Only in LA: street truck to bring “gourmet” food to LAX airport

The food van will serve up “seasonally changing ethnic cuisines” to passengers in Terminal 4 from Summer 2012.

Only in LA: street truck to bring gourmet food to LAX airport

Airport food and drink retailer, HMSHost is set to bring a taste of LA’s thriving food truck scene to Los Angeles Airport’s Terminal 4.

Dutch design agency, UXUS and HMSHost say they plan to transform the Los Angeles airport terminal into a “gourmet” food court, complete with its own indoor food truck.

The L.A. Gourmet Street Truck will serve up “seasonally changing ethnic cuisines” and will join a new line-up of six restaurants and cafés serving passengers local fare in late Summer 2012.

Photo credit: UXUS Design Agency

The new dining experience has been described as “putting LA back into LAX”, according to Los Angeles World Airports (LAWA) executive director, Gina Marie Lindsey.

The idea behind Terminal 4’s new food court- which will be called “Angeleno’s market” – is said to be inspired by Grand Central Market, an open-air foodie haven in downtown LA.

HMSHost says it aims to recreate the LA food culture at the airport, by bringing in well-known LA establishments, including: Vegan restaurant, Real Food Daily; West LA’s La Provence Patisserie and Café and 8oz burger bar.

As well as six gourmet cafés and restaurants, the L.A. Gourmet Street Truck will be a permanent fixture in the terminal, rotating a menu of ethnic cuisines, including Ahn-Joo’s Korean snacks.

HMSHost hopes the food truck concept will help to improve the image of LAX and the dining experience for passengers.

The food and drink retailer recently launched a mobile app that allows travellers in a hurry to order and pay for a meal using their smartphone, and have it delivered at the departure gate, at New York’s Terminal 3.

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