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Special Dietary Needs

Vegan and Vegetarian


Purdue Dining & Culinary Residential dining locations label food items as vegan and vegetarian using an icon. These icons can be seen on our mobile app, Menus Online , Net Nutrition , and service line item cards. Our online resources can help students find vegan and vegetarian offerings at the Residential dining locations. 

Disclaimer: We label our fried foods based on the ingredient list on the packaging. Certain cooking methods like deep-frying may alter an individual’s perception of whether or not an item is considered vegan or vegetarian. Please ask a dining employee about the preparation of your food item if you have concerns about how a food is labeled.

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Icons used to identify vegetarian and vegan food items in Residential dining locations.

Specialty Stations

Several dining courts operate a specialty station dedicated to vegan and vegetarian food. Vegan and vegetarian students are not limited to only eating at these stations; they may find that the offerings at our other stations meet their needs.

  • Earhart - Simple Servings
  • Ford - Simple Servings
  • Windsor - Vegetarian
Simple Servings stations consist of a rotating legume, grain/starch, and hot vegetable. The offerings at these stations are free of all animal products.

The dining courts also offer a variety of build-your-own stations, which are customizable to the needs and preferences of our students. Examples of custom entrees include pizza, pasta, stir-fry, burrito, salad, and deli sandwich. Students are free to leave off any animal products such as meat, milk, egg, honey, etc. Students may also select the plant-based proteins at these stations like tofu, soy crumbles, beans, chickpeas, etc.


The Hillel Foundation in collaboration with Purdue Dining & Culinary provides kosher meals for students with a meal plan. Hillel offers dinners for Rosh Hashanah, Yom Kippur and a Break-the-Fast at the conclusion of Yom Kippur. Hillel also offers multiple meals during Passover. Students with a Purdue Dining & Culinary Meal Plan may dine at the Hillel Foundation for these meals and have their meal plan charged. For more information about the Hillel Foundation, please visit their website at .


Windsor Dining Court offers halal chicken breasts and hamburgers by request. Please allow approximately 10 minutes for these proteins to be cooked to order. Students are encouraged to place the order for the halal meat first, then proceed to build their plate with their other desired meal options.