Campus dinner emphasizes local sources

Lafayette College’s Trolley Stop Diner in Easton, Pennsylvania is sustainable in both menu and infrastructure. Operated by Lafayette catering service provider, Bon Appetit Mgt. Co., it offers a menu emphasizing home-cooked dinner classics using ingredients sourced from more than a dozen local farmers and producers, including Lafayette College Farm. Meanwhile, the facilities were designed by BKP Architects to help the college achieve its goal of reducing the restaurant’s carbon footprint by incorporating sustainable design features such as equipping the kitchen with a biodigester and using of bricks salvaged from buildings that were previously located on the site. .

Currently open from 7 a.m. to 9 p.m. (10 p.m. on Fridays and Saturdays) every day except Sunday, Trolley Stop accepts meals from students, offers mobile ordering in three time slots (8 a.m. to 11 a.m.; 2 p.m. to 5 p.m.; 7 p.m. offers an extensive menu that includes everything from classic breakfast avocado toast and omelettes to entrees, soups, salads, signature sandwiches, burgers and bowls, including Loaded Leopard Mac and Cheese Bowls. All eggs are certified cruelty-free cage-free.

Additionally, the restaurant celebrates local history as it is named after the historic tram that ran up College Hill. Opened in 1888, it made Easton the third city in the United States to have an electric streetcar system, after Scranton and Baltimore.

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