Dining at Cal

Cal Dining

Eat deliciously, sustainably, and nutritiously

At Cal Dining you will be served delicious food that happens to be nutritious and sustainable. Cal Dining is leading the way when it comes to sustainable food and business practices, and promoting nutrition.


Meal Plans

At Cal Dining you can purchase meal plans with the flexibility, convenience, and value that you need while serving delicious, nutritious, and sustainable food.

Meal Plan Features

Eat where you want, when you want

Cal Dining’s variety of locations offer sit-down and on-the-go options. Use your flex dollars at the dining commons, convenience stores, campus restaurants, late night, and concession stands. There’s no daily minimum or maximum flex dollar usage.

Spend less and save more

With flex dollars, you pay less than cash price in the dining commons—on average almost $5 less per meal! You can also use your flex dollars for guests at a discounted rate at the dining commons. Get more for your money when you purchase add-on flex dollars—55 flex dollars for just $50 or 110 flex dollars for $100.

Leave stress behind

Don’t worry about grocery shopping, cooking, or washing dishes. With your busy schedule, you’ll find it easy to enjoy a filling, stress-free meal. Add flex dollars or check your balances or transactions online anytime you want at caldining.berkeley.edu.

Locations and hours of operation

Cal Dining’s variety of locations offer sit-down and on-the-go options. See all locations and hours of operation.

Students must show proper UC Berkeley identification at every meal.  Student identification and privileges are non-transferable. Meal plan access is by Cal 1 Card swipe only.

Enjoy local, organic, humane, and farm-to-fork foods

Cal Dining has partnered with farms and businesses to use ingredients that are locally grown, humanely treated, and environmentally and socially responsible. Locations feature plant-forward menus and serve items such as humanely-raised chicken and eggs, organic tofu, and produce grown from campus gardens.

Eat responsibly

When you eat with Cal Dining, your food won’t go to waste. Cal Dining reduces waste by composting, recycling, and donating overproduced food daily to local food pantries including UC Berkeley’s own Student Food Pantry and Bear Pantry in University Village.

Cal Dining

Visit caldining.berkeley.edu or contact dining@berkeley.edu for meal plan information, locations, hours and menus.