The University of Iowa

Nourishing Options for a Midday Meal

Select from a variety of lunch options including boxed, buffet, or served. You're sure to find something that you'll enjoy. 

Box Lunches

All prices are subject to a 20% service charge.

Includes a sandwich, chips, whole fresh fruit, and chef's choice bar or brownie.

Select from the following sandwiches:

Turkey: Turkey breast, bacon, cheddar, field greens, fresh tomato & garlic aioli on croissant.

Turkey & Avocado: Turkey, spinach, tomato & avocado spread on oat wheat bread.

Beef: Roast beef and cheddar with balsamic onions, lettuce & horseradish spread on onion roll.

Ham: Smoked ham, pepper jack cheese, crisp greens, fresh tomato, and herb mayonnaise on marble rye.

Italian: Ham, pepperoni, copa, salami, provolone & giardiniera spread on ciabatta.

Chicken Salad: House-made curried chicken salad, grapes, slivered almonds, diced celery, lettuce and tomato on croissant.

Vegetarian: Eggplant parmesan sandwich with sundried tomato aioli, and provolone cheese on croissant.

Vegan Mediterranean:  Sliced cucumbers, roasted red pepper, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pepperoncini rings with spinach and hummus on sprouted bread.

Vegan Chickpea Salad - Chickpeas, diced apples, celery, onions & vegan mayo on sprouted bread

Includes a sandwich, two small side salads, and chef's choice bar or brownie. 

Select two options for all guests from the following side salads: 

Fresh fruit salad. (GF, DF, Vegan)

Tortellini and vegetable pasta salad. (V)

Cucumbers, tomatoes & red onion salad. (GF, DF, Vegan)

French country potato salad with red potatoes, radish, green onion & herb mustard vinaigrette. (GF, DF, Vegan)

Curried cauliflower & sweet potato salad. (GF, V)

Select from the following sandwiches:

Turkey: Turkey breast, bacon, cheddar, field greens, fresh tomato & garlic aioli on croissant.

Turkey & Avocado: Turkey, spinach, tomato & avocado spread on oat wheat bread.

Beef: Roast beef and cheddar with balsamic onions, lettuce & horseradish spread on onion roll.

Ham: Smoked ham, pepper jack cheese, crisp greens, fresh tomato, and herb mayonnaise on marble rye.

Italian: Ham, pepperoni, copa, salami, provolone & giardiniera spread on ciabatta.

Chicken Salad: House-made curried chicken salad, grapes, slivered almonds, diced celery, lettuce and tomato on croissant.

Vegetarian: Eggplant parmesan sandwich with sundried tomato aioli, and provolone cheese on croissant.

Vegan Mediterranean:  Sliced cucumbers, roasted red pepper, lettuce, tomato, red onion, pepperoncini rings with spinach and hummus on sprouted bread.

Vegan Chickpea Salad - Chickpeas, diced apples, celery, onions & vegan mayo on sprouted bread

All salads come with a roll, butter and chef's choice of bar or brownie. All prices are subject to a 20% service charge.

Sliced grilled chicken breast on a bed of romaine leaves, crisp apples, walnuts, and blue cheese with white balsamic vinaigrette.

Marinated grilled chicken, red onions, diced tomatoes, seasoned roasted potatoes, and shaved parmesan on torn romaine with balsamic dressing.

Tender marinated flat iron steak on a bed of greens with stir fried carrots, red peppers, green onions, and sesame vinaigrette.

Smoked turkey breast served with chopped egg, tomato, cucumber, and cheddar cheese on top of gourmet greens with blue cheese dressing.

Grilled filet of salmon served with honey mustard on top of crisp salad greens, cucumbers, and tomatoes.

Torn romaine lettuce topped with tomatoes, diced egg, red onions, marinated green beans, kalamata olives, roasted peppers, oil and vinegar dressing.

Roasted squash, gala apples, sliced radish, farro, toasted pepitas and kale tossed in apple cider vinaigrette.

Served with vegan bread and dessert.

Roasted brussels sprouts, sunflower seeds, raisins and lentils over mixed greens with lemon mustard vinaigrette.

Served with vegan bread and dessert.

Buffet Lunches

All prices are subject to a 20% service charge. Lunch menus are not available after 3:00 p.m.

All buffet lunches come with coffee, decaf, iced tea, hot tea and ice water.

Served with balsamic vinaigrette.

Added for $4.00 per person.

Sliced turkey with cranberry chutney aioli, brie, and greens on spinach tortilla.

Southwest wrap with grilled chicken, corn, black beans, guacamole, cheddar cheese, and spinach on whole wheat tortilla.

Roasted beef with caramelized onions, horseradish cream cheese and romaine on sundried tomato tortilla.

Black bean patty with hummus and roasted vegetables on spinach tortilla. (This is a vegetarian item)

Served with lemon parmesan dressing.

Roasted mushroom and tomato.

Sundried tomato with roasted garlic.

Seafood alfredo.

Creamy lemon pesto.

Served with poppyseed vinaigrette.

Served with sun-dried tomato vinaigrette.

Select from the following options:

Almond crusted chicken with lemon butter sauce.

Grilled chicken with parmesan cream sauce.

Maple pecan seared salmon.

Spinach and artichoke pocket over stuffed pepper rice. (This is a vegetarian item)

Served with balsamic dressing.

Select from the following options:

Gourmet macaroni and cheese.

Spinach, tomato, and ricotta tortellini bake.

Roasted pepper and provolone.

Alfredo and broccoli with roasted red peppers.

Served with red wine vinaigrette.

Select from two of the following options:

Hot dog.

Bratwurst with saurkraut.

Hamburger.

Chicken breast.

Served Lunches

All served lunches come with assorted breads and butter, as well as coffee, decaf, iced tea, hot tea and ice water service.  

All prices are subject to a 20% service charge. Lunch menus are not available after 3:00 p.m. Choose up to three (3) entrees.

Crisp romaine wedge topped with tomatoes, freshly grated parmesan cheese, grilled artisan bread and creamy caesar dressing.

Toasted bread cubes tossed with balsamic, tomatoes, basil and shallots.

Roasted beets and bleu cheese on mixed greens with candied walnuts.

Smoked turkey breast served with chopped egg, tomato, cucumber, and cheddar cheese on top of gourmet greens with blue cheese dressing.

Grilled chicken: $3.00

Seared salmon: $3.50

Grilled shrimp skewers: $4.50

Marinated flat iron steak: $4.50

Balsamic roasted chicken with fresh tomato relish and basil gratin.

Cauliflower puree, guinness demi glaze, and sautéed kale.

Feta cucumber sauce, farro, and roasted asparagus.

Served with sweet potato succotash and lemon butter.

Served with sautéed kale and roasted red pepper sauce.

Served with red and yellow pepper sauces.