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August 16, 2019
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What and where to eat on campus this fall

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!

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 Has study space

Breakfast

Bagels | Blue Chip Café

Vegetarian
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$1.30 untoasted | $2.00 with butter | $4.00 with cream cheese

Also serves baked goods and beverages!

Colazione | Mercante

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$3.99

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

Healthy
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$3.25

Fresh, local, organic, and run by student volunteers. Awesome baked goods and quiet study space, too!

Scones | Great Dane Coffee

Healthy
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$3.50

A variety of flavours! Also serves sandwiches, tea, coffee, and more. Plus an outdoor patio!

Smashed avocado toast | Gather at Place Vanier, Open Kitchen at Orchard Commons

Healthy
Vegetarian
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$6.29

You can get this cool breakfast item and many other meal options in these 2 first-year residence dining halls!

Smoothies | Booster Juice

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Vegetarian
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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

Vegetarian
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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

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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

Vegetarian

$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.

Poutine | Feast at Totem Park, Gather at Place Vanier, Open Kitchen at Orchard Commons

Vegetarian
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$8.29 – 9.99

Grab a poutine from the grill station at any of these 3 first-year residence dining halls!

Salads & salad bars | Feast at Totem Park, Gather at Place Vanier, Harvest, Open Kitchen at Orchard Commons, The Loop Café 

Healthy
Vegetarian
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$6.00 – 9.50

Get custom-made salads, which can include fresh produce from UBC Farm!

Sandwiches | Harvest, The Delly

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$5.50 – 9.50

Grab pre-made or custom-made sandwiches!

Snacks

Apples | Harvest

Healthy
Vegetarian
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$0.99

Grab a gala or a granny smith! Bread, snacks, chips, salads, pasta, and drinks are also available.

Cookies | Blue Chip Café

Vegetarian
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$2.65

Blue Chip again? Yes—try these awesome cookies. No, seriously!

Energy balls | Great Dane Coffee

Healthy
Vegetarian
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$2.00

The Great Dane returns! Sweet and filled with peanut butter, grain, and honey (which to some people is non-veganso do take note). A great snack between classes!

Ice cream | Rain or Shine Ice Cream

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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

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$2.95

Find many choices of baked goods right here. Lots of spaces to study and chill!

Drinks

Bubble tea | CoCo Fresh Tea & Juice 

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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

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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

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!

5. UBC Sprouts: Get a vegetarian lunch by donation every Friday from 11:00 am to 2:30 pm in the Walter Gage Residence Commonsblock as part of the Community Eats initiative. Bring your own container!

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!

Visit the Snacks of UBC series for more ideas—plus some punny (often sassy) reviews! For a more detailed list and interactive menus, visit UBC Food Services

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!