Cafe menu options
Bon Appétit offers several options for on campus dining available to students NOT on meal plans, commuters, staff and faculty. All available for purchase in the food service office, located in Canyon Commons.
We’re proud partners of the Monterey Bay Aquarium Seafood Watch Program and serve only Best Choices and Good Alternatives. Join us in supporting healthy oceans by downloading the free Seafood Watch app to find recommendations for sustainable seafood today.» Read More
Learn how Fair Trade benefits producers and farmers and what you should look for the next time you’re shopping for Fair Trade items.» Read More
Let’s talk adaptogens. Here’s what the science says about these medicinal tonics now going mainstream.» Read More
New to the tofu game? This mouthwatering coconut-peanut sauce will change the way you do lunch.» Read More
Is eating “clean” the golden ticket to health and happiness? Find out what our dietitians say.» Read More
Not your typical “slaw,” but we don’t aim for predictable. The ginger and coriander add a brightness to lentils you didn’t know could exist. Packed with protein and fiber, it can be enjoyed as a hearty side or as a main for a light lunch or dinner.» Read More
Nightshades have a shady reputation, but before opting to avoid these vegetables, get the facts — you might end up going for seconds.» Read More
Toasting quinoa (or any whole grain) brings a subtle nutty flavor to any dish. Paired with cauliflower, you have a vegetable- and protein-packed twist on a dish traditionally made with bulgur.» Read More
Insect products are popping up at supermarkets. Learn more about how they’re produced and their nutritional value.» Read More
End of summer flavors don’t get much better than this eggplant topped with coconut, mint, and pistachio» Read More
Are the trendy (and often spendy) acai bowls worth all the health buzz? Click to find out.» Read More
If you never thought about grilling your fruit it’s time to start. When fruit is placed on the grill it caramelizes and its flavor intensifies. The recipe calls for apricots but they can easily be swapped out for another seasonal fruit such as peaches.» Read More
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.
Refreshing and juicy but with a toasted complexity that is balanced by the lime, this unique appetizer is as tasty as it is hydrating. Serves 12. 1 medium watermelon Zest of 1 lime 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons lime juice (about 5-6 limes), divided 1 tablespoon olive oil 2 tablespoons honey 1 teaspoon cayenne pepper 1/4…Read More» Read More
When the tops of root vegetables such as radishes and turnips are in good condition, don’t let them go to waste! This recipe transforms radish greens into a bright and simple chimichurri sauce that is a delicious and refreshing topping to many foods from omelets to roasted potatoes. Makes 2/3 cup, enough for about 4-6…Read More» Read More
3 tablespoons plus 2 teaspoons olive oil, divided 4 medium carrots, diced 2 cloves garlic, finely diced 1 cup french green lentils 2 cups water 1 bay leaf 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard 1 shallot, finely diced 3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 1/2 teaspoon salt 1 teaspoon coarsely ground black pepper 2 teaspoons fresh thyme, chopped,…Read More» Read More
Good nutrition is more than just the numbers.
Healthy eating patterns are a result of skills and strategies for managing all types of food…despite the numbers. Knowing the nutritional values of some basic foods can help you learn which foods provide too much or too little of the nutrients that concern you. Bon Appétit has compiled this guide of common nutritional values for many of the basic offerings you will find in our cafés. The numbers here are based on standard nutrient values for these types of foods.
Download PDF: Knowing the Numbers
Do you have a specific question, suggestion, or feedback about your meal at a Bon Appétit café? Feel free to browse the previously asked questions below or contact our Bon Appétit managers using this form.