5 Restaurants Worth a Plane Ride

Eating delicious food is one of the best parts of traveling. Take a look at the following five restaurants that will make you want to jump in a plane over and over again simply to taste their food one more time.

1. EL TOVAR- GRAND CANYON NATIONAL PARK, AZ

The El Tovar hotel sits atop one of the many cliffs at the Grand Canyon National Park in Arizona. Experience the breathtaking view from one of the Grand Canyon helicopter tours and then take in the view from this fabulous restaurant.

touring the grand canyon

2. APONIENTE – EL PUERTO DE SANTA MARíA, SPAIN
Located in the small village port, this restaurant specializes in sustainable seafood. Chef Angel Leon is gaining fame for using unusual ingredients like fish eyeballs with traditional cooking methods.

3. M. WELLS – LONG ISLAND CITY, N.Y.
Originally opened for breakfast only, this retrofitted diner is for the adventurous traveler. It features interesting menu items such as pickled pig’s tongue, escargots, and bone marrow.

4. MOMOFUKU – SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA
Chef David Chang is determined to make his fifth restaurant reliant on “the abundance of Australia” – meaning that they will try not to import anything that is not native to Australia.

5. WILLOWS INN – LUMMI ISLAND, WA
Located in the tiny San Juan island of Lummi, Willows Inn is about two hours from Seattle.  It was ranked “the best restaurant int he world” in 2010 by S. Pellegrino which is even more impressive when you realize the head chef is only 24 years old.

Which of these restaurants is at the top of your bucket list? Share your thoughts below!