Ranked as the #1 College for Food by The Daily Meal, Columbia strives to make every meal special. But sometimes, we really go overboard. Columbia Dining is known for some extraordinary events that have become student favorites, like Thanksgiving Feast, Food Fight and Surf, Turf and Earth. From culinary competitions to our campus dietitian to our zero-waste plan, we have many ways to feed your mind, body and soul.
Locations, Hours and Menus
We invite you to explore the Columbia Dining website to plan your menu, see what locations are open, track nutritional info, learn about resources for special diets and food allergies or leave feedback. Be sure to follow Columbia Dining on Facebook and Instagram to stay in the know on the latest news, events, menus and more.
Our dedicated Registered Dietitian, Alexa Gandara is available to address individual questions and concerns related to food allergies, intolerances and dietary preferences. Alexa helps guide the Columbia Dining team in creating menus that promote health and offer variety and flexibility. In addition, Alexa offers an array of services and tools to help students best fuel their bodies and brains. Alexa is available on campus, as well as online, to address questions and concerns.
Our nutrition services include individual consultations, meal planning, information, tours and eating well guides.
Learn more about nutrition services
Allergies and Special Diets
The Columbia Dining team is dedicated to accommodating those with food allergies and special diets. Menu items in the dining halls are stamped with a food key to help students easily navigate. Our culinary team is trained in food allergy handling, and managers are certified by AllerTrain. Dining also is FARE (Food Allergy Research and Education) certified.
Learn more about special diets
Approximately 56 percent of all food served is purchased from vendors within 250 miles of the Morningside campus. Columbia Dining composts waste from all facilities and is a proud Level 1 certified Green Restaurant.
Learn more about sustainability
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