If you have to deal with these long layovers and delays people keep experiencing, you hope you're stuck at an airport that has plenty of food options. Sure, you don't want to pay airport prices, but what other options do you have?

A new study shows that the busiest airport in Illinois is one of the best places for foodies, or the best place to be stuck during layovers, in the U.S. With more than 70 restaurants with all decent Google ratings, this airport is almost a foodie's dream.

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O'Hare International Airport in Chicago has cracked the top 5 best airports in the U.S. for foodies. How did it get there? Let's explain.

Chicago's O'Hare International Airport is Great For Foodies

The team at Betway Insider released its list of the top 20 best airports for foodies in the world. To create this list, The team at Betway listed 48 of the busiest airports in the world (excluding airports in China*) by annual passenger numbers,

Betway then researched how many restaurants there are in each airport, how many cuisines, the average Google review score for each of the restaurants, and the number of Instagram tags at each airport. These factors were then given a weighting from 0–100, allowing the data to be ranked.

Betway Insider
Betway Insider

They found that O'Hare International Airport is the 4th best airport in the world for foodies. It has 74 restaurants with an average 3.3 rating on Google reviews. O'Hare has 32 cuisines with 1.3 million Instagram tags and 0.074 restaurants per 1,000 guests.

What's A Foodie & Why Do They Matter?

If you've ever posted a photo of food on social media, primarily Instagram, you're a foodie. Technically, a foodie is defined by Merriam-Webster Dictionary as,

": a person having an avid interest in the latest food fads"

What they left out is someone who shows that on social media way too much.

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If you're a foodie or just love food, O'Hare is the airport to get stuck in.

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