Eating out whilst travelling can be a daunting and stressful task, especially for those on a restricted diet. Whether it’s for ethical, medical, religious or health reasons, the choice of options can often be limited. At Birmingham Airport, we cater for all dietary requirements with many of our restaurants and food places offering a wide choice of options to suit all preferences, making the start of your holiday as stress-free as possible.
From snacks to sit down meals, there’s something for everyone at Birmingham Airport. Read on to discover our favourite choices for the most common dietary preferences.
Vegetarian and Vegan
Vegetarian and vegan diets are becoming increasingly popular and the choice of options at Birmingham Airport are second to none.
A range of vegetarian and vegan snacks can be bought at many of our high-street terminal stores available from both airside and landside. Whether you pick up some healthy popcorn from WHSmith, or indulge in a sweet treat from Boots, you won’t have to go far to find something to tickle your taste buds.
Boots can be found before security in the arrivals area and after security in the departure lounge. There are 8 WHSmith locations throughout the airport, before and after security, so you’re never far from one!
If you’re grabbing a quick bite, head to Pret a Manger for delicious freshly made veggie options and a selection of exciting new recipes to try. If you’ve been on the road for a while, for an instant boost the coconut latte is not to be missed. We love their coconut yoghurt pots too!
Pret a Manger is located after security within the departure lounge.
When it comes to vegetarian and even vegan options, Giraffe can’t be beaten for variety. Vegetarian dishes are clearly marked on the menu; choices include a stacked Halloumi and Falafel Burger, or a fragrant Kati Roll filled with spiced cauliflower, chickpeas and pomegranate seeds. If you’re stopping by for breakfast, we recommend the Huevos Rancheros with field mushrooms, for a decadent start to your day. There is also the option to switch traditional tortilla for a corn tortilla if you’re avoiding gluten.
Find Giraffe World Kitchen after security in the departure lounge.
More and more people are cottoning on to the benefits of eating gluten-free, but it can still be challenging to find foods when you’re dining out. Luckily, there is plenty of choice at BHX.
If you need to pick something up quickly, M&S has a full selection of gluten-free snacks and tasty treats, ranging from biscuits to bread. They also offer sandwiches and other lunch options if you’re looking for something more substantial.
M&S Simply Food is located in the arrivals greeting area and is open 24 hours.
If you have time to sit down and eat a full meal, we recommend Frankie & Benny’s for coeliac sufferers and others who want to avoid gluten. They are accredited by Coeliac UK and have a specially designed gluten-free menu. Choose everything from burgers to salads, safe in the knowledge that there won’t be any unexpected surprises. We suggest the outrageously cheesy Carbonara served with crispy pancetta. Or, if you’re looking for a special treat, try the Smoky BBQ ribs served with a jacket potato and all the trimmings.
Frankie & Benny’s is located before security on the first floor of the North check-in area.
Even those who are watching their calorie intake find travelling tiring. Keep up your energy with a selection of healthy snacks and meals – high in protein and vegetables, and low in carbs and sugar. There are plenty of healthy options available throughout Birmingham Airport!
The Boots Shapers range is a great option for those watching their calorie intake, with an offering of everything from crisps to sweet treats. There are also low-calorie lunch options available in their meal deal, including fresh flavourful wraps and salads. Picking correctly can keep your whole lunch under 500 calories, and still leave you feeling satisfied.
Boots is located before security in the arrivals area and after security in the departure lounge.
For breakfast, lunch or dinner head to All Bar One where you’ll find a range of delicious and nutritious options available whatever time of day you arrive. Try the protein power-up for breakfast: smoked salmon with poached egg, avocado, pink grapefruit and a breakfast salad topped with seeds. Low in carbs and high in protein, this dish tops out at under 400 calories. Alternatively, the Skinny Burgers are also an excellent option for later in the day.
There are two All Bar One locations: one before security on the first floor of the North check in area, and one after security within the South Lounge Gates 1-20.