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  • An Italian street food eatery Image

    An Italian street food eatery

    Featuring hearth-fired pizzas, pasta dishes and piadinas—Italian flatbread sandwiches filled with cheese, meat and vegetables.
  • Fresh, Locally-sourced Food Image

    Fresh, Locally-sourced Food

    A sandwich and made-to-order salad shop with fresh, locally-sourced ingredients
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Wisconsin Union Dining Options

Menu Beverages Snacks and Appetizers Pub Food Breakfast
Memorial Union Closed
Come one, come all to Wisconsin Union’s unique spin on the classic German beer hall! With live music sponsored by WUD’s Music Committee, frequent game watches for the Badgers, Bucks, Packers and Brewers, Der Rathskeller is one of our community’s favorite places to gather and indulge in some delicious eats. From traditional pub fare to dynamic breakfast options, our menu is guaranteed to please every palate!
Der Rathskeller
Menu Pizza Beverages
Memorial Union Closed
Strada, our take on a classic Italian bistro, features hearth-fired personal pizzas and delectable pasta bowls. A student favorite, Strada offers a mouthwatering menu of signature selections as well as the option to customize your own dish from our assortment of fresh and seasonal toppings.
Strada
Menu
Memorial Union Closed
Carte is a sandwich and made-to-order salad shop that showcases fresh, locally-sourced ingredients and salad greens from Superior Fresh in Central Wisconsin. Carte also offers a large selection of freshly crafted grab-and-go items for anyone looking to grab a healthy bite throughout a busy day.
Carte
Menu Beverages Snacks and Appetizers
Memorial Union Closed
It’s no secret. Babcock Dairy ice cream is as delicious as it gets. From a single scoop waffle cone to the Freshman 15 sundae with 15 scoops of ice cream, all the classics are here and then some. Come for the sweets and stay for the beautiful Terrace views!
Daily Scoop in Memorial Union
Menu Beverages Snacks and Appetizers
Union South Closed
This quaint ice cream shop serves up classic and seasonal Babcock Dairy Ice Cream flavors by the cone or dish. The Daily Scoop additionally offers fruit smoothies, blended shakes, and warm cookies and brownies. Stop in for a sweet treat any time of the year!
Daily Scoop in Union South
Menu Beverages Sandwiches Cafe Snacks and Appetizers Market
Memorial Union Closed
Designed for convenience, the Badger Market is located just inside the main first floor entrance. Whether you’re in a hurry and need a quick bite or beverage, or you’re looking for a way to keep a little piece of the Terrace with you, the Badger Market can help. Visitors can find grab-and-go lunches, drinks, snacks, small grocery items, school supplies and Terrace gear & apparel.
Badger Market in Memorial Union
Menu Beverages Pizza
Union South Closed
Urban Slice, located in Union South, serves 10" personal pizzas to satisfy your craving for 'za.
Urban Slice & South Cantina
Menu Breakfast Market Snacks and Appetizers Cafe Beverages Sandwiches
Memorial Union Closed
Looking for a place to study, enjoy a bakery treat or sandwich, or just get a quick caffeine buzz?
Peet's Coffee
Menu Beverages Sandwiches
Union South Closed
Harvest Grains—located in Union South—features an assortment of deli and toasted sandwiches, soups, and salads. In the spirit of a true hearth, this dining option uses baked-on-premises and locally sourced ingredients whenever possible.
Harvest Grains
Menu Asian Beverages
Union South Closed
Ginger Root’s pan-Asian menu features creative twists on classic dishes like the famous Bento Bowl, and also offers traditional entrees, appetizers and unique Asian beverages and sauces. Located in Union South, this restaurant is perfect for either a sit down meal or a quick take out option.* *
Ginger Root
Menu Breakfast Market Beverages Snacks and Appetizers Cafe Tapas Sandwiches
Union South Closed
Prairie Fire—located in Union South—is both a café at the storefront and tapas bar around the corner. Whether you’re feeling the need for specialty morning coffee or tea, or looking for evening tapas with fine wine or local beer, Prairie Fire has you covered.
Prairie Fire
Menu Beverages Snacks and Appetizers Sandwiches
Memorial Union Closed
Serving craft and tap beer, wines by the glass, sodas and other non-alcoholic beverages, Der Stiftskeller is Wisconsin Union’s very own bierhaus. As an extension of Der Rathskeller, it also offers perfect snack accompaniments to your beverage of choice.
Der Stiftskeller
Menu Breakfast Market Snacks and Appetizers Pizza Cafe Beverages Sandwiches
Closed
Robin’s Nest, located on the second floor of Nancy Nicholas Hall, is a convenient place to eat for the students and staff who frequent the School of Human Ecology. It is close to many study nooks and offers an array of espresso drinks, snacks and grab-and-go items including panini lunches.
Robin's Nest
Menu Breakfast Pizza Snacks and Appetizers Cafe Sandwiches Beverages
Closed
Capital Cafe, located in Grainger Hall, has menu items consisting of made-to-order salads and toasted paninis, a la carte sandwiches, soups, wraps and snacks,. They specialize in high-quality ingredients for breakfast, lunch, and dinner and have a dining space to sit and enjoy your meals, too. Their small order-and-go coffee kiosk offers a wide variety of Peet's Coffee & Tea® coffee, espresso drinks, blended treats and tea options.
Capital Cafe
Menu Breakfast Market Sandwiches Pizza Cafe Snacks and Appetizers Beverages
Closed
Located in Biochemical Sciences building along Henry Mall, this café provides a large selection of snacks, warm sandwiches, appetizers and caffeinated drinks as well as an inviting place to study and refuel by a fire place between classes and work.
Badger Market in Biochemistry
Menu Breakfast Market Cafe Snacks and Appetizers
Closed
The Badger Market is located in the Health Sciences Learning Center on the first floor in the common area. They provide affordable sandwiches, snacks, and coffee to the on-the-go students of Medicine and Public Health and Nursing in a space that is perfect for studying.
Badger Market in Health Sciences Learning Center
Menu Breakfast Market Snacks and Appetizers Cafe Beverages
Closed
Looking for quick, delicious options to keep you fueled throughout your busy day? Stop by the Badger Market on first floor of Ingraham Hall. This market offers gourmet coffee, daily hot lunch entrees, soups and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks, fresh bakery items, and an assortment of beverages.
Badger Market in Ingraham
Menu Breakfast Market Snacks and Appetizers Cafe Beverages Sandwiches
Closed
This Badger Market is located on the corner of University Avenue and Charter Street in the Medical Sciences Center, perfect for busy students and staff who need a quick snack or lunch in between classes. The Badger Market in Medical Sciences offers a full-service coffee bar complete with coffee, tea and espresso drinks, as well as blended drinks and smoothies. This market features hot lunch options, soup and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks and fresh bakery items.
Badger Market in Medical Sciences
Menu Breakfast Market Snacks and Appetizers Cafe Beverages
Union South Closed
This large Badger Market—located in Union South—offers a wide range of options, including sandwiches, snacks, coffee, assorted groceries, Babcock Ice Cream, Wisconsin Union and Badger apparel and souvenirs, school supplies, and more. It’s a one-stop-shop serving students, faculty, and visitors alike.
Badger Market in Union South
Menu Breakfast Market Beverages Cafe Snacks and Appetizers
Closed
Badger Market - Engineering, located on the first floor of Engineering Hall, is a convenient and quick market close to the students and staff of the School of Engineering.
Badger Market in Engineering
Menu Breakfast Market Snacks and Appetizers Pizza Cafe Beverages Sandwiches
Closed
Crossroads Cafe is located in the Education Building on Bascom Hill. They provide a wide range of unique sandwiches, appetizers, snacks, and caffeine-fueled beverages for students of the school of education who are always on-the-go. It is next to a large study space, which features tables suited for group discussions, comfortable chairs, a grand fireplace and a large patio that overlooks the lake.
Crossroads Cafe
Menu Breakfast Market Snacks and Appetizers Cafe Beverages
Closed
Feed Bag combines the convenience of all Badger Markets with the inviting environment of the School of Veterinary Medicine. Stop by the second floor for freshly brewed coffee and grab-and-go lunch options like soups, salads, sides, and sandwiches to fuel your day. Feel free to check out the vets’ decorated lockers while you’re there!
Feed Bag
Menu Breakfast Market Beverages Cafe Snacks and Appetizers
Closed
Highland Grounds is the secret gem of the Waisman Center. Servicing students, employees, and young professionals, this Badger Market is stocked with healthy snacks, grab-n-go food items, and caffeinated pick-me-ups to help you make the most of your day.
Highland Grounds
Menu Breakfast Market Snacks and Appetizers Pizza Cafe Beverages Sandwiches
Closed
Microcosm (which means “little world”) is located within the Microbial Sciences Building. This modern-styled Badger Market features plenty of seating, an open atrium, and natural light, making it a perfect study spot.
Microcosm Cafe
Menu Breakfast Market Snacks and Appetizers Pizza Cafe Beverages Sandwiches
Closed
This student-oriented cafe, located on the first floor of College Library, has an abundance of study spaces and is one of the most popular study spots for undergraduate students. Open Book Cafe offers gourmet coffee, specialty espresso drinks, an assortment of appetizers, soups and chili, grab-n-go sandwiches and wraps, salads, snacks, fresh bakery items, and a wide selection of cold beverages. Stop by to fuel-up during your study session!
Open Book Cafe
Menu Beverages Pub Food Sandwiches Breakfast Snacks and Appetizers
Union South Closed
The Sett (the formal name for a badger’s den) is the multi-level recreational hub of Union South.
The Sett
Menu Breakfast Market Snacks and Appetizers Cafe Beverages
Closed
As the newest Badger Market, Revive aims to welcome and prepare the future nurses of America with healthy snacks and sandwiches as well as delicious drinks, like coffee and fruit smoothies. This market is located on the first floor of Signe Skott Cooper Hall.
Revive
Menu
Memorial Union Closed
*NOTICE:* Saffron will be located in Carte at Memorial Union for the Spring 2021 semester
Saffron Mediterranean Street Food
Menu Beverages Snacks and Appetizers Pub Food
Memorial Union Closed
The Brat Stand is bigger and better than ever! The newly constructed stand features the classics like brats, burgers, grilled chicken and locally-grown corn on the cob along with a wide variety of cold beverages.
The Brat Stand
Menu Market
Memorial Union Closed
Welcome to the Terrace Cart! Take reminders of your Terrace experience home with you by purchasing Terrace-branded merchandise, including miniature replicas of the iconic Terrace Sunburst chair, apparel and gifts. Here you can also find summer day-approved essentials such as sunglasses, sunscreen and light snacks.
Terrace Cart
Menu Pizza Beverages Tapas Pub Food Snacks and Appetizers
Memorial Union Closed
This newly renovated lounge with seamless access to and from the Terrace offers plenty of seating within view of the stage and Lake Mendota. In addition, they now serve 16” family-style pizzas, shareable appetizers and a variety of local tap beer and wine.
Lakeview Lounge
Menu Pub Food Snacks and Appetizers Beverages Sandwiches
Memorial Union Closed
You can’t miss our newest Terrace concession, serving up specialty smokehouse sandwiches and sides alongside everyone’s favorite summer treat – Daily Scoop ice cream by the cone or dish. BBQ Stand also offers an assortment of cold taps and other beverages to keep you cool while you take in the view.
BBQ Stand
Menu Snacks and Appetizers
Memorial Union Closed
The newest Daily Scoop at Memorial Union is located in the BBQ Stand, on the Lakeshore path near Alumni Park.
Daily Scoop Terrace Kiosk
Menu
Closed
*Now Open in the Chazen Museum of Art! *
Chazen Cafe
Menu Beverages Tapas
Memorial Union Closed
This newly renovated, air conditioned lounge is the perfect place to catch a Terrace sunset or a view of sailboats on the lake. Now serving a variety of small plates, wine, local beer and our famous Sunset Sipper, a refreshing blood orange margarita-style cocktail.
Sunset Lounge
Memorial Union and Union South Dining
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