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Fanshawe students enjoying food and drinks at The Out Back Shack on campus.
Image Credit: Jordan Crow


Chartwells Cafeterias

  • DEF Junction: Tim Hortons, Subway, Pizza Pizza
  • Z Building: Breaktime Café
  • D Café: Tim Hortons, Harveys
  • H Café: Starbucks
  • A Building: Carvery & Bakery
  • B Café: Tim Hortons, Smoke’s Poutinerie, Chef Inspired, Bok Choy

The Out Back Shack

Forwell Hall, Student Union Building

A restaurant and bar that serves roadhouse-style food and hosts a wide range of events throughout the year.


Student Centre

Variety of cuisine to choose from:

Grinders: coffee and fresh bagels and pastries

Seven Seas International Fare: made-to-order stir fry and pasta

Pickles Sandwich Bar: classic and modern sandwiches

Poblanos: nachos, tacos, famous giant burritos

Sunny’s: all-day breakfast and “pub grub” items

Grab & Go: fresh food on the go including fruit, sushi and more

Kettles & Curry Bowls

Student Centre

Fresh-made soups, delicious sushi and an assorted offering of hot curries.

Booster Juice

Student Wellness Centre

Fresh and nutritious smoothies, freshly squeezed juices, wraps, paninis and high protein products for all needs.

Falcon’s Nest

Forwell Hall, Student Union Building

A convenience store which also sells freshly made food and hot meals like their special teriyaki with fried rice and amazing square cookies.


Carey’s Bar & Grill

1569 Oxford St. E.

Family-owned bar, boasting the best chicken wings in London.

Marvelous 2 For 1 Pizza

1569 Oxford St. E.

A pizza parlour with good pizza at cheap prices and special deals.

Tuscanos Pizzeria & Bistro

1579 Oxford St. E.

An Italian cuisine restaurant that serves a large range of delicious pizzas, salads, panzerottis and much more. Enjoy fine dining or pick up some delicious takeout in between classes.

Hadi’s Shawarma

1579 Oxford St. E.

Middle Eastern cuisine at reasonable prices and just a step away from campus.

Bar Burrito

1579 Oxford St. E.

Specializing in great Tex-Mex foods, students can enjoy large burritos, tacos and quesadillas stuffed full with fresh toppings at affordable prices.

Gordy’s Brewhouse

1631 Oxford St. E.

Quality food including spinach and artichoke dip, strip loin dinner, the Gordy’s Monster Burger and more.

Gino’s Pizza

1631 Oxford St. E.

Open until midnight Sunday to Wednesday, with extended hours Thursday to Saturday, making it Fanshawe students’ go-to pizza place.

The Take Out Fish & Chips

1635 Oxford St. E.

Delicious fish and chips glazed with hot and fresh batter. It’s open at later hours so students can appreciate a nice dinner after a late class.


Real Canadian Superstore

825 Oxford St. E.

About 10 minutes away from the main campus, you can take the Fanshawe shuttle bus, or the 17 or 4 bus. The Real Canadian Superstore offers a diversity of foods from readymade meals to fresh produce. There are some great weekly deals offered in their flyer and students can get 10 per cent more PC Optimum points on Tuesdays.

Food Basics

1299 Oxford St. E.

Situated at Oxford and Highbury, Food Basics is practically a stone’s throw away from the London main campus. It’s open very late, so students can stop by after their classes to quickly pick up some groceries. Food Basics also offers 10 per cent off for students on Tuesdays.

No Frills

1925 Dundas St. E. (Argyle Mall) and 1275 Highbury Ave. N.

Well-stocked with a variety of produce choices and other food goods. Deals are always available and there is also the availability to price match their deals with other grocery stores. Get a PC Optimum membership card to earn points and redeem those points as cash for free groceries.


Swiss Chalet Rotisserie & Grill

1141 Highbury Ave. N.

Fine dining that serves a diversity of western dishes in large portions. A casual place to eat out with friends.

Li Garden (Formerly Wing’s Kitchen)

1141 Highbury Ave. N.

A Chinese restaurant that serves traditional Chinese cuisine in a warm and friendly environment.

Globally Local

1141 Highbury Ave. N.

With a drive-thru that is open 24 hours, Globally Local is the place to go for vegan fast food no matter what time your cravings strike.


The Chef’s Table

130 Dundas St. (Fanshawe Downtown Campus)

What used to be Saffron’s at the main campus is now The Chef’s Table downtown. Run by the Fanshawe School of Tourism, Hospitality and Culinary Arts, the restaurant offers a wide variety of food from soups to salad, chicken and fish etc. Menu is subject to change.


Covent Garden Market

130 King St.

Not only does the marketplace offer fresh produce, it also has a number of restaurants where students can grab lunch between classes, including:

The Salad Bowl: Uses fresh ingredients for customers to mix and match toppings, meats, cheeses and sauces to create their ideal salad or wrap.

Petite Paris Creperie & Patisserie: Sells delicious European pastries as well as filling crepes and quiches that are hot and ready to eat.

Tanakaya Japanese Restaurant: Taste a bit of Asian cuisine with some freshly made sushi or some ramen and udon soup with a bubble tea on the side to complete a fantastic meal.

Cardboard Café

114 Dundas St.

Right down the street from downtown campus, the Cardboard Café is a fun place to be for anyone looking to enjoy a nice snack and coffee while playing games with friends.

Billy’s (Downtown) Deli Restaurant

113 Dundas St.

A casual family café that serves well priced sandwiches, breakfast items and fresh baked pies.