In New Orleans, eating isn’t just something you do; it’s a way of life. The Big Easy boasts over 1,400 restaurants and more James Beard award winners per capita than any other city, but Tulane students also have plenty of on-campus dining options to keep them satisfied. Students can purchase meal plans that allow them to use credits throughout campus, at local eateries near campus, and at a Tulane food truck.
The Dining Room at the Commons is the main dining facility on campus. Opened in 2019, this brand-new, two-story dining room features eight platforms, a number of rotating concepts, and the Chef’s table, a state-of-the-art demonstration kitchen. Enjoy a changing menu of local and international cuisine, as well as vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and allergen-friendly options. Special events throughout the year include guests chefs, themed holiday menus, New Orleans jazz brunches, tailgate lunches, and late-night events during finals week. Many freshmen meal plans give you unlimited access to the Commons all-you-care-to-eat options. View your meal plan options.
If you can’t make it to the Dining Room at the Commons, grab a meal on the go at our two Meal Swipe To-Go locations, in our campus market Provisions at the Thirtieth Parallel and in the Drawing Board Café at Richardson Memorial. Grab an entrée, side, dessert, and drink on-the-go all for a meal swipe. To-go meals are packaged in our reusable meal containers, allowing us to keep food container waste out of landfills.
In the mood for something else? Visit Le Gourmet, an upscale market featuring made-to-order gourmet sandwiches as well as pre-packaged bulk candy, nuts, and snakcs, gourmet cheese, sliced deli meats, specialty dips, and allergen-friendly items. Take your meal to go or enjoy it on the patio right outside.
Located in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, the LBC Food Court has a dizzying array of options, all of which accept your meal plan dollars. Choose from Al Fuego, Panera, Star Ginger, WOW Wingery, Pickles, Wall of Greens, AFC Sushi, Zatarain’s, and Freshens. Fast, convenient and delicious…what could be better? LBC Food Court is also open until 2am during the week and 4am on Thursday and Friday nights to satisfy your late-night cravings.
Pecan praline iced coffee and bananas foster café au lait are just two of the unusual and delicious java offerings you’ll find at PJ’s Coffee and Tea. This New Orleans-based coffee shop has four locations on Tulane's campus, and it is a popular hangout and study spot for Tulane students.
The Drawing Board Café gets its name from its location in the School of Architecture. With hot entrées, sandwiches, salads, and a location right in the middle of the academic quad, the Drawing Board is a convenient place for any student to grab a bite to eat between classes.
Tulane also has its own mini-grocery store right on campus. Provisions at the Thirtieth Parallel is where Tulane students go when they are looking to pick up a few grocery items on the run. Provisions is a one-stop-shop for all of your convenience needs, including fresh fruits, organic soups, chips, hummus, entrees, microwaves meals, beverages, ice cream, and health and beauty aids.
The 10,000-square foot Tulane Hillel offers a kosher Rimon, with a new menu each day that focuses on locally-grown ingredients. Hillel's Kitchen also offers several vegan and gluten-free food options.
Tulane Dining Services expanded their mobile dining options in 2018. Students have the option of three on-campus food trucks. Roulez, which we pronounce roo-LAY in New Orleans, offers classic New Orleans mainstays all for a meal swipe. Viet-Nomie’s brings Vietnamese dishes to campus, including rice and rice noodles, shaken beef, spring rolls, and boba tea. Global Mobile Bistro features a menu that changes each semester to showcase street food from around the world. Visit the newest addition, our electric tuktuk food cart The Currier for healthy, authentic Indian street food.