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About Your Food

Chef slicing vegetables

We believe in providing every customer a positive experience through great service and quality products.

Where your food comes from

We are proud to be partners with these local and global vendors, with 52% of our purchases made within 250 miles of campus. Visit their websites to learn more. For a full list of our partners, please contact us.

Starbucks Coffee Coca-Cola Atlas Coffee Importers Blazing Bagels Charlies Produce
Hissho Sushi Alki Bakery Essential Baking Company Grand Central Baking Company Nature's World
Interbay Food Company Medosweet Farms Merlino Brand Ocean Beauty Seafood Pagliacci Pizza
Shepherds Grain US Foods UW Farm Wilcox Family Farms Blue Bunny Ice Cream
Food Lifeline Cougar Mountain Baking Company Field Roast Grain Meat Company Mighty O Donuts Theo Chocolate Company

Menus of Change and UW

The UW is one of 45 colleges and universities participating in the Menus of Change initiative sponsored by the Culinary Institute of America and Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. Across campus, we continue to roll out dishes based on a plant-forward food philosophy, a creative cuisine with the accent on fruits, vegetables, whole grains, beans, legumes, soy foods, nuts, seeds, plant oils, herbs and spices. We’re creating delicious meals that also reflect evidence-based principles of health and sustainability, with a special focus on choosing healthier oils, reducing added sugar, cutting salt and including more plant protein options. For more information about the initiative, visit Menus of Change.


Special dietary needs

We provide many options in our venues for customers who choose to eat a vegetarian, vegan or gluten-sensitive diet. More importantly, we strive to ensure that residents with any special dietary needs are able to dine safely in our facilities. If you have any challenges navigating our menu offerings, or are in need of additional support, please schedule a dining consultation with our Dining Wellness Specialist, Joyce Bumgarner, at or 206-221-0516.

Please note that having a special dietary need does not waive the dining account requirement for residence hall residents.

National leader in sustainable dining

For the seventh consecutive year, the UW made The Princeton Review's Green College Honor Roll, in part from efforts to serve organic, local and fair-trade food on campus. More than half of our food is produced within 250 miles of campus.

Our dining was also recognized nationally as a top performer in the 2017 Sustainable Campus Index report. Your sustainability efforts are a big reason for this achievement. Thank you! named the UW as one of “The 50 Best College Dining Experiences.”

Sustainability is built into everything we do

Watch this video to see how we source foods, emphasize composting and maximize energy efficiency.