While it will be some time before traditional buffets make a widespread return to U.S. airport lounges, pre-packaged goods are already back on a self-serve basis. Today, we’ll take a look at what breakfast looks like in the United Club in Denver.
Breakfast At The United Club In Denver
Many of you have a pair of one-time passes via the United Explorer Credit Card by Chase and might be wondering when to use it and whether it makes sense right now, especially when many airpot concessionaires remain closed.
My rule of thumb on these passes is that they are replaceable for about $20 (check eBay…) and I value them accordingly. $20 is never going to be worth it for the food alone, but if you can enjoy enough food to cobble together a meal, enjoy a cup of coffee or complimentary alcoholic beverage, enjoy a quiet and comfortable sitting area with wi-fi, and have access to clean restrooms that are not as crowded as in the terminal, then your lounge visit is worthwhile.
United currently does not publish its lounge menus, but expect pre-packaged goods. The upside to that is you can take it to go if you are in a rush, though cracking down on “to go” items is exactly why United shifted away from pre-packaged items several years ago.
I was recently in the Denver United Club (thanks to a friend I met onboard my LAX-DEN flight) and noted the following food choices:
- Blueberry muffins
- Oatmeal (three flavors)
- Granola bars
- Ritz cracker mini-sandwiches
- White chocolate-covered pretzels
- Peaches (in a heavy syrup)
- Yogurt (three flavors)
- Cage-free har boiled eggs
- Egg salad sandwiches on wheat bread
- Cereal (two varieties)
Denver also has new coffee machines that dispense fairly decent espresso-based beverages. Some find illy coffee beans too bitter, but I do not mind them.
Food is gradually being re-introduced and the selection now if arguably the best it has been in nearly a year. You can expect similar food choices in other United Clubs during the breakfast window.