Tree Nut-Free & Peanut-Free Dining

Tree nut and peanut allergies can be stressful. We focus on the details of providing ingredients and allergens so you can identify the foods that are safe to eat.

We understand the concern of tree nut and peanut cross-contact, such as students adding peanut butter or Nutella to food and then using a panini press, toaster, or waffle iron. To protect your food from exposure to tree nut- and peanut-containing foods, we offer special options accessible in our tree nut- and peanut-free pantry in Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center and in our dedicated storage space in Carmichael Dining Center.

If cross-contact is a concern, please ask our staff for food from a warmer or directly from the kitchen when you believe cross-contact poses a risk. Special attention is given to food placement to minimize cross-contact.

Note:  Our bakery is peanut-free. Tree nuts are used in our bakery, therefore, we advise guests with tree nut allergies to avoid all baked goods and unsliced breads (commercially sliced breads are safe, but please always check labels.

In Carmicheal or Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers you’ll find:

  • A dedicated tree nut- and peanut-free toaster in Carrnichael and Dewick and a panini press in Dewick
  • Individual packs of cream cheese, margarine and jelly, as cross-contact is common with these foods
  • All soft serve ice cream and frozen yogurt are tree nut- and peanut-free
  • Assorted cookies prepared in a tree nut- and peanut-free facility
  • Tree nut- and peanut-free cereals

Both of our dining centers provide Food Fact Cards near each food item. Our Food Fact Cards provide ingredients and nutrition information, and identify whether a food item contains one or more of the top eight food allergens (and sesame).

So...who’s hungry?

Accessing Our Nut- and Peanut-Free Areas

Just contact our Tufts Dining dietitian to start using our designated tree nut- and peanut-free areas at Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie Dining Centers:

Julie Lampie, Registered Dietitian (RD)
617-627-2833
julie.lampie@tufts.edu