The first university facility of its kind in the nation, Ricker Dining is Stanford's highly lauded peanut-sensitive dining environment. In recognition of the growing number of students with peanut allergies, we've taken the steps necessary to provide a safe, full-featured facility in which peanut-sensitive and non-peanut-sensitive diners alike can enjoy the best of what R&DE Stanford Dining has to offer. With its beautiful dining location on the west side of campus complete with a state-of-the art meeting room, lounge areas and trellised patio, it's best to enjoy your meal al fresco.

Peanut Sensitive Program only at Ricker Dining

Peanut Sensitive
Peanuts are quickly becoming one of the world's most allergenic foods, and 3 million Americans currently suffer from all levels of nut and peanut allergies. Here at Stanford, some students have such severe peanut allergies that they must avoid eating in our dining halls for fear of contact with peanut material residue on countertops, breathing in vapors from peanut shell fumes, or ingesting as little as one-five thousandth of a teaspoon of food containing peanuts.

In response to a clear need for peanut allergy awareness in university dining services nationwide, R&DE Stanford Dining has made Ricker Dining the first on-campus dining facility in the country to designate itself a peanut sensitive environment. R&DE Stanford Dining is paving the way for other institutions to follow in our footsteps, and we are proud to be able to meet such a pressing health need of our students.

More information on food and allergies

Peanut Sensitivity Program only at Ricker (pdf) or go to text-only version


Peanut Sensitive Program only at Ricker Dining
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Special Features

Continental breakfast
Made-to-order grill
Fresh organic fruits and vegetables
Make-your-own salad bar
Homemade soups
Vegetarian and vegan selections


Monday - Thursday:
Continental Breakfast: 7:30am - 9:30am
Lunch: 11:30am - 1:15pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Brunch: 10:30am - 1:00pm
Dinner: 5:00pm - 7:00pm

Dining Hall open as Study Hall:
Sunday - Thursday 9:00pm - 1:00am


238 Santa Teresa Street, Stanford, CA 94305
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Payment Options

In addition to standard meal plan payment, residents and non-residents may also pay with:

Meal Plan Dollars
Cardinal Dollars
Credit Cards
Debit Cards
Stanford Card Plan

We've gone cashless!

Menus & Nutrition

Online menus


Chef Junelle Fronda
Mary Duch
General Manager

(650) 725-1513

Junelle Fronda
Sous Chef

650) 723-0696