Ramadan Dining Options 2024

Spartans observing Ramadan will have dining options available from MSU Culinary Services. Four of our residential dining halls on campus will offer pre-packaged breakfast options and dinner selections.


Breakfast Options
Two pre-packaged breakfast options will be available to pick up each day during dinner service at Brody Square, South Pointe at Case, The Gallery at Snyder-Phillips and The Edge at Akers.

Students choosing to pick up a breakfast option during dinner service are required to use a Combo-X-Change meal per our usual takeout process.

Daily breakfast options available to pick up during dinner include the following:

Option A

  • Hard-cooked eggs
  • Breakfast cheese burrito
  • Two slices of naan bread with peanut butter
  • Package of 4-5 dates
  • Milk and mango juice

Option B

  • Hard-cooked eggs
  • Apple raisin overnight oats
  • Two slices of naan bread with peanut butter
  • Package of 4-5 dates
  • Milk and mango juice


Dinner Options
For dinner service during Ramadan, our menus will include a halal protein complete plate option as well as an occasional vegan/vegetarian complete plate option.

Guests can find these dinner selections at the following locations in each campus neighborhood for dine-in or takeout. As a reminder, takeout is considered a Combo-X-Change meal.

  • Brody Square (Homestyle venue)
  • South Pointe at Case (MiBowl venue)
  • The Gallery at Snyder-Phillips (New Traditions venue)
  • The Edge at Akers (Tandoori venue)

In addition to Middle Eastern dishes, our dinner menus will offer a variety of world flavors. Please use the links below to access our spring semester dining hours and online menus.


Grab-and-Go Options
Beyond our residential dining hall offerings, specialty products will be offered at all retail locations throughout Ramadan, including halal items. These products will be Combo-X-Change options. Each Sparty’s location will have a minimum of four beverage options (A items), four entrée options (B items) and eight sides/snacks (C items).

Sparty’s mini-markets in Brody, Case and Hubbard will also offer hot Halal grab-and-go items:

  • Brody and Hubbard: Halal Turkey and Cheese Grilled Sandwich
  • Case: Halal BBQ Beef Sandwich and Halal BBQ Beef Grain Bowl

Holden Dining Hall and Holmes Dining Hall will have a variety of hot Halal options offered during Ramadan as well. These grab-and-go options are available with Combo-X-Change. Menus can be viewed at go.msu.edu/diningmenus.


Special Celebrations
MSU Culinary Services is also planning a two-day special celebration for Eid al-Fitr. Menu selections are listed below. Please watch EatAtState.com and follow @EatAtState on Facebook and Instagram for updates.

Tuesday, April 9

Brody Square

  • Lamb Burger
  • Garlic Cream Potatoes
  • Cauliflower and Carrots
  • Curried Mushroom Shakshuka
  • Halal Chicken Saffron (Joojeh)
  • Koshari
  • Saffron Basmati Rice
  • Curried Cabbage
  • Fattoush Salad
  • Woody's Mediterranean Salad, Original Hummus and Baba Ghanoush
  • Special Desserts from Shatila Bakery

The Gallery at Snyder-Phillips

  • Halal Roasted Lamb
  • Garlic Naan
  • Cauliflower Garbanzo Masala
  • Saffron Rice
  • Spicy Green Beans
  • Samosa
  • Green Chutney
  • Special Desserts from Shatila Bakery


Wednesday, April 10

South Pointe at Case

  • Lamb Biryani
  • Mujadara
  • Spicy Green Beans
  • Naan Bread
  • Roasted Vegetables
  • Hummus
  • Pita Bread
  • Special Desserts from Shatila Bakery

The Edge at Akers

  • Roasted Lamb Harissa
  • Herb Basmati Rice (Sabzi Pollo)
  • Vegan Bouillabaisse - Halal
  • Curried Cauliflower
  • Garlic Naan Bread
  • Tabooli
  • Hummus
  • Pita Chips
  • Shirazi Salad
  • Special Desserts from Shatila Bakery


Microwave Access
If you need to access a microwave, Sparty's mini-market stores have them available during open hours. Sparty's Market at 1855 Place does as well. You can view current dining hours at go.msu.edu/dininghours. Additionally, community kitchens have microwaves available; they are located in Abbot Hall, Holden Hall, Hubbard Hall, McDonel Hall, Owen Hall, Armstrong Hall, Bailey Hall, Bryan Hall, Butterfield Hall, Emmons Hall, Rather Hall and Williams Hall. 


Contact Information

Brody Neighborhood: Complex Dining Manager, Dave Brown, brownd82@msu.edu
Executive Chef, Ben Segueda, segueda@msu.edu

East Neighborhood: Complex Dining Manager, Bryan Latz, latzbrya@msu.edu
Executive Chef, Kevin Cruz, cruzke@msu.edu

South Neighborhood: Complex Dining Manager, Jim Hath, hathd@msu.edu
Executive Chef, Jordan Durkin, durkinj3@msu.edu

River Trail Neighborhood: Complex Dining Manager, Michelle Keller, kellerm@msu.edu
Executive Chef, Dien Ly, lyd@msu.edu

Retail Services: Sparty’s mini-markets
Associate Director, Retail Services, Gina Keilen, keileng@msu.edu
Senior Executive Chef, Retail Services, Michael Clyne, clynem@msu.edu

Menu Questions
If you have questions regarding the menu selections, please contact Interim Senior Executive Chef, Residential Dining, Bryan Latz at latzbrya@msu.edu or Registered Dietitian Kelsey Patterson at patte546@msu.edu.

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