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Campus Food


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2 College Junior

Campus Food: its not very good. the only good thing about on campus dining is the food trucks and Cosi, but the Sodexo employees are the absolute worst!

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I like having a ton of options, either from food trucks or dining halls. If I didn't have a meal plan the food would be grossly overpriced at dining halls. I like the salad bars and the main entree options are a hit or miss - usually more good food than bad.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The SAC is overrated. Morgan is good. J&H will be your best friend and your worst enemy.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Avoid J&H, but plenty of great options out there.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Even thought there is a decent amount of variety, it is still a college campus so the food isn't wonderful. However, its easy to learn to make the best of it.

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Student Author OverviewWhat's this?

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Though there are a lot of places to eat at on campus, about half of them don’t accept a meal plan. They either accept cash or Diamond Dollars, accessible with your ID card. Fair warning: don’t get a big meal plan—it’s a waste. The smallest meal plan available is a "block five," which is five meals per week and is only to be used at the SAC or the cafeteria. The largest plan is the Super Value Carte Blanche plan for unlimited feasting. The cafeteria specializes in different cultural foods, as well as the usual pizza, sandwich, pasta, and salad entrées. The student rec center carries fast food restaurants and snacks. Near Anderson and Gladfelter halls, there are pizza stands, Chinese stands, and deli restaurants where students can eat in between classes. The prices are affordable, even for a college student. If you are a fan of water ice, be sure to check out Saadiq’s Water Ice truck, which is parked near the student center.

Temple is always interested in what you have to say about the food places. There are comment cards for the food or service, and most of them are quite amusing. Comments usually sound something like, “What’s that smell?” The best part is that the administration always replies.

Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$3338 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
If living on campus
Student Favorites: Campus Dining Hall
Louis J. Esposito Dining Center
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
Student Favorites: Breakfast Food on Campus
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Student Favorites: Lunch/Dinner Entrée on Campus
Student Favorites: Late-night Snack on Campus
Insomnia Cookies
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
  • 7-Eleven
  • The Bagel Hut
  • City View Pizza
  • Crown Chicken & Biscuit
  • Draught Horse
  • Dunkin' Donuts
  • Jimmy John's Gourmet Sandwiches
  • Koja Grille
  • Maxi's Pizza Subs & Bar
  • McDonald's
  • The Noshery
  • Owl's Nest
  • Plaza Pizza
  • Qdoba
  • Rita's
  • Rite Aid
  • Subway
  • Wendy's
  • Wing Stop
Did You Know?
Temple has more lunch trucks than actual places to eat on campus.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

The Artist's Palate
Location: Tyler School of Art, Pressler Hall
Food: Grab-'n-go
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
Bean Counter
Location: Temple Towers
Food: Coffee, pastries
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-12 p.m.
Café 613
Location: Rosen Hillel
Food: New York deli-style
Hours: Monday-Thursday 11 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 11 a.m.-3 p.m.
Fresh Bytes Café
Location: Tuttleman Learning Center
Food: Salads, sandwiches, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Jazzman's Café
Location: Fox School of Business, Alter Hall
Food: Coffee, pastries
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-8 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m.
Louis J. Esposito Dining Center
Location: Johnson/Hardwick Complex
Food: All-you-can-eat
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-12 a.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-8 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-12 a.m.
Lucky Cup Café
Location: Annenberg Hall, Anderson Hall, Beasley Law School, Ritter Annex, TUCC, Wachman Hall
Food: Coffee, pastries, salads, sandwiches, snacks
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-6 p.m.
The Night Owl
Location: 1300 Residence Hall, lower level
Food: Grill, pizza, snacks
Hours: Daily 4:30 p.m.-10 p.m.
Paley Perk
Location: Paley Library
Food: Coffee, salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-5 p.m.
Simply To Go
Location: Gladfelter Hall
Food: Coffee
Hours: Monday-Friday 8 a.m.-3 p.m.
Location: Tech Center
Food: Coffee, pastries
Hours: Monday-Thursday 24 hours, Friday 8 a.m.-12 a.m.
Valaida S. Walker Food Court
Location: Howard Gittis Student Center
Food: Asian, burgers, Italian, Mexican, pizza, pretzels, salads, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 291 responses

  • 25% All of the Food trucks everywhere of all kinds
  • 15% The Student Center
  • 13% Morgan
  • 8% Liacouras walk
  • 7% Johnson and Hardwick dining
  • 6% Chipoltle
  • 6% Qdoba
  • 5% Chipotle
  • 4% Sushi of many different varieties
  • 4% The wall
  • 4% Unlimited ice cream
  • 1% Qdobo
  • 1% Cosi
  • 0% Richie's
  • 0% Potbelly
  • 0% None
  • 0% Food Trucks
  • 0% Richies
  • 0% Burger tank!
  • 0% Cafe 613

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 438 responses

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


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