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Below is a comprehensive list of dining establishments and convenience stores on campus that sell a wide variety of food and drinks. Please refer to the key to understand which places accept Dining Plus Dollars and Gaucho Bucks. For more information about the location of each of these places, please click here.

 

Key:

Orange X: Accepts Dining Plus Dollars
Blue X: Accepts Gaucho Bucks

University Center (2)

XX Jamba Juice
Provides fresh squeezed juices and smoothies, oatmeal, and grab and go items.
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Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm

XX Santorini Island Grill
Greek food prepared to order. Falafels, gyros, hummus, salads, and a full breakfast menu are available.
(805) 968-0503
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Mon - Thu: 9:30 am - 7:30 pm 
Fri: 9:30 am - 5:00 pm 

XX Panda Express
Quick and casual American Chinese cuisine.
(805) 685-2185
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Mon - Thu: 10:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 3:30 pm

XX Subway in the UCen
Offers an extensive selection of sandwiches, chips, and beverages.
(805) 685-2328
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Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat - Sun: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm

XX Romaine’s
The 26 foot salad bar is complete with locally grown spring mix and other greens, as well as toppings, a daily menu of prepared salads containing organic grains and legumes, and a variety of salad dressings. Two daily soups are also prepared in-house from scratch ingredients by the Soup Guy, providing one vegan choice and either a vegetarian or meat choice.
(805) 893-8550
Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

XX Wahoo's Fish Tacos
An eclectic Mexican/Brazilian/Asian menu and a Hawaiian north-shore vibe.
(805) 685-2582
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Mon - Thu: 11:00 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 11:00 am - 2:30 pm

XRoot 217
Breakfast burritos, burgers, salads and more. All local, fresh, and natural.
(805) 893-7060
PDF icon Root 217 Menu
Mon - Thu: 8:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 8:30 am - 5:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm

XX Starbucks
Drinks from coffee to iced teas with a selection of sandwiches and sweet desserts.
(805) 893 4492
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Mon - Thu: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm 
Fri: 7:30 am - 6:00 pm 
Sat: 10:30 am - 4:30 pm 

campus

XCourtyard Café
Located on the east side of campus, the Courtyard Café offers breakfast, lunch items from the grill, crepes made-to-order, and a wide variety of coffee and espresso beverages.
(805) 893-7833
PDF icon Courtyard Café Menu
Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 5:15 pm

XX Summit Cafe
Cafe located in the brand new UCSB Library that provides a variety of coffee beverages, fresh sandwiches, and other baked goods.
PDF icon Summit Menu
Mon - Thu: 7:30 am - 9:00 pm
Fri: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

Die Bretzel
Offers a variety of German sausage sandwiches prepared to order, hot dogs, homemade pretzel bread, and cookies, served from an outdoor cart near the Arbor.
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 3:00 pm

Wahoo's Fish Taco Cart
Located near the Arbor convenience store, they offer south of the border cuisine with an eclectic mix of Mexican and Brazilian influences.
Mon - Fri: 11:00 am - 3:00 pm

XNic's at SRB
Coffee Cart
Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm


XX Nic’s near HSSB

Coffee cart
Mon - Fri: 7:30 am - 3:00 pm

XX Woodstock's at the Arbor
A walk-up window on the front of the Arbor store, Wookstock’s offers pizza slices, salads, beverages and combo meals.
(805) 968-9385
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Mon - Thu: 9:00 am - 10:00 pm
Fri: 9:00 am - 6:00 pm
Sat: 11:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 11:00 am - 10:00 pm

The Arbor coffee window
Closes 30 minutes before the Arbor convenience store.
(805) 893-4164

XX Yoshinoya
Quick Japanese food located within the Courtyard Café.
Mon - Fri: 10:00 am - 5:00 pm
convenience stores

XX Corner Store
A convenience store at the UCen offering a variety of beverages, snacks, and more.
(805) 893-4593
Mon - Thu: 7:30 am - 10:00 pm 
Fri: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm 

XX The Arbor
The largest convenience store on campus located across from Davidson Library offering a wide variety of snacks and beverages, prepared sandwiches, salads, and daily soups, including a vegetarian choice. During the school year they are open late at night.
(805) 893-4164
PDF icon Arbor Soup Menu
Mon - Thu: 7:30 am - 12:00 am
Fri: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Sat: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
Sun: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm

XX The Store at Buchanan
Tucked into a corner of the Buchanan building, the store offers prepared sandwiches and salads, and a variety of snacks and beverages. Outside is a coffee cart providing fresh brewed coffee and espresso drinks.
(805) 893-3748
Mon - Thu: 7:30 am - 7:00 pm
Fri: 7:30 am - 4:00 pm