The food at Brandeis is edible, but it’s nothing to rave about. Brandeis dining consists of only a handful of options. Sherman is broken down into kosher and non-kosher sides, and both are all-you-can-eat. The food here is only good if you keep kosher, if you’re really hungry, or if you have meals instead of points as a dining plan. Usdan is an à la carte dining area that is open during breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Upstairs from Usdan is the Boulevard, which is open late. The food here is OK, but the selection rarely, if ever, changes. Aramark, which runs the dining services, is very hesitant, it seems, to give the students what they pay for.
Points can also be used at Einstein’s Bagels in the Shapiro Campus Center and at the POD market, the tremendously overpriced convenience store on campus. The last dining area is the Stein, an on-campus restaurant; this is definitely the best option on campus, but it's only worth it if you have points. After 10 p.m. Thursday through Sunday, the Stein turns into Ollie’s Eatery, which offers a limited menu of expensive breakfast foods and very tasty shakes. All in all, most students find the dining a rip-off but say the food is okay. As long as you can eat out often, find something you really like, or get a place with a kitchen, you certainly won’t starve.