Hunting and Gathering On Campus.
Through a variety of dining locations, broad menu offerings and welcoming staff, Wake Forest Dining takes great pride in providing a first-class eating experience.
WAKE FOREST DINING SERVICES
Reynolda Hall 12
“The Pit”: The Fresh Food Company
The Fresh Food Company is affectionately known around campus as “the Pit” due to its location in the lowest level of Reynolda Hall. Enjoy all-you-care-to-eat dining for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Meals are made fresh daily and designed to be nutritionally balanced utilizing products that are locally procured, humanely raised and responsibly sourced whenever possible. Choose from homestyle favorites, rotisserie items, sandwiches, omelets, fresh salads, pastas, international meals, homemade desserts and more. The Pit also hosts a Vegan Station with a PETA A/A+ rating the last three years, helping to get Wake Forest recognized as one of the “Top 10 Vegan Friendliest Schools in the Nation.” All items in the Pit are made without peanuts and tree nuts.
“Mag Room”: The Magnolia Room
Come by the Magnolia Room and enjoy an upscale all-you-care-to-eat lunch Monday through Friday on the second floor of Reynolda Hall. Fine-dining food and décor creates a more intimate dining atmosphere.
Subway and Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Convenience Store
Subway and the attached P.O.D. convenience store are located on Hearn Plaza in Davis Hall and are open 24 hours a day.
Benson Student Center
Benson Food Court
Located on the second floor of the Benson University Center, Benson Food Court features national and local favorites, including Chick-fil-A, Wild Blue (freshly prepared sushi and Asian cuisine hot bar), Forest Greens (chopped salads, deli, Sambazon Acai Bowl),Moe’s Southwest Grill and the 336 Market.
Shorty’s Restaurant & Bar
The story began in 1916 with “Shorty” Joyner when he opened a small restaurant on White Street in Wake Forest, North Carolina, near the campus of Wake Forest College. The restaurant eventually became a local hangout for all students. When Wake Forest moved to Winston-Salem in 1956, Shorty’s came along with it. Shorty’s remains a favorite dining and gathering place for the Wake Forest community. Located on the second floor of Benson University Center, this Wake Forest landmark is known for its delicious tavern menu and fun trivia nights!
Starbucks is one of the best places on campus to grab a coffee and pastry, study and hang out with friends.
Conveniently located off Hearn Plaza. Stop by to enjoy locally roasted coffee and artisan-crafted products at this student-run gathering place.
Named in honor of Ken Zick, former vice president and dean of student affairs, Zick’s is proud to enrich the Wake Fake campus as a favorite hangout and venue. It was voted #1 Flat Bread in Winston-Salem by Wake Forest students. Visit this landmark for pizza, wings and billiards, or watch a sporting event!
North Dining Hall
This all-you-care-to-eat dining hall combines the dining style of a modern servery with the fresh and healthy choices of a traditional residential restaurant. The menu features a wide variety of chef-driven recipes featuring American favorites and global cuisine. Meals are made fresh daily and designed to be nutritionally balanced utilizing products locally procured and responsibly sourced whenever possible.
Village Juice, Starbucks & Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market
Village Juice is owned and operated by local Wake Forest alumni, boasting healthy eating that tastes amazing, from made-to-order salad, grain and smoothie bowls to signature smoothies. The North Dining Hall’s Starbucks is a full-service venue serving breakfast and lunch selections. It is adjacent to the Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market convenience store. Village Juice is located upstairs in North Dining Hall next to Hilltop Market.
Einstein Bros. Bagels
Known for its perfectly baked bagels, Einstein Bros. also boasts some of the best coffee and espresso — featuring Caribou Coffee® — deli sandwiches, breakfast egg sandwiches, lunch catering and delicious baked snacks and sweets.
Meet Our Registered Dietitian
Food is the fuel your body needs to function. Making smart choices is a critical part of health and wellbeing. Special dietary needs and concerns can be accommodated by contacting our registered dietitian. Please visit our main office in Reynolda Hall, Room 12, visit dining.wfu.edu or call 336.758.6410 for more information.
Diverse Dietary Needs
Deacon Dining strives to accommodate the diverse dietary needs of our students. Students can view menus and ingredients for all residential and retail locations online at dining.wfu.edu, and have access to a dietitian who works with medical providers to help guide students on how to eat on campus with their specific food allergies, intolerances and preferences. We actively participate in the Global Foods Committee as well as other international student organizations to provide culturally authentic foods. We offer a variety of vegan, vegetarian, kosher and halal items across residential and retail dining locations.
We engage and inform students about the healthy functions of foods to help them make choices that will fuel performance across the day, from the classroom to the gym. Students will find a performance dining station in the Fresh Food Company stocked with lean animal- and plant-based proteins, whole grains, a spice bar, an array of vegetables and more. For suggestions on how to build a performance dining meal or snack, students can visit dining.wfu.edu.
Our efforts to promote a more sustainable food system include the following:
- Prioritizing foods and beverages that are fresh and in season, organically certified, humanely raised and handled, fair-trade certified and/or approved by the Monterey Bay Aquarium whenever possible.
- Creating delicious menus that optimize the nutrition of fruits, vegetables and grains for fully vegan, vegetarian or plant-forward options that include animal proteins. Shifting to a more plant-based way of eating helps reduce freshwater withdrawals and greenhouse gas emissions and is a win‑win for both our personal health and the environment.
- Collecting prep waste in the Pit, coffee grounds at Starbucks and Campus Grounds and all food waste in North Dining for composting.
For more information on Wake Forest University’s commitment to sustainability, please visit sustainability.wfu.edu.
Reducing Food Waste with Campus Kitchen
Campus Kitchen and Wake Forest Dining partner to tackle food waste and hunger. Food that is prepared but never served is repurposed into 300 regular meals per week for food-insecure individuals and families. Produce from the Campus Garden complements the repurposed food, so volunteers can make fresh meals from scratch in the Campus Kitchen (located, fittingly, in Kitchin Residence Hall).