Carleton Dining Services is committed to providing a safe & pleasant dining experience. We take a lot of pride in being able to support students with allergies, intolerances, and special diet requirements as much as possible. We recognize that students with allergies can experience a limited diet and spend a higher amount of time and effort managing their allergies compared to students who do not have a food allergy. Hence, we work closely with Housing & Residence Life Services as well as with students to provide dietary arrangements that fit the personal needs of each student.

Dining Services wants to make it easier for you to identify foods that match your dietary preferences. Look out for the following icons to help you choose menu items at our dining locations:


This icon identifies foods that fit a lacto-ovo vegetarian diet, which includes eggs, milk, dairy products, and honey. Menu items with this icon exclude meat, fish, and poultry.


This icon identifies foods that are made from plant-based foods only. Menu items with this logo exclude eggs, milk, dairy, honey, and any other animal-derived ingredients.

No Gluten

This icon identifies menu items that are made without gluten ingredients, to assist individuals avoiding gluten in their diet. However, due to the nature of our kitchens, we can’t guarantee that cross contamination with wheat allergens or other gluten sources won’t occur.


This icon identifies menu items that contain Halal certified proteins ONLY, such as animal based proteins (poultry, and beef) as well as cheese.

Locally Grown

This icon identifies menu items that include major ingredients originating (grown, raised or produced) in Ontario and/or Quebec.

Sustainable Seafood

This icon identifies seafood ingredients that are third party certified as sustainably sourced by Marine Stewardship Council (MSC) and Stewardship Council (ASC).

Get the Good Stuff™

To assist in making healthier and more sustainably sourced menu choices look for this logo!

Menu entrees with this logo have at least 3 of the following:

  • No more than 15% calories from saturated fats (no artificial trans fats)
  • 720mg sodium or less (960mg or less for a sandwich)
  • Made with whole grains
  • Loaded with at least 1 serving of colourful vegetables

Sides and snacks have at least 3 of the following:

  • No more than 15% calories from saturated fats (no artificial trans fats)
  • 480mg sodium or less
  • Made with whole grains
  • Loaded with at least 1 serving of colourful vegetables

Find out more about our on-the-go GTGS products.


Mealshare is a one-for-one social enterprise that turns dining out experiences into helping out experiences. Partnering restaurants, like Carleton Dining, place Mealshare’s logo next to select menu items. When you purchase a Mealshare advertised menu item, you will receive your meal and an equivalent meal will be provided to a youth in need.

Contact our Dietitian

If you have questions or concerns about eating on campus with your dietary preferences please book an appointment with our Registered Dietitian.

Gluten-Free Pantry will be Open this Fall!

Carleton University Dining Services has a one-of-a-kind Gluten-Free Pantry designed for students with Celiac Disease or gluten intolerance. The pantry is intended to give students requiring a gluten-free diet a safe place to eat. The pantry is an enclosed room with restricted access, situated inside the caf. Access of the pantry is granted on an individual basis by the Registered Dietitian.

If you have questions about our gluten-free pantry or any other dietary accommodations, please don’t hesitate to contact our Registered Dietitian via e-mail at or book an appointment.

Want to learn more about Food Allergies and how Dining Services accommodates students with food allergies? Follow this link: