Vanier's Dining Room

Vanier’s Dining Room

There’s always something new to try at Vanier’s. Our residence dining room is open for breakfast, lunch and dinner and offers daily pasta, fresh deli sandwiches, made-to-order omelets, pizza, Asian cuisine, a fabulous salad bar, healthy smoothies and much more.

Fresh seafood is Ocean Wise™ certified, we serve local and/or organic fruits and vegetables, dishes without gluten, and fresh halal chicken and lamb. Our dedicated nutritionist supports our Residence Meal Plan subscribers.

Location & Hours

Vanier’s Dining Room

Place Vanier Residence
1935 Lower Mall
  • Monday7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
  • Tuesday7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
  • Wednesday7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
  • Thursday7:00 AM - 8:15 PM
  • Friday7:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Saturday8:00 AM - 7:30 PM
  • Sunday8:00 AM - 7:30 PM

Find us on the map

Enter the Commonsblock, head upstairs, enjoy!

Vanier's Dining Room

Vanier’s Dining Room | 1935 Lower Mall
Phone: 604.822.2622

What’s cooking at Vanier’s

What do you feel like today? We have a variety of food stations with choices galore.

Made For You

Made-to-order omelettes, selection of fresh veggies and meat

Service Hours

Monday to Friday—7:15-11 a.m.
Weekends, holidays—8-10:30 a.m.

Cedar Grill

Veggie, beef and chicken burgers, fries, grilled cheese

Service Hours

Monday to Thursday—11 a.m.-8:15 p.m.
Friday, weekends, holidays—11 a.m.-7:30 p.m.

Stackables Deli

Made-to-order sandwiches, wraps, smoothies

Service Hours

Smoothies—8 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.
Sandwiches—11 a.m. to 7:30 p.m.


Self-serve vegetable and fruit salad bar, yogurt, granola

Service Hours

Select items available all day.

Farm to Fork

Pasta, roasted chicken, Mexican

Service Hours

Daily 11 a.m.-2 p.m.
Monday to Thursday—4 p.m. to 8:15 p.m.
Friday, weekends, holidays—4 p.m.-7:30 p.m.

Spice Box

Asian cuisine, wonton soup, chow mein, stir fry, noodles

Service Hours

11 a.m.-2 p.m. daily
5 p.m.-7:30 p.m. daily


Daily pizza, flatbread, quesadillas, gluten-free available

Service Hours

Daily 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and 4-7:30 p.m.

Grab n' Go

Milk, coffee, tea, juice, energy drinks, soda, fresh fruit, yogurt

Service Hours

Available all day.


Muffins, croissants, hot and cold cereal, banana loaf, pastries, cookies

Service Hours

Select items available all day.


Cheesecake, cupcakes, floats, milkshakes, Sara’s Old Fashioned Ice Cream

Service Hours

Select items available all day.

Meet Chef Steve

“Each day, we strive to deliver food choices that honour Vancouver’s unique seasons and live up to UBC’s sustainability commitment. Listening to students’ needs and encouraging healthy choices is an important part of what we do at Vanier’s. We work hard in the kitchen morning, noon and night to create comfort foods that help students feel at home, as well as healthy meals with a creative twist. When in season, our produce comes from UBC Farm, right down the street!

My hope is for all students to create lifelong memories in the dining room through high quality food and meaningful connections with fellow residents and Food Services staff. Grab a bite and come say hi!”

—Steve Golob, Place Vanier Chef

Vanier’s Dining Room Purveyors

We are proud to prepare your meal from the quality ingredients of our valued partners.

Wendel’s True Foods

Wendel’s, a family-owned company located in Fort Langley, B.C., is dedicated to making certified gluten free bakery products with the highest quality natural and organic ingredients.

Ethical Bean Coffee

Ethical Bean’s delicious coffee is Fair Trade, certified organic, locally roasted, bird friendly, and shade grown. From field to cup, Ethical Bean is committed to providing farmers a fair price for their coffee while minimizing environmental impact.

UBC Farm

Our chefs take great delight in making use of super fresh, organic and extremely local produce from our very own UBC Farm whenever possible. UBC Farm ingredients include seasonal herbs, fruits and vegetables.

Happy Planet

Started by two Vancouver boys with big dreams and a big blender, Happy Planet is now Canada’s leading all natural food and juice company. Along with organic smoothies and juices they make all natural and organic soups.

Hardbite Chips

Based in Maple Ridge, B.C., Hardbite Chips are hand cooked in small batches from local Fraser Valley potatoes. They are non-GMO, gluten Free and have no trans fat or cholesterol.

Discovery Organics

In business since 1999, Discovery Organics is an independently owned Canadian distributor of certified organic and Fair Trade produce. They supply us with organic mangoes, apples, avocados and other seasonal produce.

Windset Farms Tomatoes

Headquartered in the fertile Fraser Valley on Canada’s West Coast, Windset Farms has been delivering fresh, beautiful produce to consumers for over a decade, using state-of-the-art technology, responsible growing practices and a gentle hand.

Bento Sushi

Hand-crafted sushi made fresh each day in Richmond and delivered to residence each morning. Bento Sushi is the largest Marine Stewardship Council (MSC)-certified restaurant chain in Canada. It is also a partner of Seachoice, Canada’s most comprehensive sustainable seafood program

Albion Fisheries

Started in 1963 out of the back of a pick-up truck Albion now employs 300 people in western Canada. All fresh seafood provided is Ocean Wise certified.

Customer Feedback

Have you dined recently at UBC? We want to hear from you. Your valuable feedback can help us provide the best possible dining experience for the UBC community.


What’s great about dining in residence is they service all dietary needs, which is nice if you’re a vegetarian or have allergies.

Mandy Theissen

Campus resident

It doesn’t matter where you’re from, what colour or age you are. I will smile and treat you right.

Rey Arandia

Sales Attendant

The dining room gives you a huge array of options and they switch it up every couple of days so there’s always something new to try.

Amy Miles

Campus resident