Halal Meal Options

Halal Food On Campus

  • Worcester Dining Commons Oak Room in Northeast Residential Area
    • Hours (Monday-Friday):
      • Lunch: 12:00-2:00
      • Dinner: 5:30-8:00 from
    • You can find the halal food placed either in the Oak Room (international food section) or the gluten-free section in the main dining area.
  • Harvest Market in Campus Center
    • Hours during the academic year:
      • Monday-Thursday, 8 AM – 11 PM
      • Friday-Sunday, 8 AM – 9 PM
    • They only accept YCMP, Dining Dollars and cash/credit.
  • Tavola in Blue Wall (Campus Center)
    • Halal Mediterranean cuisine.
    • Hours during the academic year:
      • M-Th, 10:30 AM – 7 PM
      • Friday, 10:30 AM to 3 PM


The MSA can aid in making college life compatible with spiritual life. For example, UMass Amherst does not allow freshmen and sophmores (1st and 2nd years) to purchase the YCMP meal plan. This meal plan option allows students access to the dining commons (same as the value or unlimited meal plan options) AS WELL AS other eateries on campus (such as the Bluewall or the Harvest).  If you wish to attain a meal plan exemption in order to be able to purchase YCMP meal plan swipes as a freshman or sophomore, please contact the MSA. We can help you in attaining YCMP meal swipes so that you can enjoy the Halal food in the Harvest (see below). If you need to change your meal plan, please contact us within the first two weeks of the semester to avoid Dining Common deadlines.

Halal restaurants in Amherst/Northampton

  • The Halal Cart (New York style street food)
  • Top Kebab (Iranian)
  • Pita Pocket (Syrian)
  • Malik shawarma (Lebanese)
  • Bombay Royale (Indian)
  • Amanouz Café (Moroccan)