No Gluten? No Dairy? No Problem!

Hi future badgers!

There is always so much to think about when coming to university:  residence, classes, schedules, volunteering, and the list goes on.  However, we cannot forget about one very important item when coming to university…  What in the world am I going to eat?!

Lucky for all of us Brock Badgers, we have been grateful to have numerous delicious and tasty options all over campus to choose from for our breakfast, lunch and dinners.  However, what about those students (like me) who can’t necessarily eat all of those yummy food items due to certain dietary needs, such as celiac/gluten intolerance or lactose intolerance?  Well, let me stop your worries here, because Brock offers many gluten and dairy free options for students to choose from on campus, as well as in the surrounding Niagara region!

On campus, there is a lot of food to choose from in regards to gluten and dairy free options.  At many of our cafeteria’s, such as DeCew residence cafeteria, Lowenburger residence cafeteria, and Guernsey Market, there are always gluten and dairy friendly options.  These include items such as gluten free buns and bread, gluten free and vegan baked goods, gluten free pasta, stir fry’s, salads, and more!  In our General Brock store on campus there is also a section offered for gluten free and vegan foods such as breakfast items, pasta salads, and many more.

It is also important for students to know that there are many places off campus to get food that will accommodate to their dietary needs.  Zhers grocery store, just a 10 minute bus ride from Brock, offers an entire gluten free and dairy free section with an ample of delicious food choices.  Quiznos, as well as Marble Slab offer vegan and gluten free options so individuals can still eat out at yummy places too!

A little further down the road from these places is a wonderful 100% Gluten and Dairy-Free store which offers the most unique items for individuals with these dietary needs, from dairy-free cream cheese to gluten free hot chocolate!  Downtown St. Catharines as well as all over the city, including Niagara Falls, offers various stores, bakeries and restaurants that accommodate to gluten-free and dairy-free diets.  You will just have to come to Brock to check out all the yummy places for yourself, and trust me, it’s worth it!

For more information, go to https://brocku.ca/hospitality-services/dining-on-campus/menus-and-nutrition/

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