Cafe menu options
Are the trendy (and often spendy) acai bowls worth all the health buzz? Click to find out.
If you never thought about grilling your fruit it’s time to start. When fruit is placed on the grill it caramelizes and its flavor intensifies. The recipe calls for apricots but they can easily be swapped out for another seasonal fruit such as peaches.
Drinking kombucha? Take a moment to understand the science behind pasteurized vs unpasteurized.
Forget boring salads. Fresh figs, bright mint, spicy watercress, and walnuts come together to form a gorgeous salad that takes under 10 minutes to make.
Read what the science says about monk fruit sugar, the newest zero-calorie sweetener getting buzz.
Have you met muesli? It’s similar to granola but rather than mixing in oil and honey prior to baking, you toast the grains plain and add your own honey upon serving (yes, you control the sugar!).
What’s the buzz? Caffeinated beverages hinder hydration — or do they? What does the science say?
Forget what you know about soup. This watermelon gazpacho is a little sweet, a little savory, served cold — and is extremely refreshing.
What’s the buzz? Activated charcoal drinks: Black is the new green (juice). But take a look at what the science says.
For a quick and easy lunch or side dish, fresh green beans are blanched to retain their beautiful vibrant color and are paired with chopped hard-boiled eggs and briny olives.
What’s the buzz? Nutritional yeast is a savory, high-nutrient add-in that you should be sprinkling on everything from pasta to smoothies. What does the science say?
The protein and fiber-packed chickpeas in this gluten-free salad will keep you energized all day.
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With flexible hours to accommodate busy students and relaxing areas for study groups or catching up with friends, this is the ideal gathering place for all students.
Stop in for early morning coffee, quick, healthy snacks, custom deli sandwiches or late night munchies.
Our Taqueria is a made from scratch program featuring Southwestern favorites with fresh meat, cheese and produce purchased locally. Stop in to try our authentic tacos filled with a selection of braised meats or grilled vegetables. We also feature burritos, tostadas, salads, house made tortilla chips and signature salsas.
Our Salad Bar is full of fresh, seasonal vegetables and house-made dressings.
Our Grill offers a complete menu of your favorites with seasonal and local meats. You'll want to try our delicious vegetarian options such as the vegetable burger. Don't forget to add traditional fries or sweet potato fries.
The Espresso and Coffee area serves your favorite hot and cold drinks using fair trade coffee. Add one of our house made pastries baked fresh each morning at the Carleton Bakeshop.
The Bon Appétit café team will frequently select a recipe to be featured in the café.
Whether you’re a student with a favorite recipe you hope to see in the cafe, or a parent wanting to have your student’s favorite home-cooked recipe featured – send it in!
Who knows…YOUR recipe may be featured in the café!
Surprise your student while he or she is away from home by
ordering Treats from Home from Bon Appétit. Our Treats
from Home packages allow parents and friends to send
a fresh and wholesome treat package to your loved ones.
Bon Appétit at Carleton College is fighting food waste and hunger by recovering surplus perishable food from our campus that would otherwise go to waste and donating it to people in need through Ruth’s House of Hope, The Northfield Alternative Learning Center, and Whispers of Hope.
Do you care about whether your food was grown locally or raised humanely? Or are you more interested in protein vs. carbs?
Whatever your priorities, we can help you chew the right thing. At Bon Appétit, we’re working toward “food service for a sustainable future.” How we define that is a mouthful, but the bottom line is that we strive to cook delicious food that’s good for you, the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth — because they’re all connected. And we’re proud to be the first food service company to tackle many important issues in these areas.
We’re here to support you by giving the information you need to choose wisely. Visit our Wellness page for a feast of information about the roles our from-scratch cooking, nutritional approach, local sourcing, and other sustainability programs can play on your menu.
Refreshing and juicy but with a toasted complexity that is balanced by the lime, this unique appetizer is as tasty as it is hydrating. Serves 12. 1 medium watermelon Zest of 1 lime 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons lime juice (about 5-6 limes), divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4…Read More» Read More
When the tops of root vegetables such as radishes and turnips are in good condition, don’t let them go to waste! This recipe transforms radish greens into a bright and simple chimichurri sauce that is a delicious and refreshing topping to many foods from omelets to roasted potatoes. Makes 2/3 cup, enough for about 4-6…Read More» Read More
3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided 4 medium carrots, diced 2 cloves garlic, finely diced 1 cup french green lentils 2 cups water 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 shallot, finely diced 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped,…Read More» Read More
Meal plans may only be used by the student whose name is on the OneCard; they are not transferable.
There are no reimbursements for remaining balances at any time.
20 Meal Plan
The 20 meal plan is a complete offering of 3 meals per day Monday-Saturday and 2 meals on Sunday.
Plus it also provides $75 in dining dollars.
15 Meal Plan
The 15 meal plan offers 15 meals per week.
Plus it also provides $300 in dining dollars.
5 Meal Plan
The 5 meal plan provides 5 meals per week.
Plus it also provides $175 in dining dollars.
Download The Carleton College Guide to Dining by clicking it to the right.