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Campus Food

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3 College Student

Campus Food: The meal plan wasn't as good as I thought. The amount of food they gave you wasnt a lot, for a student to communicate in campus. They were other places open such as taco bell, subway, or food trucks around the corner, if you did not had money you couldn't afford to buy an extra meal.

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2 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food served at GDS is repetitive and usually substandard and it closes way too early during the week.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: For some people, it does get old after a while. It's not the best, but it's definitely good and still very edible. Some of my friends who don't go to this school said they loved the GDS food. I only eat breakfast and dinner at GDS, and I get the same foods all the time, but for me, it doesn't get old.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Someone found a cockroach in the food one time

3 College Junior

Campus Food: GDS is decent. People don't realize that it's actually a lot better than some other college dining halls I've been to. It gets repetitive but it's edible.

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There is a vast array of dining options available for students at NJIT. The options span many different cuisines and are accessible at many different times. Students can dine at any period between 7 a.m. and 11 p.m. The most common source of food is the Main Dining Hall in the Campus Center. This is a buffet-style dining hall where students can come eat at any point of the day. While there is a wide variety of food that changes from day to day, it sometimes lacks the quality that students look for.

While options are available for kosher, vegan, and gluten- or lactose-free diets, the majority of the food in the Main Dining Hall is not marked in accordance with these diets. Even many vegetable dishes must be questioned, as they are sometimes saturated with butter. The other dining areas have options that are better marked for those with special diets, yet the offerings are more expensive. They also contain less variety, as the menu at places like the Trattoria or Taco Bell does not change.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Yes
Average Meals/Week
21
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3166 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Yes
Freshmen can choose from meal plans with varying degrees of flex points ("dining dollars" or other currency placed on your student account). All of them grant access to the dining hall.
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Main Dining Hall
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • Highlander Pub
  • Taco Bell
  • Tech Café
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
  • Cereal
  • Eggs and bacon
  • Waffles
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
  • Chicken alfredo
  • Fajitas
  • Grilled chicken
  • Sandwiches
  • Turkey cheese melt
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
  • Cereal
  • Milkshake from C-Store
  • Pub food
  • Ramen noodles
  • Taco Bell
24-Hour Dining
Though no campus store offers 24-hour dining, the C-Store is open from 7 to 11 on most days and offers packaged food that can be consumed later.
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
None
Special Options
There are options for students who are vegan, lactose intolerant, or afflicted with celiac disease.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

Café Spice
Location: Campus Center
Food: Indian cuisine
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Grains
Location: Campus Center
Food: Pastas, bean mixes, and subs
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-8 p.m.
The Grill
Location: Campus Center
Food: Hot sandwiches and breakfast items
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Highlander Pub
Location: Campus Center
Food: Bar food
Hours: Monday-Friday 11:30 a.m.-11 p.m., Saturday 5 p.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 6 p.m.-11 p.m.
Korner Kilt C-Store
Location: Campus Center
Food: Convenience store items
Hours: Monday-Saturday 8 a.m.-11 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-11 p.m.
Leafs
Location: Campus Center
Food: Salads
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-6 p.m.
Main Dining Hall
Location: Campus Center
Food: Variety (Asian, Italian, Mexican, and other styles of food)
Hours: Monday-Friday 7 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-9 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
Taco Bell
Location: Campus Center
Food: Mexican
Hours: Monday-Friday 11 a.m.-11 p.m.
Tech Café
Location: Campus Center
Food: Coffee, pastries, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Trattoria
Location: Campus Center
Food: Italian
Hours: Daily 11 a.m.-8 p.m.

Student Polls

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 52 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 best food options on campus?    Based on 14 responses

  • 53% GDS, Taco Bell, Subway
  • 26% Food truck
  • 11% Vending machine
  • 11% Market

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 44% GDS
  • 22% Taco Bell
  • 22% Vending machines and Vendors "on wheel"
  • 11% Tratorria

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 15 responses

  • 50% Its edible
  • 39% Great food with lots of options
  • 11% Nothing

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 11 responses

  • 55% Same old same old
  • 45% Expensive and food is substandard
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