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

Nicole Danna
2. Rinaldi's Italian Deli
If you're craving something melty, cheesy, meaty, and delicious -- airport food isn't going to cut it, and you know it. A short trip outside the convenience-store crap will get you some food worth salivating for, from fresh-baked bread, choice meat, plenty of special sauce, and food that's made with lots of love. That's what makes a sub sandwich from this New England original one of the area's best stops for any layover. Rinaldi's has been serving Italian deli lovers some of the best sandwiches from its South Florida location for more than five years. The current owners -- a couple hailing from New York and New Jersey -- offer a variety of hot and cold subs using Boar's Head meat and fresh-baked bread. The menu has a great selection of specialty sandwiches -- more than 20 in all -- many of them given Italian Mafia-related names, like the "Mobster," "Brando," and "Pauly Special." Ask for the house specialty, however, and everyone will tell you to get the "Godfather," a hot sub combo of chopped steak, bacon, cappicola, salami, pepperoni, and provolone and finished with the standard lettuce, tomato, and mayo. If you go early, try the pork roll egg and cheese. If you're coming from up North, it's as New England as you can get in the Sunshine State, served right at this tiny slice of the Bronx in West Palm Beach.

Bay Bay's Chicken & Waffles
1. Bay Bay's Chicken & Waffles
Voted one of the best places for cheap eats in Palm Beach County, Bay Bay's is the perfect spot to grab a quick, tasty meal during a long layover at Palm Beach International Airport. Here, it's all about satisfying a craving for that unlikely duo -- chicken and waffles. Here, the chicken goes through an 11-step process that includes a dunk in some secret, specialty herbs and spices before being fried to perfection and paired with a soft, fresh-pressed waffle. You can choose from dark or light meat platters, plus score wingettes and specialty waffle options like apple cinnamon and Cuban coffee. They've also got your standard soul-food sides like collard greens and mac and cheese, plus lots of other Southern-style eats, from shrimp poorboys to baby back ribs. There's even wine and beer, so you can make it a full-fledged meal with a few brews at this laid-back urban bar and grill.

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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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