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Campus Food


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4 College Junior

Campus Food: Many different food options such as La pita, Sy Thai, and many more.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Towers Cafe, which most students to go, is nothing special. The food provider is Aramark. . .which also happens to be the food provider for some prisons. Anyway, what the Towers Cafe lacks in terms of taste and freshness, Gold N' Greens makes up for. As a vegetarian, I may be biased though (Gold N' Greens is a vegetarian and kosher place but they have started serving fish). Warrior dollars (money that comes on your meal plan that you can spend at non-cafeteria places) work at Taco Bell, Starbucks, Einstein's. . .Other great campus eateries (these don't take Warrior dollars) are Byblos and La Pita. There's also a potato place nearby but I have not tried it yet.

5 College Freshman

Campus Food: Best food ever, may be a little pricey, but its worth it!

3 College Junior

Campus Food: There aren't enough food options on campus. Students are never asked on what restaurants they want on campus.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: honestly it is not as bad as everyone says it is, but it is definitely not worth the money we pay for it.


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The food at Wayne State is good, and there is a diverse selection— you can find Mediterranean food, pizza, vegetarian options, and almost anything you can think of. The University has two dining halls that are open to anybody for a charge of about $7, but it is all-you-can-eat, so it’s a good deal. WSU is mainly a commuter school, so most people either bring lunches or feast in the student center because of the many choices there. You'll find fast food options like Subway, Pizza Hut, and KFC there; just be warned that these establishments are a little pricier than their free-standing counterparts.

In the UGL (Undergraduate Library), there is Delilah's Café, which is like a small convenience store that sells premade sandwiches, salads, and fruit salads. Delilah's is a little pricy, but it works if you forget your lunch. There are also vending machines across campus that have built-in microwaves for frozen dinners you can bring from home or for the popcorn you can purchase from the machines.

Facts & Statistics

Meal Plan Available?
Average Meals/Week
Average Meal Plan Cost
$3230 per year
Freshman Meal Plan Required?
If you are living in the dorms, it is mandatory you get a meal plan, but freshmen aren't required to live on campus.
24-Hour Dining
Off-Campus Places to Use Flex Money
Special Options
  • During finals, late-night breakfast is offered (usually from 9 p.m. to 12 a.m.), and the faculty and staff members serve the students.
  • The cafeterias offer vegetarian and kosher foods. There are many choices of meals daily, but if you do not see something you like, a cook will most likely make you something that you do.
  • Throughout the year, the cafeteria will offer special meals, such as BBQs or a themed menu.

Dining Halls & Campus RestaurantsWhat's This?

AAB Cart
Location: Academic Administrative Building
Food: Baked goods, coffee, salads, sandwiches, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
AVI Fresh Café
Location: Scott Hall Medical Building
Food: Asian, breakfast, healthy, Italian
Hours: Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Delilah's Café
Location: Undergraduate Library (UGL)
Food: Salads, sandwiches, soup
Hours: Monday-Friday 9 a.m.-7 p.m.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Location: Ghafari Hall
Food: Bagels, sandwiches
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-3 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-2 p.m.
Fab Cart
Location: Faculty Administration Building
Food: Baked goods, coffee, salads, sandwiches, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-10:30 a.m., 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Freshens Smoothie Company, Sushi w/ Gusto, and Fresh Market
Location: Towers Residential Suites
Food: Salad, sandwiches, smoothies, soup, sushi
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-7 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Pizza Hut/Wing Street
Location: Student Center
Food: Pizza, wings
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10:30 a.m.-5 p.m., 10:30 a.m.-4 p.m.
Side Bar Café
Location: Law School Library
Food: Baked goods, coffee, salads, sandwiches, wraps
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8:30 a.m.-6 p.m.
Location: Ghafari Hall
Food: Baked goods, coffee
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7:30 a.m.-10 p.m., Friday 7:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Location: Student Center
Food: Subs
Hours: Monday-Thursday 10 a.m.-6 p.m., Friday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Saturday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Towers Café
Location: Towers Residential Suites
Food: Deli, homestyle entrees, pasta, salad barm soup, vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Thursday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 12 p.m.-4 p.m., 6: p.m.-9 p.m., Friday 7 a.m.-10 a.m., 12 p.m.-4 p.m., 5:30 p.m.-8 p.m., Saturday-Sunday 10 a.m.-12 p.m., 4:30 p.m.-7 p.m.
Warrior Dining
Location: Ghafari Hall
Food: Entrees, fusion stations, grill items, pizza, sandwiches, soup, vegetarian
Hours: Monday-Thursday 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 5 p.m.-7 p.m., Friday 8 a.m.-9:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m.
Warrior Grille
Location: Ghafari Hall
Food: Grill items, pizza, salad, sandwiches, snack items
Hours: Monday-Thursday 9 a.m.-12 a.m.

Student Polls

What are the best food options on campus?    Based on 125 responses

  • 14% We have many food options on and near campus
  • 11% Jimmy John's
  • 11% Taco Bell, Byblos, Starbucks, Gold 'n' Greens
  • 9% Dunkin Donuts, Bagel place, Taco Bell
  • 9% Panda Express
  • 8% Jet's Pizza
  • 7% The all you can eat buffet.
  • 7% Tim Hortons, Taco Bell, Olympic Grill, Starbucks
  • 7% Wing Stop
  • 6% La Pita
  • 5% Campus Diner
  • 3% Nothing.
  • 0% Epicurus
  • 0% Whole Food
  • 0% Alabash Cafe
  • 0% Freshii
  • 0% Blimpie's
  • 0% Starbucks
  • 0% Einstein's Bagel
  • 0% Papa Johns

Rate campus dining on the following topics    Based on 200 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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