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Campus diner emphasizes local sources

The Trolley Stop Diner at Lafayette College is designed to promote the goal of lowering a reduced carbon footprint with sustainable design features and the wide use of ingredients from over a dozen local producers.

The Trolley Stop Diner at Lafayette College in Easton, Pa. is sustainable in both menu and infrastructure. Operated by Lafayette’s dining services provider Bon Appetit Mgt. Co., it features a menu emphasizing scratch-made homestyle diner classics using ingredients from over a dozen local farmers and producers, including the Lafayette College Farm. Meanwhile, the facilities have been designed by BKP Architects to help the college fulfill its goal of lowering the diner’s carbon footprint by incorporating sustainable design features such as outfitting the kitchen with a biodigester and using bricks salvaged from the buildings that were previously located on the site.

Currently open from 7am to 9pm (10pm Fridays and Saturdays) every day except Sunday, Trolley Stop accepts student meal swipes, offers mobile ordering in three daypart windows (8am-11am; 2pm-5pm; 7pm-9pm) and has an extensive menu that incorporates everything from classic breakfast fare, avocado toast and omelets to appetizers, soups, salads, signature sandwiches, burgers and bowls, including Loaded Leopard mac and cheese bowls. All eggs are cage-free certified humane.

Furthermore, the diner celebrates local history as it is named after the historic trolley which used to run up the College Hill. Opened in 1888, it made Easton the third city in the United States to get an electric trolley system, following Scranton and Baltimore.

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