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Introducing YU Eats

An Enhanced Dining Experience

Welcome to the new YU Eats program in partnership with food services company Compass Group. Together YU Eats will build a leading-edge dining program with food outlets and menus that will engage the entire community, delivering quality, wellness, sustainability, inclusion, authenticity and affordability.

New Diverse Menu at York U

On campus dining has been enhanced to include more extensive plant-based menus delivering robust vegetarian and vegan fare. With our new food services partner, our community can look forward to wholesome food offerings, including made from scratch cooking that promotes healthy eating.

Learn more about YU Eats


As the university has placed a pause on restrictions, we welcome you back to dine at your favourite locations.

Use Mobile Ordering

Transact Mobile Ordering app allows you to choose a restaurant, personalize your orders, select a payment method, and submit an order—all from your mobile device. Users will be notified every step of the way and receive an accurate estimate of when their order will be ready—using past orders, time of day, queue length, and individual item prep times. Skip the lines and order for a pre-scheduled time and pick up at your convenience. 

Get the App here

mobile app

YU Eats at a Glance

New Chefs

Scratch-made meals are authentically prepared by new culinary teams led by Executive Chef Ryan Binstock and Glendon’s Executive Chef Frederic Pouch.

Healthy Menu

Menu rotations that provide greater variety and a wider range of global fare that reflects the diversity of the York community.

A significant increase in the availability of nutritious plant-based meals.

Indigenous Cuisine

Inclusion of progressive Indigenous cuisine in partnership with award-winning Chef Shane Chartrand of the Enoch Cree Nation and his “Tawâw” program.

Student Programs

Partnerships with local chefs and food halls to provide experiences including the Virtual Kitchen Collective and the Upper East Food Club.

A new catering program, including discounts for student organizations.

Diverse Selections

New franchise outlets including Copper Branch and Palgong Bubble Tea.

Coffee from Birch Bark Coffee Co., a First Nations owned business that offers organic, Fair Trade and SPP-certified coffees.

Sustainable Thinking

YU Eats' teams bring new sustainable approaches to the community's long-term UN SDG goals, including scratch-made meals, reusable containers, reduced food waste, and many more.

Fair Trade Coffee

Did you know that our coffee supplier Birch Bark Coffee is an organic, Fair Trade coffee that is SPP certified? Grown and produced by farmers that are Indigenous descendants!

Birch Bark Coffee Co. recognizes the need for a global Indigenous inclusion continuum. From the Indigenous farmers producing Birch Bark coffee beans to the customers supporting a cause-driven movement to the Indigenous families across Canada impacted by poor water conditions. An ongoing process of choice instills not just collective self-determination but also individual self-determination. It nurtures a journey for people to determine their own economic, social, and cultural improvement while ensuring their beans are ethically sourced.

Available at all locations accept Meal Plan.

Sustainability at York University

York’s food services partner is ensuring that Sustainability will be integral in meal planning, food sourcing, preparation, and waste reduction.

Water Bottle Free Campus

York University is committed to providing alternatives to the use of disposable water bottles.

We have been water bottle free since 2015 and have since installed 70 water refill stations across both the Keele and Glendon campuses, and retrofitted many existing public water fountains (which number over 200).

Nutrition Counselling for York U Residents

Nutrition plays a crucial role in students’ mental and physical health. It also has a substantial correlation to academic success. At York University, we offer individual nutrition counselling for students living on campus with our Registered Dietitian at no additional costs.

Learn more about Nutrition Counselling