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Ready. Set. Indulge! Here's 5 delicious things to eat at TPA

It's the holiday season and those New Year's Resolutions are right around the corner. But first, let's eat!

At Tampa International Airport, sweet and savory options coexist in abundance and are never hard to find. From "Bonuts" exclusive to TPA to the one and only Potbelly Sandwich Shop in all of Florida, travelers don't have to leave the Airport before they arrive in a foodie paradise. So, where do you start?


Here are our top 5 most indulgent options at TPA:

1. Classic Nachos at the Hard Rock Cafe (Main Terminal)

Layer after layer of cheesy goodness invaded by beans, jalepenos, pico and gooey chipotle sauce - waiting for you at the Hard Rock Cafe. Grab a seat inside the Main Terminal (pre-security) or enjoy that Florida weather on the outdoor dining terrace and take a deep dive into decadency with this plate. Afterwards, stroll through the Hard Rock's signature gift shop. All we ask - for the sake of your in-flight neighbor - is that you snag some hand sanitizer before you board... these can get messy. 


2. Bonuts from PDQ (Airside C)

Bo-WHATs?! You probably havent heard of this donut derivitave, but that's because we're the ONLY place in the world where you can find it. Picture a churro, mixed with a donut hole served with a sweet side of toffee dipping sauce. Not to mention, TPA is the one and only Airport with a PDQ. Gateside chicken and bonuts? Go right ahead. 


3. Milkshakes from Square 1 (Airside F)

What's a burger without a milkshake on the side? Boring. 

Stop by Square 1 burgers on Airside F to "shake" things up with one of their frosty, delicious milkshakes. With options like Nutella and Peanut Butter, Orea or classic strawberry, chocolate or vanilla, there's a favorite for everyone. Travel tip: Never board your flight hungry. 


4. Specialty Pizzas at NYNY Pizza (Airside A)

Cheesy, crispy, saucy and far from basic, the specialty pizzas from this spot range from buffalo chicken to meat lovers and beyond. So before you climb up the east coast to New York for a hot slice, indulge in a slice or eight at NYNY Pizza on Airside F!


5. Turkey Club from Potbelly Sandwich Shop (Airside E)

A trip to the Airport just for a sandwich? It's THAT good. TPA is proud to boast the only Potbelly Sandwich Shop in all of Florida, serving hot, made-to-order subs that fit nice and snug right in your carry-on. Our sandwich of choice: the Turkey Club with all-natural, hand-pulled, slow-roasted turkey with Nueske’s bacon and cheddar cheese toasted and then topped with fresh lettuce, tomato and mayo on multigrain - add some Potbelly peppers and don't forget a signature cookie to finish off your meal.