On-campus dining options offer a fresh variety

By Life@TheU

On-campus dining options offer a fresh variety

By Life@TheU
UM Dining shares updates on all the changes the University community can expect this fall on the Coral Gables Campus.

Most UM Dining locations on the Coral Gables Campus opened on Monday, Aug. 16, in time for ’Cane Kickoff—the start of undergraduate student orientation. Additionally, students with meal plans had access to the dining halls on the same day. Browse the following details to get updates about dining options this semester. Find hours of operation for all spots on the Coral Gables Campus and explore an interactive campus dining map

New bites added.

The Hurricane Food Court welcomes a new spot, the Miami Chicken Company, which offers options like housemade chicken tender sandwiches and chicken bites smothered in your choice of a special sauce served in a waffle cone. Expect a cashierless checkout with the incorporation of two new Grubhub Ultimate self-ordering kiosks. 

Sometime in September, Yo-Kai Express, a new ramen noodle vending machine, will be ready for use in the Shalala Student Center next to Fresh Fusion. Choose gourmet meals, like kimchi miso ramen, vegan udon, and chicken pho, ready to eat in 45 seconds. A great option for convenient, late-night dining, this enhanced vending solution will also incorporate a cashierless checkout.

Refreshed for fall.

Tossed, the salad concept at the Hurricane Food Court, has a clean new look equipped with improved health safety dividers that allow diners to see the salad options more clearly when ordering. In addition, Fresh Fusion’s menu now offers vegan options, including new buddha bowls and other plant-based items. Additionally, students with meal swipes can redeem them at Corner Deli, a staple kosher spot in the Hurricane Food Court located in the Market, which was formerly known as Outtakes. 

Daybreak, an all-day breakfast dining concept that launched in the spring, has expanded its menu to include traditional breakfast options such as eggs, bacon, sausage, and hash browns, along with breakfast sandwiches. Both Daybreak and Smoothie King—located in the Lakeside Village–will have expanded hours and be open on the weekends. 

The Rathskeller, a student-run restaurant, is back serving iconic favorites like No-Yes Fries and the Rat Chop bowl, as well as some locally inspired items on its refreshed menu. Place your order online or via the Grubhub app.

Get your java jolt.

Cold brew fans can stop by BrewBike Coffee, located just outside near the Merrick Building and at Lakeside Village, starting Tuesday, Sept. 7. The Archivist Café—a coffee concept that launched last August at the Richter Library in the space previously occupied by Starbucks—will continue to feature items by Per’la Specialty Roasters, a local craft coffee roasting company founded by two Miami Herbert Business School graduates. The Archivist will reopen featuring new grab-and-go items by local, South Florida favorite, Icebox Cafe.

Safety first.

Hopefully, you won’t have an allergic reaction to any food you have eaten or anything else, but if you do, the University has installed additional allergy emergency kits across campus. There are now eight allergy auto-injector dispensers installed on the Coral Gables Campus, including both residential dining halls, the Hurricane Food Court, the Rathskeller, and the Whitten University Center lobby. The new locations that contain life-saving devices now include the law school library and Smoothie King at Lakeside Village. 

Learn more about dining at the U, including options that are available on the Marine and Medical campuses. To stay in the know, follow UM Dining on Instagram at @umdining.