Kosher & Halal Dining @ Tufts

Let's Eat Kosher

Tufts Dining offers several options for those who keep kosher, including a Glatt Kosher Deli, Shabbat meals at the Granoff Family Hillel Center, kosher for Passover foods, and – new this year – a completely vegan kosher option at Dewick MacPhie Dining Center. Tufts Dining and Tufts Hillel have partnered with Lighthouse Kosher to launch this fully certified, completely vegan kosher dining option.

Lighthouse Kosher is an innovative non-profit organization that combines Orthodox rabbinic supervision with a vision of ecological sustainability and social responsibility. A team of trained Tufts students serve as mashgichim and are onsite every day to insure smooth operations and full compliance. The facility will also receive regular oversight and spot-checks from Rabbi Barry Dolinger of Lighthouse Kosher and Tufts Rabbi Naftali Brawer. This new dining station is located at the Beans, Greens & Grains section of the dining center and features appealing, vegan meals cooked from scratch. Students who keep kosher or those who would like to be able to regularly do so, now have the opportunity to share meals with peers with ease and convenience.

Pax et Lax Glatt Kosher Deli is located in the Mayer Campus Center and features made-to-order sandwiches and wraps. The popular deli is open for lunch and dinner Monday to Thursday. Deli orders are placed using the Transact Mobile app and picked up the at walk-up window.

Passover:

For students observing Passover at Tufts, please see Tufts Hillel for information about Passover seders, meals, and events.
Please note: Pax et Lax Glatt Kosher Deli will be closed in observance of the Passover holiday.

Halal Dining at Tufts

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

  • Carmichael Dining Center has halal grilled chicken available for lunch and dinner every day.   
  • Carmichael serves a halal meat entrée at dinner daily 
  • The All-9-Free station within Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center serves halal meat exclusively and entrees are available at lunch and dinner.  
  • Dewick has halal chicken and hamburgers available by request daily for lunch and dinner. 
  • Pita at Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run serves halal chicken and lamb shawarma.

Labeling: 

  • Halal meat entrees are indicated in the title of the recipe. This indicates that the meat used is halal and no pork or alcohol is contained in the dish. 
  • The title and ingredient information for all recipes can be found on the Nutrition Cards in the dining centers or in our online menus. 
  • Items that contain pork or alcohol are labeled with icons in the Transact Mobile Ordering app.  

Ramadan:  

Suhoor boxes will be available March 10-March 15 and March 25-April 8. Tufts Dining is closed for Spring Break.

  • Complete the form below to register with Tufts Dining to be able to order suhoor boxes. 
  • Registration is required and will be accepted on a rolling basis. 
  • Please allow 24 hours for Tufts Dining to process registration before trying to place an order or access the dining centers.
  • Once registered, you will be able to order customizable suhoor boxes on the Dining Transact Mobile App.
  • Orders must be placed by 4pm daily. 
  • Pre-ordered boxes will be available for pick up at Carmichael or Dewick-MacPhie at Dinner each night from 5pm to closing
  • Questions? Email Kelly Shaw at kelly.shaw@tufts.edu 

Register for suhoor boxes here.