The quality of the dining halls is continuously improving. The administration puts a lot of effort into student dining options, and when you visit your friends at other schools, you’ll definitely appreciate their work. The main dining halls are Bartlett Dining Commons, Pierce Dining Commons, and South Campus Dining Commons. Your freshman unlimited plan gives you access to all of these places. The food in the dining hall is pretty phenomenal. There is a huge amount of variety. Some of the students’ favorites are the Pierce Belgian waffles and Bartlett’s quesadillas. There are also new dining plans that are more geared toward upperclassmen. They have fewer meals per week but more flex dollars for the quarter.
In addition to the dining halls, there are also a lot of individual places on campus that have great food. The most visited is definitely Hutchinson Commons. This food court is where most upperclassmen have lunch. There are also cafés in virtually every building. They serve sandwiches, bagels, salads, and food from surrounding restaurants. All places on campus cater to restricted diets. There are kosher stations at every dining hall, lactose-free options, and vegan dishes. Hands down, the University of Chicago is not a place where you will go hungry or get bored with the food.