LaGuardia Terminal B guide: where to grab a bite to eat, get a pre-flight massage and more
It’s been over a year since the gleaming new building at Terminal B LaGuardia was completed and unveiled to the public, but some of its sprawling shops, restaurants and bars have only just opened. As the pandemic subsides in New York, the terminal is also undergoing a transitional phase of reopening, with some concessions and stores still temporarily closed.
All of this means that if you plan in advance for a perfect cocktail at the door or a meal before boarding, the amenities available can be difficult to navigate. Passengers traveling with American, United, Southwest, and Air Canada departing from LaGuardia Terminal B, keep reading our recommendations on where you should eat, drink and relax before take off.
Where to eat
Native New Yorkers and tourists alike will be in awe of Terminal B’s dining options. There are many popular New York restaurant outposts, as well as original concepts from celebrity chefs. If you have time to sit down and linger before boarding, try Marc Forgione’s Mulberry Street. Located on level four after security, the Italian restaurant is categorized as a “relaxed, chef-led dining experience,” where patrons can watch their meals being prepared right in front of them.
If you’re short on time, there are plenty of NYC-centric take-out options as well. Hill Country BBQ, Junior’s Cheesecake, and Tony + Benny’s pizza, all located in the level four post-security food court, offer delicious take-out meals. There’s also a Shake Shack (near gate 47) and Beecher’s Market Cafe (near gate 24), a storefront of Manhattan’s gourmet cheese shop that serves macaroni and cheese, grilled cheese sandwiches, as well as soups, salads and wraps.
For early morning flights, we recommend stopping at Irving Farm near Gate 47 for a coffee or pastry, or Zaro’s Family Bakery, located on level four of the food court, for an authentic bagel. New Yorker handmade in the Bronx.
Where to have a drink before the flight
When all the concessions in Terminal B reopen, there will be plenty of places to find a drink before take off. For now, however, there are only a handful of options. Bar 212 near gate 49 is open for bar service only with a menu of craft cocktails. There’s also Tap and Pour, which is also open for bar service near gate D4 and serves beer and spirits.
But the best bet for those looking to soak up would be Spirit and Bell, a full-service wine and cocktail bar that the airport touts as having “one of the best cocktail menus in the world” located on level four. after security. But this bar is still closed due to COVID-19.