Food is always on our minds.

In fact, one food psychologist discovered that the average individual makes over 200 food decisions a day! And I thought finding something on Netflix was hard. As students, we spend a considerable amount of time at school, which means that many of our food choices are directly affected by our surroundings. With so many options available, it can be tough to find something that’ll satisfy your taste buds. Therefore, we decided to track down the best places to eat on and around campus by asking Humber and Guelph-Humber students where they enjoy eating. Here is what we learned:

woman happily surprised at falling food.

Christine– Journalism, North Campus

Place: Smoke’s Poutinerie

“You get a good amount of food, and its not too expensive.”


Samantha– Marketing, Lakeshore Campus

Place: “A” Building Cafeteria, Lakeshore Campus
Favourite Food: Fries

“There food is amazing and they are open till late, with lots of variety!”


Jordyn– Psychology, Guelph-Humber

Place: Osmow’s (Off-Campus)
Favourite Food: Chicken on the Rocks

“Something that is not offered on campus, so it’s different and it is not far.”


Bowl of Fries

Braedon– Marketing, Lakeshore campus

Place: Starbucks
Favourite Food: Coffee cake cinnamon bun.

“Because it’s got the top quality coffee and food.”


Coffee being poured into a Starbucks cup.

Zellisse– Media Studies, Guelph-Humber

Place: Gourmet Express
Favourite Food: Ice Cream

“They always have a different variety and they also sell ice-cream.”


Girl holding ice cream cone with two scoops of ice-cream on top!

Jason– Events Management, North Campus

Place: Near the athletics section with the self-serve Tim Hortons.

“I only like it because it’s really empty over there, so there is a lot of food there.”


Peter, Marketing, Lakeshore Campus

Place: Tatsu’s Bakery (Off-Campus)
Favourite Food: Coconut Buns

“Because their atmosphere is really nice. It gives that summer feeling, like it’s relaxing. Even during winter it feels like summer inside.”


Nick– Marketing, Lakeshore Campus

Place: Adriano’s Pizza (Off-Campus)
Favourite Food: Pepperoni Pizza

“It’s local and he does free delivery.”


Pepperoni pizza disappearing.

Linda– Journalism, North Campus

Place: Ackee Tree

“Because the patties are really good. It just feels very homey.”


Alicia– Public Relations, Lakeshore Campus

Place: “A” Building at Lakeshore Campus
Favourite Food: Avocado Sushi

“I prefer the A building since there is more selection besides pizza”


Dancing avocados

Sydney– Media Studies, Guelph-Humber

Place: Gourmet Express & The Humber Room
Favourite Food: Meatballs and Finger food, like sandwiches and chicken quesadillas (Gourmet Express)

“Gourmet Express, because it is a little bit cheaper for the closest thing to home cooked food, because it’s made by the culinary students. The variety is great and better value. My next best pick would be The Humber Room, because it’s nice to get a little dressed up, and again it is run by students, which is always nice.”


Jacob– Finance, Lakeshore Campus

Place: Black Goat Cafe (Off-Campus)
Favourite food: Pulled pork sandwich

“They have some great sandwiches and a laid back vibe, which is great for studying and meeting up with friends.”


Black Goat Cafe cookie and coffee.

Nick– Marketing, Lakeshore Campus

Place: Adriano’s Pizza
Favourite Food: Pepperoni Pizza

“It’s local and he does free delivery.”


Lovleen– Criminal Justice, Lakeshore Campus

Place: Fix & Co (Off-Campus)
Favourite Food: Cashew Thai Salad Bowl

“Very flavourful, healthy and fresh food. A great place for anyone whose health-conscious!”


Hopefully these suggestions inspire you to check out some great new places to eat around your campus! Visit Humber’s Food Services page to determine what options are available to you.

IGNITE also provides a number of free lunches, food giveaways, hot chocolate days, and all-you-can-eat events, with the most recent focused around comfort food, like mac and cheese. So stay tuned, there will be a lot more coming!

Do you know of a great place to eat around campus? Share your thoughts with us on our Twitter page @ShareIGNITE. What are your thoughts about food on campus? Love it? Hate it? Let us know.