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Colleges With the Best Food

Last updated October 27, 2021

When choosing colleges, the campus food options may not be on the top of your list, but everyone has to eat! With running in between classes, catching up with friends, or studying for finals at the library - you’re going to spend a lot of time on campus. You’ll want to fuel yourself with food that is nutritious, tastes good, is affordable, and/or reminds you of home. Keep reading to learn more about 6 colleges across the country with the best food!

Beloit College - Beloit, WI

Beloit College takes a “ farm-to-fork” approach - meaning they partner with local family farms and their student-run urban garden program to provide fresh ingredients to their dining halls.

Colorado College - Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado College not only has great on-campus dining, but there are also many restaurants within walking distance that serve mouth-watering burgers, New York style pizza, and hand-made ice cream.

Dillard University - New Orleans - LA

One of the three HBCUs in New Orleans, Dillard University is recognized for changing the narrative of what “good” food is by serving plant-based New Orleans cuisine.

colleges with the best food

Florida A&M University - Tallahassee, FL

Another HBCU, Florida A&M University not only has a dining hall that serves various kinds of foods, there are also many restaurant locations on campus including Wing Stop, Chik-fil-A, and Starbucks. And, most restaurants on campus offer convenient ordering and pickup through GrubHub!

Oberlin College - Oberlin, OH

A unique feature of Oberlin college is the Lord-Saunders Dining Hall - it offers buffet-style, all-you-can-eat food southern comfort cuisine. Oberlin College is also taking a sustainable approach on their dining options by providing a free, reusable container to each student that can be used at any campus dining location.

Seattle Central College - Seattle, WA

Located in the heart of Seattle, the culinary programs at Seattle Central College offers both formal, sit-down restaurants and casual, grab-and-go counters led by culinary students at an affordable price. (Check to see if colleges in your area also have culinary programs - they might offer something similar!)

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