Religious Dining on Campus

SPARC works closely with Penn Dining and our student religious communities to support students with a wide range of religious dietary needs.  

Visit Penn Dining for more information including dining related coronavirus information

Please see below for specific information about halal & kosher options on campus.  Please contact Associate Chaplain Steve Kocher with questions.


Halal Dining Spring 2021

1920 Commons:

1920 Commons is serving Halal meats in partnership with Penn’s Muslim Student Association. We serve chicken and ground beef, which are prepared to the MSA trained specifications.

Please refer to the COR icons (symbols) on each weekly menu to ascertain which items are made with halal meat.

1920 Commons is the largest, most central cafe on campus, and is open 7 days a week to all students using Meal Swipes, Dining Dollars, Penn Cash, SFS, cash, and credit.

McClelland Express:

McClelland Express will offer a range of meals prepared at 1920 Commons, including Halal meal options.  Students can use Meal Swipes and Dining Dollars at McClelland Express.  For Spring Semester, McClelland Express will only be open to students living in the Quad as part of Penn’s Covid-19 response.

Additional Options:

Students will also be able to find a wide range of vegetarian and vegan meal options at all Penn Dining Cafes

Halal options can also be found at Houston Market using Dining Dollars, PennCash, cash, and credit & 1920 Gourmet Grocer through the Meal Exchange program which accepts meal swipes Sunday – Thursday, 8pm-10pm.  At Houston Market, please use Penn Eats to place orders in advance to reduce lines and minimize your wait times.  Halal items can be found under “Ginger @ Spruce and Pi”.

Gourmet Grocer also stocks a range of halal grocery items.

Kosher Dining Spring 2021

Falk Dining Cafe:

Falk Dining Cafe is the kosher cafe, located on the first floor of the Hillel building on 39th and Locust Walk.  All food is prepared glatt kosher and under the supervision of the Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia.  

Falk Dining Commons accepts Meal Swipes, Dining Dollars, PennCash, cash, and credit. 

Additional Options:

Kosher “to go” options can also be found at Houston Market & 1920 Gourmet Grocer using Dining Dollars, PennCash, Cash, and Credit.  At Houston Market, please use Penn Eats to place orders in advance to reduce lines and minimize your wait times.  Kosher items can be found under “Ivy Leaf and Street Cart” with their own designated section.

Gourmet Grocer also stocks a range of kosher grocery items.