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.

Jillian Jorgensen