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 dining plans that allow them to use credits throughout campus, at local eateries near campus, and at Tulane food trucks.
The Dining Room at the Commons is the main dining facility on campus. Opened in 2019, this 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. The Simplified station offers freshly prepared proteins, vegetables, and carbohydrates made without milk, wheat, soy, peanuts, tree nuts, shellfish, eggs, or gluten. Students can apply for and be approved for access to My Zone, which is a self-service pantry for students with celiac disease or food allergies. Special events throughout the year include guests chefs, themed holiday menus, New Orleans jazz brunches, tailgate lunches, and late-night events during finals week. The unlimited first-year dining plans give you unlimited access to the Commons all-you-care-to-eat options. View your dining plan options.
If you can’t make it to the Dining Room at the Commons, grab a meal on the go at our Meal Swipe locations and in our campus market Provisions on the Thirtieth Parallel. Grab an entrée, side, dessert, and drink on-the-go all for a meal swipe. For more information on Meal Swipes, visit the Tulane Dining Services FAQ page.
Located in the Lavin-Bernick Center for University Life, the LBC Food Court has an array of options, all of which accept your dining plan dollars. Choose from Choose from Al Fuego, Dunkin’, Freshëns, Pickles, Star Ginger, Wall of Greens, Wild Blue Sushi, Wow Café, Zatarain’s. Fast, convenient and delicious…what could be better? For hours of operation, visit the Tulane Dining Services website.
Locally-owned and operated PJ’s Coffee has four locations on Tulane's campus, and it is a popular hangout and study spot for Tulane students.
Tulane also has its own mini-grocery store right on campus. Provisions on 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 dining option: Rimon, a kosher, farm-to-table restaurant. Rimon means pomegranate, which symbolizes wisdom and knowledge in the Jewish tradition. The food produced in Chef Daniel Esses' kitchen builds on the seasonal and healthy unique kosher fare. Rimon also offers several vegan and gluten-free food options.
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, Wavebuck$, or credit. Bowlful is the newest food truck features all plant-based bowls and is located next to McAlister Auditorium. Global Mobile Bistro features cuisines from all over the world each semester. Each semester, the truck will offer a different international cuisine based on student votes.