Health and wellness

Health and Wellness

University of Ottawa Food Services is conscious of its role and responsibility in creating and leading social and economic change. Toward this end, Food Services has identified five specific sustainability areas to address.


  • Social Responsibility
  • Environmental Efforts
  • Human Resources
  • Guest Satisfaction
  • Health and Safety


University of Ottawa Food Services' main objective is to fulfill its mandate by providing healthy food options at fair and competitive prices. Our commitment to the environment and our clients' wellbeing is of the utmost importance to us.

Students and off-campus visitors can count on a truly satisfying dining experience on the University of Ottawa campus.



MIND-BODY-SOUL Products can be found in both Food Courts, at the University Centre and at SITE.

Just look for the Vegetarian, Vegan and Balanced symbols to fit your unique lifestyle.

Alternative Food Options

We wish to provide the University community with a variety of food options. Here is a list of specific types of food and where they can be found on campus:

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In the UCU 24/7 Dining Hall, at Paramount (CRX) and at Quesada (SITE).


Vegetarian options are available at most food locations on campus. Make sure to look for the vegetarian symbol on products or ask one of our helpful Food Services staff members.


Vegan options are available at most food locations on campus. Make sure to look for the vegan symbol on products or ask one of our helpful Food Services staff members. Furthermore, a 100% plant-based menu is offered at the station PURE in the University Centre 24/7 Dining Hall.
Made without gluten
No Gluten


In the University Centre 24/7 Dining Hall, at Trattoria Station (when the pasta bar is featured).
Cage free eggs
Cage Free


At Coyote Jack's and Jazzy Restaurant for breakfast.


The Growcer, a smart farming technology! Started in 2015 by Corey Ellis and Alida Burke, students of uOttawa, the Growcer repurposes large shipping containers converting them into state-of-the-art farming systems that combine hydroponic technology with precision climate controls to enable current and aspiring farmers to grow fresh produce with ease. uOttawa is proud to be the first post-secondary institution in the world to have a container of this kind on their campus. The produce and herbs grown in this very shipping container are harvested and served at the 24/7 Dining Hall.

The milk available at the University Centre 24/7 Dining Hall comes from the Laiterie de l'Outaouais.


Food Truck
Food Truck


Local food merchants serve a variety of freshly prepared items. Keep on the lookout!

Fair Trade Campus

Fair Trade Certified


About Fair Trade

Fair trade is an alternative and ethical way of doing business with the developing world. Unlike conventional trade, which seeks to obtain the lowest possible prices for imported products — no matter what this means for the quality of life of farmers and producers — fair trade seeks to ensure that farmers are able to live a life of dignity.

EWB uOttawa and fair trade

EWB uOttawa is the official chapter of Engineers Without Borders at the University of Ottawa. It brings together students who are passionate about international development to focus on challenges to human development and connecting Canadians to Africa, including via fair trade. EWB uOttawa also works with the chapters at Carleton University and the Ottawa City Network.

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