In surveys, you’ve told us you want healthier food options. YIG is embracing the YMCA of the Greater Twin Cities Food Philosophy:

“Proper nourishment helps our body and mind develop to its full potential and allows us to perform and feel our best and help us thrive.”

As with everything we do at YIG, student choice and self-selection is most important. With that in mind, below, we have provided a list of the menu options at each restaurant that meet the qualifications of the YMCA's food philosophy so you can make your own choice if you would prefer healthier options.

RBC Plaza

Caribou (Also located in Firstar Building)

Breakfast

  • Egg white and turkey bacon sandwich (Contains eggs, milk, soy and wheat)
  • Mini turkey bacon breakfast sandwich (Contains eggs, milk, soy and wheat)
  • Jalapeno bacon and cheddar (Contains eggs, milk, and wheat)
  • Prosciutto and Mozzarella (Contains eggs, milk, and wheat)
  • Classic oatmeal (Contains milk and wheat. May contain eggs and/or soy)

Lunch

  • Three cheese classic (Contains milk, soy and wheat)

Five Guys

  • Avoid Five Guys!
  • No menu items meet YMCA/HEPA standards

Subway

Breakfast

  • Bacon, Egg, and cheese (Contains eggs, wheat, and milk)
  • Black forest ham, egg, and cheese (Contains eggs, wheat, and milk)
  • Egg and cheese (Contains eggs, wheat, milk)
  • Steak, egg, and cheese (Contains eggs, wheat, milk)

Lunch – Sandwiches depend on bread choices. Breads to pick:

  • 9-grain wheat
  • Multi-grain Flatbread
  • Honey oat bread

Sprout Salad

  • Various options for different salads 
  • Gluten free and vegan options available

Firstar Building

Chipotle

  • Queso, cheese, and sour cream contain milk
  • Flour tortillas contain wheat
  • Vegetarian, vegan, and gluten free options available
  • Salad is the best option
  • Avoid chips

Caribou (Also located in RBC Plaza)

Breakfast

  • Egg white and turkey bacon sandwich (Contains eggs, milk, soy and wheat)
  • Mini turkey bacon breakfast sandwich (Contains eggs, milk, soy and wheat)
  • Jalapeno bacon and cheddar (Contains eggs, milk, and wheat)
  • Prosciutto and Mozzarella (Contains eggs, milk, and wheat)
  • Classic oatmeal (Contains milk and wheat. May contain eggs and/or soy)

Lunch

  • Three cheese classic (Contains milk, soy and wheat)

Brothers Deli

  • Limited nutrition information available 
  • Many options meet standards 
  • Wheat, milk, and egg rich environment

City Center Building

Starbucks

  • Limited nutrition info available online

The Salad Bar

  • Gluten Free and Dairy free dressings available
  • Multiple salad options with dressings and toppings available

LeeAnn Chin 

  • Gluten Free and Vegetarian options available 
  • Avoid the Fried appetizers 
  • For chicken the best options:
  • Grilled Bourbon Chicken
  • Beef and broccoli 
  • Shrimp and vegetables

Cardigan Donuts

  • No nutrition info available
  • Best option is the yogurt parfait
  • Avoid the donuts

Naf Naf Grill

  • Build your own restaurant that has many different options
  • Pita contains wheat 
  • Avoid Naf Naf fries and Falafel due to deep frying
  • Vegetarian options available