The mission of UB Campus Dining and Shops is to enhance the campus life experience by providing a variety of dining options designed to fit the lifestyles and nutritional needs of the University community. Serving foods from local growers, striving to achieve sustainability, and expanding the availability of dining choices are ways that we enrich the dining experience.
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Dining is an integral part of campus life, and at the University at Buffalo, we have created a living and learning atmosphere where your experiences will last a lifetime. Innovative cuisine, fresh flavors and great values are abundant here at UB. We strive to provide a wide variety of menu options with quality food and services, accentuating and enhancing the customer experience in a diverse global community. We have an outstanding award-winning residential dining program, featuring three Residential Dining Centers. We also offer many of the national brands you love, including Starbucks, Jamba, Tim Horton’s and Moe’s Southwest Grill, along with many of our own concepts that are campus favorites. Using freshly prepared ingredients, buying local, offering global cuisine and serving foods that not only look good, but are good for you...these are just a few of the ways we have become one of the Top 50 Collegiate Dining programs in the nation. In addition to the variety of food available every day, we hold special events and theme meals throughout the year, offering exciting new dining experiences.
We are proud of our dining program and we invite you to share your thoughts with any member of our management team. Now that you’re here, welcome to all that the UB Dining experience has to offer. We look forward to serving you.
Jeff Brady, executive director
Please visit myubcard.com/mealplans for the most up to date information.
Campus Dining Maps
Accepted Tender Key: M is Meal Plans, C is Campus Cash, D is Dining Dollars, $ is Cash/Credit
1. Crossroads Culinary Center (C3):
A Marche style Residential Dining Center offering all-you-care-to-eat international and regional cuisine including pasta, pizza, Asian dishes, noodle bar, Brazilian bbq, vegetarian/vegan selections, salad bar and desserts. MDC$
2. Ellicott Food Court:
This amazing food court serves a variety of favorites, including deli sandwiches and wraps, Starbucks® coffee, ice cream, salads and soups, Mexican fare, pizza and UB’s best wings. MDC$
3. Au Bon Pain:
Au Bon Pain: Nestled inside Greiner Hall, ABP features a great selection of fresh pastries, soups, salads, sandwiches and hot & cold beverages. MDC$
4. Governors Dining Center:
Governors offers all-you-care-to-eat dining with favorites such as pizza, pasta, hand-carved meats, salads, health bar, hot soups, vegetarian/vegan meals and desserts to round out the selections. MDC$
5. The Cellar:
Located in the basement between Roosevelt and Lehman at Governors. Pub Grub, light fare ... whatever you call it, they’ve got it. Hot flavors from the grill, fresh NY-style pizza, foot-long subs, and so much more. MDC$
6. The Commons:
Various restaurants that are privately owned and operated. These are not UB Campus Dining locations and they are not part of your meal plan program. C$
7. Seasons - Fresh Café and Organic Juice Bar:
The Café provides a great selection of local products and organic produce; featuring fresh squeezed juices and healthy made-to-order items including flat breads, gourmet sandwiches and salads. MDC$
The heart of the Student Union, this venue features Jamba®, Tim Horton’s®, Moe’s®, Champa Sushi, and our own Union Station, Stackers, Edgy Veggies, Fowl Play and Piza Pizza. MDC$
Perched on the second floor of the Student Union, enjoy made-to-order pasta entrées from Bravo Pasta and gourmet sandwiches from The Bread Box Deli. MDC$
10. Tiffin Room:
A full service sit-down restaurant upstairs in the Student Union. An eclectic menu features light salads, hearty sandwiches and entrees along with a great selection of daily specials. MDC$
11. Baldy Walkway Café:
Features self-serve Starbucks® coffee and a delicious selection of Bulls-on-the-Run sandwiches and snacks. MDC$
12. Clement Café:
Located in the Alfiero Center, visit Tim Hortons® for hot, fresh coffee and delicious baked goods. MDC$
13. Capen Café:
At the center of the academic spine, a convenient place to grab a quick breakfast, light lunch or snack. Starbucks® coffee is proudly served here. MDC$
14. Whispers Café at Capen:
Located on the 3rd floor of the Library, you'll find hand-crafted Starbucks® beverages and freshly-brewed coffees along with delicious baked goods and a variety of grab-and-go sandwiches and salads. MDC$
15. NY Deli & Diner:
Offering Kosher foods prepared under the rabbinical supervision of the Vaad. Serves favorites like falafel, knishes and boreakas along with specializing in many vegan and vegetarian dishes. MDC$
16. Bert's Food Court:
A variety of specialty stations featuring Pisa Pizza, the Roadside Grill, Casa del Toro, Breakfast Nook and Edgy Veggies salads and wraps. MDC$
17. Mrs. Rich's Corner Café:
Located in the NSC, this express location offers a broad selection of grab-n-go items and beverages. MDC$
18. Goodyear Dining Center:
Taking traditional dining to a new level, Goodyear combines all-you-care-to-eat dining with the variety of Victor’s Mongolian Grill; fresh meals prepared from your selections. The Main Street Market is also open for lunch and late-night. MDC$
19. Harriman Café:
At this a la carte café, enjoy made-to-order breakfast entrées, sandwiches and wraps, pizza, tacos, and much more. MDC$
20. The Greenery:
A great atmosphere compliments an amazing feel-good lunch menu in this full service restaurant. Offerings include fresh, light salads, exceptional sandwiches and classic entrées. MDC$
21. Whispers Café at Abbott:
Located inside Abbott Hall (Health Sciences Library), you'll find hand-crafted Starbucks® beverages and freshly-brewed coffees along with delicious baked goods and a variety of grab-and-go sandwiches and salads. MDC$
22. Kapoor Café:
A convenient spot to grab a hot coffee, snack, quick breakfast or lunch. MDC$
More Great Food Options
The University at Buffalo, under the rabbinical supervision of Vaad, offers Kosher food options. All food is prepared at the NY Deli & Diner, where a Mashgiach is always present, and overseen by Rabbi Moshe Taub BVK, Hakasrus of Buffalo.
Since the NY Deli & Diner operates à la carte, students can use any of the meal plan or dining dollar options that we offer to make purchases at this location.
IncrediBULL Pizza - incredibullpizza.com
It’s our very own online ordering and delivery service with the best Pizza, Subs, Wings, Salads and so much more delivered right to your room. Free delivery - Dining Dollars and Campus Cash accepted.
UB Food Trucks - Big Blue and Little Blue
Herd at the curb for the best food you’ll ever eat. In our food trucks, we take our passion for great food and creativity to a whole new level. We’re all over campus so follow us on Twitter @UBBigBlue, @UBLittleBlue and on Facebook: /UBBigBlue and /UBLittleBlue to see where we are. It’s mo-bull food like no other.
UB Snackin' - Vending
A variety of vending machines can be found across campus that offer beverages, snacks, healthy options, frozen meals and desserts. The machines are equipped with card swipe readers so you can use your Dining Dollars/ Campus Cash anytime.
Your UB Card without the card
Mobile ID is available as an app from the App Store or Google Play. This does not replace your physical UB Card, but provides a convenient option. Once downloaded, students can use their smartphones at vending, dining locations and laundry facilities instead of presenting their cards. Get the download and installing details at myubcard.com/mobileid
UB Campus Dining & Shops offers a variety of well-balanced, healthy menu choices for all students, even those with special dietary needs. Over the last five years, changes to improve the health and well-being of students include:
- Providing more vegetables, fruits and whole grains
- Using spice stations for personalized food seasoning
- Eliminating trans fats
- Education on balanced meals and portion sizes
- Free consultations with the registered dietitian
- Website (myubcard.com/nutrition) includes nutrient analysis of recipes along with ingredients and allergens
Nutrition Icons to Know
- Smart Choice
Food Allergies and Special Dietary Needs
We are available to help guide students with food allergies and special dietary needs in meeting their daily nutritional requirements. For assistance, students many contact our registered dietitian, Lori Bendersky: (716) 645-6445 or email email@example.com to set up an appointment. Students may also speak with the managers, chefs and supervisors in any dining location.
Our thinking, research, creative activity and people positively impact and change the world. We are committed to supporting the local community and preserving our resources. Here are a few ways our dining program is doing its part:
- Look for the Made In-Grown In New York icon, which promotes and supports the sale of agricultural products grown and food products processed within New York State.
- We are composting kitchen food waste & post consumer food scraps, which produces a soil amendment that is used in landscaping across UB and community gardens throughout Western New York.
- Several Plastic bottle return/recycling machines are located across campus, helping reduce the amount of waste sent to the landfill.
- Our Reusable Travel Mug has saved over 400,000 cups from ending up in the landfill; along with saving customers 10% on each beverage refill.
- Our fountain beverage cups are recyclable and to-go packaging is compostable/biodegradable.
- Many items in our grab-n-go cases come in Greenware® containers, which are made from plants and are biodegradable.
The Elli - located in the Ellicott Complex, this full-size convenience store has everything from snacks and beverages to frozen entrees and laundry supplies. Students can also inquire about storage here.
Teddy's - located in Roosevelt Hall in the Governors Complex. You can find all your favorite grocery items along with personal necessities.
Main Street Store - located inside Goodyear Dining Center on South Campus. The store carries a variety of beverages, snacks and essential personal items.
UB Campus Tees - For the best UB apparel, merchandise and gifts, UB Campus Tees in the Student Union is the place to shop. UB Campus Tees is an officially licensed apparel and merchandise provider at the University at Buffalo.
Campus Dining & Shops provides many services for students and parents in addition to our on-campus restaurants and resident dining centers. Below are listed a few of our most popular services, but more can be found online at myubcard.com.
Working for Campus Dining & Shops
As UB’s largest student employer, over 1,300 each year, we offer a variety of positions in fun and diverse environments. Our goal is to help students gain valuable work experience in jobs compatible with their academic schedules. See what’s available at myubcard.com/jobs
Let your favorite student know you’re thinking about them by sending them a special gift package. Perfect for a birthday, holiday, or any occasion – ordering is easy online at myubcard.com/luvabullgifts
UB Students can take advantage of exclusive student deals on travel, entertainment and apparel – save up to 50% at thousands of locations. To sign up for all the great offers, visit myubcard.com/studentadvantage
Banking on Campus
ATM’s from Bank of America, Key Bank, Morton R. Lane FCU and others are in convenient campus locations. See myubcard.com/banking for more details and locations.
Returning next fall? Room cramped during the semester? Campus Dining & Shops has a secure, temperature controlled storage facility right on North Campus; perfect for your fridge, trunk, luggage, or bike. See myubcard.com/shops for more details and locations.