Sneak peek inside 9-gate expansion, new east food court options at Austin airport

May 7, 2018 - 8:16 am

Juiceland counter construction in East food court across from Gates 7-8.

Hippies & Hops is a 340 square foot bar serving craft beers and wines by the glass in the East food court.Three food concepts in the east food court will soon open as Hippies & Hops, JuiceLand and The Peached Tortilla are nearing the finishing and punch list phases. Take a video sneak peek inside the 9-gate expansion of the Barbara Jordan Terminal. Barton Springs East and Ruta Maya coffee open a second location at Gate 5. East Side Pies added to West food court renovation plans.

Hippies & Hops, JuiceLand and Peached Tortilla set to open

Soon to open this month in the east food court at the Austin airport are three new concession and food concepts. Hippies & Hops, Juiceland and The Peached Tortilla are currently in the punch list and inspection stages of construction.

The three new food selections, operated by concessionaire Delaware North using an open floor design with 2,435 square feet of space, are located across from Gates 7-8.

The Peached Tortilla will serve a Southern and Asian-fusion menu at the East food court.The 340 square foot Hippies & Hops bar will serve locally crafted beer flavors along with other nationally recognized beer brands and wines by the glass.

The Peached Tortilla, a local retro Austin eatery that began as a popular food truck, is known for its Southern and Asian-fusion flair. The menu includes popular menu items such as the Banh Mi tacos and bowls with Vietnamese braised pork belly, the JapaJam burger with a fried egg and tempura onion strings, and the BBQ Brisket Taco and cauliflower bowl.

JuiceLand offers an array of fruit, vegetable and protein smoothies, cold-press bottled juices, vegan cuisine, shots, and juice cleanses. Starting with only four smoothie recipes, the Juiceland concept was created in Austin in 2001, will also offer a wide variety of plant-based Construction video of the progress of the 9-gate expansion project as of May 2018. vegan grab & go meals.

Ruta Maya coffee and Barton Springs East is now open near Gate 5.Sneak peek construction video from inside the 9-gate expansion

We are excited about the construction progress made on the 9-gate expansion of the Barbara Jordan Terminal at the Austin-Bergstrom International Airport.  Take a video sneak peek inside to see the work to expand the terminal from 24 to 33 gates. Construction continues to provide an additional 88,359 square feet of new concourse, hold rooms, concession and retail space at the Austin airport. This includes new international gates and 5,770 square feet of patio space that overlooks the east runway.

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Barton Springs East and Ruta Maya opens near Gate 5

East Side Pies specialty pizzas is planned for West food court construction across from Gate 12.The Barton Springs Dry Goods and Ruta Maya coffee have opened second locations inside the Barbara Jordan Terminal, and are now near Gate 5, just beyond Checkpoint 1. 

The 1,099 square foot Barton Springs store operated by concessionaire Paradies Lagardere offers Western apparel, jewelry, gifts, souvenirs and local Austin themed products. Other travel essentials are offered including electronic accessories, snacks, cold beverages, magazines, health and beauty items.

The Ruta Maya coffee company offers certified organic specialty coffee in medium, dark and espresso roasts. Both Barton Springs and Ruta Maya have locations at Gate 18 also.

East Side Pies added to west food court options

East Side Pies is joining Amy’s Ice Cream, Flyrite Chicken, and Hat Creek Burger Company as part of the renovation and concept plans for the west food court in the Austin airport. The west food court, located across from Gate 12 is estimated to begin renovations in fall 2018.

East Side Pies, noted for its thin-crust specialty pizzas and a variety of homemade sauces uses Texas-sourced meats and produce from Austin-area farmers. The brand has three locations in Austin.