It’s a good thing the meal plan is only required during freshman year, because it’s a waste for most people. Johnson Commons is only open at strange hours, and it’s all the way across campus from most of the dorms, which is really inconvenient if you’re hurrying to class and want to grab a bite to eat. The great thing, though, is Ole Miss Express, a program that off-campus food venders accept and use that makes the Flex Dollars capable of more than before.
Everyone says that the food is okay in the Union and the Johnson Commons, but you rarely meet a person who prefers to eat there instead of their fraternity or sorority house, their apartment, or an off-campus restaurant. It’s probably safe say the food on campus isn’t that great. If you have to eat at one of these places, pick your food carefully—choose one of the food booths that prepares the food in front of you, since you will get more of your desires met than if you just picked up a prepackaged meal. Some places, like Chick-Fil-A and Bleecker Street Deli, do remain popular and seem to be at least a reliable alternative. If you’re looking for a good food choice that’s different, many students swear up and down that the sushi in the Union is fantastic. If you’re into it, check it out. Maybe it will live up to its reputation.