Food

Seminole Dining

Students, scholars, and employees may choose to purchase a meal plan for on-campus dining or pay for each meal individually. The meal plan information is at seminoledining.sodexomyway.com.

Meals can be used at any time of day during the regular semester dates in the Suwanee Room Dining Hall or the Seminole Café. These dining halls allow either cafeteria-style dining in the hall with no limit on the amount of food and drink consumed OR food carried out in one reusable carry-out container, which incurs an initial cost. The dining halls are typically open from 7:30 am to 7:30 pm, except during semester breaks. Vegetarian options are always available. FlexBucks or the VIP Dining option also allow the meal plan member to spend a portion of their plan at other dining facilities in the Union, Honors Hall, and other locations around campus.

Other Dining Options

  • Global Café at “The Globe”
    Several Fridays in the fall and spring semesters, the Center for Global Engagement hosts Global Café, where students, scholars, employees, and their families can spend a culturally-enriching lunch hour eating authentic food from around the world, listening to music and meeting students and staff from the featured culture. This student-centered program was designed to increase the awareness and appreciation of the cultural diversity of the FSU campus. Student groups and staff prepare lunch from authentic recipes and serve it to guests in the Globe Dining Room for just $7 cash or check only. Vegetarian options are always available.
     
  • Vegetarian and Vegan-Friendly Lunch
    Weekdays (except on Global Café Fridays), the Bhakti Yoga Club serves a vegetarian lunch in the Center for Global Engagement’s Dining Room, often referred to as “Krishna lunch." Suggested donation is $5.
     
  • Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM)'s Edge Cafe 
    On the first Thursday of each month during the Fall and Spring semesters, the BCM’s Edge Café offers lunch for just $1. BCM is located at 200 S. Woodward Street (just across Learning Way from the Center for Global Engagement).
     
  • Breakfast for a Buck at the Oglesby Union
    During the Fall and Spring semesters, the Oglesby Union offers a cheap, late-night meal. Students enrolled in courses at FSU can enjoy breakfast food for $1 (those not enrolled pay $6) between 11:30 pm and 2 am at the Union food court.
     
  • Southgate Cafeteria
    Located at the corner of W. Jefferson and Gray Streets, Southgate has a buffet-style cafeteria that is open to the FSU community for “all-you-care-to-eat” dining during school semesters. 

There are many off-campus dining options within walking distance to campus as well.

Groceries Close to Campus

Take the Garnet or Torch campus bus route to the Winn-Dixie grocery store or the Heritage Grove route to the Publix grocery store. Find route information at transportation.fsu.edu. Bus drivers can help guide riders in where to get off the bus. On the same routes, there are Dollar General, Dollar Tree, Walgreens, and CVS which also offer food, linens, toiletries, and school/office supplies.

There is a small convenience store on campus (in the Oglesby Student Union) and a CVS close to campus (on S. Woodward Avenue and W. Pensacola Street) that carry some groceries and toiletries.

Bread and Roses Food Cooperative, located at 915 Railroad Avenue, is a volunteer-run grocery store selling local and organic products.

Grocery Delivery
For busy researchers, students, and families, grocery delivery may be helpful. Websites such as amazon.com offer delivery of non-perishable food, toiletries, and cleaning supplies. Local vegetable, fruit, eggs, and meat delivery are available in certain residential areas through rhomarket.com.

International Grocery Stores & Markets

NOTE: Information Below Subject to Change:

Apna Bazar International Grocery (Pakistani/Indian) 2819 Mahan Dr. 850-597-9774
Little India (Indian) 1350 E. Tennessee St. # D3 850-422-7701
La Moreliana (Mexican) 2418 N. Monroe St. 850-386-4178
Lynn’s Asian Market (Asian) 1214 Capital Circle 850-656-6148
New Seoul Oriental Market (Korean) 2624 W. Tennessee St. # B 850-575-7168
Nisub International
(African & Caribbean)
1135 W. Orange Ave. # D 850-574-5082
Southern Seafood (Asian) 1415 Timberlane Rd. 850-893-7301
Tally Caribbean Grocery (Caribbean/Haitian)  1533-4 S. Monroe Street  850-765-5163
Urban Food Market (Italian)  2415 N Monroe Street #300  850-329-2545
World Market (International) 1480 Apalachee Pkwy. 850-656-9977

 

Farmers’ Markets
Farmers markets are known for their fresh fruit, vegetables, and friendly interaction with the growers and other shoppers. Increasingly, the local markets delight visitors with art, jewelry, flowers, plants, and music. Several of the local farmers’ markets are:

  • Brickyard Farmer’s Market, The Centre of Tallahassee at 2415 North Monroe Street, next to Dreamland BBQ, Saturdays 8 am - 4 pm  
  • Downtown MarketPlace, downtown in the Ponce de Leon Park on Saturdays 8 am-2 pm
  • Flea Market, 5353 Capital Circle SW, open Saturdays and Sundays 9 am-5 pm
  • Frenchtown Farmers Market - at the corner of Martin Luther King Jr.  Blvd. and West Georgia St. (close to campus), open every Saturday 9 am-2 pm
  • Growers’ Market, at Lake Ella (organic produce) Wednesday, 3 pm to dusk, rain or shine
  • Southwood Farmers’ Market, in Southwood (organic produce) at the Southwood Town Center, Mondays noon-2 pm
  • Tallahassee Farmers’ Market, 1415 Timberlane Road, Tuesdays, Thursdays, and Saturdays 8 am-5:30 pm

Emergency Food Needs

The Dean of Students runs a Food Pantry for students who are in need of food. The food pantry is located in University Center A, Suite 4100. Students are required to show their current FSU ID and to sign a waiver form. Students can take one free bag of food per visit and they may visit the food pantry as often as necessary.