TPA named one of the best airport’s for food in America

inside a food court at an airport.
Columbia and Goody Goody share a hub at TPA

Tampa International Airport upped its food game when it became the first airport in the country to partner with UberEats to allow passengers to place their orders in advance. The terminals are replete with local favorites such as Mise En Place, Goody Goody, Columbia Cafe, Ducky’s, Bella’s, Guy Harvey’s, and Cigar City. Every single visitor coming through the airport can get a taste of our city — and reviewers and top critics have taken notice. Food & Wine just released its list of the 10 Best Airports for Food, and TPA made the cut.

Global Tastemakers is Food and Wine’s first-ever reader’s choice awards, celebrating the best culinary destinations in the U.S. and abroad. F&W readers voted based on travel completed within the past three years, on categories including restaurants and bars, cities, hotels, airports, airlines, and cruises. 


Exterior of a restaurant in an airport terminal. The cafe features large brown tables and an illuminated menu behind the register.
Cafe by Mise En Place is located in Airside F | Photo by Andrew Harlan

TPA is one of the top food spots in all of Tampa

Here’s what Food and Wine, and their voters, said about Tampa International Airport: “From sports bars and tables with aquarium views to menus with authentic Neapolitan pizzas, Tampa International Airport has an unexpected range. The oldest restaurant in Florida has an outpost in Airside E—Columbia Café has been serving up Spanish cuisine and sangria since 1905. In Airside C, taste some of the city’s best local beers at Cigar City Brewing. If pizza is your travel day meal of choice, the Neapolitan wood-fired pies at Bavaro’s(Airside C) will be the carb dose you need to snooze all the way to your destination.”

There we probably a lot of local eats consumed recently at the airport.  TPA officials estimate 2.5 million passengers traveled through the airport during its spring break season. During the period, officials recorded the single busiest day in its history with more than 90,000 passengers traveling through the Airport.

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