South Dakota State students, staff, faculty and visitors are provided a variety of choices when it comes to what's on the menu for that day, including several health-conscious menu items at restaurants and grab-and-go locations.
Some popular choices, including Extreme Pita and True Balance in the Market, have been affected by COVID-19 restrictions/ Plans are in place to reopen them. A full listing of available food options with hours of operation and updated menus can be found at SDSU.CampusDish.com.
Have specific dietary needs? Miller Wellness Center Assistant Director Mariah Weber is on campus and available to meet students to discuss available options.
The Market and additional Student Union locations
Soup, salad and sandwich/wrap options are available daily at The Bindle, with dietary restrictive options—vegetarian, gluten- or dairy-free, etc.—included. Additionally, The Bindle will be starting a walk-up and order salad bar and hot meal option next week.
Grille Works will be reintroducing made-to-order omelets and turkey burgers before the end of the month, and veggie patties can be substituted on any burger here or at Weary Wil's, SDSU's very own sit-down restaurant.
Chick-fil-A and Panda Express, located in the union, are both popular stops with adaptable menu choices. Chick-fil-A's vegetarian wrap can be made with or without cheese, and grilled chicken (salad, sandwich, nuggets and wrap) and a fruit cup are always available. Panda Express' menu has not changed from previous semesters, with the tofu entrée and brown rice available upon request. If you’re looking to avoid rice or noodles at Panda Express, there is a super greens mix offered as well.
Beginning this week, Einstein's Bros. Bagels will reintroduce egg whites and are phasing back to a full menu.
Need a quick bite while walking to class? Salads are available at the Grab-and-Go Kiosk, located near the West entrance of the Student Union.
The True Balance station is open at Larson Commons and accounts for health and safety regulations around cross contamination with seven of the eight most common food allergens (eggs, nuts, tree nuts, wheat, fish, shellfish and dairy). Larson Commons also offers dairy alternative milk, gluten-free desserts and more with nutrition and dietary restrictions in mind. The salad bar does not currently feature self-serve options, but customers can go through the line to choose their items as an employee serves the meal, keeping health and safety in mind.
Other stations at this location use a rotating menu setup, including different proteins, starches, vegetables, pasta and pizza.