There is truly something for everyone here. The upstairs Powell cafeteria has a vegetarian/vegan section offering a variety of tasty foods. There seems to be a food station or vendor for every taste bud in upper Powell. The cafeteria has a comfort station serving home-cooked-style meals and an international station featuring foods from around the world. There is also the classic pizza, deli, salad bar, etc. If a student has special dietary needs, it will not be a problem finding food they can enjoy. There is also a place that students can specify their dietary needs, and if enough options are not available for them, the dining services will work with the student. Upstairs Powell costs one meal swipe, or around $5 for breakfast and $8 for lunch and dinner. The hours are good, but it can be frustrating at times when they close for refresh hours throughout the day.
Students can also enjoy a variety of other foods such as Chick-fil-A and Quiznos in lower Powell. Meals typically run about $5, and there is also a Mexican restaurant called Zoca, a healthy smoothie place called Energy Zone, and Grille Works, which serves burgers and cheesesteaks. If you’re on the run, there are also some convenient express stores around campus where you can just pick up a sandwich and a drink and be on your way. It wouldn’t be college without a few coffee stops, and Eastern is home to several. Starbucks, Java City, and Einstein Bros Bagels help students perk up in the mornings or stay awake to study for their tests. Students won’t be going hungry at EKU; there are plenty of options.