JFK Terminal 1 Food

Whether you want Kosher or not, McDonald’s is always an option when it comes to food at JFK Terminal 1 but there are also Panini Express, Starbucks and more than 20 other food options that you can be sure you’ll find the best one with the food you like.

Are there restaurants at JFK’s Terminal 1?

Yes, there are plenty of food options. You will find restaurants before and after security in JFK’s Terminal 1. There is a wide variety of restaurants, including McDonald’s, Starbucks, Soho Bites, and the Local to Panini Express. In total, there are more than 20 other food options available, so you’re sure to find something that you’ll like.

What is the best food option at JFK Terminal 1?

It really depends on what you’re in the mood for. If you want a quick and easy option, McDonald’s is always a solid choice. If you’re looking for something a little more filling, Panini Express offers a variety of sandwiches and salads. And if you’re craving something sweet, Starbucks is always a good option.

According to ratings reported by airport-jfk.com, New York Hotdog & Coffee Restaurant has the highest rating and is the favorite of more than 100 passengers who have rated this restaurant. It has a rating of 4.3/5 and below is the delicious hotdog you can expect to get here;

best food at JFK terminal 1 - hotdogs by NY Hotdog Restaurant

Terminal 1 Restaurants and their Ratings:

Airport-jfk.com compiled the ratings of each of the restaurants at JFK’s terminal 1 and I have listed them below;

  • Air France KLM Lounge 4 ★★★★★
  • Eat&Go New York/ Istanbul 2.9 ★★★★★
  • QDOBA Mexican Eats 3.6 ★★★★★
  • The Local 1.7 ★★★★★
  • Dunkin’ 3 ★★★★★
  • Starbucks 2.8 ★★★★★
  • McDonald’s 3 ★★★★★
  • Wok & Roll 1.8 ★★★★★
  • Soy & Sake Asian Eats 2.3 ★★★★
  • Taco John’s 3.1 ★★★★★
  • Taste NY 2.1 ★★★★★
  • Jikji Cafe 2.1 ★★★★★
  • PZA 2 ★★★★★
  • New York Hotdog & Coffee 4.3 ★★★★★

JFK Terminal 1 Restaurants Before Security:

  1. Dunkin Donuts: Grab a quick and delicious breakfast or snack before your flight. Dunkin Donuts is an American classic and offers a wide variety of breakfast items, baked goods, and coffees. To get to Dunkin Donuts, use this pin here which will take you to google maps. It is open from 5 am to 10pm.
  2. Euro Cafe: If you’re looking for a place to have a nice long chat over some strong coffee and maybe a pastry to go with it, then Euro Cafe is the place for you. This cafe also has an outdoor seating area which makes it perfect for people watching. To get there use this pin here. Read about this cafe on their website here or read its Yelp reviews here.
  3. Jikji Cafe: Jikji Cafe is a cute little cafe that sells light snacks and coffee. It is located on the second floor of the terminal near the food court.
  4. McDonalds
  5. Panini Express
  6. Pizza Pub
  7. Starbucks
  8. Taste New York
  9. Tuscany NY
  10. Work and Roll

JFK Terminal 1 Restaurants Before Security:

  • Eat and Go – Between Gates 5-7
  • Martini Bar-Departures Level -S Concourse Gate 9
  • Panini Express- Departures Level – S Concourse Gate 8
  • Panini Express (kiosk) -Departures Level – W Concourse Gates 1-3
  • Soho Bites Departures Level – Gate 3
  • Soy & SakeDepartures Level – Gate 6
  • The LOCAl- Departures Level- Gate 4
  • Uptown MarketDepartues Level – Gate 8 – Gate 10

JFK Terminal 1 Restaurants Menus

THe Local Menu:

The menu of the Local Restaurant at JFK includes fresh ingredients and you can choose from a number of food options including appetizers, soup, and salads, sides, main courses and desserts.

Below is an image of the menu

You can also check food options at;

  1. JFK Terminal 4
  2. JFK Terminal 8
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