Each week, almost 9,000 people walk into a nuCuisine facility on campus - all looking for a fresh, satisfying meal. How can we serve the diverse NU community? Quality ingredients and constant innovation!
Our chefs are constantly seeking diner feedback and juggling menu items to satisfy individual requests. The convenience store's at Foster-Walker and 1835 Hinman, supply grocery items, frozen meals, snacks, and Simply-to-Go salads, sandwiches and wraps. The Paws `n Go C-Store located in the Norris Center offers a variety of toiletry items, bottled beverages, portable meals, a myraid of snacks and Simply-to-Go food items as well. Another Foster-Walker innovation is the West Side Dining Hall, which features a string of made-to-order stations due to diners' requests.
Dining locations have also adapted to diners' requests and needs. Plaza Cafe, located in the Northwestern University Library, Crowe Cafe, located in Crowe Hall, and Tech Express, located in the Technological Institute, provide quick snacks for students and staff between classes. Starbucks, located in the Norris Center is a popular spot for students to enjoy a fresh cup of coffee and fresh bakery items. Einstein Bros Bagels, located in the Pancoe Pavilion, offers fresh bagels, breakfast sandwiches, salads and more. Another retail location, Lisa's Cafe, is the perfect environment to enjoy conversation with friends over Seattle's Best espresso or soft drinks. Lisa's Cafe is located in Benjamin W. Slivka Hall. Late night dining options on campus are Fran's Cafe and The Great Room. Fran's Cafe offers mini sliders, flatbreads and dessert bites and is open until 2:00 am Sunday - Friday. The Great Room is open until 2:00 am Sunday - Thursday and features pub grub appetizers and a burger bar. On the Chicago campus, Harry's Cafe, located in the Law School Building features panini, fresh baked goods, homemade soup and a variety of grab and go items. White Coat Cafe, located in The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, features a salad bar, homemade soups and made-to-order deli sandwiches. Also, located in the Lurie Center is The Coffee Cure, the perfect spot to stop for a fresh cup of coffee and or specialty espresso bevereage on the way to class.
Our Global Chef Program, developed to introduce authentic international cuisine, brings in one international chef per year to stay on campus for a few weeks, preparing meals and training dining staff. In November 2006, Chef Samarn of Sodexho Thailand made a visit to the Evanston campus. He prepared delicious Thai cuisine at the six resident dining halls and at the Norris Center for the students to enjoy!