A good cup of joe is hard to come by—but not at Oxy, where Groundwork Coffee supplies the Marketplace with rich, smooth, organic and fair trade roasts for students to enjoy daily. For nearly 25 years, Groundwork has been a coffee and tea destination in LA, handcrafting drinks from the finest ingredients, as one of the first certified organic and fair trade coffee roasters in Southern California. At Oxy Campus Dining, we were impressed with their efforts to be sustainable—as they put it, "Coffee is one of the Earth's greatest resources. It's the second-most traded commodity....Read More
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September 18, 2015
September 18, 2015
"LOVE THE BERRY BOWLS!!!!! Thank you!!!!! Their Peanut Butter bowl is VERY WIDELY liked, can we put in a request for those please?"
September 15, 2015
Occidental ranks #8 for the second year in a row in The Daily Meal's annual study of dining at almost 2,000 4-year colleges around the nation, and received an “A” from peta2’s Vegan Report Card.
On August 25th The Daily Meal released their annual “75 Best Colleges for Food” survey. The study ranked colleges by scoring them on the following criteria: nutrition & sustainability, accessibility & service, education & events, surrounding area food options, and the creativity of the overall dining experience. Oxy’s Own serves up a variety of nutritious meals daily, and there are more organic, locally grown options than ever. Whole fruit available in the Marketplace is now organic, local, or both. The Campus Dining staff works hard to accommodate dietary preferences, and vegetarian, vegan, and gluten-free options are always available and...Read More
September 2, 2015
"Would it be possible to start offering Justin's Vanilla Almond Butter packets as one of the flavor options in the marketplace? They're delicious! Thank you!
The Justins Vanilla Almond Butter is here! Vote with your dining dollars and keep it on the menu!
"RE: jelly on pb&j containing corn syrup...any chance that could change to a jelly that contains real sugar? i'd gladly pay more for real food!"
And we would love to give you jelly made with cane or beet sugar - but we've checked all our suppliers - even the natural and organic food vendors - and cannot find any jelly made with real sugar available in bulk packaging. We believe the demand is out there, and eventually the supply chain will catch up, so we will keep on the look out. In the meantime, please be advised that our jelly contains corn syrup, not high fructose corn syrup, there is a...Read More
August 17, 2015
EVERYTHING New Students Need to Know about Dining at Oxy!
Dine Healthy, Dine Sustainably, DINE OXY
July 9, 2015
"Hello! I was wondering if it was possible to get tofu back in the sandwich station. I understand that options are limited during the summer, but there are very few options for vegetarians already. Thanks!"
The tofu was absent for a short time while business was slow, but we brought it back quickly ;-)
"The Mongolian Beef at lunch today [6/15] was FANTASTIC!!! I've been telling everyone I see to try it. The caramelized onions really made the dish....Read More
April 23, 2015
"WE SHOULD TOTALLY GET FRUIT BY THE FOOT, FRUIT ROLLUPS AND GUSHERZ IN THE COOLER IF POSSIBLE!!!!! Please!!!!!!!!!!!! PLEASE"
Will you accept 1 out of 3? The Tiger Cooler started stocking Fruit Rollups on April 17 - Enjoy!
"I'm SOOO excited that the marketplace now carries califia farms almond milk!!! Is it possible to get the regular unflavored iced coffee (not salted caramel)? Thanks!"
Our natural foods supplier just started carrying Califia...Read More
April 19, 2015
April 10, 2015
"Loving #mediterraneanmonday lunch at home style...not sure if it's purposeful, but it's a good tradition! Keep it up!"
Let's just say it's purposeful and semi-regular :-) Come join us Monday April 13 for Gyros, Hummus, Pita, Tzatziki and Tomato & Red Onion Salad!
"More grapes on campus. even if they're out of season and expensive, i will pay the difference. also more fried rice...Read More
March 27, 2015
"I was wondering if the speciality salads can always have the cheese put on the side. A few times in the last few weeks I wanted to get the specialty salads but sadly realized there was dairy products already premixed (I'm allergic). I normally love the speciality salads and am very grateful for their diversity:)"