There are several dining options and more on the way! Chipotle is my current go-to.”

@theurbenlife, who manages milk and egg allergies

Tampa International Airport

Location: Tampa, Florida

“We fly in and out of Tampa Airport at least once a year. They have a couple of safe restaurants before you go through security, and after security our go to is the Colombian! They have safe breakfast options!”

@dsarsour, who manages tree nut, sesame, seed, fruit and grain allergies


Kahului Airport

Location: Kahului, Hawaii

“No issues finding safe food!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Kona International Airport

Location: Kalaoa, Hawaii

“Easy to find safe food!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Honolulu International Airport

Location: Honolulu, Hawaii

“Able to find safe, preflight snacks!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Chicago Midway International Airport

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“Chicago’s Midway Airport houses the majority of the Southwest flights, which is my favorite airline to fly. The smaller terminals are also much easier to navigate than O’Hare. Plus safe snacks like Thinsters Cookies and MadeGood Granola can be found at the grab-and-go shops!”

@alyssabauder, who manages a peanut allergy

O’Hare International Airport

Location: Chicago, Illinois

“We have consistently been able to get my daughter safe food at this airport. We noticed some of the little food shops carry well known allergy-friendly snacks too!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Detroit Metropolitan International Airport

Location: Detroit, Michigan

“DTW is the airport we always fly in and out of when we visit family. There are many food options that can serve something for my children. There’s also a Westin connected to the delta terminal that has been accommodating when our flight was canceled.”

@dsarsour, who manages tree nut, sesame, seed, fruit and grain allergies


Minneapolis-St. Paul International Airport

Location: Minneapolis, Minnesota

“We’ve flown in and out of MSP a lot and find it pretty easy to get around. The terminals are spaced out so unless you have a long layover, I don’t recommend going to another terminal for food. Each terminal we’ve been to, however, has had safe spots for us to eat and grab snacks. A variety of gluten-free and nut-free snacks at various newsstands.”

@vkotz, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


McCarran International Airport

Location: Las Vegas, Nevada

“We were able to find safe snacks before our flight! There is an Einstein bagel that offers gluten-free options, as well as safe snacks in the terminal stands.”

@vkotz, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Newark Liberty International Airport

Location: Newark, New Jersey

“Newark Airport, terminal C specifically (United) has OWYN protein drinks! Perfect to grab for your flights and layovers. Since I never eat any other food from the airport before a flight, this definitely saves me from being starving.”

@lfrost5, who manages tree nut and wheat allergies


Westchester County Airport

Location: White Plains, New York

“Wonderful experience! Very understanding, compassionate and accommodating crew!!!”

@vg129, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Pittsburgh International Airport

Location: Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania

“An easy-to-navigate airport thanks to the monorail with safe food options such as a GNC featuring delicious Alani bars (reviewed on my Spokin profile), a Joe and the Juice with smoothies and gluten-free bread options, and Gluuteny (gluten-free/dairy-free/mostly vegan bakery in PGH) items sold at The Strip Market stand next to Chick Fil A!”

@gluttenous, who manages celiac and egg and wheat allergies


San Antonio International Airport

Location: San Antonio, Texas

“The San Antonio Airport is growing in dining and drinking options! Check out La Gloria in Terminal A, Merit Local Coffee in Terminal A, and Vino Volo in Terminal A.”

@theurbenlife, who manages milk and egg allergies

Dallas/Fort Worth International Airport

Location: Dallas, Texas

“Super easy airport to find safe food and lots of options!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies

Dallas Love Field Airport

Location: Dallas, Texas

“Dallas Love Field (DAL) has several quick service and sit down restaurants. If you’re in a rush, swing by Moe’s Southwest Grill for a burrito bowl or build your own salad. If you have a little extra time, Cantina Laredo is delicious.”

@theurbenlife, who manages milk and egg allergies


Salt Lake City International Airport

Location: Salt Lake City, Utah

“Super easy to find safe food here!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Seattle-Tacoma International Airport

Location: Seattle, Washington

“Very clean airport and very convenient public transportation from airport to downtown Seattle. When waiting for our flight back home, I asked a restaurant for hot water to make my daughter’s mac and cheese and the staff was so helpful in giving me the water and allowing me to prepare her meal on the side. Also, we were allowed to pre-board and staff was very nice!”

@nmarie, who manages peanut and egg allergies


Copenhagen Airport

Location: Copenhagen, Denmark

“Tons of options for safe food for food allergies!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Chania International Airport Ioannis Daskalogiannis

Location: Chania, Greece

“We flew out of the Chania airport to get to Athens and after missing our flight, spent a good amount of time here and ate lunch, had coffee, and snacks safely. We had lunch at a restaurant called Everest and my daughter had a ham and cheese sandwich and chips. I ordered a spinach pie and knew she would want a bite, they confirmed no nuts. They also sold Nestle Crunch bars including a white chocolate version that did NOT have a nut warning! We should have bought more! We also grabbed coffee and croissant from Labyrinth Flavors once we got past security and we used the Equal Eats card to manage that order because we weren’t as confident when ordering. Thankfully all went well!”

@susie, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Keflavík Airport

Location: Keflavík, Iceland

“Tons of food options and very clean. They even have a grocery store-like market serving all sorts of fresh foods and smoothies with allergens clearly labeled. Great!”

@lbedwell, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Incheon International Airport

Location: Incheon, South Korea

“This airport had lots of places to buy snacks, meals, and drinks! I was able to pick up some juice and candy from my favorite Korean brands for snacks during my flight back home! It was great seeing how many options were available.”

@audreycha, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, egg, shellfish, wheat, seed, grain, and legume allergies


Adolfo Suarez Madrid-Barajas Airport

Location: Madrid, Spain

“We could find some safe snacks here for our daughter when we flew through. They have a nice kids area to also help kiddos burn off some steam. It’s a nice and clean airport.”

@vkotz, who manages peanut and tree nut allergies


Providenciales International Airport

Location: Turks and Caicos

“We flew out of the PLS airport on our way back from Turks and Caicos to the United States. Before our flight, we were sitting in an area that had a few places to get food, including a Turkberry stand, Nell’s Gift Shop (which had some snacks for the flight), and other food places that offered chicken tenders, pizza, and sandwiches.”

@allergyanj, who manages peanut, tree nut, shrimp, sesame, and legume allergies


Dubai International Airport

Location: Dubai, UAE

“This probably sounds weird, but this airport is amazing! It’s rather new, very large, and a pretty fun place for a layover (compared to other airports of course)! Because it is a huge international airport, the food places there accommodate a lot of food specifications and restrictions. English is also the main language on signs and is spoken around the airport. I choose this as my layover airport when I need one because it’s a comfortable place to stay for several hours, I can usually find something to eat. There are also a lot of recognizable packaged snacks in the stores if you don’t feel comfortable eating fresh food.”

@allergytravelr, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut, milk, soy, shellfish, wheat, fruit, grain, msg, and histamine allergies


Heathrow Airport

Location: Longford, United Kingdom

“Very clean & staff are very friendly! We had a long-ish layover here. I got coffee at the Starbucks here (iced so milk is poured in, not frothed) and had no issues. They had a lot of safe food options it seemed like and it’s a pretty large airport, so there are a lot of different spots.”

@emsnutfreeeats, who manages celiac and peanut, tree nut allergies

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