Elephant Step Inn
Plum Market Kitchen
This urban market concept features all-natural, organic, and locally-sourced food, beverage, and wellness items. It also carries a selection of natural skin and body care, locally-crafted goods, wine and beer, and a full-service coffee bar. The signature recipe collection of grab and go foods features hot meals, fresh salads, fresh sushi, all natural soups, and made to order signature sandwiches. Plum Market Kitchen’s menu items are crafted on site from peak of season ingredients by our executive chef and culinary staff.
Case Western Reserve University students can take advantage of a variety of offerings using their CWRU meal plans, while faculty can utilize their CWRU CaseCharge or CaseCash. Meal orders can be placed through the Grubhub app, or in-store using a Grubhub kiosk. Check out our list of student essential items for $5 or less!
Address: 11473 Euclid Avenue.
Hours of Operation:
Monday – Saturday: 8AM – 8PM
Sunday: 10AM – 5PM
Visit plummarketkitchen.com/CLE for more information and a list of menus!
Elephant Step Inn
Located inside Fribley Dining Commons, the Elephant Step Inn offers a variety of grab and go breakfast and lunch items as well as a full-service coffee shop featuring Solstice Roasters coffee.
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Matcha Brown Rice Risotto
Creamy, made without major allergens, and oh-so-satisfying.
When Gluten’s Off the Table
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Helping People with Food Allergies and Intolerances Dine Well
Find out how you can support those with food allergies and intolerances.
Waste-Free Whole Lemon Meringue Bars
Fight food waste with this unique recipe that uses the entire lemon – pulp, peel, juice, and all!
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Mushroom, Kale, Chickpea, and Pasta Stew with Gruyere Crostini
A hearty plant (and protein) packed stew with an added crunch from the cheese crostini.
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Nationally Branded Concepts
In addition to our Bon Appetit locations, we also manage several franchise locations that you already know and love.
Eat Right — For You
When it comes to wellness, Bon Appétit’s focus is on simple, delicious food — that happens to be good for you. To support long-term health, we are bringing more plants to menus every day in a craveable way, while emphasizing healthy cooking techniques. When healthy food tastes good, nourishing your body and mind becomes the easy choice.
We serve thousands of guests with food allergies and sensitivities safely in our cafés every day. Our chefs, managers, and dietitians work closely with our food-allergic guests to create reasonable solutions to help them eat what they love. If you have questions about eating for your dietary needs in our cafés, reach out to us: we’ll gladly meet with you.
Wellness also includes the health of the animals, the workers, the community, and the Earth. They’re all connected. Bon Appétit has been committed to “food service for a sustainable future” for decades, and we’ve led the food service industry in tackling many important issues, such as cage-free eggs, antibiotics in animal production, and farmworker rights.
The Well-Being Indicator® represents more than just numbers. It’s an at-a-glance guide to help you navigate your food choices by comparing the nutritional value of one dish to another. The more full the arrow, the more healthful the dish is for you.
Because we care about your health, we offer a holistic nutrition program that makes it easy to find the healthful options in the café.
Serving Students with Food Allergies and Celiac Disease
The dining services team is well-trained in food allergy awareness and offer a number of options for students with food allergies and celiac disease. This includes communication about and modification to existing menu items, special preparation of menu items, and access to special products as agreed upon with students.
Daily menus for each café can be accessed at case.cafebonappetit.com. Menu items that are appropriate options for most students with celiac disease are labeled as “made without gluten-containing ingredients” and can be filtered to streamline searching using the dietary preferences filter. Top-9 allergens are included in menu names and/or descriptions whenever possible. For more on eating with a food allergy in our café, visit this page and view the guide on Food Allergies and Celiac Disease at Case Western Reserve University. Further questions about ingredients can be answered by our trained managers/chefs on-site.
Dining Without the Top-9
We understand that our guests with special dietary needs, albeit food allergies, celiac disease, lactose intolerance, or any other medically necessary diet simply want a safe place to make food choices, quickly. To allow guests to have readily available options that meet their needs, we offer SimplyOASIS — a destination in Leutner Commons and Fribley Commons where meals are served during lunch and dinner and are prepared without the use of top-9 allergens plus gluten through the sole use of whole foods.
Leutner Commons offers a station dedicated to providing meals Made Without Gluten-Containing Ingredients. The Made Without Gluten-Containing Ingredients station provides menu choices that are based on ingredients that are naturally gluten-free or are gluten-free alternatives to traditional options. For this station, food is prepared by a trained culinarian, in a separate area of the kitchen, and following specific procedures to minimize risk of cross-contact.
For questions about these services or to request food allergy accommodations, students should contact:
Jim Boland, Resident District Manager
Leilah Absi, MS, RD, LD, Resident Dietitian
216-368-1055 or 216-218-2112
Someone You Know Feeling a Little Under the Weather?
Order a Sick Meal Kit To Go!
Sick meals to go can be picked up at either Leutner or Fribley.
How to get a Sick Meal Kit:
1. Give a friend your meal swipe card.
2. Let the cashier know you are swiping for a sick meal kit.
3. Go to the “Home Table” at Leutner or the “From The Home” Station at Fribley and ask for a sick meal kit
Each sick basket contains two packs of ramen noodles, a handful of crackers, two packages of oatmeal, two ginger ales, two pieces of hand fruit, two soup cups with lids, and two spoons.
For longer term meals, or students with special needs, use Zingle by texting (216) 208-5664 and specifying the location and your needs so that the appropriate chef can respond.
Welcome to Campus Dining on Grubhub
Order ahead with campus dining in the GRUBHUB app. Locations include Tomlinson, TVUC, NRV Starbucks, Plum Market Kitchen, Elephant Step Inn, Cafe On The Quad, Fribley Late Night, Spartie-Que, and The Den.
How to download GRUBHUB and find CWRU
- Download Grubhub and create a new account. Or Sign in if you already have Grubhub downloaded.
- On your Account page, select the Settings (gear icon) at the top right.
- In your Settings, click on Campus Dining.
- Select Case Western Reserve University and your school affiliation.
- Add campus card or go directly to the list of on
Tell Us What You Think
Have a question while dining in a café? Send a text to 216.208.5664 and we’ll text you back using our Zingle program!
- I’ve been trying to eat a healthier diet. Will I be able to find a healthy food choice in my café?
- Can you tell me how many calories are in the foods in my café?
- How will you handle my concerns about a food allergy?
Have questions, comments, or kudos?
Send a text to 216-208-5664 and we’ll text you back!
Be sure to include your dining location so the proper chef or manager can reply.