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Campus Food


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4 College Junior

Campus Food: Depending on your personal preferences, I'd say that most of the places you're going to be eating will be located in The Joe Crowley Student Union--fondly called 'The Joe' by students. Einstein bagels is my favorite 'quick-bite-to-eat' by far, but there's a lot of choices. We have a Jamba Juice and a U-swirl available to us, and a Starbucks. However, if you're looking for great coffee, my suggestion is The Works. They make the best espresso drinks, and all their food is fresh. The staff there is so pleasant too, and the whole place has a steam-punk theme. There's a lot of variety at The Works, but my suggestion is to order a burrito, and add all of the ingredients that you like, and top it with their salsa. It's amazing, so if I have time you'll usually find me there between classes.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Not very many options and everything is too expensive. We are college kids for crying out loud.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: The food in the Joe Crowley is all so good! But once you try to find food somewhere else it's gross.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The DD is definitely better than last year.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The dorm dining hall is not very good at all and the meal plan is overpriced and required. The student union has food options such as Starbucks, Port of Subs, Einstein Bagels, Great Full Gardens, The Cantina, and Panda Express. Great Full Gardens has the healthiest options but all of the places cost a lot. It is best just to pack your own lunch so you can save your health and your money.


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Facts & Statistics

Average Meal Plan Cost
$4768 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
Freshmen who live on campus are required to have a plan, which can range from Platinum (21 meals per week) to Bronze (7 meals per week). The plans also come with Food Bucks, which can be spent at other places on campus, like Port of Subs.
Student Favorites: Campus Restaurant/Vendor
  • The DC Store
  • The Downunder CafĂ©
  • The Joe
  • Las Trojes Express
  • The Overlook
Special Options
The DC offers food options during Passover for students wishing to keep Kosher. There are also a number of special dining events throughout the year, including Circus Night and the Spring Extravaganza Dinner.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 55 responses

  • 20% Port of Subs
  • 16% Einsteins bagels
  • 16% Joe Crowley
  • 13% Panda Express
  • 11% The Best, Healthiest option is to bring your own
  • 6% Mexican food in Ansari
  • 6% Great Full Gardens
  • 5% The Overlook
  • 4% The Works
  • 2% BoDawgs

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 140 responses

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

What are the worst food options on campus?    Based on 52 responses

  • 47% The dc
  • 23% The overlook, its so over priced!
  • 12% DC Store
  • 7% The Overlook isn't convienent and its expensive.
  • 7% The food in the dc its gross
  • 4% Las Trojes Express

What are the best things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 50 responses

  • 45% Food bucks
  • 17% Convenience
  • 15% You can buy from on campus restuarants.
  • 15% Downunder Cafe and food bucks
  • 4% Nothing
  • 4% Its handy if you in a rush.

What are the worst things about the campus meal plan?    Based on 54 responses

  • 38% The food isn't so great
  • 20% It really isn't that healthy
  • 19% There are more unhealthy options than healthy
  • 14% It was expensive
  • 5% The food is always the same and its nasty
  • 3% The food is okay
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