Pitt Dining Keeps Meal Options Fresh

From the top of the Petersen Events Center to the ground floor of the Cathedral of Learning, the University offers students, faculty and staff a wide range of options to make dining fast, easy and delicious.

“We want people to know that they have a wide variety of convenient meal solutions available throughout campus,” said Joe Beaman, director of dining services in business and operations at the University. 

Convenience is key

No time to stop at Giant Eagle during your evening commute? Forbes Street Market has rotisserie chickens and already-prepared sides in new Meal Kit offerings. 

And if you find you can’t get away from your office for a bite, there’s always robot delivery, a new on-the-go service from Starship. 

To use this service, visit starship-pitt.com or download the ‘Starship Deliveries’ app on your mobile phone and order from campus dining locations including Einstein Bros. Bagels, Taco Bell and more.

Read more about what’s new in 2020 dining at Pitt.

Beaman also provided a reminder that meal plans aren’t just for students, highlighting the University’s Lunch Money program. Designed exclusively for Pitt faculty and staff, employees can register through the program’s website to save on food and beverage purchases at Pitt. 

Lunch Money works like a debit card. Users can choose how much money to deduct from their pay per month, and that amount is loaded to their Pitt ID cards. In addition to convenience, there is also a discount: Employees who spend $15 per month get an additional dollar loaded onto their card, and those who spend $100 get an extra $15.

Lunch Money can be used at 24 locations across campus, including Starbucks and Einstein Bros. Bagels. 

Diversity in food and format

New options this spring include Tres Habaneros, where diners can customize empanadas, burritos and other flavorful fare in the Cathedral Café. Among the protein options offered are new plant-based Impossible Beef to complete nachos and burritos; diners can now also order Impossible Burgers at The Grille.

In Schenley Café at the William Pitt Union, diners can customize South American-style cuisine with Arepas at Auditions—whose menu rotates regularly to feature food from around the globe. 

For diners with specific meal needs and preferences, Salem’s Market and Grill offers new Halal entrees in Market To Go, located at the Towers, as well as in Market Central. Simple Servings provides meal choices free of top food allergens as well as gluten; Kosher, vegetarian and vegan options are also available.

Local partnership momentum continues

Pitt has made a push for additional partnership collaborations, providing more food and beverage options across campus. One standout is Pitt’s partnership with Millie’s Homemade Ice Cream, located in The University Store on Fifth, providing sweet treats to the Pitt community. Don’t miss their sweet new seasonal favorites, including Gingerbread Crunch and Hot Chocolate ice cream flavors.