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Dining at Kripalu

Your meals at Kripalu are prepared by people who care deeply about the health of the planet and our bodies—and they are passionate about creating engaging, flavorful food.


Curious about the food? View the Kripalu Kitchen menu (subject to change).

Read the Kripalu Nutrition and Food Philosophy.

Do you have a special diet? Read this letter from the Kripalu Kitchen.

Meal Times

Breakfast 7:00–8:30 am
Lunch 11:30 am–1:30 pm
Dinner 5:30–7:00 pm; Friday and Saturday 5:00–7:30 pm

Late June through Labor Day, weekends, and holidays, all mealtimes are extended an additional 30 minutes.

Balanced Nutrition

The Kripalu Kitchen uses high-quality, all-natural ingredients to offer an array of nutritionally sound choices at every meal. Whole grains, fresh vegetables, and legumes form the backbone of the menus, with organic poultry, fish, and dairy products as optional protein sources.

Meals are served buffet-style. Fresh salad fixings and a selection of delicious salad dressings are always available, as are our famous freshly baked breads. Additionally, the Ayurvedic-influenced Buddha Bar offers simple preparations of legumes, grains, vegetables, and an assortment of balancing condiments.

sample dinner menu
White Bean with Rosemary Soup, Cod or Tofu Provençal, Wild Rice Pilaf, Roasted Asparagus, Butternut and Spinach Salad with a Fig Balsamic Reduction Vinaigrette, Vegan Dessert

Experiment and Enjoy

We encourage you to try new things while you are here and to explore what generates health for you. Many people experiment with portion sizes while they’re at Kripalu, or with trying out more plant-based foods.

Choice is important because each person’s body is unique. We know that the answer to the question, what foods truly nourish and satisfy me? varies from person to person and may change at different times in a person’s life.

Quiet Dining

Breakfast provides a time for silent dining (other spaces are available for conversation). At other meals, there is a room available for silent dining.

Kripalu Cafe

The Kripalu cafe is open 7:30 am–8:00 pm for snacks, juices, and our famous chocolate chip cookies.

Kripalu Recipes

Explore our recipes, created and offered by the Kripalu Kitchen and including information on the health benefits of select ingredients.