Published: Feb. 22, 2023

A dining staff member hands food to a person in Village Center DiningWe’ve all been there—maybe you had to skip breakfast or forgot your lunch at home, and you need quick food options between meetings or classes. There are 15 dining locations across campus, offering a variety of convenient options for breakfast, lunch and dinner. As a faculty or staff member, here are some tips to maximize your on-campus dining experience.

Save time and avoid crowded locations

Save time and beat the rush during breakfast and lunch hours by using the Crowd Checker webpage. This page will display how busy certain dining locations are throughout the day. 

You can also save time by reviewing menus for all dining locations in advance with Nutrislice. Nutrislice also allows you to filter menus by allergens or dietary preference so you can easily find meals to fit your needs. Download the Nutrislice app for iOS and Android devices or visit the Nutrislice website to review menus. Get more tips for using Nutrislice with this how-to guide

Try something new

Whether you’re looking for something near your office or want to try something new, here are some places to check out around campus.

If you’re near Farrand Field: 

  • Libby on the Run: This grab-n-go serves breakfast and lunch items, like acai bowls and grain bowls. This location and all its plates are entirely free from gluten, wheat, peanuts and tree nuts. 
  • CU on the Run: Located in the C4C, CU on the Run gets you on your way quickly with freshly made sandwiches, salads and hot food items.
  • WeatherTech Cafe and Bakery: Located at the east end of the C4C near the Buff OneCard office, enjoy responsibly sourced specialty coffees and teas with homemade pastries and cookies, including vegan and gluten-free options. This restaurant also serves made-to-order pizzas, paninis and sandwiches. 
  • The Alley @ Farrand: The Alley @ Farrand’s menu features made-to-order burgers, ready-made pizzas and daily lunch specials, with a wide variety of freshly-made sides and snacks.
  • Farrand Market: This market in Farrand Hall offers a selection of hot breakfast and snacks, beverages and convenience items.
  • Kittredge Market: Located in the north wing of Kittredge Central, Kittredge Market offers a full-service espresso and tea bar, on-the-go breakfast and lunch options and a general market with snacks, drinks and essentials.

If you’re near the Rec Center or Norlin:

  • Sewall Dining Center: Located in Sewall Hall on the north side of campus, Sewall Dining Center serves multicultural meal options, traditional “comfort” food and items right off the grill.
  • Sewall Market: Sewall Market is a convenience store on the northeast corner of central campus, offering bottled beverages, hot coffee, snacks, sandwiches, sushi, salads, ice cream and essentials.

If you’re in Williams Village:

  • Village Center Dining: Village Center Dining in Williams Village offers globally and locally inspired meals at its five micro-restaurants. Highlights include all-day breakfast and freshly-made smoothies at Toast, house-made curries at Curry Road and street tacos at the Grange.
  • Village Market: Located in the Village Center, this market offers a great selection of produce, snacks, beverages, essentials and even CU apparel! We proudly serve Starbucks in the Village Market where you can enjoy all your favorite Starbucks drinks.

If you’re on east campus:

  • SEEC Cafe: Located on east campus in the Sustainability, Energy and Environment Community, the SEEC Cafe serves fresh-brewed and sustainably sourced coffee and teas, breakfast and lunch items such as freshly-made salads, sushi, grain and noodle bowls, along with daily specials and house-made soups. There is also a retail section with snacks, beverages and health necessities.

Pay for meals with the Get app

The Get Mobile App allows you to use your phone to manage your Campus Cash account and pay at any dining location. Check the Dining FAQs for information on downloading and using the app.