Food Allergies

Food Allergies @ Stanford

** To order an allergen-friendly meal, click here.
*Want a quick and easy guide to Food Allergies @Stanford? Download our food allergy brochure.
*To speak with our Food Allergy Program Nutritionist or request dining accommodations, click here.

R&DE Stanford Dining prides itself on providing high quality and nutritious cuisine. We make every effort to provide a variety of menu options for students, faculty, staff and visitors who have food allergies, food restrictions and/or special diets. We've proudly partnered with FARE (Food Allergy Research & Education) and AllerTrain (Menu Trinfo) to improve the college experience for students with food allergies through enhanced awareness, accommodations and training.  Our Nutritionists review all ingredients, recipes and menus for allergens, trains R&DE staff on food allergy accommodations and provides nutrition counseling and education for students to help with managing their dietary needs on campus.

Stanford Dining identifies the top 9 major allergens that are contained in, or may have come in contact with, the foods served in the dining halls. Daily menus are published on the Stanford Dining Facebook page and are used to label foods at the point of service. Allergens we identify include:

  • Egg, Milk, Fish, Shellfish, Tree Nuts, Peanuts, Soy, Wheat, Sesame

We also label our Vegetarian (V), Vegan (VGN) and Gluten Free (GF) dishes. For more information, contact nutritionist@stanford.edu.

Requesting Dietary Accommodations
If you have a food allergy, celiac disease or other medical condition that requires special dining accommodations, please complete the first page of the Dietary Accommodations Form and submit it to nutritionist@stanford.edu. Some accommodations may require medical documentation on file with the Office of Accessible Education. For more information on registering with the Office of Accessible Education, please visit the OAE website. Once the form has been submitted, our nutritionists will be in contact with you to set up a consultation and plan out a dining strategy that meets your dietary needs.

Nut-Sensitive Dining @Ricker
In response to a clear need for peanut and tree nut allergy awareness in university dining services nationwide, R&DE Stanford Dining has designated Ricker Dining only as a peanut and tree-nut-sensitive environment, making it the first on-campus dining facility of its kind in the country. R&DE Stanford Dining has paved the way for other institutions to follow in our footsteps, and we are proud to meet such a pressing health need for our students. 

Disclaimer for Students & Guests with Food Allergies
Please inform your server if you have food allergy and direct ingredient questions to a manager. While we take many precautions to correctly identify ingredients and prevent cross-contact, we do not guarantee the absence of potential food allergies in our food ot facilities. It is, therefore, ultimately the responsibility of the individual to judge whether or not to question ingredients or consume food items.