Spring 2023 Dining Guide
Food is a vital part of college life. As Emerson Dining resumes in Spring 2023, we are implementing changes based on student feedback.
- Paramount Cafe Served from 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
- Paramount Cafe Mon-Fri, 8:00 am - 5:00 pm
Paramount Café or “P-café" is located on the lower level of Paramount Center. Here you will have your choice of custom-made salad and grain bowls. With rotating salad toppings, you will never get tired of our offerings. Rather have something hot off the grill, try local burgers, house-made vegan, veggie burgers or all-day breakfast options. If you are still hungry, get a frozen treat or smoothie. Everything is made to order, but you will not mind the wait!
Accepts Board Bucks, ECCash, Cash, Credit/Debit Cards, and Meal Swipes for Meal Equivalency
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SERVING STUDENTS WITH FOOD ALLERGIES AND CELIAC DISEASE
The dining services team is well-trained in food allergy awareness and offer a number of options for students with food allergies and celiac disease. This includes communication about and modification to existing menu items, special preparation of menu items, and access to special products as agreed upon with students.
Daily menus for each café can be accessed at emerson.cafebonappetit.com. Menu items that are appropriate options for most students with celiac disease are labeled as “made without gluten-containing ingredients” and can be filtered to streamline searching using the dietary preferences filter. Top-9 allergens are included in menu names and/or descriptions whenever possible. For more on eating with a food allergy in our café, visit this page and view the guide on Food Allergies and Celiac Disease at Emerson College. Further questions about ingredients can be answered by our trained managers/chefs on-site.
DINING WITHOUT THE TOP-9
We understand that our guests with special dietary needs, albeit food allergies, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, or any other medically necessary diet simply want a safe place to make food choices, quickly. To allow guests to have readily available options that meet their needs, we offer OASIS — a destination in the Dining Center where all meals are prepared without the use of top-9 allergens plus gluten and sesame* through the sole use of whole foods.
*Sesame is now the 9th major allergen. However, manufacturers have until 1/2023 to update package labels. Our platform will exclude added sesame in the form of seeds, tahini (sesame paste), and sesame oil, but sources of sesame may not be detectable on package labels. Please speak with a manager if you have a sesame allergy.
For questions about these services or to request food allergy accommodations, students should contact:
Center for Health and Wellness
Student Accessibility Services
Dawn Sajdyk, Resident District Manager
Daniele Rossner, MS, RDN, Regional Nutrition and Wellness Manager
We know that Emerson students are busy and often must eat on the run. This makes to-go dining very popular but has the potential to generate a massive amount of waste. Much of this waste can be avoided with Emerson Dining’s OZZI reusable containers to eliminate waste altogether.
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Eat Right — For You
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.
Food is a vital part of college life. A meal with friends doesn’t just nourish the body, it builds lasting relationships and feeds the soul. At the same time, campus dining can also be a source of anxiety: Will there be options for me? What if I don’t have time to sit down? I have wicked food allergies, will there be things that are safe for me to eat?
Our passion is creating community through food. We serve meals that are not only delicious, they also embody our core values of ‘from-scratch’ cooking, wellness, dignity, and sustainability – that we take very seriously.Whether it’s a late-night craving for a kimchi rice bowl or a vegan protein smoothie on the run, we’re committed to making delicious, wholesome food that works for real life. Let us show you how.
Tell Us What You Think
- I’ve been trying to eat a healthier diet. Will I be able to find a healthy food choice in my café?
- Can you tell me how many calories are in the foods in my café?
- How will you handle my concerns about a food allergy?