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Campus Food

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Trim has improved and now has grilled chicken during weekday lunches in the salad bar. Guests can use host swipes. It's possible to be healthy and eat the campus food, but everyone tries to cook and eat off campus as much as they can.

1 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food here is absolutely disgusting. Being gluten free they run out of gluten free food most of the time. There were many instances where I had absolutely 0 dining options and had to order from local restaurants to deliver to me. This schools food is so gross. They serve rice just about every day, and not one time was the rice somewhat decent. It is always crunchy and poorly cooked. Everyone here hates trim food, and Reynolds is slightly better, but being gluten free is hard because the people who work here usually can't speak English or understand what I'm saying when I tell them there can't be gluten in my food. Trim not to mention is just one disappointment after another with few options and poor food to begin with.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: There should be more variety with the food.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It's good, it was really good when i first starte dnow it's tedious.

5 College Student

Campus Food: Delicious food and variety! love the pizza and pasta

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The dining facilities at Babson are not too shabby, with the exception of negative student opinions about the Trim Dining Hall. But even with all the incessant complaints about long lines, nutrition, and food variety, everyone admits that the food options here are better than other colleges they have visited. A relevant issue that some students bring up is that all resident students are required to be on the meal plan. With the average meal plan costing more than $2,200 per semester, it is reasonable for some to be upset.

Overall, if a student is not satisfied with the meal plan options, he or she can also eat in the Olin Hall (where Babson Bucks may also be used), off campus, or order for a delivery. The food at Trim isn't really bad—it just gets boring after a while. This phenomenon seems to happen in almost every college, but the wealthy and sometimes much too needy Babson residents love to complain about it. Trim offers options ranging from a vegan bar to a grill bar, with salads and sandwiches in between. There are many other choices at Trim—you can even make your own waffles! Although many students love to complain about the dining arrangements at Trim, many still go there to eat most mornings, afternoons, and evenings.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$5026 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
  • Reynolds Dining Hall
  • Trim Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Pandini's
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Customized omelet
  • Dunkin' Donuts
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Fresh sushi
  • Pizza
  • Stir-fry
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Reynolds pizza
  • Steak and cheese roll
Student Favorites
Reynolds Crossroads Retail Food Court
24-Hour Dining
None
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
Many students choose to grab a bite in Wellesley or even travel to Boston on the weekends for some diversity.
Did You Know?
Babson College even offers "Gifts from Home" packages that students can order for their friends or loved ones. These may be expensive, but they have a variety of options including the "Healthy Snack Attack," the "Pizza Party," the "Cookie Basket," the "Get Well Basket," and the "Birthday Package."

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Dunkin' Donuts
Location: Reynolds
Food: Coffee, doughnuts
Hours: Monday–Wednesday 7:30 a.m.–8 p.m., Thursday–Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 a.m., Saturday–Sunday 9:30 a.m.–3:30 p.m.
Jazzman's
Location: Horn Library
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday–Thursday 8 a.m.–9 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.–2 p.m., Sunday 4 p.m.–9 p.m.
Pandini's
Location: Olin Hall
Food: Calzones, pizza, sandwiches, stromboli
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:30 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.–2 p.m., Saturday 7:30 a.m.–1 p.m.
Reynolds Dining Hall
Location: Reynolds
Food: Grill 155, Pizza Hut, Simply to Go, Southern Tsunami Sushi, Ultimate Deli
Hours: Monday–Wednesday 11 a.m.–12 a.m., Thursday 11 a.m.–11 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.–8:30 p.m.
Trim Dining Hall
Location: Trim Hall
Food: Babson Market, The Forest Street Grill, Global Cuisine, The Grainery, The Park Deli, The Tratoria
Hours: Monday–Thursday 7:15 a.m.–8:30 p.m., Friday 7:15 a.m.–7 p.m., Saturday 11 a.m.–7 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.–7:30 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 21 responses

Very poor
Excellent
  • Convenient hours
  • Ethnic/kosher options
  • Healthy/organic options
  • Late-night options
  • Quality
  • Value
  • Variety/number of options
  • Vegetarian/vegan options

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 6 responses

  • 30% Flexible food option meals
  • 20% They force all students to get the unlimited plan.
  • 20% Different unlimited meal plans & bonus meals
  • 20% Breakfast food is the best meal of the day
  • 10% Anyone with a kitchen does not want the meal plan

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 7 responses

  • 39% No food after 6pm, no variety
  • 28% Trim food sucks on weekends
  • 22% Flex dollars run out quickly if not careful
  • 6% You never get what you pay for
  • 6% The food here is horrific.

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 7 responses

  • 33% Olin School of Engineering
  • 27% Going by the Whole Foods off campus
  • 27% Roche bros off campus
  • 13% Your best bet is to leave campus for food.

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 62% Trim dining hall, Reynolds
  • 38% Trim dining hall is disgusting. Horrible food.
  • 0% Trim has improved greatly this year

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