Philadelphia marketplace recognized for nutritious dining

Philadelphia International Airport (PHL) said it has been named one of the healthiest airports in the nation by the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine.

PHL tied for third place with San Francisco International Airport.

The Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine conducts its study by surveying registered dieticians and considering several healthy-eating criteria, including the availability of cholesterol-free, plant-based and fiber-packed meals. PHL jumped up eight spots on the list this year, after tying for 11th place in the 2014 survey.

Throughout all seven terminals, 82 percent of PHL´s restaurants offer healthy meals and received special recognition from the Committee. Sky Asian Bistro was complimented for its offering of mixed green salads, miso soup, seaweed salad, edamame, vegetable spring rolls, avocado rolls and cucumber rolls.

Travelers in a rush can grab a quick hummus sandwich, fruit, salads and other nutritious snacks from Good 2 Go. Philly staple Tony Luke´s was recognized for its veggie sandwich, packed with broccoli rabe, spinach, sweet peppers and onions and slathered in marinara sauce. Saladworks, Angelina´s Panini Bar, Cibo Bistro and Local Tavern are among other restaurants acknowledged in the study results.

The Physicians Committee collected 1,227 restaurant menus from airports considered in 2015. Survey methods include in-person visits, internet research and phone calls with restaurant managers to confirm menu items. The final percentage score for each airport divides the airport´s number of restaurants serving health-conscious fare by its total number of restaurants.

MarketPlace PHL, LLC. is the private partner with the city of Philadelphia in the management of the food and retail program throughout Philadelphia International Airport.