Halal Dining

Tufts Dining has daily halal options at lunch and dinner in Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers. Both dining centers provide halal grilled chicken breast at lunch.  In addition, halal hamburgers, hot dogs and chicken (Carmichael dinner only) can be cooked to order upon request at any time. Whole unprocessed chicken breast and thigh meat is halal and will be indicated as halal in the ingredient statement on the Food Fact Cards.  Some processed chicken menu items served are not halal, so be sure to check the Food Fact Cards.. 

At dinner in Dewick, either halal chicken (breast or thigh) or steak is menued for the char-grill and available on the serving line.  Halal steak, when menued, must be requested from the culinarian at the char-grill station and will be cooked to order. The exact halal item being featured at Dewick dinner can be found by referring to our online menu at:
https://dining.tufts.edu/where-to-eat/dewick-macphie-dining-center

In addition, the chicken thigh meat sourced for the university is halal. When chicken thighs are served, whether in our residential dining centers or retail locations, the information posted will indicate that the item is halal. The chicken breast in some hot food items may also be halal. As ingredient information is posted at the point-of-service for all food served, customers have the ability to review ingredients to determine whether a particular food is permissible according to Islamic law.

The chicken thigh meat we purchase is halal. When chicken thigh meat is used, whether in our residential dining centers or retail locations, the information posted on the Food Fact Cards will indicate that the item is halal. In Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, the chicken shawarma served at Pita is halal. Ingredient information is posted at the point-of-service for all food served. All of our customers can review ingredients to determine whether a particular food is listed as halal and permissible according to Islamic law.

Special meal arrangements are offered for Muslim students on meal plans when Ramadan is observed while school is in session. Students with meal plans can convert the value of meals that will be missed (while fasting) into meal money. The meal money can be spent at campus dining facilities or with our off-campus food merchant partners. To qualify, students must first obtain authorization by contacting the Muslim chaplain prior to making arrangements through Tufts Dining Services.