Exciting Changes Coming to Mason Dining: Top 10 Features You Don’t Want to Miss!

As we gear up for a brand-new semester, get ready to indulge in a mouthwatering culinary adventure like never before with Mason Dining! This fall, we’re unveiling a host of amazing changes that will take your campus dining experience to the next level. From fresh dining options to sustainability initiatives and fun events, we’ve got something for everyone!

Let’s dive into the top 10 updates to Mason Dining this fall:

#10: Additional Seating at Southside
Enjoy 150+ new seats at the Southside Dining Hall, designed for greater comfort and community vibes while you savor your meals. The new seating area promises a more enjoyable and comfortable environment for everyone.

#9: Mason Square’s New Venue – Mason Square Café
Patriots on the Mason Square campus, get ready for a fresh look at the Mason Square Café! Indulge in made-to-order options and unwind with build-your-own salads and “We Proudly Serve Starbucks” beverages. Whether you’re studying or on the go, this café will become your new hangout spot!

#8: Beverages Galore
Quench your thirst in style with our revamped beverage stations! Choose from an impressive array of beloved favorites and new intriguing flavors. Plus, we’re excited to introduce the Tractor Beverage Co., offering certified organic beverages. But it doesn’t stop there; Cocovibe’s low-sugar, low-sodium, high-potassium electrolyte drinks, made with only two ingredients: organic coconut water and organic fruit, are another great addition to the beverage line. And for coffee lovers, we’ve upgraded our machines to brew over 30 beverages, including hot cocoa and iced coffee. Sip, savor, and enjoy the world of flavors!

#7: Gold Rush is Now Simple Zone & Simple Servings Goes Sesame-Free + Halal Options!
Say hello to Simple Zone, your allergen-free pantry at Gold Rush (Gold Rush has been renamed to Simple Zone)! Enjoy meals free from gluten, tree nuts, and peanuts. And if you’re sensitive to sesame, don’t worry; Simple Servings now includes sesame-free options! Plus, we’re making sure there are always Halal options available at Simple Servings. Delicious and inclusive, that’s the way we roll!

#6: Meet The Difference Baker, NuVegan, Sweet Vegan, and Crave!
Get ready for a culinary explosion with these exciting additions! The Difference Baker specializes in allergen-free delights. NuVegan, an all-soul food vegan restaurant, will satisfy both vegans and non-vegans alike. Sweet Vegan caters to your sweet tooth cravings. And for late-night munchies, Crave is your go-to spot! Time to explore a world of deliciousness!

#5: The Teaching Kitchen @ Mason
Calling all aspiring chefs! Join us in the Teaching Kitchen for interactive classes with culinary masters. Whether you’re a beginner or a seasoned pro, we’ve got something to elevate your cooking skills. Follow @mason_dining on social media or check out the dining halls for details on this exciting new feature.

#4: Crop Share Anyone?
Support local growers and join our crop share program! Partnering with Potomac Vegetable Farms, we’re offering the freshest produce the area has to offer. From bell peppers to root vegetables, it’s a delicious way to support local agriculture and enjoy mouthwatering dishes!

#3: Hunger Games…Willy Wonka…Seafood Boil…Events You’ll Need to Attend!
Get ready for a magical dining experience with themed events like Willy Wonka and the Chocolate Factory, a mouthwatering Seafood Boil, and more! There’s something happening every day in the dining centers. Follow our passport game and join the fun!

#2: We Want to Hear From You!
Have a favorite dish? A suggestion to share? Text TellSouthside or TellIkes to 82257 and let your voice be heard! We’re all ears for your feedback, opinions, and even your love for Willy Wonka!

#1: The Spot – The Place for Plant Powered Dining!
Plant lovers, rejoice! The Spot is the ultimate destination for plant-powered dining. With a fresh, colorful look and a brand-new menu, it’s a sustainable and delicious haven. Satisfy your fruit and vegetable curiosity with a range of tantalizing options. The Spot is open Monday to Friday from 11 am to 3 pm.

With these amazing changes in store, Mason Dining is all set to make your campus dining experience extraordinary! We can’t wait to welcome you and serve up some unforgettable culinary moments. See you at the dining halls!