Tasty, satisfying, and healthy meals are what fuel the group for the week, so we ensure that everyone eats well on OA trips! Every meal is a collective effort, with the group coming together to chop, season, and cook their way to a delicious end product. This also allows the meals to be very customizable to your group's preferences.
Special Dietary Restrictions & Food Allergies
If you have special dietary needs or food allergies, please contact us at 609-258-6230 to let us know of your particular issues. Most of the menu items are already vegetarian/vegan and easy modifications in the cooking process can often be made for the items that are not. We regularly work with students who keep Kosher or Halaal and students with severe peanut, tree nut, and gluten allergies, and will work with you to accomodate any other dietary needs.
For students who keep Kosher, we can ensure that all of the food on your trip is certified Kosher and will leave the food in its original packaging for your inspection. We can also provide Kosher pots and utensils. There will be dairy and fish on your trip, but no meat.
Below is a list of some of our most common dinners, but the exact meals on your trip will vary. Every night, your group will cook dinner together, and your leaders may introduce some of their favorite variations to the standard menu items (such as BBQ chicken pizza!). Whatever the meal, it is sure to be a delicious and filling end to your day.
- Pita Pizza (with veggies and pepperoni)
- Fajitas & Refried Beans (Onions, Peppers, & Garlic, Chicken, Cheese, Salsa & Hot Sauce)
- Vegetarian Chili & Quinoa (Onions, Peppers, Tomatoes, Kidney Beans)
- Vegetable Rice and Lentils (Onions, Corn, Garlic, Veggie Soup Mix, Corn, and Optional Cheese and Chicken)
- Quinoa Stirfry (Onions, Corn, Cheese, Chicken, and Spices)
Lunch is always a make-your-own affair during an extended mid-day break. You'll have the predictable Peanut Butter & Jelly available, in addition to many other sandwich toppings, so you'll never get tired. Lunch staples also include chicken, salmon, cheese and hummus, with plenty of BBQ sauce, salsa, hot sauce, and spices. For dessert, you can opt for a nutella and dried fruit (apples & apricots) sandwich or some trail mix.
Breakfast & Snacks
Most mornings you'll have a hot breakfast of oatmeal, decorated with lots of tasty treats: cinnamon & brown sugar, peanut butter, dried fruit, etc. If oatmeal isn't your jam, cereal, granola, and snack bars are also available. And GORP (a mix of m&m's, craisins, raisins, & peanuts/granola) is a good choice at any time of day!