Enjoying Your Eateries

Hunting and Gathering On Campus.

Find Your Food illustrationThrough a variety of dining locations, broad menu offerings and welcoming staff, Wake Forest Dining takes great pride in providing a first-class eating experience.

Dig in.


Website: wakeforest.campusdish.com
Phone: 336.758.5607

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. Choose from home-style favorites, rotisserie items, sandwiches, fresh salads, pastas, international meals, homemade desserts and more.

“Mag Room”: The Magnolia Room

Come by the Magnolia Room and enjoy a delicious all-you-care-to-eat buffet for lunch Monday through Friday on the second floor of Reynolda Hall. Fine-dining decor, white tablecloths and Southern sweet tea on the tables are the highlights of this experience.

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, Take Two Deli & Grill, Forest Greens (Salad Bar), Moe’s Southwest Grill and the Sundry Convenience Store.

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!


Located in Z. Smith Reynolds Library and at the North Dining Hall, Starbucks is one of the best places on campus to grab a coffee and pastry, study and hang out with friends! The North Dining Hall’s Starbucks is a full-service venue serving breakfast and lunch selections alongside its celebrated beverages. It’s adjacent to the Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market convenience store.


Named in honor of Ken Zick, former vice president and dean of student affairs, Zick’s is proud to enrich the Wake Forest Reynolda Campus as a favorite hangout and dining venue. Visit this landmark for pizza, wings and billiards or to watch a sporting event!

The North Dining Hall

Located north of Wait Chapel, the North Dining Hall brings together The Hilltop Market residential servery, Bistro ’34, Starbucks and Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market. The Hilltop Market combines the dining style of a modern servery with the fresh and healthy choices of a traditional residential restaurant. It is an á la carte destination allowing patrons to swipe through and exit with their selections. The menu features a wide variety of American favorites and global cuisine.

Also at the North Dining Hall is Bistro ’34, a fine-dining restaurant reflecting a contemporary American palate.

Subway & Provisions on Demand Convenience Store

Subway and the attached P.O.D. convenience store are located on Hearn Plaza in Davis Hall.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Known for its perfectly baked bagels, Einstein Bros. also boasts some of the best coffee and espresso — famously known as its Darn Good Coffee® — deli sandwiches, breakfast egg sandwiches, lunch catering, and delicious baked snacks and sweets. Visit Einstein Bros. Bagels in Farrell Hall.

Campus Grounds

Conveniently located off Hearn Plaza. Stop by to enjoy locally roasted coffee and artisan-crafted products at this student-run gathering place.

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 12 for more information, or visit our website at wakeforest.campusdish.com

Vegetarian Options

The Wake Forest Dining community is passionate about providing vegetarian and/ or vegan dishes in our venues every day to lessen environmental impact. An abundance of minimally processed plant-based foods and produce is served in dining venues as well as by our catering department.

Reducing Food Waste with Campus Kitchen

Campus Kitchen and Wake Forest Dining have partnered to tackle food waste and hunger. Food that is prepared, but never served, is repurposed by Campus Kitchen into 300 regular meals per week for food-insecure individuals and families. Produce from the Wake Forest Campus Garden complements the repurposed food, so volunteers can make fresh meals from scratch in the Campus Kitchen (located, fittingly, in Kitchin House).

Sustainable Dining

One of our many goals at Wake Forest Dining is to advance the sustainability goals of our institution. Through sourcing, preparation and waste diversion (recycling and composting), we contribute to a more sustainable food and dining system. Our efforts include the following:

  • Prioritizing foods and beverages that are grown and processed within 250 miles of campus, increasing freshness in seasonally available produce.
  • Providing vegetarian and/or vegan dishes in our venues every day to lessen environmental impact. An abundance of minimally processed plant-based foods and produce is served in dining venues as well as by our catering department.
  • Collecting prep waste in the Pit, coffee grounds at Starbucks and all food waste in North Dining for composting.
  • Offering meals to go in reusable boxes, eliminating all Styrofoam containers.
  • Recycling 100 percent of our fryer oil to be repurposed as biodiesel fuels.
  • Saving 900 gallons of water per day through trayless dining, resulting in 198,000 gallons of water saved per school year.

For more information on Wake Forest University’s commitment to sustainability, please visit the Office of Sustainability website at sustainability.wfu.edu.