Our dining program is constantly evolving to meet the needs of our busy campus community and keep things exciting! Here's what our team is cooking up for you:

04.01 | Ramadan Suhoor Meals
For Pards observing Ramadan, Suhoor meals will be available to order through the cashier at Lower Farinon during operating hours. Please click the link below for more information. https://dining.lafayette.edu/ramadan-2024/

 

03.13 | Summer Hours of Operation
Lower Farinon and Simon’s J.W.O will be open during the summer starting May 20th, 2024. All other locations will be closed. Lower Farinon will be open from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. Monday-Friday. It will be closed Saturdays, Sundays, Memorial Day, and 4th of July. Simon’s J.W.O will be open 24/7.

 

03.06 | Ramadan Suhoor Meals
For Pards observing Ramadan, Suhoor meals will be available to order through the Transact mobile app. One can pick up their order from Lower Farinon during operating hours. Please click the link below for more information. 

 

03.01 | Spring Break Schedule

Happy Spring Break Pards! Please review each location’s operating hours as spring break approaches. The break will be observed from Monday, March 11th – Friday, March 15th.

 

11.14 | Thanksgiving Break Schedule

Happy Thanksgiving Pards! As we celebrate the Thanksgiving holiday, please see the hours of operation for each location. The holiday will be observed from Tuesday, November 21st – Sunday, November 26th.

 

11.07 | Meet Our Dietitian 
Nutrition is important and our reginal dietician is coming to Lafayette on November 7th, 2023. She will talk about adopting healthy habits and learning new recipes that incorporates fall themed foods. Students will have the chance to ask questions and Pards who participate will be entered into a drawing!

 

10.19 | NETNUTRITION PORTAL

Nutrition details and common allergen information for many of our core menu items and features can be found on our NetNutrition website. Variations can be expected due to seasonal influences, minor differences in product preparation, or ingredient substitutions so we always encourage speaking with a manager or Chef with any questions or concerns.

 

9.25 | SUPPORTING FOOD BANKS IN THE LEHIGH VALLEY & BEYOND

Food banks are a crucial community resource across the United States. To help alleviate food insecurity, Parkhurst Dining funds food banks in every single region where we work, including right here in the Lehigh Valley.

At Parkhurst, we are passionate about food, and we care about people. While our team members nourish guests across our 14-state footprint every day, we realize basic food access can be challenging in many of the communities we serve. We are proud to partner with more than 30 food banks across our operating region, including Second Harvest Food Bank of the Lehigh Valley and Northeast Pennsylvania, to help them continue the incredible work they’re doing.

We look forward to making a gift to Second Harvest on behalf of the Lafayette community this coming November.

 

9.21 | LEARN ABOUT OUR KNOW YOUR SOURCE PROGRAM

Do you ever wonder where your food comes from? At Parkhurst Dining, we take the guessing game out of that question with our Know Your Source program. We believe the decisions we make regarding our food, including how it’s sourced and how it’s prepared, have a direct impact on the health of our communities, environment, and guests. Because of this, our “Know Your Source” philosophy is critical to the way we do business. There are two distinct programs that bring this philosophy to life:

FarmSource Partners grow, raise, or catch our produce, dairy, eggs, seafood, and meat. They allow us to serve the freshest and highest quality products to our guests.

Forged Partners are family and independently owned artisan makers. They allow us to introduce the Lafayette community to creative, unique, and exciting products. Many of our partners are minority- and women-owned businesses that we seek out to work with and support.

Know Your Source perfectly aligns with Lafayette College’s LaFarm initiative, which grows produce for the dining halls, recycles nutrients from composted food back to the soil, and serves as a home for collaborative student-faculty education and research.

Our Forged Partners at Lafayette include:

  • Ambrogi Foods, Thorofare, NJ
  • Harrisburg Dairies, Harrisburg, PA
  • Happy Valley Meat, Brooklyn, NY
  • Wilson Wash-A-Teria, Easton, PA
  • LaFarm, Easton, PA
  • Sushi House, Inc. (Gowasabi), Palisades Park, NJ
  • Righteous Felon, Philadelphia, PA
  • Granola Factory, Bethlehem, PA
  • Scholl Orchards, Bethlehem, PA
  • Pastificio, Easton, PA
  • Butter Valley Harvest, Bally, PA
  • Clusters Popcorn, Bethlehem, PA
  • Khanisa’s Pudding, Allentown, PA

 

9.10 | MEAL EXCHANGE NOW AT MISS JACKSON’S

GREAT NEWS! Effective Tuesday 9/12 you will be able to use up to 1 swipe each week at Miss Jackson’s Diner.

A popular request from students over the past year, we’re thrilled to be able to partner with Miss Jackson’s to offer you another great dining option and increased value for your meal plan. Pard Dollars can also be used here for additional visits or purchases beyond the meal exchange swipe.

Browse the menu, available for breakfast and lunch, and get more information about Miss Jackson’s here.

 

9.7 | MORE MEAL PLAN FLEXIBILITY

WE HEARD YOU! More meal plan changes, thanks to your feedback!

  • Starting Saturday 9/9, there will be no restrictions on meal swipe frequency. Students can use as many of their weekly swipes in any meal period they choose.
  • If you are using a meal swipe in Simon’s Market, friendly reminder that any items you select that are over or outside of the Pick 3 meal bundle combinations will be charged to your Pard Dollars account.
  • Check back next week for some great news about another campus dining option for your meal plan 👀

 

9.6 | PERSONALIZE YOUR PLATE – HALAL & GLUTEN-FREE DINING

If you’re one of the many students dining with a unique dietary need, we’re here to offer some guidance on where to go and what to look for. While we hope this helps you efficiently navigate throughout the dining spaces and enjoy a variety of choices and options, we really would love the opportunity to connect with you individually so we can really know how to best support your needs, preferences, and tastes – and then continue to adjust our selection and menus to what you share!

Gluten-Free

Each dining hall has a dedicated ‘Gluten-Friendly Zone’ for students and guests to have as a consistent go-to destination for gluten-free dining. Here you can find a selection of recognizable name brand products and breads, made-to-order waffles (!), and a variety of other dining staples and condiments. All of the items and special equipment in this space are gluten-free (many pre-packaged off-site), but while we do our best to minimize cross-contact, they do come through our shared kitchen space. If you want more information or have a more critical need, please connect with us at dining@lafayette.edu so we can arrange safe and delicious meals for you.

Hot tip: Gluten-free wraps are now available at Gilbert’s! Turn any sandwich, salad, or bowl into a gluten-friendly meal option!

Halal

All of the chicken served from the the Grill and Inspired Eats stations (in both Marquis and Upper Farinon) is certified Halal. There are various other Halal-friendly options rotating throughout the dining locations – make sure you look for them marked with the purple H icon.

 

 

9.5 | WE HEARD YOU – LOWER FARINON MENU ADDITIONS

We heard you loud and clear that you missed some old favorites from Lower Farinon, so we’re excited to tell you they are BACK! Chicken tenders, tots, green bean fries, mozzarella sticks, and vegan ‘chicken’ tenders are making a triumphant return. Students will also see additional entree options as part of our Meal Exchange program.

In addition to these classics, don’t forget to try some of the new concepts now featured in Lower Farinon including:

  • Leaf & Grain for fresh and flavorful customized grain bowls and salads
  • Slo Smok for classic barbecue proteins and sides
  • TERRA 22 for personalized tastes of the Mediterranean (we definitely recommend the falafel!)
  • Quesadillas customized with your favorite proteins, veggies, and our selection of house-made salsas

 

9.1 | WE HEARD YOU – HOT FOOD AT SIMON’S MARKET

Thanks to student feedback, recommendations, and suggestions – we’re excited to offer new hot food options in Simon’s Market! We will continue to expand and adjust the specific menu items and offerings as we see what Pards are picking up and hear from yo what you’re enjoying most.

We’re thrilled to make the most of this new 24/7 market and technology, so you can satisfy the cravings when they hit AND make the most of your meal plan through additional Meal Exchange options.

 

8.29 | WE WANT TO HEAR FROM YOU

There are numerous ways to connect with our dining team and share feedback, ideas, or concerns. Specific feedback will always help us better understand where and how we can continue to improve the dining experience!

Email us: dining@lafayette.edu

Submit a virtual comment card

DM us in Instagram @Lafayette_dining

Connect with a Manager: Look for our management team throughout the space or in Marquis Hall, Office 101.

 

 

8.28 | MEAL PLAN FAQS

Get the most out of your Lafayette Dining meal plan! Here are some of the key ‘need to know’ items, with a lot more information available here.

  • Your weekly meal count resets every Saturday morning. Unused meals do not rollover from week to week.
  • Swipes can be used for all-you-care-to-eat meals in Marquis or Upper Farinon dining halls, or in our retail locations as a Meal Exchange combo meal
  • NEW! You can now use up to two meal swipes within any of the four meal periods:
    • Breakfast 1:31 am – 10:59 am
    • Lunch 11:00 am – 4:29 pm
    • Dinner 4:30 pm – 9:00 pm
    • Late Night 9:01 pm – 1:30 am
  • Each meal plan includes a number of Guest Meals that can be used to treat a friend or family member to a meal in Marquis or Upper Farinon dining hall.
  • Pard Dollars are included in each meal plan – these are great for purchasing snacks, beverages, and retail items that aren’t included as Meal Exchange combo meals. Unused Meal Plan Pard Dollars expire at the end of the spring semester. Need more? Additional Pard Dollars can be added to your student account at any time – get more details here.

 

NEW! GREEN TO GO CONTAINER PROGRAM

We heard you! You asked for the freedom to take your dining hall meal to-go (hello, beautiful outdoor dining!) and we’re thrilled to do it sustainably. Learn more about our reusable take-out container program here, and if you haven’t yet gotten a carabiner clip, stop by the Dining office in Marquis Hall, Office 101.