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Campus Food


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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: There are basically no options. The meal plan is insanely expensive considering it is not included in the already insane housing costs. There's no point in complaining though because QC never listens.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: I don't really buy campus food because it is expensive and there are better places outside of campus such as Ginos Pizzeria or Bakhtar Afghani Restaurant.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: It's fine, just wish there was a lot more seafood.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food is pretty low grade and although there is a kosher section which is considerate, the food is insanely overpriced for what it is.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I don't eat too much at campus


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Food on campus is not a highlight at QC. Although there are plenty of meat and dairy options, including kosher food, the cafeteria is only open until 8 p.m. (the Kosher Café until 7 p.m.) and only for a few hours on the weekends. Chartwells food service provider took over at Queens College in 2009. For students who live on campus, it's nice to have the cafeterias, and despite food being slightly overpriced, it's ideal for students to drop in for a "grab-'n-go" on their way to class.

If students are not on a meal plan, the food is pretty expensive, but many students prefer to do their own grocery shopping anyway. There are a few grocery stores only a few minutes from campus which are slightly pricey (because of their variety of kosher options), but these stores work for many of the religious orthodox students. Plus, if students shop correctly, homemade food can be cheaper and better tasting. Each dorm suite comes with a full kitchen, which is small but includes a full fridge and oven/stove top. Some students order their groceries from the online grocery store Peapod: (

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$1500 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
  • Kosher Café
  • Q-side
  • Student Diner
  • Student Union
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Starbucks
  • SU stand (first floor)
  • Sub Shop
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Bagels
  • Coffee
  • Danish
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Baked Ziti
  • Pizza
  • Soup
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Baked Ziti
  • Most areas are closed late at night
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
There are many vegetarian and kosher options.
Did You Know?
Within the dining hall is a "Campus Tickets and Events Booth," located in the Patio Room and the Help Desk in Room 151.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Library Café
Location: Library
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 3 p.m.-8 p.m.
Midway Court
Location: Location varies
Hours: Hours vary by location
Q Café
Food: Asian cuisine and more!
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.
S.A. Coffee Shop
Location: Student Union
Food: Starbucks
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
S.A. Diner
Location: Student Union
Food: Salads, subs, Asian, and more
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-7 p.m.
Science Building
Location: Science Building
Food: Dunkin' Donuts, Naked Pear Café
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 103 responses

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

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 47 responses

  • 26% Starbucks
  • 23% Nathans
  • 16% SU Diner
  • 12% Dunkin Donuts
  • 11% Not too many
  • 10% SA Diner
  • 3% Gino's Pizza
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