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Campus Food

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Who doesnt love subway and carl'sjr has the best fast food burgers after in n out

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food on campus changes depending on where you go.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The variety is great. You can try everything

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are many options to choose from when looking for somewhere to eat on campus. My personal favorites are Subway, Taco Bell, Polly Trolly, Round Table, and most definitely Einstein's Bagels. I'm also very excited for the opening of Hibachi San in the BSC cafeteria. The pricing of the food is very affordable and the employees serving you your food are always very kind, which is always appreciated.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: There is a great selection if you can't go off campus.

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The food options on campus are really good compared to other schools. There is a wide variety of fast food places, from Carl’s Jr., Panda Express, and Taco Bell in the Marketplace—to Subway, Round Table, and Kikka in the BSC. With time, every student eventually gets sick and tired of the food on campus, but this can be said for every other school.

The food in the Los Olivos Commons is better than most other schools. This is thanks in part to the fact that throughout the year the Commons holds themed food days, such as “Soul Food” or “Mongolian.” It puts a fun spin on food and keeps students from feeling that their meals are always repetitive. The Commons is also a buffet style, with vegetarian options included. There are eight different meal plans to choose from, but be warned: in an effort to avoid wasting those meal points, students sometimes eat just to eat.

If you want to avoid the Freshman 15, don’t pick the meal plan with the highest points possible—you will never use them all! Because U-Hour is from 12 p.m. to
1 p.m. every Tuesday and Thursday and no one has class, the lines for food at the BSC and the Marketplace are always ridiculously long during this time. Unless you have class right at 1 p.m. and you’re starving, you’re better off waiting for the crowd to die down and head back to class before braving the lines to get something to eat.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
19
Average Meal Plan Cost
$4458 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
If you plan to live on campus, you are required to have a meal plan.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Los Olivos
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Panda Express
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
It's a three-way tie between french toast, waffles, and omelets.
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Grilled cheese
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
The Vista Café
24-Hour Dining
Alberto's
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Did You Know?
  • Kellogg West Conference Center and Lodge also has a restaurant, hotel, and facilities for conferences-all of which are run by students of the Collins School of Hospitality Management.
  • The restaurant Kellogg West has themed lunches throughout the year, as well as etiquette dinners.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Carl's Jr.
Location: Campus Center Marketplace (Bldg. 97)
Food: American
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
ENV Café
Location: Environmental Design Building (Bldg. 7)
Food: Coffee, Sandwiches, Snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Farm Store
Location: Kellogg Ranch
Food: Organic foods from the campus farm and orchard
Hours: Daily 10 a.m.-6 p.m.
Fresh Escape
Location: Campus Center Marketplace (Bldg. 97)
Food: Salads, Soups, Baked Potato Bar
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Freshens Smoothies and Frozen Treats
Location: Bronco Student Center (Bldg. 35)
Food: Smoothies, Frozen Snacks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
International Grounds
Location: Campus Center Marketplace (Bldg. 97)
Food: Coffee, Pastries
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Kellogg West
Location: Kellogg West (Bldg. 76)
Food: Breakfast, Lunch
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-8:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m.
Kikka Sushi
Location: Bronco Student Center (Bldg. 35)
Food: Japanese, Sushi
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Los Olivos Commons
Location: Building 70
Food: Buffet-style
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-8 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-1 p.m., 5 p.m.-7:30 p.m.
Panda Express
Location: Campus Center Marketplace (Bldg. 97)
Food: Chinese
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7:30 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Peet's Coffee
Location: Bronco Student Center (Bldg. 35)
Food: Coffee, Pastries
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Poly Fresh Market
Location: Bronco Student Center (Bldg. 35)
Food: Grab-n-Go, Convenience Store Items
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pony Express
Location: Los Olivos Commons (Bldg. 70)
Food: Grab-n-Go, Convenience Store Items
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Pony Express
Location: Campus Center Marketplace (Bldg. 97)
Food: Grab-n-Go, Convenience Store Items
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m.
Pony Express
Location: CLA Building (Bldg. 98)
Food: Grab-n-Go, Convenience Store Items
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
Restaurant at Kellogg Ranch
Location: Building 79
Food: Gourmet sit-down cuisine, prepared and run by CPP's HRT students.
Hours: Tuesday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., Wednesday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m., 6 p.m.-8 p.m.
Round Table Pizza
Location: Bronco Student Center (Bldg. 35)
Food: Pizza, Sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 10:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Starbucks
Location: University Library (Bldg. 15)
Food: Coffee, Pastries
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Sunday 12 p.m.-9 p.m.
Subway
Location: Bronco Student Center (Bldg. 35)
Food: Sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Subway Express
Location: Bronco Student Center (Bldg. 35)
Food: Pre-made Sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.
Taco Bell Express
Location: Campus Center Marketplace (Bldg. 97)
Food: Mexican
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-2 p.m.
Vista Café
Location: Residential Suites (Bldg. 60)
Food: American Grill
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-11 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-7 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 54 responses

  • 19% Subway
  • 15% Einstein's bagels
  • 12% Poly Trolley
  • 12% Qdoba
  • 12% Starbucks
  • 9% Panda Express
  • 6% Roundtable Pizza
  • 6% Jamba Juice
  • 4% Carls Jr.
  • 1% Kikiman
  • 1% Dennys
  • 1% I eat at these places most.

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 129 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 worst food options on campus?    Based on 41 responses

  • 30% Los Olivos Commons
  • 18% Kikka
  • 16% Carl's Jr
  • 9% I avoid eating at the commons.
  • 9% Dennys
  • 9% Panda Express
  • 5% All of the food on campus is pretty good
  • 5% Polly trolley

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 52 responses

  • 26% Eat as much food as you want in Los Olivos
  • 25% I do not have a meal plan
  • 17% Flexible meal options
  • 13% You get money to spend anywhere on campus
  • 7% None.
  • 7% You can cash out at Dennys or at the markets.
  • 3% The times you can eat are very limited.
  • 3% I can eat where I want with no set times.

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 45 responses

  • 23% Bored eating the same food
  • 17% Don't roll over for next wk. they renew every week
  • 15% Expensive and forced on you with housing.
  • 15% The food you buy with points is really expensive
  • 13% Serve the same food almost every time
  • 7% See above
  • 7% Horrible meal plan for Halls than Suites
  • 4% Eating good for you food is hard to do.

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