Dietary Accommodations

At Queen’s University, we take allergies and dietary needs very seriously. We support students who require dietary accommodations by providing information and knowledge that is essential to make informed choices while dining on campus and participating in the university experience. We encourage all students to “Ask Before They Eat”. For information specific to dining with allergies, please visit our allergy page.

Do you require dietary accommodations? We can help you.

We know it can be hard to manage dietary needs in a new place – we’re here to help you. If you have yet to contact Hospitality Services about dietary accommodations, or if you have but you continue to have concerns, please do not hesitate to contact our office at 613-533-2953 or by emailing dining@queensu.ca.

Our services include:

  • Confidential consultation with a Hospitality Services representative
  • Access to a dining hall chef or manager to help you make safe choices
  • On-going support and guidance throughout the school year

When eating in the dining halls, please feel free to ask our staff members for assistance.


Vegan / Vegetarian +

At Queen’s Hospitality Services, we take pride in the services that we offer for students and staff with allergies and alternate diets. We have seen a rise in the vegan and vegetarian populations on campus, and with this alternative diet can come difficulty in finding appropriate food items to fit your lifestyle.

Queen’s Hospitality Services aims to be inclusive and provide food security for all staff and student on campus. Below is a comprehensive list of vegan options across campus at Hospitality Services locations, Market Street in Botterell Hall and The Tea Room. We are working with the Queen’s Sustainability Office to promote an inclusive eating environment and the environmental benefits of a vegan lifestyle.

In general, eating a low-meat or vegetarian/vegan diet is environmentally beneficial because of the lower embodied carbon within plant-based diets. Canada’s agricultural sector is a significant source of GHG emissions. Official estimates attribute 10% of the nation’s total carbon footprint to farming activities.  For 2015, this amounted to 59 megatonnes (Mt) of CO2e (National Inventory Report 1990-2015).  To put this in perspective, these emissions are equivalent to 12.5 million cars driven for one year (US Environmental Protection Agency, 2017). Of this total, roughly 75% of the emissions are linked to livestock (National Inventory Report 1990-2015). For more information about carbon footprint ranking of food, please visit the Food’s Carbon Footprint page.

We have a wide selection of vegetarian and vegan offerings in our dining halls and retail units. Visit our menu section for more information about what’s cooking today. A list of vegan options found around campus are listed below.  Look for the dietary symbols below on our menus!

Leonard Dining Hall

  • Full self-serve salad bar with plant proteins
  • Burger available upon request with vegan friendly burger bun
  • Vegan butter
  • Noodles from pasta station
  • Bread station
  • Vegan entree offered daily
  • Vegan friendly yogurt
  • Vegan friendly soup available every day!
  • Vegan friendly pizza available every day
    • Crust may contain traces of milk, egg and soy
    • Can offer vegan friendly cheese or no cheese

Jean-Royce Dining Hall(West campus)

  • Vegan salad bar options
  • Ask about vegan bread at the sandwich station!
  • Vegan entree option offered daily
  • Red River Cereal
  • Oatmeal
  • Granola
  • Oranges/Grapefruit
  • Dry Cereal with milk alternatives
  • Breads and Bagels with vegan butter, peanut butter and jam
    • Bagels may contain traces of milk and eggs
  • Tofu Spread from the sandwich station
  • Breakfast Potatoes
  • Vegan butter
  • Malibu burger from grill

The Lazy Scholar

  • There are new muffin and lava cake vegan options on our bakery rack.
  • The sub buns at the SUBHUB that are vegan are labeled. With these buns, the hummus sub is vegan!
  • There are Fresh to Go options that are vegan friendly.
  • Salad bowl at Wholly Habaneros
  • Vegan soup available everyday starting September

KHAO

  • Kung Pao – made to order with rice and tofu
  • Channa Masala

MC2 (Macintoch Corry Hall)

  • Fresh to Go items listed above
  • Vegan muffins and lava cake available on the bakery shelf
  • Vegan soup available everyday starting September

The Canadian Grilling Company

  • Black Bean patty (add to salad or vegan bun)
  • Regular fries
  • Sweet potato fries
  • Vegan milkshakes! New featured flavour every week!
  • All salad toppings and dressings
  • Vegan buns and vegan sauce for black bean patty

Pizza Pizza

  • With notice we can order vegan cheese and make vegan pizzas with the gluten free pizza crust
  • Super Plant Pizza featuring plant based pepperoni and plant-based chorizo on Cauliflower Crust Pizza (note: standard made with mozzarella)

The Library Cafe

  • Fresh to Go items listed above

Tim Hortons

  • Soy drinks available
  • Potato Wedges
  • Hashbrowns
  • Bagels: plain, 12 grain, everything, cinnamon raisin, sesame seed, poppy seed, blueberry.
  • Harvest Vegetable Soup
  • Oatmeal
  • Garden Veggie Sandwich (no cream cheese)
  • Garden Salad
  • Beyond Meat Burger

Tea Room

An entirely student-run environmentally responsible and fiscally sustainable business.  Through compostable packaging and vegan and vegetarian options, The Tea Room stays committed to its relationship with the environment and constantly works to improve the minimization of its carbon footprint.  Visit their website:  www.tea-room.ca

  • Hummus Panini
  • Black Bean Avocado Bagel Sandwich
  • Black Bean Spread for Bagels
  • Hummus Spread for Bagels
  • Lentil Salad, Bulgar Salad, Yam Noodle Salad (these salads rotate weekly)
  • Our soup is ALWAYS vegetarian and often vegan

Ban Righ Dining Hall

  • Salad bar available with plant proteins
  • Vegan entree offered daily
  • Hummus or vegetable sandwiches at the deli
  • Fresh whole fruit and sliced peeled fruit in the dining room
  • Vegan options at the noodle bar
  • Vegan sauce at the pasta station – weekly
  • Vegan burger at the grill station
  • Vegan soup available everyday
  • Condiments: Vegan Butter and Mayo
  • Soy Milk, Rice Milk, Almond Milk
  • Oatmeal
  • Scrambled Tofu at breakfast daily

Fresh to Go

  • Pb&j sandwich (Westons brown bread is vegan)
  • Weekly vegan sandwich and salad feature
  • Garden Salad
  • Fruit Salad
  • Crudite Plates
  • Snack n Go summer fresh hummus with pretzel crackers
  • Muffins with vegan label
  • Cookies with vegan label
  • Lava cake from the bake shop
  • Hummus to Go packs & guacamole pack
  • Sabra snack pack
  • Chips

Location 21

  • Vegan muffin and lava cake options on the bakery shelves
  • Fresh to Go items listed above
  • Red pepper hummus sandwich on ciabatta
  • At the sandwich station, as for the gluten free bread or ciabatta. Both are vegan!
  • Vegan baked goods
  • Vegan soup available everyday starting September
  • Malibu burger from grill

Gord’s Fresh Cafe

  • Ask about our vegan menu options!
  • Vegan Fresh to Go items in the cooler!
  • Vegan soup available everyday starting September

Goodes Café

  • Fruit
  • Garden Salad
  • Vegan Fresh to Go items
  • New vegan bakery items
  • Vegan soup available everyday starting September

Pita Pit

  • Black beans
  • Falafel
  • Garden pita
  • Available as salads or in gluten-free pita bread that is vegan

Starbucks

  • Bagel options: Sprouted grain, Plain
  • Avocado spread
  • Chips
  • Packaged almonds

Booster Juice

  • Almond milk available

Botterell Hall – Market Street by Brown’s

  • Daily Soup
  • Salad Your Way
  • Fresh To Go Salad Shakers
  • Sandwiches – upon request
  • Desserts – upon request
  • Daily Specials *when available*
Halal +

Halal participants are provided with daily Halal entrees for lunch and dinner in Ban Righ, Leonard and Jean Royce Dining Halls. These offerings are prepared fresh and on-site by Queen’s Hospitality Chefs.
See what the daily feature in each dining hall is through our online menus.

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The Lazy Scholar Please visit our location and talk to the chef’s about our options.

  • Chicken Burger breaded
  • Chicken Nuggets breaded
  • Beef Burger
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Location 21 Please visit our location and talk to the chef’s about what options are available.

  • Beef burger
  • Chicken nuggets
  • Deep fried chicken cutlet

KHAO Please visit our location and talk to the chef’s about what options are available.

  • Chicken Strips
  • Breaded Chicken
  • Butter Chicken
  • Red Thai
  • General Thao Chicken
  • Kung Pao Chicken
  • Pad Thai
  • Singapore Noodle
  • Somosa
  • Ban Mi Chicken – UPON REQUEST
  • Banh Mi Tofu
  • Egg Tart
  • Sesame Treat
  • Spring Roll
  • Egg Roll
  • Edamame
  • Naan
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Pizza Pizza Please visit our location and talk to the chef’s about what options are available.

  • Halal pepperoni
Kosher +

Ban Righ, Leonard and Jean Royce Dining Halls can prepare kosher meals upon request. Book an appointment with our Hospitality Services’ Registered Dietitian to learn more.

Gluten Free +

We have measures in place for students with celiac disease, non-celiac gluten sensitivity or gluten intolerance.   A team approach, led by you, our educated consumer, is the best preparation for a safe school year. Some steps you can take throughout the year include:

What you can do:

Book an Appointment: If you haven’t already done so, be sure to book a one-on-one confidential appointment with our Hospitality Services’ Registered Dietitian, Jessica Bertrand and/or Executive Chef, Colin Johnson.  You will be provided you with information and assistance to ensure you have safe, delicious and nutritious choices across campus.

Ask Before You Eat: Ask to speak with a chef or manager prior to placing your order each day to discuss safe dining options as ingredients could vary at any given meal. The only way your food server will know of your dietary needs is if you tell them.

What we do in the dining halls:

  • Our daily dining hall menus are posted on the Hospitality Services website here. You may check the presence of gluten using this system prior to arriving. However, always “Ask Before You Eat” in the dining halls as ingredients could vary at any given meal.
  • Our recipes featured in all three dining halls highlight major allergens including gluten. However, always “Ask Before You Eat” as our kitchen is not allergen free. While we make every effort to avoid cross-contact of food allergens, there is always the potential for cross-contact with other allergen containing food items, particularly in our self-serve areas.
  • Our food-service staff are provided with yearly allergy training and our management team undergo mandatory allergy certification from AllerTrain to understand the seriousness of celiac disease and how to safely accommodate students.
  • All three of our dining halls have a Gluten Free Friendly Pantry that allows you to independently access gluten-free food items as well as dedicated toasters and preparation areas. More information on the gluten free pantry can be found here.
  • Leonard and Ban Righ Dining Hall have a ‘Simple Servings’ station that serves foods prepared exclusively with ingredients which do not contain the following food allergens: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, sesame, mustard, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten products. More information on simple servings can be found here.

Additional arrangements can be made if your dietary needs are unable to be met with the daily menu offerings. Wherever you are living on campus, we have measures in place to ensure you will be provided with safe, nutritious and delicious meals.

Other Dietary Needs +

To help you make educated choices about the foods you eat, we have measures in place to ensure you will be provided with safe, nutritious and delicious meals.

What we do in the Dining Halls:

  • Our daily dining hall menus are posted on the Hospitality Services website to assist you with planning ahead. Here you can find allergens, nutrition information and ingredient lists. However, always “Ask Before You Eat” in the dining halls as ingredients could vary at any given meal.
  • Our recipes featured in all three dining halls highlight major allergens including milk, eggs, soy, sesame, peanuts, tree nuts, mustard, fish, shellfish, wheat, sulphites and gluten. However, always “Ask Before You Eat” as our kitchen is not allergen free. While we make every effort to avoid cross-contact of food allergens, there is always the potential for cross-contact with other allergen containing food items, particularly in our self-serve areas.
  • Menus are marked with dietary icons for vegetarian, vegan and mindful items to let you know if a food item is prepared to meet your dietary need or preference.  
  • Leonard and Ban Righ Dining Hall have a ‘Simple Servings’ station that serves foods prepared exclusively with ingredients which do not contain the following common allergens: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, sesame, mustard, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten products. More information on simple servings can be found here.

If you are not new to campus, but you would still like a consultation, please contact us as soon as possible to arrange a meeting with our team:

Email: dining@queensu.ca
Phone: 613-533-2953
Location: Victoria Hall, Room E022

For students with an allergy / dietary need, book an appointment with our team here:

Book a Dietitian / Allergy Appointment

Fill out the Allergy / Dietary Intake Form

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