Gordon Commons

Gordon Commons

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

sliced peaches and vanilla oat milk tossed with the rolled oats
red onions, chickpea, and kale hash

Home

SIDES: blueberry compote

The Grill

Coffee & Sweets

Pressed

Lunch

Stocks

Root

Home

Murray's Chicken

Kosher

ground turkey, peppers, onion in a garlic ginger soy sauce thickened with brown sugar

Oasis

paprika, brown sugar, chili, cumin, cayenne
hot sauce, sugar, garlic, onion, cider vinegar

Brick Oven

Hudson Valley Harvest
Hudson Valley Harvest
pizza sauce, spinach, ricotta dollops, parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese Hudson Valley Harvest
breaded chicken, fresh mozzarella cheese slices, parmesan cheese, basil chiffonade Hudson Valley Harvest

The Grill

Happy Valley Meat Company
Happy Valley Meat Company

The Global Kitchen

Argentina, Dominican Republic and Peru
Argentinian inspired beef stew with sweet potatoes, apricots, tomatoes, onions and winter squash
Peruvian inspired spicy creamed chicken Murray's Chicken
rice and beans with a hint of garlic and tomato

Coffee & Sweets

Pressed

1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
4 teaspoons Moroccan spice blend
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped seeded tomatoes
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped seeded peeled cucumbers
1 cup coarsely crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup chop

Light Lunch

Stocks

Brick Oven

Hudson Valley Harvest
Hudson Valley Harvest
pizza sauce, spinach, ricotta dollops, parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese Hudson Valley Harvest
breaded chicken, fresh mozzarella cheese slices, parmesan cheese, basil chiffonade Hudson Valley Harvest

The Grill

Happy Valley Meat Company
Happy Valley Meat Company

Coffee & Sweets

Dinner

Stocks

Root

roasted tempeh marinated with flavors of garlic, lemon, oregano, basil and olive oil

Home

green beans sauteed with red pepper flakes

Kosher

Oasis

with natural jus
with mushrooms and tomatoes

Brick Oven

Hudson Valley Harvest
Hudson Valley Harvest
pizza sauce, spinach, ricotta dollops, parmesan cheese and shredded mozzarella cheese Hudson Valley Harvest
breaded chicken, fresh mozzarella cheese slices, parmesan cheese, basil chiffonade Hudson Valley Harvest

The Grill

Happy Valley Meat Company
Happy Valley Meat Company

The Global Kitchen

Argentina, Dominican Republic and Peru
Argentinian inspired beef stew with sweet potatoes, apricots, tomatoes, onions and winter squash
Peruvian inspired spicy creamed chicken Murray's Chicken
rice and beans with a hint of garlic and tomato

Coffee & Sweets

Pressed

1/2 cup olive oil
1/3 cup white wine vinegar
4 teaspoons Moroccan spice blend
1 15-ounce can garbanzo beans (chickpeas), drained
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped seeded tomatoes
1 1/2 cups coarsely chopped seeded peeled cucumbers
1 cup coarsely crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup chopped red onion
1/3 cup chop

Late Night

Coffee & Sweets

Smoothie

peaches, mango, vanilla soy milk and ice

Late Night

sauerkraut, vegan cheddar cheese, caramelized onions
hot dogs, cheese sauce, caramelized onions, sauerkraut, honey dijon,

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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
[email protected]

Daniele Rossner, MS, RDN | Regional Nutrition and Wellness Manager
[email protected]
(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.