Wheaton is one of the few colleges where students actually enjoy the food in their campus dining hall. Wheaton, catered by Bon Appétit, holds the well-deserved reputation of being one of the top college campus dining halls in the nation. The main dining hall, known formally as Anderson Commons but referred to by all students as SAGA, is an all-you-can-eat buffet, serving breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Bon Appétit works hard to offer healthy eating options to Wheaton students, which includes lowering sodium levels, reducing high fructose corn syrup, and offering vegetarian and gluten-free meals. They also try to buy local produce, which is great and all, but means you get those little, speckled, home-grown apples and only the occasional banana. (When you see them putting out bananas, be ready to pounce! They'll be gone in about five minutes!) While the food is amazing, students agree that eating in the same dining hall every day gets old pretty quickly.
The campus has two other eateries catered by Bon Appétit: Sam’s and The Stupe. Sam’s offers coffee drinks, delicious ice cream in generous portions, milkshakes, baked goods, sandwiches, and salads. If you want lunch to-go, coffee before class, or a late-night dish of ice cream, Sam’s is your place. The Stupe is as much of a hang-out as it is a burger joint. It’s where students go to do their homework, to work on group projects, or to just hang out with friends. They serve burgers of the beef, turkey, or vegetarian sort, and French fries, both regular and sweet potato. Once in a blue moon they'll serve chicken fingers or hot dogs, too. However, once the cafés close, and they close early, you’ll be hard up if looking for a meal. Your late night options: settle for a pre-made sandwich or ice cream from Sam’s, eat those cookies your mom mailed you last week, or find someone with a car and take a little ride down President Street to a student favorite: Los Burritos.