At Mount Madonna Center, we make an effort to provide delicious and
nourishing meals that accommodate our community and guests. All meals
are 100% vegetarian and we provide a vegan and gluten-free option at
every meal. We use organic ingredients as much as possible. We make an
effort to label known allergens. We do not cook with garlic or onions.
We do not permit guests to bring food from outside.
at Mount Madonna Center
Reverse osmosis filtered water and tea are available 24/7 in the Community
Building, Conference Center, and Seminar House.
Some people have extreme sensitivity to certain foods such that even
the slightest trace amount of such foods can trigger life-threatening
allergic reactions. Unfortunately, we cannot guarantee that no trace
amount of any given food will ever appear in other dishes. Someone with
an allergy of such severity should know this in considering whether they
want to come to Mount Madonna Center. A kitchen person will be present
at each meal for those who require more information or have further
Below you will find a sample of meals served daily, subject to change.
Available during the day
- Fresh fruit
- Homemade bread (gluten free and regular)
- Rice cakes (gluten free)
- Peanut butter, tahini, jam, butter, vegan butter
Available at most meals, including breakfast
- Simple soup (vegetables boiled in vegetable broth, no seasonings or salt)
Breakfast (8:30-9:30 am)
- Oatmeal (certified gluten-free)
- Kitchari (an ayurvedic dish of dal, rice, and spices)
- Cottage cheese
- Nuts and seeds
- Pancakes (occasionally)
- Rice pudding (occasionally)
- Muffins (occasionally)
Lunch (12:30-1:30 pm)
- Soups or Stews (vegan and gluten-free)
- Grains: Rice, Quinoa
- Protein such as Tofu or Beans
- Fresh Green Salad and Homemade Dressings
- Cottage Cheese
- Potatoes (sweet or white)
- Hummus/Nut Spreads
Dinner (5:15-6:15 pm)
Dinner is the largest meal of the day and offers the greatest
variety. Dishes range from vegetable curry to lasagna to tofu scramble
to tacos. Gluten and dairy free options are always available.
When tofu or soy is used, we always offer a bean alternative
(and vice versa). When vegetable medleys are offered, there is always
an option that does not contain brassicas. Grains and green salad
with homemade dressings are always available.
Gluten-free pastas are available on pasta nights.
Cheese served in a separate bowl is also usually available.
We do not Serve Lunch on Saturdays
- Saturday Breakfast 10:00-11:00 am
- Dinner 5:15-6:15 pm