Students with dietary restrictions now have more options to chow down at UCF dining halls thanks to the installation of a new “allergy-friendly” food station at Knightro’s and Marketplace.

Aramark, UCF’s dining provider, has created a ”Peace of Mind” station that debuted in June at both dining halls. The station was added by the UCF Dining Services team in response to a survey of 3,000 students on their dining experiences. In the survey, many students wanted to see more locally grown food options along with increased requests for specific dietary accommodations. The “Peace of Mind” station will “satisfy all these requests in one location,” Aramark said.

“This station is for everyone: anyone who likes to customize their own meal, customers who enjoy healthy options, and allergy-sensitive consumers,” Aramark said.

Guests can create a custom meal by combining fresh, local produce, vegan protein items and gluten-free grains such as rice noodles or quinoa. These custom combinations are then sautéed by a station chef with olive oil or sauces in flavors such as Moroccan vegetable tagine or roasted red pepper.

Knightro’s and Marketplace will also continue to offer existing gluten-free options: gluten-free cheese pizza (upon request), gluten-free Rice Chex cereal, chicken breast and turkey burgers at the grill, select side dishes and select fair-trade, organic Green Mountain Coffee drinks.

More information on UCF Dining Services, menus and nutrition facts for Marketplace and Knightro’s can be found at