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Best chow IN Logan Airport?

Hi folks - tried to search for a recent thread about food available in Logan Airport and did not see any...

So am inviting you to weigh in on the best places to grab a bite in the terminals...

I'll start by giving a shout-out to UFood (UBurger-affiliated) in Terminal C - past security, down the long hall and to the left - right takes you to the Dunks which had a long line -

The UFood breakfast sandwich came with a fresh cooked egg, turkey bacon and cheese on a toasted english muffin - delicious, fresh and $4, which was surprising given that most places hit you with teh markup.

Moreover, the folks working there were just about the most pleasant people I have encountered behind a counter in our fair city - I suspect they flew in from parts unknown to work the shift.

So if you find yourself taking JetBlue, definitely worth it to get chow from them.

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  1. As a frequent business traveler, this is a subject in which I am well versed!

    There's also a UFood location in the American Airlines wing of Terminal B. Quite good.

    When flying Jet Blue, I'm a big fan of the tortilla soup at Wolfgang Pucks. They top it with goat cheese and cilantro. Yum! The Wolfgang Pucks is on the other side of Terminal C from UFood. Is the connection between the two sides done yet?

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    1. re: VintageMolly

      If you have the time head over to Salvatores. It is worth the short cab ride and it has the best pizza and lamb in Boston.

      1. re: libertywharf

        You must mean Santarpios. Savatores is neither close to the airport or all that tasty.

    2. UFood is affiliated with UBurger? Really? I have never heard that before.

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      1. re: Gordough

        Yeah, I don't think that's true...

        1. re: emannths

          I stand corrected. I mistakenly assumed that the "U" prefix denoted affiliation.

        2. re: Gordough

          UFood used to be a local operation called Low-Fat, Know-Fat. It was much better at that time, IMO. Now it is slowly evolving into your typical fast food chain, including airport locations.

          UFood is not affiliated in any way with UBurger.

          If you don't have time to grab food before getting to the airport it is the lesser of many evils at Logan, and not very enticing otherwise.

        3. We often fly Jet Blue, and usually end up at the Wolfgang Puck's. The tortilla soup is quite good, as well as their breakfast pizzas, and non-breakfast pizzas.

          1. I know it's not very chowish, but we usually end up at Boston Beer Works or Harpoon when we're in Terminal A. Something about being in an Airport requires I have beer and a hamburger.

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            Boston Beer Works
            61 Brookline Ave Ste 2, Boston, MA 02215

            1. The purest expression of airport dining can be found in the Terminal B post-security food court, with the asian place that serves the two item combo with lo mein or fried rice. Something about food court chinese food in an airport just does it for me...mmmm, bourbon chicken, that ancient delicacy of the Chinese emporers, available to me, a commoner.. imagine that..

              1. We often eat a tuna burger at one of the Legal's at the airport. IMO, it is one of the best times to eat at Legals. Now, we'll try UFood and Wolfgang Puck's, too.

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                1. I usually end up at U Food, Any of the Legal's, Dine Boston, Boston Beer Works and Wolfgang Puck. Dine Boston the past couple times in Terminal E has been surprisingly solid by Airport Standards.

                  There is also a Lucky's in Terminal A that I've always wanted to try, but seems to be too busy everytime I have time to burn before a flight.

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                  1. re: Matt H

                    Last time I was in Terminal A I ate at Lucky's. Got the sliders and really they were pretty bad. However I was pressed for time and had asked if the food would be out in 10 minutes or less. It sure was and I still ate it. I always like to have a pre-flight drink at the airport as I find the bartenders amazingly friendly and the fellow travelers amazingly odd.

                    Legal's Test Kitchen is where I head if I have a little more time and want to feel better about what I'm eating.

                    1. re: yumyum

                      Love Lucky's.

                      And the Cosi sandwiches and salads (oh the bread) - terminal B

                      This app is a huge help if you're airport bound soon > http://gateguruapp.com/

                  2. Johnny Rockets ! Burger and a beer from the bar across the way that shares the same 'dining hall' area. Then Terra chips on board. Headphones & telly. Neck pillow. Animal crackers.

                    1. At the US Airways lounge today, they had bags of Food Should Taste Good tortilla chips and little tubs of Heinz salsa. Who woulda guessed that the Heinz salsa actually was edible, and even had a tiny little bite to it? I swiped an extra tub to eat on the plane with the pita chips they now give out in first class on the LaGuardia shuttle.

                      Also, although it's been years, I once scored a bag of Route 66 habanero potato chips at one of the vendors in the JetBlue terminal. Those are awesome!

                      Do either of these count?

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                      1. re: Blumie

                        Absolutely - in the land of backscatter technology and friendly patdowns, anything resembling a chowish experience is worth reporting.

                      2. The Dunkin' Donuts in terminal C has a pretty nice ham egg and cheese breakfast sandwich. They also do it with bacon, which I hear is pretty delish although I've never tried it.

                        1. I'm usually at Terminal A, big Delta flyer here...and I do wish for the landside Legal Seafood in Terminal C when I fly out. It's the best quality of all the restos at Logan, landside or airside. But since I'm mostly in A the Legal Test Kitchen by the Continental gates does fine before I speed through East Berlin (otherwise known as the long connector to the satellite gates) to my seat in the SkyClub.

                          So sorry that Summer Shack closed its operation a while back in the A satellite, it used to give me great raw bar with Muscadet before a flight.

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                          Summer Shack
                          310 Northern Ave, Boston, MA 02210

                          Legal Test Kitchen
                          12 Harborside Dr, Boston, MA 02128

                          1. The great Meridian Market (Eastie) Specials (subs - see other posts) may still be available at Cibo's in Terminal C. They used to make them fresh daily in the early AM at the Market and bring 'em over.

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                            1. re: fredid

                              Awesome - will definitely look for those the next time.

                            2. I was glad to find an Illy Espresso Bar in the U.S. Airways Shuttle area (Terminal B, I believe). Not the world's perfect macchiato, but oh so glad to be able to get one at all and from an actual semiautomatic machine with someone operating it, not the push button crap that Starbucks gives you. That said, I was very happy with the oatmeal I had recently from a Starbucks at the airport (I did not get coffee there, however), a seemingly healthy breakfast with good toppings.

                              1. I disagree. At least for dinner food. I had a Tofu stirfry from UFood about a month ago and it was horrible. I was optimisic given that most airport places never serve somehing like this... so I wanted to try it out.

                                Long wait, rather poor service.....frozen / uncooked veggies and nasty sweet sauce for 7 or 8 bucks.......Oh and the best part was that the rice was raw, and because I didn't actually eat it until I got on my flight, there was no recourse.... and no returns.

                                The concept is good... but the food wasn't.

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                                1. re: cheesehead in recovery

                                  Wow...we really had completely different experiences. Will require more data sampling - possible consideration for the "bum steer" thread.