Happy Jewish New Year !

Good afternoon everyone,

For those who have classes today, I’m sorry. For those of you that are off, I hope you’re enjoying the long weekend! Speaking of the weekend, this Sunday is actually Rosh Hashanah and if you didn’t know that’s the Jewish new year!

In observance, we at University Dining are providing some traditional Jewish foods for the holiday.ย Food On Demandย will have:

Apricot Glazed Chicken Quarters
Sweet and Sour Brisket
Both served with Spinach Kugal and Roasted Asparagus with Grape Tomatoes
These options will be served Saturday and Sunday night starting September 29thย 
On Monday September 30th
For dinner the Marketplace will be serving:
Beef brisket
Apple Glazed Chicken
Noodle Kugel
Roasted Broccoli
You will also find boiled eggs in the MyZone refrigerator on Sunday and Monday.

Food Feedback Forum

The University of New Haven Dining Committee has announced that it will be hosting a series of Food Feedback Forums that will feature a conversation with Juan Dominguez, the new director of dining services. At the events, you will be able to share your feedback about the dining options on campus and learn about new initiatives we are implementing in dining services.

The events will take place on:

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Hope to see you there!


Free candy !

That’s right, it’s free candy time BUT the only way to get it is if you take a University Dining survey at either the Marketplace or Food On Demand. We promise the survey is quick so don’t worry! They go from 11am-2:30pm then 5pm-7:30pm, see you then!

Who got the juice?

University Dining is always trying to provide healthy options so with that, WE HAVE A NEW JUICER! NrGize Cafe will now be serving fresh pressed juice in addition to our popular smoothie line. Today at NrGize, will be hosting a tasting from 2-4 with free samples of our soon to be out line of fresh pressed juice. Come while supplies last and get your juice on!

National Cheeseburger Day!

It’s National CheeseBurger Day! Sometime in 1926, Lionel Sternberger invented the cheeseburger in Pasadena, California at his fathers sandwich shop called the “Rite Spot” (National today). As usual we will be grilling fresh cheeseburgers and hamburgers at the Beach Grill in the Marketplace! To kick things up a notch we will be serving a very special burger at Food on Demand, the Taco Burger! It has avocado spread, lettuce, tomato, pico de gallo, sour cream and provolone cheese served on a kaiser roll. To tie it all together it comes with a side of fries to dip in ketchup, mustard or what ever you’re into. let’s goooooooo!

My time as a vegan..

I started this experiment to see what it was like to be a part of a group of people on campus with a not so popular lifestyle. How would being vegan on campus impact me? Would it be hard? Would I starve? I didn’t know what to expect really but I’m so glad I did it. I feel connected to you all now and I can really appreciate all your concerns on a deeper level because well, I went through it too. I had to ask questions and feel like a burden at some points, take time to read labels and make a conscious decision not to  give up but uphold the commitment I made to myself and to all of you.

Learning how to make meals by taking bits and pieces from stations was really fun. I took vegan cheese and our soy butter at MyZone, added it to the grits we serve in the Marketplace, added some sautรฉed vegetables from the vegan/veg station and made myself a morning breakfast bowl! It was great. The vegan veg station itself is fun and the food taste great but feeling limited to one station is not fun, I had to be creative. Thats when I went to FoD, they have VEGAN CHICKEN NUGGETS! They also have a vegan stir fry and vegan tortellini. While we do have plenty of options across campus, we could do more and we will do more.

I really want to thank everyone for keeping up with me and watching the instagram stories. To my fellow vegans, I’m with you and I understand you. I made the decision to keep up this lifestyle until the day I no longer feel the need to, could be tomorrow or next year. Thanks!


SOCIAL EVENT: Sign up today for Fresh Guacamole, happening on September 25th!

Join us atย Food On Demand September 25th 5:00 PM – 7:00 PM, It’s a regular swipe plus $5. RSVP by Monday September 23rd.

To RSVP: Email Diningservices@newhaven.edu or see a cashier at FoD, Don’t miss out!

Appetizers: (Pick 1)

Yuca Street Fries – Topped with cilantro and lime with roasted garlic mojo sauce

Three Cheese Quesadilas with roasted vegetables and lime crema

Chicken Flautas topped with shredded lettuce, pico de gallo and salsa verde.

Entrees: (Pick 1)

Street Tacos – choice of one protein – Chicken, Al Pastor or fish

Stuffed Peppers (vegetarian or shrimp)

Steak Chimichanga

Each Entree served with rice, beans and a side salad.


S’more Churros

Dulce de leche Flan

Frresh Guac Social Dinner

No More Meat On Campus….

You can relax, it’s just for me…I’m going vegan. There is a large number of students on our campus that are vegan and have a meal plan. They may be finding it hard to navigate this lifestyle with our dining options, so I want to get first hand look into this issue. For the next week (maybe longer depending on how it goes) I will actively be a vegan. I will maneuver through this campus for most of my meals starting with this cup of coffee that has almond milk in it. If you have any hacks, recipes, or advice let me know. I will be starting a discussion on the topic at 11am with a student, see the conversation on our Instagram story!