At Penn State, we recognize that some individuals with Celiac Disease or other gluten-related sensitivities cannot tolerate gluten and must exclude it from their diet. Luckily, there are many resources are available to help you safely follow a gluten-free diet on campus. Menu items that contain gluten are labeled on entree cards at the point of service, as well as on the online menu for each residential dining location. Click here for assistance with uncovering allergen/gluten information for items listed on the online menu.
In addition to the menu options, all five dining commons at University Park also offer a separate gluten-free station in their all-you-care-to-eat locations that is accessible during breakfast, lunch and dinner. Items offered at these stations are meant to complement the meals served on the menu and provide additional options for individuals following a gluten-free diet. The stations are fully equipped with a designated toaster oven, microwave and cooler for perishables and are stocked with a variety of gluten-free items including, but not limited to:
- GF Bagels
- GF Rolls
- GF Sliced Bread
- GF Pasta w/ Tomato Sauce
- Individual Pizzas on GF crust
- GF Breakfast Cereals
- Glutino® GF Pretzel Twists
- Udi's® GF Cookies and Chocolate Muffins
- Amy's® Gluten-Free Mac N' Cheese (available upon request)
*If you have trouble locating any of the items at the gluten-free stations, please contact a manager for assistance.
NEW TO FALL 2017: The Commons in East Food District now includes a station called PURE that is dedicated to preparing menu items without gluten, as well as other common allergens including dairy, eggs, soy, peanuts, tree nuts (excluding coconut), fish, shellfish or sesame. The station includes a separate kitchen and cooking equipment and is full service to prevent allergen/gluten cross-contact. To view the dining hours of PURE, please click here.
Anyone interested in learning more about our Gluten Free options are encouraged to notify a manager or contact a Registered Dietitian.