The University of Guelph – You’ve Gotta Eat Here!

Posted on Thursday, March 15th, 2018

Did you know our food has been ranked the best on any Canadian university campus for over 10 years? This is because we're constantly sourcing local, sustainable foods for our various dining locations.

Today we’re breaking down some of the mouthwatering options available to you both on and off campus. 

Hospitality Services manages many of our residence dining facilities and other on-campus locations. Check them out below and be sure to visit the Hospitality website for a complete list of dining options!

#1 Creelman Hall Marketplace

Although all of our food is amazing, Creelman Hall is our most popular on-campus eatery. We call it a marketplace because of its wide variety of shops laid out like an open market. Choose from the all-day salad bar, made to order pizza and pasta, the Mongolian BBQ and so. much. more!

Looking for local food or vegetarian options? The 100 Mile Grille features local foods daily and Nature’s Best is always cooking up tasty vegetarian options!

Coming soon to Creelman Hall is the Creelman Bake Shop! Follow @HospitalityUofG on Twitter for updates on the Bake Shop’s official opening.

#2 The University Centre Food Court

Located on the main floor of the University Centre (UC), the food court is the central place on campus to grab a meal, coffee or snack. It offers a great mix of home cooking, vegetarian foods and sandwiches as well as your favourite brands like Subway, Starbucks and Pizza Pizza. There’s something for everyone in the UC Food Court.

#3 LA

For those living in the North end of campus, LA is just a few steps away. If you’re living in Lennox/Addington Residence, you don’t even need to leave the building to access their wide food selection!

LA features a hot grill, Pizza Pizza counter, a salad bar, a Starbucks and more! The best part is you can take anything you order back to your room to enjoy.

salad bar

#4 South Eateries

Another residence building where you don’t need to leave to find delicious food options! Mountain and Prairie Dining Halls are conveniently located under one roof in our largest student residence hall. From gourmet waffles, crepes and other desserts in Mountain to the salad bar and hot meals served in Prairie Hall, you’ll never go hungry living in South Residence!

#5 Food Trucks

Don’t be alarmed when you see food trucks driving around campus Future Gryphons!

The Caffeine Canteen serves breakfast and lunch and is a great spot to grab our very own Gryphon Blend Fair Trade coffee.

The Gryph N’ Grille serves lunch and dinner and even shows up at special events and sporting events across campus! Be sure to follow them on Twitter to view their daily hours and location.

Several food trucks from around Guelph also pop onto campus during the warmer months so look out for them on your walk to class!

Gryphon Grille

U of G also offers several dining options that are run separately from Hospitality Services that still deliver the high quality food and service you can expect anywhere on our campus. Bob's Dogs and The Bullring are two places completely unique to the U of G where you can grab some grub! 

#6 Campus Bakery Co.

Located in the Brass Taps Pub in the UC, this bakery is dedicated to providing the freshest baked goods available for pick-up or eating in. Many of their baked treats can be prepared to accommodate vegan and gluten-free dietary considerations, so everyone can enjoy them.

#7 Bob’s Dogs

Bob’s Dogs is a University of Guelph staple. Picture the friendliest man on earth, serving up hot dogs, sausages and veggie dogs year round with a big smile and a side of guitar playing – this is Bob and you NEED to meet him!

#8 The Bullring

Run by the Central Student Association, The Bullring is your on-campus living room. Outfitted in the comfiest couches and chairs, it’s definitely the most unique spot on campus to grab a bite, read a book or catch up with friends. Everything on The Bullring menu is full of flavor and made-to-order. They also have some of the most extensive vegan and vegetarian meal options on campus.

In addition to delicious foods, The Bullring also hosts an open mic night every Wednesday and can be booked for special events!

#9 Off-Campus Eating

Did you know you can use your meal plan at off-campus restaurants AND have food delivered to your residence? We’re talking, pizza, burritos, Chinese food, wings, sushi, subs and more!

Visit the hospitality website for a complete list of off-campus eateries where U of G meal plans are accepted.

Believe it or not Future Gryphons these are just SOME of the incredible on and off-campus eateries at the U of G. Check out our YouTube channel for videos of students trying foods from all over campus.

Come tour Canada’s Food University and discover how you could be eating for the next four years of your life! Trust us, you’ve gotta eat here!

you gotta eat here

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