The food at Etown is very good. It’s not gourmet, but they make a real effort to try and create some new and flavorful dishes for the students. The menu runs on a cycle, so a lot of the main meals will be repeated. However, there are a lot of stations, so if students don’t want to have a repeat meal, they can easily check out the other stations. Etown tries to have meals that cater to different cultures. There is always a vegetarian option, and students worrying about kosher foods can either request a special meal plan through the administrative offices or simply ask the servers about the preparation of the food.
Meals plans are pre-purchased so it’s a swipe of the student ID card to get in. Students are allowed to swipe in a couple of guests, so long as they don’t do it too often. Otherwise, it can get expensive to eat in the Marketplace for people paying with cash, but the prices aren’t bad considering that the Marketplace is a buffet. The Jay’s Nest is very reasonable for cash payers. Items are regularly priced like they would be at a grocery store, and the made-to-order food is relatively cheap. For students, it is easy to go through Jay Bucks pretty fast if they eat in the Jay’s everyday.