Tandoori Nite to extend hours
UH Dining Services announced late last month that Tandoori Nite, the only restaurant on campus that offers halal food options, will be open until 6 p.m. Monday through Thursday.
Demand for halal, or food that follows Islamic dietary laws, options on campus has risen with the increase of Muslim students. The request for Tandoori Nite to adjust its hours was brought to the Food Service Advisory Committee last semester.
“The need for halal on our campus is definitely of importance,” said Sarah Feye, UH Dining Services dietitian, in a UH press release. “We are one of the most diverse colleges and cities in the nation; we want to reflect it by offering an array of food choices. Accommodating different diets is something UH Dining Services strives to improve upon, and we are heavily looking into adding more halal options in the future.”
This move is the latest in a line of actions during the past several months to improve food options for vegetarian and Muslim students. According to the press release, Third Coast Steak Sandwiches and Coreanos recently offered halal chicken to meet the demand. The Student Government Association passed a senate bill November to offer more halal food options at campus dining halls. Freshii, to open January 2015, will also offer halal options.