The Kove Hours & Menu


Opened in 2010, The KOVE - KOsher & VEgan - serves certified kosher foods. The operation is certified kosher by Dickinson's full-time rabbi.  Vegan entrées add another dimension to The KOVE and are prepared without animal products.

The KOVE is a locally certified kosher kitchen and serving area located within Dickinson's Dining Hall.  The KOVE offers a vegan entree and a traditional Jewish entree with an additional side.  Menu items may be meat, fish, or vegan and are prepared with kosher-certified products, generally certified by OU.  Dickinson's full-time rabbi is available to answer kitchen employee questions and visits the operation at least once each week to inspect incoming food shipments. The kosher kitchen is located within the Holland Union Building as a separate production facility. The kitchen and serving area are led by long-term KOVE employees who have prepared traditional foods for the last decade.

The KOVE is open for brunch or lunch and dinner Sunday through Thursday and for Friday lunch. The KOVE closes weekly from Friday dinner through Saturday in observance of the Jewish Sabbath. The KOVE closes for Jewish holidays that require observance.

When the KOVE is closed, the same culinary team uses the same KOVE recipes and ingredients to prepare additional vegan dishes that augment the menu of the main serving line.

General facts and rules about kosher cooking that are upheld at The KOVE:

  • Kosher foods are prepared in accordance with Jewish biblical law and rabbinic extensions.
  • Many everyday products used throughout Culinary Services are certified kosher. Items such as condiments, beverages, spices, fresh fruits, and vegetables are used. The KOVE utilizes these common products when possible.