Food at Grove City College is a favorite campus gripe-humorously spoofed in stand-up comedy and original songs. The dining halls, Hicks and MAP cafeterias, serve a nearly identical menu provided by Bon Appetite food service. Unless students commute, they are required to purchase a 21-meal plan-a widely unpopular policy among students. However, while many students cast a suspicious eye on cafeteria entrées, the cereal options, salad bar, and dessert options make it rare for students to leave meals hungry. Weekday breakfasts at MAP cafeteria offer a wide selection of fresh fruits and a while-you-wait omelet bar. Specialty salads at lunches and carved meats or other chef specialties at dinner often save a meal and bring students much closer to the home-style cooking they inevitably miss. Soups can be good, but a note of caution is in order. Avoid soups that look, smell, and are titled in a suspiciously similar way to yesterday's casserole. Not counting your carbs? Even better. Bon Appetite does an excellent job on its breads and pastries.
If you miss a meal or need a late-night pick-up, the Geedunk (Gee) in the student union has just the thing. The newly renovated and expanded facilities offer a full bistro, grill, and pizza from an authentic wood-fired oven. The Bon Appetite company also services the student union, but the food quality is better than in the cafeterias. Chicken tender wraps are a traditional favorite with Grove City students. Grovers can be sure to get a good-tasting caffeine kick from a full range of Starbucks products sold at the Gee.