Worry Free Dining

Diners with special diets or food allergies have a wide variety of options in our dining venues.

All of our concepts offer vegetarian/vegan options, there are two extensive salad bars and one unit, Healthy Select serves only vegetarian/vegan cuisine.

Because items are priced a la carte and because many of our venues offer customizable options, diners are able to create a meal that meets their needs. For example, many items can be made vegan by requesting no cheese. Furthermore, several of our sandwich concepts offer Gluten Friendly bread by request. Fireside Pizza also offers Gluten Friendly pizza crust on its own pan by request (although we cannot guarantee against cross contact as we have one pizza oven).

We have published several helpful guides on our website:

Foods are identified on our online or onsite menus by the following key:

  • (GF): Gluten Friendly
  • (V): Vegetarian
  • (V+): Vegan

Some of the options that we regularly recommend are:

 Gluten FriendlyVegetarianVegan 
  • Beans and rice platters
  • Custom corn tortilla nachos at Habanero's
  • Custom stir-fry at the Park Place Asian Bar
  • Custom veggie stir-fry at Noodle Works in the dedicated Gluten Friendly pan
  • Freshens yogurt and smoothies
  • Fruit and yogurt bar at Rivers Street Café
  • Grilled or baked fish at Homestyle Classics, Park Place or Traditions
  • Lettuce-wrapped burger or grilled chicken at Rivers Street Grille or Mountaineer Grille
  • Spuds at McAlister's Deli
  • Sushi
  • Vegetable sides at Homestyle Classic, Park Place or Traditions
  • and more!
  • Beans and rice platters
  • Custom nachos or burritos at Habanero's
  • Custom pasta and veggie sauté at Noodle Works
  • Custom tofu and veggie stir-fry at the Park Place Asian Bar
  • Freshens yogurt and smoothies
  • Fruit and yogurt bar at Rivers Street Café
  • Oatmeal bar at Cascades Café
  • Vegetable sides at Homestyle Classic, Park Place or Traditions
  • Vegetable sushi
  • Veggie and house-made hummus subs or wraps
  • Veggie or black bean burgers
  • Veggie pizza or calzones
  • Veggie spuds at McAlister's Deli
  • and more!
  • Baked potatoes and sweet potatoes
  • Beans and rice platters
  • Custom nachos or burritos at Habanero's
  • Custom pasta and veggie sauté at Noodle Works
  • Custom tofu and veggie stir-fry at the Park Place Asian Bar
  • Fresh fruit
  • Freshens fruit smoothies
  • House-made veggie chili
  • Oatmeal bar at Cascades Café
  • Vegetable sides at Homestyle Classic, Park Place or Traditions
  • Vegetable sushi
  • Veggie and house-made hummus wraps
  • Veggie spuds at McAlister's Deli
  • and more!

We have also just added a Worry Free Fare cooler in Sanford Commons. It is stocked with specialty products for diners with food allergies. And, we do offer a variety of Gluten Friendly, Vegetarian and Vegan products in the Markets.

We ask all diners with special diets or food allergies to identify themselves to our supervisors so that we can better serve their needs. This is not to single out these students but to help us prevent cross-contact. Those needing additional help can schedule a facility tour or an appointment with our Registered Dietitian.

Please note that we handle and prepare egg, milk, wheat, shellfish, fish, soy, peanut, tree nut and other potential allergens in our cafes and kitchens. Please inform your server if you have a food allergy and direct questions to a supervisor.

Appalachian Food Services makes every attempt to identify ingredients that may cause allergic reactions for those with food allergies. Every effort is made to instruct our food production staff on the severity of food allergies. There is always a risk of contamination. There is also a possibility that manufacturers of the commercial foods we use could change the formulation or substitute at any time, without notice. Customers concerned with food allergies need to be aware of this risk. We cannot guarantee the absence of cross contamination. All foods in the dining hall are prepared in an institutional cooking environment that could involve accidental contamination with the foods you may be allergic to. To that end, always carry your Epipen.

Posted June 30, 2015

Worry-free cooler with allergen free foods
Published: Jul 30, 2015 11:56am

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