Navigating Food Allergies and Special Diets

We are dedicated to offering safe, nutritious, and delicious meals for every Vol. Our allergen-friendly dining locations, dietitian services, and comprehensive resources ensure that students with food allergies and special diets can find customized options to suit their needs.

Enjoy meals at True Balance, located in Rocky Top Dining Hall, where our chefs craft delicious dishes free of the nine most common allergens: egg, milk, peanut, tree nuts, shellfish, soy, wheat, fish, sesame—and gluten. Our AllerCheck™-approved station ensures an allergen-safe experience so you can dine confidently.

Options to Fit Your Needs

Rocky Top
Dining Hall

Home of “True Balance” a fully allergen-free station, free of the top 9 allergens.

Other stations also offer a variety of vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, and gluten-friendly offerings.

Dining Hall

Nut-free, serves Halal chicken and offers a variety of vegan, vegetarian and gluten-friendly offerings.

Blenz Bowls

Located in the Student Union & TRECS

Vegan, vegetarian, nut-free, and gluten-free options available.


Located in the Student Union

Vegan vegetarian and dietary-friendly options are available (nut, gluten, dairy, egg, and soy).

Please check the location for more specific information.


Located in the Student Union

Halal chicken and lamb, vegan, gluten-free, and vegetarian options are available.

POD Market

Located in multiple locations across campus.

Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-friendly choices are available.

Union Deli

Located in the Student Union

Vegan, vegetarian, and gluten-friendly choices are available.


Find the support you need to navigate food allergies and special diets. Get personalized advice and plans from the Vol Dining Dietitian.

We Proudly Serve

Vol Dining offers a diverse menu catering to various dietary preferences and restrictions, including vegan, plant-based, gluten-free, halal, and low-carb options. Our commitment to health and inclusivity ensures that every meal is prepared with fresh, high-quality ingredients, providing nutritious and delicious choices.

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