Springtime has me excited to venture out of the office for lunch. I’m looking to try some new places on campus that are affiliated with the University. For instance, I know of Tortas Frontera in the ARCH and Pari Cafe Creperie in Houston Hall. Do any other Penn Dining options exist for employees?
Dear Hungry Man,
Faculty and staff are welcome to eat at any Penn Dining facility on campus. An option is one of the four all-you-care-to-eat residential cafes inside Hill College House, 1920 Commons, Penn Hillel, and Kings Court English College House.
Other popular places are the retail venues such as Houston Market inside Houston Hall, featuring salads, pasta, and sandwiches, as well as selections from its newest eatery Pure Fare, a nutritious spot founded by a Penn alum.
During the warmer months, Joe’s Café at Steinberg-Dietrich Hall hosts a barbecue on its outside patio every Wednesday. Members of the Penn community can enjoy a variety of barbecue specials, sides, and desserts for $7.
You mentioned chef Rick Bayless’ eatery Tortas Frontera in the ARCH. That’s recently become available through food-delivery service Caviar, for the lazier days.
Coming this May, Penn will be adding another chef-driven concept, Beefsteak—a vegetable-centric eatery by José Andrés, located in the former Einstein Bros. Bagels’ spot.
There are a variety of other cafes on campus, including the Plaza and Bridge cafés in Huntsman Hall that also welcome faculty and staff.
All cafes accept Dining Dollar$, cash, credit, and PennCash.
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