W&L is committed to offering food that is fresh, skillfully prepared and hand-crafted from the highest quality ingredients. A significant portion of food served on campus is sourced from local farmers, growers and artisans, including produce grown in W&L's own Campus Garden. Dining venue menus emphasize fresh, local and healthy options, including specialty diets (vegetarian, vegan, etc.) and allergy-free selections.
Located in the center of campus, the Marketplace is W&L's all-you-care-to-eat dining facility. The Marketplace serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, and offers continuous dining options (so you can grab a snack or cup of coffee between classes). Whether you're craving favorite homestyle entrees, global cuisine or a big, beautiful salad, you’ll find fresh and nutritious meals that will satisfy any palette or eating preference.
Serving from early morning to late at night, Café 77 is open in the Elrod Commons for your convenience and your taste buds. Located in the heart of campus, it’s a great place to get an artisan-quality deli sandwich featuring in-house roasted meats, hand-pressed burgers, fresh-cut fries, sushi and more. Take advantage of the daily-made selections and Chobani Yogurt Bar on your way to class, work or activities.
Upper-Division Housing hosts the Foodside restaurant and a coffee house and pub called Fireside. Meet friends for dinner on weeknights at Foodside, where you'll enjoy rotating menu concepts throughout the year. In a relaxing space that overlooks Wilson Field, Fireside offers local beverages, including Lexington Coffee Roasters, and local beer, wine and cider for those of drinking age.
Located in the Hillel House on Washington Street, the E. Cafe is typically open Sunday through Friday for breakfast and lunch. The E. Cafe features soups, made-to-order salads, sandwiches, smoothies and the most authentic bagels you'll find for miles around.
The newly renovated Center for Global Learning features the Tea House, which serves loose-leaf teas as well as specialty drinks such as shaken teas, bubble tea and lattes. Exclusive baked goods, salads, sandwiches and sushi complement the beverage selection.