About our food

Dietary requirements

All of our packaged items are labelled with allergens and ingredients. Ask staff members in outlets for specific information.

Food allergies and information about allergens

We take the health of our customers seriously. If you have a food allergy, or require information about the allergenic content of the food, we ask you to make yourself known to any member of the catering staff. They, in turn, will contact a senior member of the kitchen staff who will be pleased to discuss your requirements.

Customers should note that we produce food in kitchens where all allergens are handled and while we try to keep things separate, we cannot guarantee that any item is allergen free.

Genetically modified foods

Some of our foods may contain additives, flavourings, DNA or protein derived from genetically modified organisms, including soya and maize. Any member of the catering team will be delighted to arrange for a senior member of the kitchen staff to speak with you.


We offer a range of vegan options in all of our outlets, including main meals for catered accommodation and college nights


The University is a multicultural community with students, staff and visitors who have differing religious and non religious beliefs and ethics. In line with the University Plan and Equality and Diversity Policy, Catering Services are committed to ensuring that services provided meet the needs of this diverse community.

We are currently reviewing our Halal policies and procedures, if you have any questions please email ycl-catering@york.ac.uk