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.
Bruff Commons Dining Room is the main dining facility on campus. Many freshmen meal plans give you unlimited access to Bruff's all-you-can-eat buffet. Daily offerings include a hot entrée, a sandwich and salad bar, pizza, an international entrée, fresh fruit, cereal, bagels, and vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-free options. Beginning in August 2018, you also have an avocado toast station, build-your-own oatmeal bar, and a new Mediterranean station!
If you can’t make it to Bruff Commons, grab a meal on the go at our two Bruff to Go locations, in City Diner in the Lavin-Bernick Center and in the Drawing Board Café at Richardson Memorial. Grab an entrée, side, dessert, and drink on-the-go all for a meal swipe. Bruff to Go meals are packaged in our reusable meal containers, allowing us to keep food container waste out of landfills.
Use your meal swipe outside of Bruff at Le Gourmet, which offers an all-day-omelet station, build-your-own pasta and stir-fry, and grill items cooked order. 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?
Tulane’s late-night eatery, the award-winning Original City Diner, is located on the Garden Level of the LBC. City Diner features mainstays including our famous 16-inch Big City Pancake, chicken tenders, mozzarella sticks, cheese fries, and much more.
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. McAlister Market is where Tulane students go when they are looking to pick up a few grocery items on the run. It has a wide variety of snack and frozen items, kosher and vegan food, and a small selection of fresh produce.
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. Two electric tuktuk food carts give students even more options: The Currier serves Indian street food and Healthy TU Express offers fresh, healthy, and inventive meals and snacks.