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