Anderson Dining Hall, Weathervane Snack Bar, and Café Rachel offer students places to eat and meet with friends. Anderson serves three main meals during the day, while Weathervane offers grab-and-go options all day and Café Rachel serves coffee and snacks to go. Parkhurst Dining Services, the same company that runs Eat'n Park (a well-known chain restaurant in Pittsburgh), is Chatham's food supplier. In addition to offering vegan and made-to-order meals, Chatham features food from different regions of the world every month. And, after their meals, students can check out the most popular part of Anderson Dining Hall—the well-stocked dessert table. The variety of meal plans offers a combination of meals and "flex dollars" that can be used at any of the dining locations to buy meals or snack items. When selecting a meal plan, note that the more meals available, the less flex money a student will get. Students with sports or dinnertime commitments don't have to worry about missing a meal; after Anderson meal hours end, students can use their meal plans in the Weathervane Snack Bar and order a ready-made sandwich or something off the grill.
Student opinion on the food varies, but diners agree that Chatham meals can get boring as time passes. However, students can venture off campus to explore Pittsburgh's many culinary options when Chatham cuisine gets too bland. The University is very close to both Shadyside and Squirrel Hill, which offer local and commercial restaurants, as well as grocery stores for students who wish to take matters into their own hands. Parkhurst Dining Services also tries to accommodate students’ needs and is open to student suggestions, which can be written on slips in the dining hall.