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Dining with Food Allergies

Nourishing meals for all

Beef Tenderloin with Broccoli and a Baked Potato

Plain & Simple

  • Station provides simply prepared meals prepared without wheat, gluten, soy, milk, eggs, tree nuts, peanuts, fish, and shellfish
  • Open for dinner daily at Corcoran, McElroy, and Stuart
  • If you need help locating it, just ask a manager

Prepared without Gluten

McElroy

  • New line at the Eagle’s Nest of sandwiches prepared without gluten
  • Try the new gluten-free (and lactose-free) soft-serve at McElroy
  • Grab & Go options prepared without gluten: Turkey & Swiss Sandwich, PB&J sandwich, Apple Walnut Harvest Salad, Buffalo Chicken Ranch Salad, and more…

Hillside

  • Panini of the day prepared without gluten, announced daily via email. To join the email list, contact colleen.barton@bc.edu. If you would like to request an alternate panini, please contact Manager Colleen Barton in advance.
  • The Hillside Burger (available at dinner Monday - Thursday) is an all-natural, all beef burger, and can be served on a gluten-free roll upon request. The new Mediterranean Quinoa Veggie Burger is also prepared without gluten.
  • Grab & Go options prepared without gluten: Turkey & Swiss Sandwich, PB&J sandwich, Apple Walnut Harvest Salad, Buffalo Chicken Ranch Salad, and more…

Across Campus

  • Our three main dining locations (McElroy, Stuart, Corcoran) have special gluten-free zones in the back that contain a variety of packaged products for purchase (including Udi’s bread, muffins, pizza, mac & cheese, brownies, and much more), and are equipped with designated gluten-free appliances including a toaster and microwave.
  • We also have a large selection of soups prepared without gluten (including Tomato Basil Soup, Three Bean Chili, and Chicken Tortilla Soup) that rotate throughout the menu, which are identified as gluten-free at the point of service
  • Grab & Go options prepared without gluten: Turkey & Swiss Sandwich, PB&J sandwich, Apple Walnut Harvest Salad, Buffalo Chicken Ranch Salad, and more…
Gluten free options

Peanut and Tree Nut Allergies

  • We operate a nut-free salad bar to reduce the possibility of cross-contamination
  • Menu items with nuts (such as Pesto sauces) will be identified as nut containing in both signage (with red font) and on the online menu
  • Our bakery items are produced in a facility that also process nuts, and should be avoided if you have a nut allergy
  • The FDA is advising people who are highly allergic to peanuts to consider avoiding products that contain ground cumin or cumin powder. For more information, please see this special peanut allergy alert from the FDA.

To find out if a menu items contains cumin, please consult the specific menu item by using our online nutrition calculator and clicking on your item of inquiry.

Milk Allergies and Intolerances

  • Every day, soy milk is available at Carney’s, Lower Live, and Stuart in dispensers and is available in most grab-and-go cases.
  • Lactaid milk and almond milk are available in the grab and go cases at McElroy, Stuart, Hillside, and Corcoran
  • Soy lattes are available at Hillside and at the Chocolate Bar
  • We also have a large selection of dairy free soups that rotate throughout the menu, and are identified at the point of service
Salad Bar

Online Allergen Filter

Prescreen your menu choices for specific allergens (eggs, fish, shellfish, milk, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, and/or wheat) and get complete ingredient information by setting an allergen filter on our online menu. To access the online menu, first select your preferred dining location. The allergen filter is located on the top right hand side of the page. Note: BC is not a gluten-free facility.

For  information regarding accommodations for a medically prescribed diet while dining on campus, please refer to our University protocol.

Learn about our gluten-free and food allergy focus group: bcdining@bc.edu