You can find so many food options, refreshing beverages, and handy snacks on campus—some even come with special discounts!
Here’s just a sample of what you’ll find on the menu at UBC. You can check out the (approximate) prices of these food items, and see which items are or can be made vegan, gluten-free, or both!
Bagels | Blue Chip Café
$1.30 untoasted | $2.00 with butter | $4.00 with cream cheese
Also serves baked goods and beverages!
Colazione | Mercante
Get a soft poached egg, ham, and an English muffin—all in one. Also serves Italian pizza, pasta, desserts, and hot/cold beverages!
Granola & yogurt | Agora Eats Café
Fresh, local, organic, and run by student volunteers. Awesome baked goods and quiet study space, too!
Scones | Great Dane Coffee
A variety of flavours! Also serves sandwiches, tea, coffee, and more. Plus an outdoor patio!
You can get this cool breakfast item and many other meal options in these 2 first-year residence dining halls!
Smoothies | Booster Juice
Classics: Snack $4.55 | Regular $6.65
Right in the UBC Life Building! Blended vegetables and fruits to get you started on your day. So. Many. Options.
Lunch & Dinner
Burgers | A&W
Buddy Burger: $1.99 | Teen Burger: $6.49
Greet (and eat) the Burger Family and get root beer! Open 24 hours.
Korean fried chicken | Running Chicken
Golden Chicken: $13.00 half | $24.00 whole
Love K-pop? You can listen to the hottest songs while eating Korean food, 2 floors above the International Village Food Court!
Noodles | Nori Bento & Udon
Niku Tama (udon with beef and onsen egg): $8.99
Great choices of bento, poke bowls, udon, and noodle soups. Note: the gluten-free option = rice noodles only!
Pizza | Uncle Fatih’s Pizza
$2.62 per slice | $6.19 for 2 slices + pop
Not “Faith”! Fa-TIH. Pizzas are gluten-aware (not 100% guaranteed free!). Choose among specialty pizzas, or create your own, up to 5 toppings.
$8.29 – 9.99
Grab a poutine from the grill station at any of these 3 first-year residence dining halls!
$6.00 – 9.50
Get custom-made salads, which can include fresh produce from UBC Farm!
$5.50 – 9.50
Grab pre-made or custom-made sandwiches!
Apples | Harvest
Grab a gala or a granny smith! Bread, snacks, chips, salads, pasta, and drinks are also available.
Cookies | Blue Chip Café
Blue Chip again? Yes—try these awesome cookies. No, seriously!
Energy balls | Great Dane Coffee
The Great Dane returns! Sweet and filled with peanut butter, grain, and honey (which to some people is non-vegan—so do take note). A great snack between classes!
Ice cream | Rain or Shine Ice Cream
Single $4.75 | Single 2 flavours $5.25 | + waffle cone $1.25
Got a favourite flavour? Find it here! You can choose among coffee toffee, chocolate, cracked mint, and many more. Free samples are available, too!
Muffins | Loafe Café
Find many choices of baked goods right here. Lots of spaces to study and chill!
Bubble tea | CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice
Pearl Milk Tea: Medium $4.60 | Large $5.10
Get your boba in the International Food Court! Slush smoothies, milk tea, fruit tea—and so many flavours to choose from.
Coffee | JJ Bean Coffee Roasters
Hot French press or drip filter: Small $2.25 | Medium $2.60 | Large $2.90
Baked goods, coffee, espresso, prepared sandwiches. Grab yours today!
Want another coffee spot? Here are some more choices.
A quick bonus directory
24-hour food spots
Corner and grocery stores
- Grocery Checkout Fresh Market Vancouver
- Hero Coffee + Market (Orchard Commons Residence)
- H-Mart Express
- Hubbards Global Market (Place Vanier Residence)
- Magda’s Late Night Market (Totem Park Residence)
- UBC Corner Store
- UBC Farm Farmers’ Market
Pubs and restaurants (some could be 19+)
5 special discount deals to save you $$
1. Café MOA: 20% off for patrons with a UBC student card—a.k.a. you—at the Museum of Anthropology!
2. Koerner’s Pub: You can get a taco for $2.50 (but you have to buy a beverage, too) on Tuesdays.
3. The Delly: 50% off all food items (except for sandwiches and curry) on Fridays after 3:00 pm (until they close at 5:00 pm)!
4. Triple O’s: Grab an Original Burger for only $4.49 every Tuesday!
Note: Many campus locations serving beverages may charge less if you bring your own cup. Give that a try!
UBC is home to lots of great food and drinks. Take some time this fall to explore!
If you live in first-year residence, you can see menus (and nutritional values) for all the food items in your residence area’s dining hall. If you have a Residence Meal Plan, check out all the locations you can pay using your Residence or Flex Dollars!