Allergy-Friendly Campus Guide: Vanderbilt University


Vanderbilt University

Location: Nashville, Tennessee

All of the Vanderbilt dining halls are completely nut-free. There are a few cafès on campus that do have nuts, but they are very aware of allergies. If you have a limited option of foods, Vanderbilt provides a service on their dining app in which you can order almost any food ahead of time and have it ready for you when you arrive in the dining hall. They make the food especially for you to fit your needs.


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Brooke Blumberg – Spokin App User @brookeblumberg

Allergies: Peanuts, Tree nuts
Class: 2023
Major: Human and Organizational Development
Post Graduation Plans: Business, Finance, or HR
Instagram: @brookeblumberg


Brooke’s Vanderbilt Campus Guide

Greenery Co.

THE BEST SALADS. So many topping options!! I think the only nuts that they have are almonds but they are really good about keeping everything separate. Think I come here at least twice a week its SO GOOD.

Jeni’s Splendid Ice Creams

Amazing ice cream. But the best part is that they will open a brand new tub of ice cream from the back for people with allergies (& use clean scooper ofc). Highly recommend!!

Chipotle Mexican Grill

Basic, I know. But super close to campus, fast, nut free & delicious.

Frothy Monkey

Such a fun little coffee shop and very good with allergies! They have really fun seasonal drinks too!

White Limozeen

This place is AWESOME! All Dolly Parton themed and one of the coolest rooftops ever! They brought me separate bread because they weren’t sure whether or not other bread had nuts in/ near it. Very accommodating. Super hard to get a reservation so book in advance. If you are ever in Nashville, this is a MUST (even if it’s just for drinks and not a meal).

Samurai Sushi

I am pretty hesitant about sushi in Nashville but this place was delicious!

True Food Kitchen

This place is awesome! The waiter was super knowledgeable about what items on the menu had nuts and the food and drinks were great!

The Baked Bear

WOW. Make your own ice cream sandwiches. They have nuts there, so take caution when ordering. The employees change their gloves and got me everything from the back. Ice cream sandwich was DELISH!!

Chopt Creative Salad Co.

Love these salads!! Completely custom salads. They keep everything pretty separated and clean the cutting boards thoroughly to ensure no cross contamination.


Soo yummy!! NOTE THEY HAVE PEANUTS ON THE MENU! Lots of nut free options though!!

Sun and Fork

SO DELICIOUS. Amazing & healthy brunch spot in Nashville and right by Vanderbilt campus & bookstore. Highly reccommend. Very accomodating with my allergies (I got chocolate chips instead of granola w almonds on my yogurt bowl!)

Pancake Pantry

LOVE THIS PLACE!! A go-to in Nashville. Beware they have nuts on the menu but they use a separate grill, new spatula and new spoon for my order!!

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