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August 14, 2018
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What and where to eat on campus this fall

Obviously, the most important question you need to answer when you get to UBC is “What am I going to eat?”

Luckily, there’s tons of variety. Whether you’re satisfied by salads and pizza or crave cookies or carrots, you’ll find it at UBC.

Here’s a sample of what you’ll find on the menu at UBC. For a more complete list and interactive menus (coming in September), visit food.ubc.ca.

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Budget

Budget friendly

Fast food

Fast & convenient

Healthy

Healthy

Vegetarian

Vegetarian

Vegetarian / Vegan

Vegetarian & vegan

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Breakfast

Breakfast

Baked goods and peanut butter sandwiches - Blue Chip Cafe
Includes vegan and gluten-free treats, Montreal bagels made in-house, and Salt Spring Coffee.
$2.00 - 8.00

Vegetarian / Vegan
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Granola & yogurt - Agora Café
Fresh, homemade, and the price is right.
$2.25

Vegetarian
Budget
Healthy
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Peanut butter ball - Great Dane
Filling, satisfying, sugar-free peanut butter and seed goodness. Also serving baked goods, sandwiches, and coffee.
$2.00

Vegetarian
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Poached egg sandwich - Mercante
Topped with fontina fondue sauce and ham or seasonal veggies.
$3.99

Vegetarian
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Smashed avocado toast - Open Kitchen
Crushed avocado on multigrain ciabatta with cherry tomato bruschetta and balsamic reduction.
$4.49

Vegetarian / Vegan

Smoothies - Hero Coffee + Market, Gather at Vanier, FeastLiquid Nutrition, Blue Chip Cafe, Booster Juice
Blended vegetables and fruits to help you start your day.
$5.00 - 10.00

Vegetarian / Vegan
Healthy
Lunch

Lunch & Dinner

Pizza - Mercante, Pi[E]R2
Everything from authentic Italian pizza to dripping poutine pizza.
$2.50 - 9.95

Vegetarian
Budget
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Salads & salad bar - Gather at Vanier, Feast, Open Kitchen, The Loop, Harvest
Custom-made salads featuring UBC Farm fresh produce when available.
$6.00 - 9.50

Vegetarian / Vegan
Healthy

Sandwiches - The Delly
The long, winding line says it all. Grab pre-made sandwiches and salads, custom-make a sandwich, or choose from a selection of Indian foods. And yes, it’s worth the wait.
$6.95 - 10.00

Vegetarian
Healthy

Soups - Soup Market, Harvest, most UBC Food Services Cafes
Lots of options for those cold and rainy days. Plus, UBC Food Services makes all their own soups in-house! 
$3.50 - 8.25

Vegetarian
Healthy

Korean fried chicken - Running Chicken
Serving up a variety of Korean food in the heart of UBC Village.
$11.50/half chicken

Zucchini noodle pasta - Open KitchenGather at Vanier
Nut-free pesto, spinach, locally smoked tofu, and parmesan.
$6.50

Vegetarian
Vegetarian / Vegan

Ramen - Feast
If broth and noodles are your thing, look no further! At Feast, you'll also find pho, bibimbap, udon, and more.
$8.99 - 9.99

Vegetarian
Budget

California roll (and other sushi) - Bento Sushi, Honour Roll
In case you haven’t heard, Vancouver’s got some of the best sushi outside of Japan (at a better price).
$4.95

Vegetarian
Fast food

Poutine - Hungry Nomad Food Truck
A Canadian classic. For extra yum, ask for extra cheese or add pulled pork.
$8.00

Burgers - Vera's, Triple O'sGather at Vanier
For the best value, check out Triple O’s Tuesdays.
$3.69 - 13.00

Vegetarian

Seared wild sockeye salmon - School of Fish Food Truck
We all know the west coast is the best coast when it comes to seafood. Serving 100% Ocean Wise seafood, including fish tacos and fish & chips.
$10.00

Healthy
Snacks

Snacks

Fresh fruit - almost anywhere
It’s always a good idea to grab a piece of fruit to avoid those distracting in-class tummy rumbles.
$0.99 - 5.00

Healthy
Fast food
Budget

Granola bars & goodies - Nest, UBC Bookstore, Harvest, Ike’s Café, IRC Snackbar, Law Café, Magma Café, and more
Wherever you’re going, there’s a corner store on the way where you can grab a snack.
$2.00 - 7.00

Fast food

Cookies - Blue Chip Cafe
A campus favourite! You’ve gotta try these infamous melt-in-your-mouth monster cookies.
$2.75

Doughnuts - Loafe, Tim Hortons
The delicious doughnuts run the gamut from gourmet to tried-and-true. A doughnut for every mood, and price point.
$1.50 - 5.00

Budget
Vegetarian / Vegan
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Bubble WafflesThe UBC Village
Half-sweet, half-savoury, all fun.
$3.75 - 7.75

Drinks

Drinks

Coffee – Special mention to UBC's most popular coffee spots: Great Dane, StarbucksBoulevard Café
So many places to get your caffeine fix!
$2.00 - 6.00

Bubble teaPearl Fever, Ph Tea
Caffeine, pearls, and sweetness. What’s not to love?
$4.05 - 5.45


24-hour food spots

McDonald’s

The Naam (off-campus, but close by)

Tim Hortons

Groceries & Corner Stores

Gage Market

Harvest

Hero Coffee + Market

Hubbards Global Market

Magda’s Late Night Market

Grocery Checkout

UBC Bookstore

Pubs & Restaurants

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Koerner’s Pub

Mahoney & Sons

The Point

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