Menu & Nutrition Center

Dietary & Food Allergy Guides

Because of the rich dietary diversity of students attending Yale, customers look to Yale Dining to fulfill different dietary needs. To help we automatically provide lists of menu items meeting the most commonly requested information.

If you have been diagnosed with a food allergy, please speak with a Dining Manager. We know that the only treatment is strict avoidance and that may reduce your menu choices. We also realize label reading is essential. We will even buy and prepare special foods if required. But until you self-identify that you have special dietary needs, we cannot increase your dining enjoyment. Contact your Yale Dining manager today.

[A]  Menu Items Containing Alcohol

These menu items contain an alcohol product as added by Yale Dining. However, some of the ingredients we use also may contain an alcohol-based ingredient, preservative or additive. If you must absolutely avoid all forms of alcohol, contact your dining hall manager.


[D]  Menu Items Containing Dairy

These menu items contain a dairy product as added by Yale Dining. However, some of the ingredients we use also may contain a dairy-based preservative or additive. If you must absolutely avoid all forms of dairy, contact your dining hall manager.


[E]  Menu Items Containing Eggs

These menu items contain an egg product as added by Yale Dining. However, some of the ingredients we use also may contain an egg-based preservative or additive. If you must absolutely avoid eggs in any form, contact your dining hall manager.


[FS]  Menu Items Containing Fish and Seafood

These menu items contain a fish or seafood product as added by Yale Dining. However, some of the ingredients we use also may contain a fish or shellfish-based ingredient, preservative or additive. If you must absolutely avoid all forms of fish and shellfish, contact your dining hall manager.


[G]  Menu Items Containing Gluten

These menu items contain wheat, rye, barley, oats, or products made using these grains. If you have been diagnosed with celiac disease, contact your dining hall manager for additional help. Yale Dining can get gluten-free breads, cereals, pasta, and other specialty products as well as follow gluten-free preparation requirements. All you have to do is ask!



[N]  Menu Items Containing Tree Nuts

These menu items contain a tree nut or nut product as added by Yale Dining. However, some of the specialty ethnic ingredients we use also may contain a nut-based ingredient, preservative or additive. If you must absolutely avoid all forms of tree nuts, contact your dining hall manager.


[PN]  Menu Items Containing Peanuts

These menu items contain peanuts or a peanut product as added by Yale Dining. However, some of the specialty ethnic ingredients we use also may contain a peanut-based ingredient, preservative or additive. If you must absolutely avoid all forms of peanuts, contact your dining hall manager.


[P]  Menu Items Containing Pork

These menu items contain pork products as added by Yale Dining. However, some of the specialty ethnic ingredients we use also may contain a pork-based ingredient, preservative or additive. If you must absolutely avoid all forms of pork, contact your dining hall manager.


[S]  Menu Items Containing Shellfish

These menu items contain shellfish or a shellfish product as added by Yale Dining. However, some of the specialty ethnic ingredients we use also may contain a shellfish-based ingredient, preservative or additive. If you must absolutely avoid all forms of shellfish, contact your dining hall manager.


[SY]  Menu Items Containing Soy

These menu items contain a soybean product as added by Yale Dining. However, some of the specialty ethnic ingredients and prepared salad dressings we use also may contain a soy-based preservative or additive. If you must absolutely avoid soy in any form, contact your dining hall manager.

We use mostly soybean oil, so many menu items are included for this reason alone. We fry in 100% Pure Soybean Oil. If you need a different oil, contact your Dining Hall Manager.


[V]  Vegan Entrees

These menu items contains no animal foods (including honey) whatsoever.



[W]  Menu Items Containing Wheat

These menu items contain wheat or a wheat product as added by Yale Dining. However, some of the specialty ethnic ingredients we use also may contain a wheat-based preservative or additive. If you must absolutely avoid wheat in any form, contact your dining hall manager.