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Campus Food

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Plenty of options but i wish dining halls had more variety

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food on campus may seem to get a bit repetitive after a while but generally it is very good. I went to visit a friend at another college and I was extremely disappointed with their food. We actually have it really good when it comes to food! I recommend using your meal plan before paying for your own stuff! You have the plan for a reason! Try something new!!

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Bay State is excellent. It was recently rated the best dining hall in America.

College Freshman

Campus Food: I bring food from home.

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College Sophomore

Campus Food: These locations are based on the Charles River Campus - I take classes on the BU Medical Campus & do not participate in a food plan.

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While it is not uncommon to hear complaints about the food, most students will agree that BU is pretty hooked-up in that department. There is a huge variety and tons of places to use your meal plan around campus. To get your money’s worth, check out the specialty nights and the smaller eateries on campus. Remember, the meals are not refundable, but most of the plans provide many more meal than you'll actually need. If you do the math, each meal costs about $9, so eat up. Even if you just stop by for an ice cream, you may as well use the meals that you are paying for anyway.

The food at BU is conistently ranked one of the best in the country, which means someone’s enjoying it.  The presentation is very well done, too, so even if it doesn’t taste right, it looks like it should. Four years of the same food, however, will dull your taste buds.

 

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$4690 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Student Favorites
  • Cranberry Farms
  • Einstein's Bagels
  • Jamba Juice
  • Loose Leafs
  • Panda Express
24-Hour Dining
The Store 24s along Commonwealth Avenue
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • Domino's Pizza (delivery)
  • Dunkin Donuts (West Campus)
  • Papa John's (delivery )
  • Starbucks (near Warren Towers)
  • Subway (near Warren Towers)
Special Options
The search for food can be overwhelming, especially when BU does not offer many 24-hour eateries. If vending machine candy bars are not doing it for you, try resources such as campusfoods.com.
Did You Know?
  • Dining Services offers a variety of special events throughout the year, including a Visiting Chef Series; lobster, shrimp scampi, and prime rib dinners; fondue festival; North End Dessert tour; and holiday meals.
  • At the end of the academic year, the dining plans refund 100% on unused Convenience Points, 50 percent on unused Dining Points (with a balance of $10 or more), and none on unused meals.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Breadwinners/Starbucks
Location: School of Management, 595 Commonwealth Ave., second floor
Food: Coffee, salads, sandwiches, snacks, soups
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m.
Café 575
Location: 575 Commonwealth Ave.
Food: Coffee, fruit smoothies, pastries, sandwiches
Hours: Daily 7 a.m.-1 a.m.
Domino's Pizza
Location: 1314 Boylston St.
Food: Pizza, wings
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-2 a.m., Friday-Sunday 11 a.m.-3 a.m.
Extreme Pita
Location: Claflin Hall
Food: Salads, sandwiches, soup
Fresh Food Co. at West Campus
Location: 275 Babcock St.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served cafeteria-style
Hours: Monday-Saturday 11 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 2 p.m.-8 p.m.
Hillel Kosher Dining Room
Location: 233 Bay State Rd.
Food: Kosher
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Friday 11:30 a.m.-2 p.m., 7 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-2 p.m., 7 p.m.-8 p.m.(Friday dinner and Saturday lunch times may vary and begin immediately following services)
Late Night Café
Location: Myles Standish Hall, The Towers, Shelton Hall, Warren Towers, West Campus
Food: Fried foods, salads, quesadillas, stir-fry
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m., Friday-Sunday 8:30 p.m.-12 a.m.
Myles Standish Dining Hall
Location: 610 Beacon St.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served cafeteria-style
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., 9 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., 9 p.m.-12 a.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Science Fare
Location: 590 Commonwealth Ave., basement
Food: Sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Shelton Hall Dining
Location: 91 Bay State Rd.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served cafeteria-style
Hours: Monday-Wednesday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., 9 p.m.-1 a.m., Thursday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., 9 p.m.-2 a.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., 9 p.m.-1 a.m.
The Towers
Location: 140 Bay State Rd.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served cafeteria-style
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., 9 p.m.-12 a.m., Saturday-Sunday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., 9 p.m.-12 a.m.
Union Court
Location: The George Sherman Union, 775 Commonwealth Ave.
Food: Aesops Bagels, Amalfi Oven, Caprito Burritos, Copper Kettle, Cranberry Farms, Jamba Juice, Loose Leafs, Panda Express, Starbucks, Sushi
Hours: Times vary for each individual restaurant in the food court
Warren Towers Dining Hall
Location: 700 Commonwealth Ave.
Food: Breakfast, lunch, and dinner served cafeteria-style
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 9 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., 9 p.m.-12 a.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 59 responses

  • 23% The GSU, where you have Panda Express and Rhetts
  • 19% Bay State
  • 11% Dunkin donuts, starbucks
  • 7% West Campus Dining Hall
  • 6% Using convenience points to order Dominoes
  • 6% Pavement
  • 6% Panera
  • 5% Scoozi's
  • 5% Buick Street
  • 4% Loose leaves
  • 3% Late Night
  • 2% Rize
  • 1% Fresh sushi, even though it's pricy
  • 1% Einstein's
  • 1% Chipotle

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 57 responses

  • 31% Warren isn't the best
  • 23% Nowhere unless it's Make a Difference Monday
  • 11% No where really
  • 11% It just depends on what they're serving that day
  • 9% Dining halls on the weekends.
  • 6% West
  • 3% Specialty food stations
  • 2% Everywhere
  • 2% Food is generally really good
  • 1% Baystate
  • 1% Extreme Pita

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 55 responses

  • 35% Overpriced
  • 16% Not enough places that accept dining points
  • 12% Too many asian dishes, not a fan of asian food
  • 9% Nothing!
  • 6% You can pick your own plan
  • 6% Everything is a variation of chicken and pizza
  • 5% Don't like the food
  • 5% Sometimes they try to be too fancy.
  • 5% Meals don't roll over week to week
  • 0% More dining points less meal "swipes"

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 147 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 56 responses

  • 26% There are a variety of different options
  • 17% There are so many places that accept dining points
  • 16% Quality of dining hall meals is mostly excellent
  • 13% Location convenience
  • 11% The dining points
  • 9% A couple places accept our convenience points
  • 4% There's always great food anywhere you go.
  • 3% Kinda sucks
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