Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced the first set of restaurants that will debut in LaGuardia Airport’s new state-of-the-art Terminal B.
The dining options are part of the comprehensive, $8 billion redevelopment of the entire airport, announced by the Governor in 2015. Each of the offerings is inspired by the New York experience and will feature locally-sourced products from in-state businesses, including outposts from award-winning chefs Scott Conant and Julian Medina, as well as hospitality titans Gerber Group and Shake Shack. This selection is the result of extensive research and feedback from travelers on what they want and expect from a 21st century airport experience.
“As LaGuardia Airport transforms into a modern, global gateway, it is critical that travelers have the opportunity to taste some of the best local dining New York has to offer,” Governor Cuomo said. “From a Hudson Valley coffee roaster, to a Mexico City-style taqueria born in East Harlem, the new Terminal B will highlight iconic restaurateurs and give travelers who pass through it an authentic taste of what it’s like to be a New Yorker.”
Featuring exclusive offerings from airport specialists HMSHost and SSP America, the dining concepts are the product of a meticulous selection process led by LaGuardia Gateway Partners, the private entity operating and redeveloping LaGuardia Airport’s Terminal B. LGP used consumer feedback to bring world-renowned brands and NYC favorites to the new airport, while also creating local jobs in Queens.
HMSHost will provide the unique dining experiences of Osteria Fusco, Shake Shack and La Chula and SSP America will contribute offerings from Irving Farm Coffee Roasters, Kingside Bar and Restaurant, and 5 Boroughs Food Emporium.