Carnegie Mellon University

Healthy Starts Here

We believe that fresh, nutritious food is an integral part of the health and wellness of our campus community.  We aim to make eating well easy and delicious, by offering a variety of creatively prepared meals that emphasize fresh vegetables, seasonal fruits, lean proteins, as well as eateries dedicated to serving vegan and vegetarian meals and foods that are free from gluten and the top eight major allergens.

Dining Services is a key partner in Carnegie Mellon University’s campus-wide approach to creating a healthier environment for students, faculty, and staff.  In addition to creating menus with food choices that optimize the health of our diverse community, we are committed to integrating food and nutrition education into the student experience through interactive wellness events, farmer’s markets, food demonstrations, cooking classes, lectures, and our website and social sites. 

Vegan & Vegetarian

Most dining locations offer vegan and vegetarian options but these following locations specialize:

Cohon Center, 2nd floor
Mediterranean-inspired vegan and vegetarian dishes

Garden Bistro
Servery, Resnik Servery
Strictly vegan

Cohon Center, 2nd floor
Allergen-friendly kitchen with 


The Pomegranate
Tartans Pavilion, Resnik House
Offers meals certified Orthodox Kosher under the Vaad of Pittsburgh

Entropy+ Convenience Store
Cohon Center, 1st floor
Orthodox Kosher meals prepared by the Vaad of Pittsburgh available for pick up


Rice Bowl
Cohon Center, 2nd floor
100% Halal including meatballs, chicken, and beef

Pasta Villagio
Cohon Center, 2nd floor
100% Halal including meatballs, chicken, and beef

Entropy+ Convenience Store
Cohon Center, 1st floor
Frozen and ready-to-eat Halal options

Special Dining Needs

All students with special dietary needs are first required to submit the Special Dining Needs Form, including any supporting medical documentation, to University Health Services. Special dining needs may include food allergies or intolerance, gluten-sensitive enteropathy (Celiac Disease), and other diseases of the stomach or intestine. The form will be evaluated by University Health Services to provide a recommendation to Dining Services.

Allergen Information

We are committed to making every guest’s dining experience an exceptional one, including our guests with food allergies. Our dining vendors work hard to identify the eight major food allergen groups (dairy, egg, fish, peanut, shellfish, soy, tree nuts, and wheat) in all food items across campus. Ask managers at the dining locations for more information.

Nourish: CMU's Allergen-Friendly Kitchen

A certified space by Kitchens with Confidence, Nourish features a menu prepared without gluten, wheat, milk, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and most tree nuts (except coconut). Food items that include coconut are clearly labeled on the menu or on product packaging.

In addition to offering a diverse and delicious menu designed with everyone in mind, Nourish serves safe foods for our guests with dietary restrictions. Nourish ensures the following:

  • All food is prepared and sealed in a dedicated kitchen that does not handle gluten, wheat, milk, egg, soy, fish, shellfish, peanuts, and most tree nuts (except for coconut).
  • Simple ingredients without hidden additives and preservatives
  • Food service staff who are trained and highly knowledgeable about food allergens and cross-contact prevention
  • Routine equipment and food sample testing to ensure food safety commitments

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