At LSE Catering we are committed to ensuring that the services we provide meet the needs of our multicultural and diverse community as far as possible.
We make every effort to accommodate the various dietary requirements of our guests due to lifestyle choices, religious beliefs and allergens. Many special diets can be handled by guidance from our staff and the variety found in our menus and product ranges.
LSE Catering will do their best to accommodate most dietary requirements, but cannot guarantee that they will be able meet all requests.
Special diet options
There is a wide range of vegetarian options available in all of our outlets. All restaurants and catered halls have at least one vegetarian meal option each day. Sandwiches, wraps and snacks are also readily available in our cafes.
Vegan meals and options are available in some outlets and restaurants. Please ask staff for assistance.
There is a wide range of food offered across campus, including low fat, nutritious and organic options. Each outlet sells various products and all offer salads, vegetables, fresh fruit and choices of protein. We try whenever possible to promote healthy eating and regularly hold 'Feel Good Food Days' which promote reduced meat menus. However, due to customer demand, items such as chips and pizza are still offered.
Other special diets
Dairy free milk substitutes are available in all of our outlets. Gluten free options are available in most outlets. Please ask staff for assistance.
The most common food allergies are:
cereals containing gluten - including wheat, rye, barley and oats
crustaceans - including prawns, crab and lobster
molluscs - including squid, mussels, cockles, whelks and snails
sulphur dioxide or sulphites at levels above 10mg per kilogram or per litre
Our catering staff are trained on the allergens legislation and allergen information can be found on the packaging of all packaged goods and is readily available for all in-house prepared options.
If there is a specific ingredient that you need to avoid for any reason, please speak to the duty manager of the outlet who will assist.
Please note that as our kitchens and service points have mixed-use, we cannot guarantee that any specific ingredient is completely without trace.
Accredited Halal/Kosher meals can be accommodated in catered halls and selected restaurants on campus. Halal meat sandwiches/wraps are also available in our cafes on campus.
We actively promote Fairtrade products in all catering outlets. Tea,coffee and sugar in all our catering outlets is ethically traded and Fairtrade refreshments served at all conference and events. For further information please see: LSE Catering Environmental Sustainable and Healthy Food Commitments and Target Statement
We aim to provide the highest possible quality possible in our products and customer service and to offer choice, value and variety. Accordingly our range of products is continaully under review.