Students either love campus dining or hate it. Some say the food tastes like cardboard, while others say it’s just like home cooking. The main problem with Bon Appétit, the company that provides food services for Goucher, is that it tries to be too creative and often ruins a basic meal. Another complaint is that food served in Stimson and Pearlstone is not always fresh, but the biggest complaint is that the menu becomes repetitive after the first two weeks of each semester. Bon Appétit always takes student complaints seriously, though, and tries to accommodate students with special food requests.
Stimson Dining Hall, the main eatery on campus, serves buffet-style meals, and across the hall from Stimson is the Kosher Dining Hall, a cozy eatery, complete with couches and a fireplace. Passport Café in Pearlstone is the savior to students who dislike the “creative” Stimson food, offering brand-name cereals, soda, and snacks. Heubeck Dining Hall is a smaller buffet-style cafeteria, open for lunch and dinner to alleviate congestion in Stimson and Pearlstone. It also offers more alternative options in the vegetarian/vegan arena. The newest addition to campus is The Van, a breakfast, lunch, and night-class snack cart in the lobby of Van Meter, conveniently located for a quick and delicious bite.