Fly the Veg-Friendly Skies

Airplanes at Seatac airport

Every year the PCRM (Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine) reviews the veg friendliness of airport food around the country. 2014 marked the first year SeaTac was included in the survey. In its debut on the list, Seattle takes off in second place.

With 90 percent of restaurants offering at least one healthful option, travelers won’t have to look far to find nutritious meals with a Northwest flair throughout the airport. Vintage Washington serves fiber-packed oatmeal to early morning travelers and antioxidant-rich pecan apple salad later in the day. Seattle sports fans can visit Seattle Seahawks 12 Club for steel-cut oatmeal with fresh berries and chopped walnuts. Or they can try a vegetarian fiesta salad made with roasted corn, black bean relish, diced tomatoes, leafy greens, and salsa. Kobo offers vegetable sushi, garden salads, and miso soup.

Seattle visitors who crave coffee can head to Starbucks for prepackaged hearty veggie and brown rice bowls made with roasted butternut squash, beets, kale, red cabbage, steamed broccoli, and garden peas, topped with a lemon tahini dressing.