Where to Eat

There are six dining halls on campus, and multiple retail food stores. Dining halls are run by NUCusine with food provided by Sodexo.

The closest dining hall to CCI is Sargent Hall. Sargent has a dedicated, reserved CCI dining room and is the most popular place for residents to eat. Another dining option is Lisa’s Cafe in Slivka Hall across from CCI. It is a retail food store that provides basic groceries and warm sandwiches. It’s less than a minute away and open until 2 am.

Map of Sargent Hall, Lisa’s Cafe, and CCI

Off Campus Dining

Evanston is full of restaurants and dining options for all budgets. DowntownEvanston.org lists a ton of dining options in Evanston, from restaurants to quick eats. However, here are my favorites:

Breakfast: Le Peep is an amazing place for breakfast, lunch, or brunch. Their omelets are delicious, and their pancakes are amazing. However, on the weekends, Le Peep’s is usually full, and the wait time for a table can go up to an hour. They also do not take reservations on the floor. Better send your friend to sit there with a book and wait! Sometimes the Daily include coupons to Le Peep.

Lunch: Joy Yee’s is a famous Chicago chain for Chinese food. Although the food isn’t very fancy, their selection is extensive, and they are completely fine with people ordering off the menu.¬†¬†They attract a lot of customers, because of their low prices and gigantic portions (you can order one meal, eat till you’re full, and pack the rest for dinner). Joy Yee’s is also a popular option for takeout or delivery.

Dinner: Tapas Barcelona is a little pricey (hence its inclusion in the dinner section), but it is amazing Spanish food.

Dessert: Andy’s Frozen Custard is located conveniently next to Chipotle on the south edge of campus. Andy’s has an extensive selection of ice cream sundae’s, all of which are great. They have pretty much any combination you can think of!