Dining on Campus
Welcome to Tufts Dining, where great food brings the campus together! We believe in providing options to nourish every student throughout their time on campus, and Tufts is proud to be known for our delicious food and warm and caring staff.
Our menus provide a wide variety of flavorful, healthy entrees, sides, snacks, and desserts, including vegetarian, vegan, kosher, halal, nut-free, and gluten-free options. To view the full Tufts Dining website, click here.
Residential Dining Centers
Fresh at Carmichael and Dewick-MacPhie are the two campus dining centers where most undergraduates have their meals. Students on meal plans can eat at either dining center multiple times a day seven days a week. Each dining center has its own welcoming atmosphere, friendly staff, and a unique menu.
Fresh at Carmichael Dining Center
Located uphill, Fresh at Carmichael combines big flavors and a restaurant quality culinary experience that also happens to be free from gluten, peanuts, and tree nuts. Fresh at Carmichael provides students with food allergies the same feelings of safety and belonging that others have when they dine on campus.
The exciting menus showcase diverse global flavors, merging Italian, Asian, African, American Southwestern, American Southern, and Latin American cuisines. Fresh at Carmichael features menu choices that are inspired by rich flavors, a commitment to true inclusion, and using sustainably sourced, local ingredients. It's the place to be for uphill dining, and one of main places to use your meal plan.
Weekly specials include a Nacho Bar, Mediterranean Bar, and Cauliflower Gratin Bar. Our amazing Ramen Bar features vegan broth made from scratch, and is served with various accoutrement like Chashu pork, ramen eggs, tofu, and vegetables
Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center
Dewick serves a wide variety of delicious food made from scratch and always fresh. With a large and open serving area, abundant seating, and flavorful food prepared on the spot, Dewick is a favorite destination—and our main downhill location where you can eat with your meal plan.
At Dewick, you’ll find multiple food stations including our ALL9FREE platform featuring foods free from the top nine allergens. Additionally, all meat proteins at ALL9FREE are halal. Dewick’s stations are marketplace style, with cheerful staff, and something for everyone –including a vast salad bar with baby spinach, crisp greens, colorful veggies, cheese, tofu, crunchy toppings, and tasty dressings. Other stations include a char broiler with freshly grilled meats, housemade soups, handmade pizzas; a variety of pastas, house made desserts and soft-serve ice cream. Our Beans, Greens and Grains platform has been transformed and will offer food that is both kosher and vegan.
Hodgdon Food-on-the Run
Hodgdon is a popular take-out destination where students can use a meal swipe, and everything is customizable from the uber-popular HodgPodg Greens & Grains bowls to halal lamb or chicken shawarma at Pita. Open weekdays, with popular items available on the Dining Mobile App, service is available until 10pm Monday through Thursday, and until 4pm on Friday. Hodg’s Bagel Bar is the go-to spot to start your day. Burritos and Bowls are popular at Churros, as are Deli Stop’s sandwiches. You can also find popular snacks and grocery items here, all available with your meal swipes.
Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run is currently being renovated, but a Hodgdon pop-up is located in the lobby of Dewick.
Kindlevan Café, Hotung Café, Commons Marketplace, and Tower Café are frequent student, staff, and faculty destinations. The cafés serve freshly brewed espresso drinks sourced from local Sun Coffee Roasters, Starbucks, and Seattle’s Best. Located in the Campus Center, The Sink is an entirely student-run café serving Equal Exchange coffee, espresso drinks, and famous muffins. Students on meal plans can use their meal plan swipes for a take-out meal or sandwich from Hodgdon Food-on-the-Run or Pax et Lax Glatt Kosher Deli during the week. Whether you are hoping for a corned beef on rye, a burrito made to order, or sushi, you can order and pick up food to go at many locations on campus.
Tufts Dining also has a mobile app! Order ahead and pick up your food at any of our retail locations. Learn about how to get our app here: https://dining.tufts.edu/dining-app.
Allergies, Intolerances, and Special Diets
Tufts was recognized with the Best Campus Dining Award by FARE Food Allergy Research Education in 2021. All food served by Tufts Dining has nutrition cards displayed or labels that list allergens and recipe ingredients. We pay attention to providing entrée options for all students, whether they have celiac disease, food allergies, are vegetarian or vegan, or keep kosher or halal.
Dewick-MacPhie Dining Center features a gluten-free and nut-free pantry that students can access using their key card. Inside this pantry, they'll find gluten-free packaged foods, as well as separate gluten- and nut-free toasters and panini presses. Want to learn more about how we accommodate food allergies, intolerances, and celiac disease? For more information on special dietary needs, contact the Tufts Dining Dietitian, Kelly Shaw, email@example.com.
For more information and hours of operation, visit the Tufts Dining homepage.
Both dining centers accept cash, credit cards (Visa, Mastercard, and Discover), Tufts JumboCash, and Meal Swipes.