MSU Culinary Services will open a tenth dining hall in July 2019 to enhance culinary excellence and continue providing safe, convenient options for the campus community.
Riverwalk Market in Owen Hall will feature three all-you-care-to eat venues, serving a variety of flavorful cuisine. In addition to giving diners more flexibility, the renovated space will be sesame-conscious and certified free from the Big 8 allergens (milk, eggs, soy, wheat, peanuts, tree nuts, fish and shellfish) as well as gluten.
The three venues will serve a wide range of options such as flavored chicken strips with accompanying sauce options, smoked and rotisserie meats, chipotle lime pork tostados, grain bowls, vegan “crab” cakes, risotto bowls, and allergen-free mac and cheese.
This location will be certified by Kitchens With Confidence, a third-party accreditor that will regularly examine protocols and policies to verify this location as being free of the allergens listed. Offering certified free from venues on campus will help the culinary team meet the ever-changing needs of student nutrition.
The Sparty’s retail area inside Owen Hall will remain separate from the all-you-care-to-eat concept, maintaining a majority of their regular selections. To accommodate those with food allergies who will dine at Thrive, the Culinary Services team is also considering unique product options for the Sparty’s location at Owen Hall.
Riverwalk Market will close May 9 through the scheduled opening on July 8. When Thrive opens, the planned hours will be 11 a.m.-2 p.m. through early arrival of students in late August.
Be on the lookout for more details as we approach July. If you have any questions, please contact the culinary team at firstname.lastname@example.org.