Neither perplexing point systems nor rigid restrictions can be found when it comes to campus dining at Wheaton. The meal plan students must purchase allows for unlimited access to the two dining halls, Emerson and Chase. Emerson is located on Upper Campus, which is fitting because it emulates an elegance that the cafeteria-esque Chase could never carry, so students tend to be more attracted to eating at Emerson. However, Chase, located on Lower Campus, is made up of two sections known as Chase Round and Chase Square. The two sections give students more options. The amount of options in general seems to be the omnipresent debate. This is especially pertinent among those with medical or lifestyle dietary restrictions. Complaints about the options were the most vivid among vegans and vegetarians. Overall, students wish dining services spent as much time on healthy eating options as they did on the desserts. Many students divulge they are fearful of how certain the Freshmen 15 is due to their deliciousness.
Students also get $75 of money deposited on their ID card to be used at the Hood Café, The Loft, and the Davis Spencer Café. The Hood Café specializes in on-the-go and lunch items, while The Loft serves late-night snacks in addition to being a venue for bands to play. The brand new Davis Spencer Café is similar to the Hood Café, with a hint of more class. There is also the lively student-run Lyon’s Den. While students must pay in cash and make the trek past the bookstore to get there, the quaintness of this coffee shop is reminiscent to that of "Central Perk" on the TV show "Friends."