While the food at Northwestern is acceptable most of the time, it's no five-star restaurant. The dining hall, Café Naz (located in Nazareth Hall), is the main stop for most students on campus that have a meal plan. They serve breakfast, lunch, and dinner, and there are several choices for each meal, including three or four main dishes with sides and a full salad bar. There are also several drink stations and a dessert bar.
Your meal plan can come with eight, 10, or 12 meals per week, and each "meal" you use comes with unlimited food. You can go back through the food lines as many times as you want in an hour. Meal plans also come with "flex"; this is money that can be used at the other dining centers on campus: Café Xpress, the Eagles' Nest, and Arden Café. These three smaller dining areas offer food that the majority of students prefer over Café Naz. Food here is made-to-order—everything from hamburgers and fries to Chinese food to subs and paninis. Two of these dining areas are located in dorm buildings and are open late—a convenient location when you need a late-night study break.