Campus dining receives more positive feedback than negative, depending on where you go. Convenience plays a big part in on-campus dining, and you are never too far from the nearest place to eat. The food at EVK is never very healthy or tasty, but servings are enormous, and the food is very consistent, while Parkside serves a variety of foreign foods and food with different ingredients than people are used to. Meal plans that allow for freedom of discretion are considered to be the best. Most students in New and North Residential Colleges eat at EVK, but some people make the cross-campus trek to Parkside, which many view as the better dining hall. Most students in apartments cook food and order out on a regular basis. Everyone else varies between deliveries and campus dining.
The great lunch secret on campus is at the Galen Center behind Heritage Hall. Most think it’s specifically for athletes or just don’t even know it’s there, but anyone can eat there during lunch. You can only use your discretionary account, but it’s more than worth it. The booths are big and comfortable, and there are large screen televisions all around with baseball games and live ESPN feeds. The food is the best part, with dishes ranging from turkey wraps to hefty taco salads. If you are looking for a quick bite to eat between classes, try the Tutor Café or Popovich Café for a variety of healthy and delicious sandwiches.