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.


For students observing Passover at Tufts, Tufts Hillel Seder meals are available. Dewick-MacPhie will have dedicated Passover food areas where Tufts students on meal plans observing Passover can select kosher for Passover items and meals. All kosher for Passover foods will be handled separately in designated areas. A list of Passover items will be posted on-site where kosher for Passover food is being served.
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.   
  • The Mediterranean Bar at Carmichael serves halal meat daily for lunch. 
  • 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.


  • 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.  


Suhoor boxes will be made available from March 27 to April 21.

  • Register to access this program by completing the form below.
  • Orders for these customizable boxes will be accessed in the Dining Transact Mobile App. 
  • The cost of a Suhoor box is one meal swipe.
  • Pre-ordered Suhoor boxes will be available for pick up at Carmichael or Dewick-MacPhie at Dinner each night.
  • Students who attend Iftar in Carmichael or Dewick will be provided a single-use take-out container that they may use to take food with them to continue their nourishment after the dining centers closes.

Register for suhoor boxes here.