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Our promise to you: We expect our food to taste good, but we want it to do more than that. We want to know where it came from. How it’s made. Who prepared it. We want it to tell a story. Our chefs are not just cooks proficient in technique and flavor development – they are educators, environmental stewards, wellness advocates, and innovators. They place Harvest Table’s five culinary commitments, front and center as pantry lists of ingredients and recipe collections are developed to serve Wake Forest guests at each of our unique locations across campus.

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What you need to know

Dining Locations

“The Pit” (The Table at Reynolda)

Reynolda Hall

Students eating at "The Pit"

The Table at Reynolda 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, pasta, international meals, homemade desserts, and more.

The Pit also hosts a Vegan Station with a PETA A/A+ rating since 2019, 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)

Reynolda Hall

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

Davis Hall

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 Food Court

Benson Student Center

Located on the second floor of the Benson University Center, Benson Food Court features national and local favorites, including Chick-fil-A, La Sabrosa, Bento (freshly prepared sushi and Asian cuisine hot bar), Forest Greens (chopped salads, deli, Sambazon Acai Bowl) and the 336 Market.

Shorty’s Restaurant & Bar

Benson Student Center

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!

Hilltop Market

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, Peet’s & Provisions on Demand (P.O.D.) Market

North Dining Hall

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 Peet’s 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.

Smith’s Cafe

ZSR Library

Enjoy freshly baked pastries and locally roasted coffee while studying or meeting with friends.

Campus Grounds

Taylor Hall

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

Billy D’s at Zick’s

Poteat Hall

Named in honor of Ken Zick, former president and dean of student affairs, Zick’s is proud to enrich the Wake Forest campus as a favorite hangout venue. It was voted #1 flatbread in Winston-Salem by Wake Forest Students. Visit this landmark for pizza and billiards, or watch a sporting event with friends! Housed in the same location is Billy D’s. Billy D’s is fried chicken made with love and local ingredients by Chef William Dissen. Chef Dissen was named, “The most sustainable chef in the world” by Chef Gordon Ramsay.

Einstein Bros. Bagels

Farrell Hall

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.

Sustainability in Dining

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 across campus, and all food waste in North Dining for composting.

More information on Wake Forest University’s commitment to sustainability can be found on our Sustainability website.

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.

Stop by our main office, located in Reynolda Hall, Room 12, visit our website, 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, 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.

Performance Dining

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 Harvest Table at Reynolda stocked with lean animal and plant-based proteins, whole grains, a spice bar, an array of vegetables and more.

Visit the dining website to submit suggestions on how to build a performance dining meal or snack.

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.

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