Questions about Harvest? Call 848-932-9177.
The Harvest Cafe hours will temporarily change nearing finals week:
Monday May 6: 8am–7pm
Tuesday May 7 through Wednesday May 15: 8am–2:30pm
Harvest will be closing for the semester May 15 at 2:30pm and will remain closed over the summer.
Until Friday May 3, Harvest @ IFNH is open daily from 8am to 7pm Monday through Thursday and 8am to 2:30pm on Fridays. Regular A La Carte Service from 8am to 2:30pm; and we will now offer "Grab and Go" service and retail items from 2:30pm to 7pm (Mon-Thu). Hot entree lines close at 2:30p.m. Meal Swipe options for students all day. We look forward to serving you!
As you enter the light-filled lobby of the state-of-the-art research facility that houses The New Jersey Institute of Food, Nutrition, and Health (IFNH), the first thing you encounter is the sights, sounds and smells of HARVEST, the new dining venue developed as a showcase for the mission and principals of the IFNH.
The credo behind the menu concept, "eat well, live well," developed by Rutgers chef Ian Keith, is to create dishes that are focused on whole, minimally processed food, with "from scratch" culinary techniques that develop flavor without additives, chemicals, sugars, and artificial enhancers found in most processed foods.
Our classically trained chefs are working closely with Rutgers dining services food buyers to source local, sustainable, whole foods and artisan products that are raised and produced responsibly. Harvest meats and seafood, used thoughtfully in the plant- and grain-centric menu, will be hormone and anti-biotic free. This approach is on point with cutting-edge culinary trends in the more forward-thinking restaurant and food service sector, from fine dining to fast food.
The Harvest menu offerings will feature house-made whole grains, grain & legume salads as part of an abundant and varied salad and fruit bar, a noodle bowl station with a trio of broths and dozens of add-ins for making custom ramen, fresh made-from-scratch soups, a juice and smoothie bar, brick-oven whole-grain pizzettes and flat breads, along with daily entrées and sides featuring vegetarian and omnivore fare. Harvest is open from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday - Thursday and 8 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Fridays with breakfast and lunch service.