We are committed to providing fresh, high-quality food that is produced in a sustainable manner. Our nationally-ranked dining program offers diverse cuisines from around the world.

A wide variety of options are offered—everything from hot entrées to made-to-order sandwiches, salad bars, and hot soups. Our chefs and staff are accustomed to meeting the needs of vegetarians, those who require or desire kosher or halal options, and those with food allergies. 

Sustainable practices are a focus of our dining services. We work with partners to purchase food that is produced and distributed locally, humanely, fairly, and in an ecologically sound manner. Composting, recycling, and careful selection of the materials we use (plates, silverware, paper goods) are also part of our sustainability initiatives.

The Danforth University Center (DUC)

The DUC offers a food court featuring Asian, Mediterranean, Latin, vegan, vegetarian, and specialty grill selections. It also houses Bergson Café, which is a convenient stop for coffee, espresso, cappuccino, and cold drinks as well as pastries, salads, sandwiches, and Jamba Juice smoothies. Another dining option is Ibby’s, a bistro offering fresh, creative cuisine inspired by local ingredients and the seasons.

Whispers Café

Whispers Café is located on the ground level of the recently renovated Olin Library. Whispers serves Kaldi’s Coffee Roasting Co. coffee and espresso, including cold brew and nitro cold brew, as well as Firepot Nomadic Teas, including loose-leaf teas and a selection of handcrafted chais. Grab-n-go menu items include panzanella salad, roasted chicken, quinoa and broccoli bowls, and java jolt cookies. Designed to be a relaxed, social and study space, Whispers has ample access to power outlets and WiFi.

Parkside Café at Schnuck Pavilion

The Parkside Café at Schnuck Pavilion is open for light breakfast and lunch, and features seating for 146 people, 100 patio seats, a new mobile kiosk offering system, and two private meeting rooms.

South 40

Abundant dining alternatives are available at the heart of the South 40, the on-campus residential area. Choices range from home-style comfort foods to international cuisines. 

  • Cherry Tree Café offers coffee, tea, and breakfast favorites from early morning to late at night. Deli sandwiches and paninis are available for lunch and dinner. 
  • Bear’s Den boasts the most diverse dining on campus. You can enjoy Indian cuisine, Latin favorites, and Mongolian grilled food along with popular grilled items, pizza, and pasta. 
  • Paws & Go, a convenience store, has a large soup and salad bar, frozen yogurt, and many heat-and-serve options.