There are two grocery stores, both Market Basket, within walking distance, but the shuttle goes to the store twice a week. Market Basket is relatively cheap and provides good service. Restaurants are a little further from campus, and Slattery's Restaurant is the closest. Many students go there with friends and parents throughout the year. Some students get jobs at Slattery's as wait staff, bartenders, and hosts.
There is a large variety of restaurants around Fitchburg, Leominster, and Lunenberg. There are typical chain restaurants like TGI Friday's and Olive Garden, but there are also local vendors like Destare and The Ugly Omelet. Most places are not within walking distance, but the shuttle bus can take you to some of the plazas, or you can take a short taxi ride with some friends. Many people also get delivery from various pizza places, like Papa John's, Domino's, or Pizza King, and Chinese restaurants, like Tikki Tikki and Fitchburg Jade. Throughout the year, many food vendors come to campus and hand out free samples to students.