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JFK airport's Five Borough Food Hall debuts in Terminal 4

Kennedy Airport is hoping to give travelers a taste of the city without leaving the confines of Terminal 4.

The Five Borough Food Hall – a food-truck-meets-food-court concept – opened Thursday at JFK's international terminal, offering city-themed food to weary travelers who don't have time to get on the subway and explore NYC during layovers.

New York cuisine is always tricky to define, but the food hall seems to be identifying it as food transplanted from across the globe – from Mexico to the Mediterranean, all to be served out of refurbished trucks. (Despite the clever branding, it does not seem the trucks or their proprietors actually hail from each of the city's five boroughs. And New York pizza is noticeably absent.)

Terminal 4 already offers up some outposts of actual New York restaurants – including Blue Smoke, The Palm and Shake Shack – but here's a closer look at the new truck-themed offerings.

Mango Taco Truck

Mango Taco Truck will be housed in a
Photo Credit: Five Borough Food Hall

Mango Taco Truck will be housed in a 1987 Chevy box truck, offering up a build-your-own taco menu featuring steak, chicken and cochinita, a slow-roasted pork from the Yucatán.

Global Sandwiches

Global Sandwiches will be served out of a
Photo Credit: Five Borough Food Hall

Global Sandwiches will be served out of a 1956 International Harvester Metro, and will feature Vietnamese bánh mì, Genoa salami ficelle, turkey reubens and muffulettas.

The Apothecary

A bar dubbed The Apothecary will be located
Photo Credit: Five Borough Food Hall

A bar dubbed The Apothecary will be located in a 1966 VW bus that has been "stretched" to fit a bar counter in the middle.

Canal Street Noodle House and Dromos

Other options will include Canal Street Noodle House,
Photo Credit: Five Borough Food Hall

Other options will include Canal Street Noodle House, an Asian option offering up Tom Yum soup and bulgogi steak, and Dromos, a Mediterranean option featuring pitas and schawarma.

Coffee Bar

There's also a coffee bar that will be
Photo Credit: Five Borough Food Hall

There's also a coffee bar that will be styled to look like a subway stop -- because what stranded traveler hasn't thought to themselves, "This wait for my flight would be so much more pleasant in a subway station?"

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