Five Spots for Every Foodie Flying Out of Palm Beach International Airport

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Don't suffer through another lousy airport meal at Palm Beach International Airport.
Every traveler knows the way it goes with flight layovers. Anthony Bourdain was even smart enough to create a show around them. Why? If you have a layover, you admit food defeat, and are most likely willing to go the remainder of your day without sitting down to a satisfying meal, or at least one tasty enough to get you through another plane ride without a bag of blue chips. Airport food and terminal restaurants? Eh, no thank you. Any self-respecting foodie would rather starve.

But what if you have a little time to spare? Maybe your flight's been delayed or you've just picked up a starving out-of-town guest. Would you consider a rendezvous with some of the city's nearby establishments instead of the airport food mall? Well, if you're in West Palm Beach at the Palm Beach International Airport, you should. There just happen to be a few good finds just miles from the runway.

Simply hop in a cab and prepare to chow down at any of these five restaurants, each located off Okeechobee Boulevard in West Palm Beach and just minutes from the airport. Whether you're in the mood for fast food, soul food, a sandwich -- even just a salad -- Clean Plate Charlie has it covered.

Nicole Danna
Los Parceros in West Palm Beach offers authentic Colombian fast food at its finest.
5. Los Parceros
Not everyone can say they've had good Colombian food, never mind good Colombian fast food. But if you happen to be in West Palm Beach, Los Parceros offers both. Less than five miles from PBI, you'll find the tiny takeout and sit-down restaurant that covers all manner of Colombian fast food, including the traditional street-food-style burgers and hot dogs the likes you'd find at Miami's La Moon Restaurant but also a few authentic regional dishes made exactly as you'll find them in the owner's home city of Pereira. Many of the picks are variations of family recipes given a slight twist. A must: the empanadas. A different breed than the Spanish or South American versions, they're tiny -- a Colombian trait -- with a thick, crunchy, corn-meal shell stuffed with a tasty forcemeat, a flavorful combination of beef and potato blended to a creamy consistency. They're served with a small cup of ají picante, a spicy Colombian sauce made with green chili peppers, onion, cilantro, lime juice, and vinegar and accented with cumin.

Location Info

The Vegan Cafe

5075 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Bay Bay's Chicken and Waffles

2400 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

Los Parceros

5756 Okeechobee Blvd., West Palm Beach, FL

Category: Restaurant

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