Kosher and Halal Dining

Kosher Dining at Tufts

For students who would like Kosher items, Pax et Lax Glatt Kosher Deli serves made-to-order vegetarian, pareve and meat deli sandwiches and side salads (with pickles of course) for lunch and dinner Monday -Thursday. During dinner, there are also hot sandwiches and sides on the menu. From Corned Beeef on Rye to Egg Salad, Chicken Salad, or Grilled Portobello and Tofu on Pita, there’s a wide selection of fun and flavorful options. The Tufts Granoff Family Hillel Center (live link: http://www.tuftshillel.org/content/kosher-dining-our-approach) serves kosher Shabbat dinners weekly on campus. Tufts Dining also provides (for all students celebrating Passover) Kosher for Passover tables during the holiday in both Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers. Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie have vegetarian and vegan menu options and soups daily as well as frequent fish selections. Many students who keep kosher at Tufts eat in our dining centers, Hillel, Pax et Lox and other locations on campus depending on their personal dietary preferences. Students who would like to takeout lunch or dinner from Pax et Lox and join their friends at Carmichael or Dewick, can do so by going to Pax et Lox first and then swiping in again at Carmichael or Dewick and eat with friends.

Halal Dining at Tufts

Tufts Dining serves daily halal options at lunch and dinner in several locations

In Dewick-MacPhie and Carmichael Dining Centers, Halal grilled chicken is available for lunch daily at both locations. Halal hamburgers and hot dogs are can be cooked to order upon request at any time.  Grilled halal chicken is also available for dinner at Dewick and upon request for dinner at Carmichael. All whole chicken breasts and thighs sourced by the university are halal. These items are featured in regular rotation on the main line in prepared dishes. Halal beef flank steak is available upon request whenever beef flank steak appears on the menu. Halal recipes are indicated in the title of the recipe. The title and ingredient information for all recipes can be found on the Food Fact Cards. Please consult the online menu for the most current information regarding available halal options.

In Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run, the Pita station serves halal chicken shawarma. 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.

For more information on Kosher or Halal dining options, please contact Tufts Dining Dietitian Kelly Shaw MS RD