Happy Labor Day!

We hope everyone had a great long weekend.


A quick note on quick food trips: Almost all dining locations in Armstrong have express options for lunch. So, if you’re in a hurry, take a minute to view the menu or ask one of the chefs what can be made the fastest. Also, Uncle Phil’s Express sandwiches are sold in most markets, for all you on-the-go eaters!

Special Diets

Anyone with a special diet (such as a Kosher or Halal diet) and/or someone with food allergies can contact the Demske Culinary Support Center to receive guidance on where the best places to eat on campus for people with special diets. (Frequently asked questions regarding special diets.)

There are also “Under the Weather” meal options. Basically, if you’re too sick to go to a dining location, you may arrange for a roommate or trusted friend to pick up a meal for you. That person must have both your Miami ID and his/her own ID and can only make a purchase up to $30.

Request forms here.

Go Redhhawks!

It’s a beautiful day. There’s no better way to celebrate than to head down to Yager Stadium and watch some Miami football.

As if that isn’t great enough, the StrEATS truck is at the game selling the most delicious nachos. And StrEATS accepts meal plans!

No excuses. Get down here. Everyone else is.

Fit Friday

We hope your first week of classes has treated you well!


Keep in mind that dining services can go hand-in-hand with your fitness regimen.

Today, we recommend a walk or jog around campus. If, by chance, you end up on Western (and you should since this part of campus is so beautiful), be sure to stop by The Greystone in the Western Dining Commons for a snack or a refreshing beverage.

The Greystone is a grocery-style market with an emphasis on natural and organic food choices. The Greystone also has an array of fresh fruit, salads, and freshly packed sandwiches.

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 9am-10pm; Friday 9am-8pm; Saturday 10am-8pm; Sunday 10am-10pm

Custom Options

There is no better way to experience the freshness of Miami ingredients than to choose them yourself. Below is a list of places on campus where you have the ability to customize your food and watch as it is prepared. If you’re having trouble choosing the best combination of ingredients, consider a professional opinion. The great culinary advice of our Chefs and staff is sure to please.


(Armstrong Student Center)

Mein Street • Serrano • Sundial Pizza


(Maplestreet Station)

Delish • Encounter • First Stop • Pacific Rim • Americas


All Western Dining Commons Stations


Bell Tower Place



Mega Fair Reminder!

Mega Fair 6-9pm Central Quad


Be sure to check out our booth at Mega Fair from 6-9pm on Central Quad. We’ll have information about special diets, dining locations on campus, and student employment!


All your dining needs can be met at this booth. See you there.

A Place to Explore: Bell Tower Place

As great as the new restaurants on campus are, we can’t forget about those that have been old favorites here. The traditional place on campus we recommend you visit today is Bell Tower Place.

Lots of quick options here!

The Bell Tower dining venue is located halfway up High Street, near its namesake Bell Tower. Its location is perfect for both on-campus and off-campus students. Upperclassmen—this is a great place to grab coffee or breakfast in the morning on your walk to class.

Hours of operation: Monday-Thursday 8am-8pm; Friday 8am-2pm; closed on weekends

If you’re interested in pizza, pasta, sushi, a burger, a donut, coffee, cake, a smoothie, onion rings, yogurt, a burrito, tacos, quesadillas, guacamole, egg rolls, a deli sandwich, stir-fry, fruit, or soup, Bell Tower Place is the place to be.

A Place to Explore: Haines’ Boulangerie

Haines’ Boulangerie is on the west side of Armstrong Student Center (literally the center of campus), behind Bishop Woods, next to Culler Hall, in front of Upham Hall, within site of the famous seal (avoid walking on this!). Campus map.


If you can find any of those places, you can find Armstrong. If all else fails, find Spring Street and walk up or down until Armstrong is in sight—be sure to stay on campus!


Hours for Monday-Friday 7:30am-9pm; 8am-8pm on the weekend

Pro-tip: Boulangerie: “a bakery that specializes in baking and selling bread” [boo-lanzhuh-ree] according to Dictionary.com. Boo-lingerie might be helpful too. Good luck.


The Boulangerie features Panera-like eating options—flatbreads, paninis, soups, salads. This restaurant is not only super tasty, but also has a few vegan/vegetarian, low fat, and low calorie options. And also, lots of half combo options to choose from—half-sandwich, half-soup, half-salad.


For breakfast, try one of our smoothies, parfaits, or pastries!


Happy first day!

For students, both old and new, there are so many dining options on-campus this year. While change can be intimidating, it’s also very exciting. Through this blog, we will guide you through your dining experience this semester. Be sure to check back often, follow us on Twitter, and like us on Facebook for more updates and information.


Don’t forget about the Dining Passport challenge that officially starts today! Pick up your Dining Passport from your first year RA or at the HOME Office (in the basement of Shriver).


Get your passport punched at:

  • Delish
  • Americas
  • La Mia Cucina
  • strEATS
  • Bell Tower
  • Martin Buffet
  • King Café
  • Tea Hive
  • Grill & Roast (Western Dining Commons)
  • International Station (Western Dining Commons)


To view a map of these dining locations, click here.


Once completed, turn your card into the HOME office. You will be entered for a chance to win the Grand Prize of a $250 gift card towards a new bike or one of two $100 flight vouchers.


HINT: find two locations that are close together and visit them both in one day!


Quick Armstrong Tutorial

For students both new and old,

To make trying new things a little more comfortable….


In all of the restaurants in Armstrong, walk up to the register first to order your food. From that point, you’ll either get a number, get a table card, or have to listen for your order nearby. Because Armstrong is so delicious and convenient, it’s always a bit busy, but don’t let that intimidate you! During peak hours, multiple registers are open.


All your food is hot and made to order. As if that isn’t amazing enough, all of the eating utensils and to-go boxes are biodegradable and Armstrong composts the food waste. Yay, Earth!