Gordon Commons

Gordon Commons

Next Week's Special Hours

  • Late Night  October 14-23, Closed
  • For October break late night will be closed and start up again on Monday October 24th!

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Weekly Schedule

  • Breakfast     Mon-Fri, 7:00 am - 11:30 am
  • Brunch     Sat, 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Brunch     Sun, 9:00 am - 3:00 pm
  • Lunch     Mon-Fri, 11:30 am - 3:00 pm
  • Dinner     Mon-Sun, 5:00 pm - 9:00 pm
  • Late Night     Mon-Wed/Sun, 9:30 pm - 11:00 pm
  • Late Night     Thu-Sat, 9:30 pm - 11:59 pm
  • Light Lunch      Mon-Sun, 3:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Breakfast

Stocks

Root

Home

SIDES: pineapple glaze

The Grill

Coffee & Sweets

Pressed

Lunch

Stocks

Happy Valley Meat Company (Fishtrust LLC)

Root

roasted cauliflower tossed in a buffalo sauce
SIDES: flour tortillas , vegan ranch drizzle

Home

SIDES: cheese sauce
baguette smothered in garlic butter, roasted until crispy

Kosher

roasted chicken seasoned with cinnamon and cumin cooked with onions and clementines

Oasis

olive oil, salt, and pepper

Brick Oven

Hudson Valley Harvest
Hudson Valley Harvest
garlic spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and feta with herbed ricotta
jamaican jerk seasoned chicken, bell peppers, red onions Hudson Valley Harvest Murray's Chicken

The Grill

Happy Valley Meat Company
Happy Valley Meat Company

The Global Kitchen

tender slow roasted pork with a garlic, oregano and adobo marinade
slow roasted tender shredded beef flavored with garlic, lime and chiles
rice stir fried with sofrito, peas and seasonings
corn kernels sautéed with cotija cheese topped with cilantro lime mayo and chili powder
sautéed chickpeas in a rich ancho chile broth

Coffee & Sweets

Pressed

sliced tomato
shredded lettuce
sliced tomato
leaf lettuce

Light Lunch

Stocks

Happy Valley Meat Company (Fishtrust LLC)

Brick Oven

Hudson Valley Harvest
Hudson Valley Harvest
garlic spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and feta with herbed ricotta
jamaican jerk seasoned chicken, bell peppers, red onions Hudson Valley Harvest Murray's Chicken

The Grill

Happy Valley Meat Company
Happy Valley Meat Company

Coffee & Sweets

Dinner

Stocks

Happy Valley Meat Company (Fishtrust LLC)

Root

crispy tempeh in a hot sauce lime sauce garnished with green onions

Home

aromatic turkey bites in a creamy curry sauce

Kosher

steamed rice with a touch of coconut milk
ground beef, garlic, onions, basil,bell peppers, in a sweetened tamari sauce

Oasis

SIDES: cranberry ginger sauce

Brick Oven

Hudson Valley Harvest
Hudson Valley Harvest
garlic spinach, sun dried tomatoes, and feta with herbed ricotta
jamaican jerk seasoned chicken, bell peppers, red onions Hudson Valley Harvest Murray's Chicken

The Grill

Happy Valley Meat Company
Happy Valley Meat Company

The Global Kitchen

tender slow roasted pork with a garlic, oregano and adobo marinade
slow roasted tender shredded beef flavored with garlic, lime and chiles
rice stir fried with sofrito, peas and seasonings
corn kernels sautéed with cotija cheese topped with cilantro lime mayo and chili powder
sautéed chickpeas in a rich ancho chile broth

Coffee & Sweets

Pressed

sliced tomato
shredded lettuce
sliced tomato
leaf lettuce

Late Night

Coffee & Sweets

Smoothie

strawberry, banana, ice, apple juice

Late Night

corn and black bean salsa, vegan cheddar cheese, corn tortilla chips
SIDES: pico de gallo , pickled jalapenos
corn and black bean salsa, taco seasoned ground beef, cheese sauce, corn chips
SIDES: sour cream , pico de gallo , pickled jalapeño

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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 vassar.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 Vassar 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 Gordon Commons 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.

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For questions about these services or to request food allergy accommodations, students should contact:

Steve Scardina | Resident District Manager
Stephen.Scardina@cafebonappetit.com

Daniele Rossner, MS, RDN | Regional Nutrition and Wellness Manager
daniele.rossner@cafebonappetit.com
(860) 538-3708

Eat Right — For You

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Wellness

When it comes to wellness, Bon Appétit’s focus is on simple, delicious food — that happens to be good for you. To support long-term health, we are bringing more plants to menus every day in a craveable way, while emphasizing healthy cooking techniques. When healthy food tastes good, nourishing your body and mind becomes the easy choice.

Our wellness commitments
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Food Allergies

We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.

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Sustainability

We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.

Our sustainability commitments

Tell Us What You Think

Common Questions

  • 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?
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Meet the team

Catering

Whether you’re ordering lunch for a meeting, planning a reception for 200, or stressing out about a five-course dinner for a visiting VIP, we offer the complete range of services to ensure your event is a stellar success. Our chefs are culinary all-stars, and they love making custom menus, as well as classic comforts, that are not just healthy and delicious, they’re locally and humanely sourced. Our experienced staff can execute your vision with unparalleled service and taste.

Download the Vassar Catering guide

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Meals To Go

Simply delicious dinners. Let us take the guesswork out of dinner. Our meal kits contain perfectly portioned ingredients and an easy-to-follow recipe card for restaurant-quality meals made at home.

Life can be hectic, but dinner doesn’t have to be.

Meals to Go are available for pickup Saturday or Sunday in Gordon Commons. Please place your order by 9 a.m. on Thursday. Students who fail to pick up their meals to go option three times will result in expulsion from ordering in the future.

In the interest of public health, we’d like to remind our guests of the increased risk of foodborne illness associated with eating raw or undercooked animal foods such as eggs, meat, poultry, seafood, or shellfish. Meal kits should be stored at a temperature below 40 degrees at all times.

Ready. Set. Order!
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FOOD RECOVERY VERIFIED

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Vassar 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 Dutchess Outreach

Learn more about Food Recovery Verified and
Bon Appetit’s food recovery efforts.