BOONE, N.C. — Hungry for falafel naan pizza? Steak? Grain bowls? Fresh menu items and made-to-order options are being served up by Campus Dining as students return to the Appalachian State University campus this spring semester.
App State’s culinary team, led by executive chef Jules Bott, launched several new concepts — including made-to-order dishes, vegan options, a steakhouse grill and a deli-style carving station. Coolers stocked with items free from common allergens will also be available, along with Campus Dining staff members — identified by a purple lanyard — who can answer questions related to food allergies.
“Campus Dining is excited to welcome students back to App State this spring,” said John Eckman, associate vice chancellor for campus services at App State. “Student success is our priority and we do that by serving nutritious, tasty and freshly prepared meals.”
According to Eckman, App State’s eateries, markets and coffee shops, as well as local food trucks, will continue to feature mobile ordering and on-the-go options, while Roess Dining Hall and Crossroads, a coffee shop within Plemmons Student Union, will offer “a socially distanced but decidedly communal atmosphere.”
Among the menu options are made-to-order omelets, cheesesteaks, tacos, quesadillas, flatbreads, wraps and grinders; oversized slices of pizza; a wok option with lo mein and rice; grains and greens bowls; and falafel naan pizzas.
Additionally, university convenience markets are offering monthly market boxes, local food truck partner Village Inn Pizza is now offering delivery, and the mobile food ordering platform Grubhub continues to offer a pickup option for all on-campus dining locations and will accept campus meal cards for payment.
The new menu items will be available at Campus Dining locations across campus, including Park Place at the Pond, Sanford Commons, Cascades Cafe, App Catering, App Bakery and App State’s convenience markets.
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About Campus Dining
Campus Dining is owned and operated by Appalachian State University and offers dining services tailored to the campus community’s specific needs. With three dining facilities and daily catering events, Campus Dining provides opportunities for nourishment and also building and fostering relationships over shared meals and experiences. Campus Dining is committed to serving the Appalachian Community using sustainable practices such as local sourcing and contributing to campus composting and a constantly evolving partnership with the Office of Sustainability. Learn more at https://dining.appstate.edu.
About Appalachian State University
As the premier public undergraduate institution in the state of North Carolina, Appalachian State University prepares students to lead purposeful lives as global citizens who understand and engage their responsibilities in creating a sustainable future for all. The Appalachian Experience promotes a spirit of inclusion that brings people together in inspiring ways to acquire and create knowledge, to grow holistically, to act with passion and determination, and to embrace diversity and difference. Located in the Blue Ridge Mountains, Appalachian is one of 17 campuses in the University of North Carolina System. Appalachian enrolls more than 20,000 students, has a low student-to-faculty ratio and offers more than 150 undergraduate and graduate majors.