Five Spots for Every Foodie Flying Out of Palm Beach International Airport
4. Nick's 50's Diner
Nick's 50's Diner
A longtime West Palm Beach establishment, Nick's 50's Diner is a nostalgic tribute to an imaginary postwar America, 1955 Seeburg jukebox and all. Decked out in a fit of 1950s memorabilia, this retro diner is particularly proud of its half-pound burgers -- all ten of them -- claiming "You can't beat Nick's meat." The best part: Nothing on the menu is more than $10. That includes a whole mess of sandwiches, hot dogs, sandwiches, and wraps. Say you're more of a clean eater trying to find a good meal. Try a salad. The menu offers 13 types, from a garden, Greek, and Cobb to a tuna, caesar, or buffalo chicken platter. Looking for something special? They even have fried clams, homemade meat loaf, and turkey-breast platters made with meat that's roasted on the premises.
3. The Vegan Cafe
Nicole Danna Find fermented foods at the Vegan Cafe in West Palm Beach.
Let's face it, while traveling isn't easy on anyone, it's especially uncomfortable for vegetarians and vegans. They're forced to pack a snack and lunch at home, then somehow keep it intact through security lines and bag checks. And if you're on a meat-free meal plan and stuck at an airport for a few hours, a wilted salad, apple, or bag of nuts is about all you'll get for airport fare. However, venture just outside the terminal walls and a short cab ride can land you at The Vegan Cafe off Okeechobee. Since opening in July, it's already earned a reputation among the local vegan-loving population, including a few "celebrities" like Hippocrates Health Institute codirectors Anna Marie and Brian Clement and Vanilla Ice. The café offers a chalkboard menu of cold-pressed juices, smoothies, and a serve-yourself soup bar that changes daily. There's also a short menu of raw, vegan eats. And for the fully committed vegan, the entire right wall is dedicated to shelves showcasing colorful jars of owner Moe Senechal's homemade, probiotic-infused, fermented foods. Try the Pond Yum! popsicles for an after-meal treat. They're healthy and delicious!