Hispanic Heritage Month

Celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month!

National Hispanic Heritage Month, observed from September 15 to October 15, is the time set aside in the United States to celebrate the contributions that Latinx and Latin Americans have made to society and culture!

Join us daily as we celebrate Hispanic Heritage Month in Dining Services. Taste something new, or enjoy an old favorite.

These events are a collaboration of Dining Services and La Casa Cultural Latina

Dinner on Thursday, October 11

Served at Ikenberry Dining Center, Pennsylvania Avenue Dining Hall, Florida Avenue Dining Hall, Lincoln Avenue Dining Hall, and Busey-Evans Dining Hall

Featuring: Made-your-way guacamole! Customize it with red onion, tomato, fresh cilantro or Cotija cheese. Hot sauce made from chilies grown at the Student Sustainable Farm.

Lunch on Monday, October 15 (La Cochina at Blue 41 in the Illini Union)

Featuring: Made-your-way guacamole! Customize it with red onion, tomato, fresh cilantro or Cotija cheese. Hot sauce made from chilies grown at the Student Sustainable Farm.


Special Ingredient Features

Rich in history and culture, Latin American cuisine is bursting with bold flavors and sharp contrasts. This week, discover Latin America’s inspiring flavors and culinary traditions. Look for the informational signage in the Dining Hall next to the item to learn more.

Monday, October 1: Beans

Tuesday, October 2: Chiles

Wednesday, October 3: Coffee

Thursday, October 4: Sugar Cane

Agua Fesca Features

Aguas frescas, which translates as “fresh water,” are beverages made from fruits, flowers, rice, or seeds blended with sugar and water. Popular in Mexico and America, common flavors include tamarind, hibiscus, and horchata.Sample these unique and refreshing beverages.

Monday, October 8: Honeydew Basil

Tuesday, October 9: Pineapple Ginger

Wednesday, October 10: Strawberry Pineapple