Houston Airports Offer a Variety of Affordable Dining Options
Feb. 10, 2017

Both George Bush Intercontinental Airport (IAH) and William P. Hobby Airport (HOU) boast an abundance of low-cost food and beverage options for travelers in all terminals, making dining at the airport both practical and affordable.

IAH presents travelers more than 100 choices for tasty meals costing less than $10. Standout options include:

  • Breakfast tacos ($5.00), carne or cochinita tacos ($5.95) at Mango Taco Truck (Terminal C)
  • Biscuits and gravy ($9.50) at local favorite The Breakfast Klub (Terminal A, serves breakfast all day)
  • Fast-fired pizzas ($5.50 to $8.40) at Blaze Pizza (Terminal A)
  • Beef brisket sandwich ($8.75) or loaded baked potatoes with sausage or chicken ($9.35 to $9.85) at Ray’s BBQ Shack (Terminal B)
  • Philadelphia Roll ($8.59) at Umaizushi (Terminal C)
  • Huevos rancheros ($8.40) at Cadillac Mexican Kitchen & Tequila Bar (during breakfast hours, Terminal A)
  • French onion soup ($9.00) at Tony’s Wine Cellar & Bistro (Terminal D)
  • Rico Suave Jugo ($6.59) at The Frutería (Terminal B)
  • Torta Cemita de Pescado o Pollo ($8.79) at Hugo’s Cocina (Terminal D)
  • Edamame and avocado hummus ($9.00) at Cat Cora’s Kitchen (Terminal E)

Families on a budget may want to head to IAH eating places boasting entire menus of cheap eats:

American Craft Tavern (Terminal B)

Auntie Anne’s (Terminal E)

Bullrito’s (Terminal B)

Camden food co. (Terminal C)

Chick-fil-A (Terminals A and B)

Cinnabon (Terminal E)

Dunkin’ Donuts (Terminal E)

Einstein Bros. Bagels (Terminal C)

Freshii (Terminal B)

Hubcap Grill (Terminal A)

Jack in the Box (Terminal A)
Jason’s Deli (Terminal B)

Jetbox Market (Terminal C bag claim)

La Salsa (Terminal C)

La Tapenade Mediterranean Café (Terminal E)

Mango Taco Truck (Terminal C)

Nature’s Kitchen Fresh Café (Terminal E)

Nestle Toll House Café (Terminal E12)

Panda Express (Terminal E)

Panopolis (Terminal C)

Peet’s Coffee & Tea (Terminals B and D)

Pink’s Pizza (Terminal C)

Popeye’s (Terminal C)

Red Mango (Terminal D)

Smashburger (Terminal B)

Starbucks (all terminals)

SUBWAY(Terminals A, C and E)

Tagliare (Terminals B and E)

The Market by Villa (Terminal E)

Upper Crust (Terminal C)

Wendy’s (Terminals A, C and E)

Whataburger, a Texas favorite (Terminal B)

World Nectar (Terminal E)

Yogen Früz (Terminal E)

Restaurants on the $10-or-less list at HOU include:

  • Margherita pizza slice, sausage and pepperoni stromboli and build-your-own salad ($4.95 to $8.75) at Barry’s Pizza (near gates 20 and 21)
  • Mini corn dogs ($6.79) and boneless and traditional snack wings ($6.99) at Buffalo Wild Wings (near gate 23)
  • One entrée with rice or noodles or Asian salad or wrap ($8.49 to $9.99) at Hunan Return of the Phoenix (near gates 40 and 41)
  • Crisp wedges, beefsteak tomatoes or Caesar salads ($7.49) at Pappadeaux Seafood (near gates 40 and 41)
  • Breakfast tacos (under $4), pulled pork and sliced beef sandwiches and baked potatoes ($7.19 to $9.99) at Pappas Bar-B-Q (pre-security, main lobby)
  • Root beer floats, chili cheese or sweet potato fries ($4.45 to $5.95) at Pappas Burger (near gate 44)
  • Chips and queso ($8.69), or tortilla soup ($8.99) at Pappasito’s Cantina (near gate 1)
  • Greek salads ($8.95) at Yia Yia Mary’s (near gate 1)

All menu items at these three Hobby favorites -- Chick-fil-A (near gate 1), SUBWAY (near gate 46) and Wendy’s (near gates 40 and 41) -- ring up at less than $10 each.

Specific information about each concession at IAH and HOU can be found at fly2Houston.com.  For dining options searchable by location, hours of operation (including “Open Now”) and categories such as kid-friendly, gluten-free, local and vegan, visit www.fly2houston.com/iah/dine and www.fly2houston.com/hou/dine.