The all-vegetarian restaurant offers dishes like pan-roasted Brussels sprouts and sunchoke ratatouille.
“I can report that up until now, I’ve had nothing vegetarian in airports,” Cohen tells Thrillist. “I think this is really going to change the way people feel about flying. At airports, it seems like you would want to continue how you’re supposed to eat in your normal life. It should seem like you are just going on with your day. And this is one way to do that, if you’re a vegetarian.”
When working on developing the menu for Thyme, Cohen and her chefs took inspiration from Dirt Candy’s menu while also creating original organic recipes with market-fresh produce. One of Cohen’s favorite menu items is the ancho mushroom tacos.
“This food is head and shoulders above anything I’ve had in any other airports,” Cohen says about the first time she test-tasted the new recipes. “Here I was, this chef from New York City, going to New Jersey to eat some food, and I wasn’t prepared for how good the food was.”
The quality of the food can be attributed to the freshness of the ingredients, says Eric Brinker, OTG's VP of Experience and Marketing, explaining that produce is transported in daily from local markets. So the next time you’re passing through security at Newark, you might see some Swiss chard and broccoli in the line next to you.
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