Never get hangry again: Delicious dining options on campus

We’ve all been there – a morning so rushed you’ve forgotten your lunch, or a panic when there’s no leftovers after dinner to eat the next day. Buying lunch on campus can be a good thing – especially when you have as many options as we do at McMaster.

Hospitality Services operates more than 20 food service locations across campus – and is proud of the wide variety and diverse options they offer.

Some of the most recent additions include:


A food station on campus where all menu items are prepared without many of Canada’s top 10 allergens.

This new station within Centro is accessible to everyone, not just students with allergies. It’s a great new option for clean, healthy eating that will always have a vegetarian option available.

All staff at this station receive special training to minimize cross contamination of ingredients during preparation.



A station dedicated to plant-forward vegan and vegetarian dishes in Centro.

Plantry, McMaster Hospitality Services

Gluten Free

Gluten free options are available at 11 on-campus locations, including an all Gluten Free station, Zen Den in La Piazza.

Zen Den, McMaster Hospitality Services


Halal beef and chicken options are available in most dining establishments on a regular basis and are posted on the menu boards where available.

Check out the all-halal location of Paramount Fine Foods in Centro dining hall if you’re craving a shawarma wrap, falafel or many other middle eastern specialities.

Paramount, McMaster Hospitality Services


Prepackaged Kosher sandwiches, pastries and entrees are available in La Piazza.

Vegan and Vegetarian

Bridges Vegetarian Cafe has won awards for its creative menu and is the only all – vegetarian restaurant on a University campus in Canada. It’s located in the Refectory Building.

Bridges, McMaster Hospitality Services

For a detailed list of all food service locations and menus across campus, visit the Hospitality Services page. Warning: Do not visit this site on an empty stomach.

Have an idea, feedback or food-related suggestion? Send your comments and cravings to Hospitality Services team by emailing

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