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: (www.peapod.com).