Boston & Grafton Campus Dining

Getting hungry?

Tufts’ Boston and Grafton campuses serve up a variety of freshly prepared food made with high-quality, simple ingredients. Savory handmade wraps, crisp tossed salads, and melt-in-your-mouth daily specials will no doubt keep you coming back for more.

Boston Campus Dining

Tufts’ Boston Campus Dining is managed by Corporate Chefs. With three cafés serving the Boston campus—Food 4 Thought, Plaza Café, and Soup’s On—you can find homemade breakfast items, fresh hot soups, grilled panini, grab-and-go sandwiches, yummy baked goods, and tons of other great options.

At Food 4 Thought, try a breakfast quesadilla on a whole-wheat tortilla, Cape Chicken Salad (with dried cranberries, celery, and lowfat mayo), or a made-to-order rice or noodle bowl with your choice of protein, sauce, and veggies.

Craving a hot sandwich? Try one of Plaza Café’s “Deli on the Press” specials, such as buffalo chicken and blue cheese or salami, provolone, and roasted red peppers. Your taste buds will thank you.

And don’t forget about Soup’s On, where you can enjoy a cup of freshly prepared soup with the hot special of the day—like Grilled Lemon Butter Salmon.Here’s more information about Tufts’ Boston campus cafés:Have questions about dining on the Boston campus? Contact Tufts Dining or check with someone from our Corporate Chefs team:

  • Karen Pistoresi, Food Service Director, 617-636-4861
  • Jamie Van Koeverden, Catering Manager, 617-636-0540

Grafton Campus Dining

On our Grafton campus, you’ll find Elms Café (PDF) serving breakfast and lunch Monday through Friday. Elms Café offers delicious daily specials made from scratch, as well as a creative selection of sandwiches and entrées. Elms Café is operated by Leah Surprenant, chef proprietor of Loaves and Fishes Catering.

If it’s breakfast you’re after, try a hearty breakfast burrito, fluffy omelet, or hot bagel sandwich. For lunch, savor a specialty sandwich or wrap—such as our Thai Veggie Wrap with Julienned Vegetables and Spicy Peanut Sauce—paired with a cup of soup.

All soups are homemade with fresh ingredients. So are the daily hot specials like Curried Calypso Chicken, Tomato-Feta-Kalamata Strudel, and Roasted Mahi Mahi with Whole Grain Mustard Crust. Whatever you choose, you can’t go wrong!

If you want something Catered, complete and email a Catering Order Form (PDF). Use the Catering Guide (PDF) to help with your selections.

Have questions about dining on the Grafton campus? Contact Tufts Dining or Leah Surprenant:

Leah Surprenant

508-839-1911 ext. 84787

Locations & Hours

Café Location Hours Phone Number Payment Method
Food 4 Thought

Boston Campus
Sackler Building
4th floor

Monday to Thursday
7:30 am to 8 pm
7:30 am to 3 pm
1 pm to 5 pm

617-636-0965 JumboCash, cash, MasterCard, or Visa
Plaza Café Boston Campus
Floating Hospital
Monday to Friday
7:30 am to 2:30 pm
617-636-0540 JumboCash, cash, MasterCard, or Visa
Soup’s On Boston Campus
Dental Building
7th floor
Monday to Friday
7 am to 1:30 pm
617-636-2128 JumboCash, cash, MasterCard, or Visa
Elm's Cafe Grafton Campus
Varis Campus Center
Monday to Friday
 7 am to 4 pm
617-636-0965 JumboCash, cash, MasterCard, or Visa