Food and Dining

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Food Service on Olympia Campus

Convenient and Nutritious Dining

Evergreen offers our community a variety of on-campus dining options. From full breakfast, lunch and dinner service in the Greenery cafeteria, to coffee and grab-and-go snacks, we have you covered.

Visit Aramark's Evergreen-specific Campus Dining site for the latest information about locations, menus, open hours and more.

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Dining Locations

The Greenery

Located on the ground floor of the Campus Activities Building, the Greenery provides meal service for breakfast, lunch and dinner. You pay one cost at the door for all-you-can-eat access. Eat here often? Meal plans for students and staff help lower the price per visit.

The Greenery is committed to offering nutritionally-balanced meals made with sustainably-sourced ingredients whenever possible. The daily-changing selection includes hearty main dishes, baked goods, pizza, salad bar and more. There are always vegetarian/vegan and gluten-free options, as well as animal-based proteins.

Visit the Greenery for daily menus and nutritional information.

Go To The Greenery

Greenery Hours

Breakfast: 8 am - 9 amBrunch: 11 am - 2 pm
Lunch: 11 am - 2 pmDinner: 5 pm - 7 pm
Dinner: 5 pm - 7 pm 


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Einstein Bros. Bagels

Evergreen's own outpost of this popular chain can be found on the 1st floor of SEM II Building B by the amphitheater. Make a quick stop between classes for coffee and specialty drinks, made-to-order bagel sandwiches and wraps, or grab-and-go salads and beverages from the cooler. Pay by card or with Dining Bucks through one of Evergreen's meal plan options.

Einsteins Bros. Hours

8 am - 5 pmClosed


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Provisions on Demand (The POD Market)

This convenience store sells everything from produce to bulk foods and frozen dinners. The POD Market is also a one-stop shop for cooking essentials like spices and cooking oil or just stop by for snacks and bottled drinks. It's located in the Housing Community Center, but you don't have to live on campus to shop here.

POD Market Hours

Monday-Thursday Friday Saturday-Sunday
11 am - 10 pm 11 am - 7 pm 12 pm - 7 pm


Meal Plans

Food Security on a Budget

If you live on campus, you'll buy a meal plan. We also have options for students who live off campus and for college faculty and staff. The cost-per-meal at The Greenery goes down the more you invest up front.

Visit Campus Dining to learn about Evergreen's meal plan options and find the right fit for you.

Explore Meal Plans

Some campus residents may qualify for a meal plan exemption for medical, religious or other reasons. Download the Meal Plan Exemption Form (PDF) to learn more.

Changing Your Plan

You can change your meal plan before the start of each quarter through the StarRez portal. Before you move in, simply edit the "Meal Plan" section of your housing application to reflect your choice for the upcoming quarter. Click "Save and Continue" to make sure the change is recorded. After moving in, you can change your meal plan using the "Meal Plan Change Request Form" under the Housing Information and Forms section of the StarRez portal.

StarRez Portal

Hungry Greener Temporarily Suspended

This service is currently under construction.
Please visit the Basic Needs Center and/or Campus Food Bank at this time. 

The Hungry Greener Program

The Hungry Greener Voucher Program allows people with meal plans to donate block meal credits or Dining Bucks to students facing food insecurity. The program provides up to five donated block meals per quarter for qualifying students. Meal credits are directly applied to the recipient's student ID and can be used in The Greenery.

Apply for Free Meal Credits

Fall, Winter and Spring only

To receive meals using this program, you'll need to:

  • Be a currently enrolled Olympia Evergreen student
  • Not have ready access to money with which to buy food
  • Have fewer than five meals on your dining account and/or have no dining account
  • Be aware of the Basic Needs Center in the CAB and aware the Evergreen Food Bank
  • Be aware of financial resources on campus such as Financial Aid


Apply for Hungry Greener meal credits between weeks 3 and 9 of each quarter.

Details of Use

Eligible students may receive a maximum of five block meal credits per quarter (based on availability). If your application is approved, your meal credits will be added to your student ID to use in the Greenery.

Hungry Greener voucher meal credits left unused at the end of three weeks will be transferred back to the program for other students in need.

Donate to the Hungry Greener Program

Any community member with a meal plan can donate starting Week 2 of each quarter.

Campus residents with required meal plans may donate:

  •     Two block meals per quarter
  •     A maximum of $50 Dining Bucks per quarter
  •     Any guest passes on your dining account

College employees with a staff/faculty meal plan may donate:

  •     As many block meals as you choose
  •     As many Dining Bucks as you choose
  •     Any guest passes on your dining account

Other Food Resources

  •     The Evergreen Food Bank
  •     The Basic Needs Center by appointment (CAB 135)
  •     Housing Food Pantry (HCC)
  •     Police Services Food Pantry (SEM I, ground floor)

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