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Allergies & Special Diets, 2021-22 Academic Year

If you have food allergies or adhere to a special diet, you will find dining staff committed to helping you achieve your dietary goals. Campus Dining and our partners take food allergies very seriously and it is our responsibility to support you.


Food Allergies
Nine foods account for the majority of allergic reactions: milk, eggs, peanuts, tree nuts, fish, shellfish, soy, sesame, and wheat. Our allergen-free entrees and sides exclude ingredients containing these top allergens and we have allergen-trained chefs preparing items. We also identify dishes prepared with these items and advise diners with allergies to do following:

  1. Pay attention to dish names and read labels. Dishes made with common allergens often have allergen mentioned in the name of each dish.
  2. Visit the expanded Oasis station in Maseeh Hall. This station is free of all allergens.
  3. Establish relationships with our chefs. Simple conversations with chefs can make your dining experience a lot easier. Identify your allergies to the chef manager or MIT Dining as early in the semester as possible.

How Bon Appetit handles food allergies and food preferences:

  • There are allergen-trained culinary team members
  • Allergen-food is segregated to prevent cross contamination between dishes and serving utensils.
  • Students identifying food allergies concerns work directly with Bon Appetit to allow for direct communication.

Please contact Disability and Access Services (DAS), das-all@mit.edu, to discuss any concerns related to medical conditions or food allergies.

Students with special diets can also be seen by a student health professional at MIT Medical and receive a referral to the MIT Medical nutritionist.  Read more about special diets and house dining meal plans.

Kosher - Shabbat and Jewish Holiday Meals
Kosher dining at MIT adheres to the highest standards of Jewish dietary law and program oversight is provided by theVaad Harabonim of New England, MIT Campus Dining, and MIT Hillel. Kosher food is produced onsite in our kosher kitchen and is served in Maseeh’s Howard Dining Hall. Students can contact MIT Hillel at hillel@mit.edu for more information.

Visit the MIT Hillel web page for holiday schedules or contact MIT Hillel for more information.

Halal Food
Muslim students will find daily halal menu offerings at McCormick Hall. Campus Dining works with the MSA for Ramadan meals.

Vegetarians
All House Dining locations offer vegetarian and vegan menus. Vegetarian and vegan food production is handled in ways to avoid cross-contact with meat products.