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Kosher Dining at WashU & In St. Louis

Kosher food is readily available on campus on the WashU meal plan. It is prepared by Bon Appétit, the University’s food service partner for over 15 years, under the Rabbinic supervision of the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis. They are committed to providing fresh, high quality food that is produced in a sustainable manner. Bon Appétit is nationally recognized as a leader in college dining. Their chefs and staff are accustomed to meeting special dietary needs, including kosher, halal, vegetarian and allergen-free options.

The WashU Meal Plan
The Washington University meal plan system works on a declining balance of points. Everything you buy at any campus eatery will cost a certain number of points. Kosher food works on the exact same system!

Hot Meals On Campus
Hot meals are served at L'Chaim, the kosher station located in Bear's Den, the main undergraduate dining hall. Hot kosher lunches and dinners are served throughout the week. View menus here.

Hot meals for lunch are available Sunday - Thursday, 11:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m. and dinner is available Sunday - Thursday, 5:00 p.m. - 10:00 p.m.

Prepacks On Campus
In addition to hot meals in Bear's Den, kosher prepackaged food is available all day in nearly every eatery on Washington University’s campus.

Breakfast pre-packed items are available Monday- Friday, 7:30 a.m. -10:00 a.m.

Other Options
Free meals are provided by Hillel for many holidays and there is a Shabbat lunch rotation between Hillel, Chabad, and local synagogue Bais Abraham Congregation.
Click here for a list of St. Louis eateries certified by the Vaad Hoeir of St. Louis.