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 requests. The convenience stores 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, sushi, a myraid of snacks and Simply-to-Go food items.

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 on the second floor of the Pancoe Pavilion, offers fresh bagels, breakfast sandwiches, salads and more. 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 on campus can be fournd at Fran’s Cafe with mini sliders, flatbreads and dessert bites and is open until 2:00 am Sunday – Friday.

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. ZeBi located in The Robert H. Lurie Medical Research Center, features a made-to-order sandwiches and fresh salads. The Coffee Cure is a 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 2012, Chef Pornthip Sawangdee of Sodexo Thailand made a visit to the Evanston campus. She prepared delicious Thai cuisine at the six resident dining halls and at the Norris Center for the students to enjoy!

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