DEN ranks No.5 on the 2015 list of the healthiest airport food options among the country’s busiest airports, according to the Physicians Committee for Responsible Medicine, a Washington, DC-based non-profit organisation.
According to the study, 80% of the airport’s restaurants offer at least one qualifying cholesterol-free, plant-based entrée, such as leafy green salads, veggie wraps or black bean burgers.
This year’s ranking moves Denver up two spots from last year’s list.
“Visitors to the Mile High City can take healthful eating to new heights by sampling green salads with grilled portobello mushrooms and toasted pumpkin seeds at Denver Chophouse,” the report reads.
“Chef Jimmy's Bistro dishes out vegetarian sandwiches and a Kung Pao salad served with vegetables and noodles.
"Pour La France serves a roasted eggplant and red pepper panini and a Provençale salad with sun-dried tomatoes, sliced mushrooms, and garbanzo beans.
"Those looking for extra West Coast crunch can head to Colorado Sports Bar for a sunflower seed burger or stop by Root Down DIA for a roasted Brussels sprouts and squash salad.
"Root Down’s Concourse "C"aesar – made with a blend of greens, radishes, scallions, and miso dressing – remains ever popular.”
DEN’s concessions programme consists of more than 170,000 square feet of retail space inside the airport that includes more than 140 locations offering an exciting culinary, fashion and retail experience.
“We know that today’s travellers are looking for a variety of high-quality dining options that include a robust selection of delicious, healthful items,” said Bhavesh Patel, DEN’s chief revenue officer.
“We are continuing to evolve our concessions program to offer more variety, local flavors and an overall elevated travel experience that will help passengers live life and travel well.”