Jewish Life at Duke

Freeman Center Cafe

The Freeman Center Café: Kosher Dining on Duke's Meal Plan

Kosher deli classics, Mediterranean-inspired meals, and Freeman Favorites

Operated in partnership by Jewish Life at Duke and Duke Dining, the Freeman Center Café is located on the first floor of the Freeman Center for Jewish Life at 1415 Faber St. Durham, NC 22705. 

Kosher dining is a resource for kosher, halal, vegetarian, and vegan diners throughout the community and is prepared under Rabbinical supervision.

  • Phone: (919) 684-1331
  • Hours of Operation:
    • Monday – Thursday: 12:00pm – 7:30pm
    • Friday: 12:00pm – 2:00pm
  • Order using the Duke Dine-Out Mobile Ordering app or order in-person at the deli window on the first floor of the Freeman Center for Jewish Life.
  • Dine in at the Freeman Center Patio or take out

Updated Menu!

An exciting menu of kosher deli classics, Mediterranean-inspired meals, Freeman favorites, and new for the 2021-2022 school year: coffee and espresso drinks!

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Click the link below for a downloadable PDF menu:

Freeman Center Cafe Menu

Please note that menu items vary by season. Check the Duke Dine-Out mobile ordering app for today’s availability.

How to Order

Dine at the Freeman Center Café by ordering your meal using the Duke Dine-Out Mobile Ordering app or ordering in-person at the Freeman Center Café window.  

Pay by credit card or Duke Food Points/Flex. Students may use Duke meal plan dinner equivalency from 4:30 - 7:30pm.

Payment Options

Students, faculty, and staff can pay by credit card or Duke Card using the Duke Dine-Out Mobile Ordering app.

Students can also pay using their Duke Food Points/Flex or their Duke meal plan dinner equivalency from 4:30-7pm ($9.55 dinner equivalency).

Students: Free Kosher Shabbat Dinner

Students who wish to join Jewish Life at Duke for a Shabbat dinner following Shabbat prayer services should visit tinyurl.com/DukeShabbat2021 by noon on Wednesday of each week to RSVP for a free, kosher Shabbat Dinner. Learn more about Jewish Life at Duke’s weekly Shabbat services & dinner here.

Thanks in part to the generosity of the Benenson family, Shabbat dinner at Jewish Life at Duke's Freeman Center for Jewish Life is always free to Duke students. Interested in supporting free Shabbat dinners for our Jewish community? Learn more about making a donation to Jewish Life at Duke here.

 

Kosher Resources: Grocery Options

Most local supermarkets have a kosher section and some do include kosher meat. Aside from the following local groceries, kosher meat can be ordered online from Griller’s Pride, which is based out of Atlanta, or Gleiberman’s Kosher Mart, which is based out of Charlotte. A partial list of stores in the area carrying kosher products include:

  • Harris Teeter, walking distance

  • Whole Foods, walking distance

  • Food Lion, 1.4 miles

  • Trader Joe's, 10.5 miles

  • Costco, 2.1 miles

  • Golden Hex, 1246 NW Maynard Rd, Cary, 27513