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Running for a flight? The Departures Hall brings you the NYC food experience.
TWA Hotel Departures Hall

Departures Hall Dining

No need to truck into the city for great grub! The TWA Hotel serves grab-and-go options for your entire crew.

 TWA Hotel Departures Hall
Ahead of the curve: The TWA Departures Hall opened in 1962. Photo by Balthazar Korab.

Air fare! Locally-made, quick meals are dished up in the historic Departures Hall, where Trans World Airlines travelers once checked in for flights. New York City culinary institutions that cook up fresh, high-quality eats serve breakfast, lunch and dinner from dawn to dusk. (Yes, there are tables in case you want to stay a while.)

What's Cooking in the Departures Hall

 TWA Hotel Halal Guys

The Halal Guys

Hours. That’s how long New Yorkers have been willing to stand in line since 1990 for steaming platters of gyro and chicken over rice served from a Midtown hot dog cart by a trio of Egyptian immigrants. Famed for their secret white sauce, the The Halal Guys specialize in falafel and baklava, too.

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Empanada Republic

Conceived in Latin America, born in Brooklyn! Empanada Republic honors a range of culinary traditions with its baked pastries — options include Argentinian-style creamy chicken, Mexican corn and Oaxacan cheese and Spanish-inspired pork and peppers. All are paired with house-made dipping sauces.

 TWA Departures Dining Hall Antico Noe

Antico Noè

For more than 70 years, Antico Noè has served its authentic Italian panini from a storefront off Piazza San Pier Maggiore in Florence, Italy. In 2016, the brand expanded to NYC and has attracted a cult-like following, offering more than a dozen inventive sandwiches on freshly baked bread, as well as fresh salads and antipasto.

 TWA Hotel Departures Hall Fresh&Co

Fresh&Co

A family-owned eatery started in 2010, Fresh&Co grows its own produce at a Long Island, New York, farm. Naturally, the organic-focused company offers salads, grain bowls and veggie-and-protein plates with vegan, gluten-free and meat-lover options.

 TWA Hotel Departures Playa Bowls

Playa Bowls

The brainchild of two Jersey Shore surfers, Playa Bowls began on a Belmar, New Jersey, sidewalk where its founders sold açai bowls at a stand outside a pizza shop. Today, the eco-friendly company whips up seven different kinds of bowls and smoothies from its brick-and-mortar stores in NYC.

Founded in 2011, Fooda operates the Departures Hall. This is the first airport food hall for the company, which oversees lunch pop-ups in more than 20 major cities and 2,000-plus locations in the United States. 

Menus of the TWA Hotel restaurant offerings are posted on the Fooda app each day. Additional Fooda partner restaurants will join the Departures Hall in the coming months.

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