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Swarthmore Dining

Department Overview

Dining in community is at the heart of the College experience. Gathering to share a meal brings a chance to rest, share stories, and build lasting relationships with friends and colleagues. 

Swarthmore Dining is proud to serve our community and provide nutritious and satisfying food in a welcoming setting to our students, faculty, and staff, every day. Our mission is to offer a diverse menu using the highest-quality ingredients, highlighting locally grown and sustainably produced products whenever possible. Our menu always includes vegetarian and vegan options, as well as accommodations for our community members who have dietary restrictions. 

We are always open to feedback, suggestions, and recipe ideas! Reach out to us at anytime.

Dining Highlights

The Dining Center is now open, offering a reimagined dining experience for students, faculty, and staff.

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Local Food

In addition to buying directly from a number of local farmers and food producers, we are proud to work with many local, privately owned and operated food distributors. Each of these companies feature locally produced items, provide employment to area residents, and support communities in our region. We strive to create our menus with ingredients that are locally sourced, environmentally sustainable, and produced in equitable and safe work environments.

Our local food providers

Harvest Dinner

Our yearly tradition brings the Swarthmore community together to celebrate fall with locally sourced seasonal specials and showcases the delicious local foods that we regularly serve.

Dining services members serve apple cider from fountain to students during local harvest dinner.

Surprise a Friend with a Birthday Cake from Swarthmore Dining!

Too busy to run to the store to buy a cake for your friend’s birthday? Not enough time to bake one? We are happy to make you a custom cake for the special day!

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