Kosher Dining at Falk

Falk Dining Cafe is the kosher café, located on the first floor of the Hillel building on 39th and Locust Walk.  All food is prepared Glatt kosher and under the supervision of the Community Kashrus of Greater Philadelphia. We welcome Penn students as well as members of the surrounding community to enjoy the amazing cuisine and sense of community that you will experience when you dine at Falk Dining Cafe.

  • Falk Dining Commons accepts Meal Swipes, Dining Dollar$, PennCash, Cash, and Credit.  When using a Meal Swipe, there is a $3 surcharge.
  • Lunch and Dinner are “All-You-Care-to-Eat” with Tuesday and Thursday nights offering expanded dairy options in addition to the regular “All-You-Care-to-Eat” meat selection.

Weekday Kosher Dining Services during the Academic Year

  • Hours of Operation (Weekdays)
    • Lunch// Monday - Friday  11:30am – 2:00pm
    • Dinner//Monday - Thursday 5:30pm - 7:30pm
    • Sabbath Dinner// After the candle lighting ceremony
    • Sabbath Lunch// 11:00am - 1:30pm

Kosher Reservation System

  • To avoid an escalated price, reservations for Sabbath Dinner are taken through a reservation system, Monday at 5:00pm - Thursday at 5:00pm.  To register, go to the Kosher reservations page and click the appropriate link.

Sabbath Dinner and Lunch Prices

Kosher Door Rates, Monday-Friday lunch, cash/credit card payments lunch $18.20, dinner $23.15.  Dining Dollars/SFS credit/Penn Cash payments lunch $17.00, Dinner $21.55.  Meal Swipe lunch and dinner, $3.00 surcharge—can be paid by Dining Dollars, Cash, credit card, SFS credit, and penn cash. Shabbat Student (undergrad) pricing (student not on a meal plan).  Prepay Shabbat student $9.99, Hillel $7.56, total $17.55.  Shabbat without prepay student $17.15, Hillel $3.50, total $20.65. Shabbat meal swipe surcharge (student on a meal plan). Pre-swipe Shabbat student $0, Hillel $7, total $7. Shabbat Non Pre-Swipe student $3.50, Hillel $3.50, total $7. Faculty, staff, community pricing. Prepay Shabbat faculty and staff $17.55, Hillel $0, total $17.55. Shabbat without prepay faculty and staff $22.70, Hillel $0, Total $22.70. 2018-2019 Academic Year. Shabbat Lunch $15.60. New this year. For the first time in FY19 students will be allowed to use guest meal swipes for Holiday meals. When using a guest swipe for a holiday meal, the student (meal plan account holder) that the swipe is redeemed by is responsible for also covering the additional $7 surcharge for their guest (not Hillel). This surcharge can be purchased with Student Financial Services credit, Penn Cash. Dining Dollars, Cash and credit card.


Interested in a catered event at Falk Dining? Please call Bon Appétit Catering at 215-573-8633 or 215-773-8030.

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