Cheap vs. Best Eats on Campus

Theresa Wong

Chow down on our recommendations for good food, even if your pockets are running near empty.


The International Food Court

Although this underground food court is technically not on campus, the walk to its entrance beside the McDonald’s in University Village is a great lunch break. Its wide selection of delicious food, from bubble tea and fried rice to noodle soup and falafel, will leave you satisfied and won’t break the bank.

Pacific Poke

This nondescript spot in the back of the computer science building is a great place to get your poke fix without being disappointed by your meal. The customizable bowls here will leave you feeling happy and healthy.


When you’re in the mood to shell out a little bit on a good meal, Mercante is a great place to go. The wait can feel endless when you’re smelling the pizzas in the oven, but grab a spot at the communal tables and we promise the wait will be worth it. If you’re not feeling pizza, it also has some tasty pasta, or you might want to skip straight to the tiramisu for dessert.


Soup Market

An underrated campus spot! With its rotating menu of soups, this spot in the Nest is a great place to get a warm soup that’ll fill you right up on those days when the rain doesn’t seem to be letting up.

Tim Hortons

You can tell how beloved a campus spot is when there are lines out the door all day, every day. Though you might have to wait 15 or 20 minutes for your breakfast sandwich and coffee, the great thing about Tims is that you know it’ll be cheap and filling.


Pie R Squared, Pizza Garden, Freshslice, Domino’s … there’s no way to not get your pizza fix on campus. Out of all the cheap pizza spots though, Uncle Fatih’s has to be the best for its sheer selection of topping-packed slices for a good price.

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