St. Olaf Stav Dining Hall

Northfield, Minnesota

The main cafeteria at St. Olaf College, operated by Bon Appetit.

This cafeteria, while very busy with students at times, offers one of the few havens for vegans and vegetarians in Northfield. Several serving stations offer a wide variety of gourmet food. There are always vegan options, particularly at the grains and bowls stations. A labeling system marks food as being vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, etc.

The cafeteria is open to guests from outside the college. A daily menu is available on their website. The lunch and dinner menus are basically the same. Open for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Hours vary during school breaks. They accept cash, check, visa, and mastercard.

Added by michaelthesecond on Jan 7 08 (last updated Jan 7 08)

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The St. Olaf cafeteria is one of my two favorite places to eat in Northfield. There is always several vegan options, and the food is amazing! Bon Appetit, who operates the cafeteria, says they put a high priority on local, organic food when available. They also do a good job labeling the main entrees when they are vegan or vegetarian. However, most of the sides and sauces are not marked. When I've questioned the staff about which salad dressings, cold salads, or sauces are vegan, it's been hard to get a definitive answer. Ask to see the manager if you have a question like this.

There is a small drink cooler with soy and rice milk. Yes, indulge in all the chocolate soy milk you can drink! Most of the time it is very busy, so I've found it best to go at the beginning of meal times when there are less people. Overall though, it is a great place to eat!

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Enter St. Olaf College on St. Olaf Ave. Follow the road to the top of the hill. The large Buntrock Commons building will be on your left.


No Reservations

Wheelchair Accessible


$$ - average


  • Eclectic (Varied)


  • Buffet
  • Large Group-Friendly


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10:30am - 2pm;
4:30pm - 7pm
11am - 1:30pm;
4:30pm - 7pm

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