LAX ranks high for frustration and healthy food

LAX has nation's first all-vegan airport restaurant

Don’t mourn for Los Angeles International Airport.

The nation’s third-busiest airport has taken its lumps recently. It was ranked the sixth most frustrating airport in the country to use and the fourth most difficult to get to in a Bloomberg study that relied in part on an online survey of more than 3,000 travelers.

In addition, LAX was snubbed last year by the annual Skytrax World Airport Awards. LAX ranked 109th out of 395 airports worldwide. The ranking was based on a survey of 12.1 million travelers around the world.

But now comes good news for the beleaguered airport: LAX ranked third in the nation in a new study on healthful food offerings.

The Washington-based Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine reported last week that LAX jumped from fourth place last year thanks to eateries at the airport that offer healthy dishes such as raw kale salads, lentil mushroom burgers, kimchi and brown rice.

The airport became home last year to the nation’s first all-vegan airport restaurant, Real Food Daily.

But if you are not into kale salads and vegan sandwiches, LAX also has traditional fast-food joints including Carl’s Jr., Burger King and Panda Express.

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