Thursday, October 23, 2014

You asked... we listened!

Dr. Seuss once said, “The more that you read, the more things you will know. The more that you learn, the more places you’ll go.” Now… do I have your attention! Read on to find out just how much you have to learn about what’s new and hot in Dining Services!

The beauty of sharing feedback to Dining is that WE LISTEN! We are here to serve you and want you to know that our ultimate goal is to provide an exciting, meaningful dining experience for your college years. Yes, we want you to be well fed and nourished, but we also strive to bring you unique dishes and concepts that are not found in other universities. (Heck, that’s what made us #19 in the nation’s top college foodservice survey!).

But, we also want to make sure your happy and feel excited when you walk into our restaurants, confident you can find something that makes you feel comforted and satisfied.  So, without further ado, check out some recent updates to Dining at some of our locations!

Café Ventanas:

·         Breakfast Burritos are Back!!!

o   Meat Burrito starts at $4.95 with choice of bacon, sausage or vegetarian sausage

§  Or opt for a Burrito at $3.95 without meat

·         The Grill is Back on Fire!!!

o   Taste Bud Approved Herbed Chicken Sandwiches on 100% Whole Grain Rolls

o   Classic Cheeseburger and French Fries

o   Chicken Fritters

o   Gardein Vegan Burgers & Morningstar Chipotle Black Bean Burgers

Canyon Vista

·         Canyon Noodles

o   Check out the Pho broth and add in some tofu! A stellar VT option.

·         Soup & Salad

o   Try one of our daily standard VT soups, like the Black Bean & Corn Variety. (It’s also gluten-friendly too!)

o   Or toss some egg and sunflower seeds on a nice bed of mixed greens, a perfect pact of protein and healthy fats!

·         Mediterranean Platform

o   The Heart Healthy Hummus platter will surely leave you meeting your fiber intake for the day! Plus it’s paired with delicious Baba Ganoush & Pita Chips.

64 Degrees

·         Vertically Crafted Deli

o   Try your sandwich wrapped in Lavash or on a 100% Whole Wheat Bun!

·         Burger Lounge

o   Gardein Burger and Chicken Breast Sandwiches are served daily and taste amazing on the 100% Whole Wheat or Brioche Buns!

Though we always offer a vegetarian and “Taste Bud Approved” item on our menus, they may not have been identified clear enough and we apologize for that. If you ever have questions, don’t hesitate to reach out to us at We’d love to hear from you!!!

Also, be sure to check out the units special FOOD DAY offering tomorrow! Café Ventanas, Oceanview Terrace, Canyon Vista, 64 Degrees and Pines will be featuring a Potato Mushroom Lasagna, featuring our local San Diego Soy Dairy Tofu and Daugherty Farm Mushrooms alongside Suzie’s Farm Baby Spinach and Rainbow Chard. Enjoy the entrée and be entered to win by submitting your photo to the HDH Facebook Page.


  1. Canyon Vista has had the same thing practically everyday since school started. PHo noodles, grill, and gyro station. We need some variation!!!!!!

    1. Hi Tobin. Thanks for checking out the TasteBuds Blog. Dining always loves to get feedback from our customers, and will continue to strive to excel in the food we serve on campus. Just in case you didn't know, Canyon Vista also serves a rotating Chopping Block platform and pizza most nights for dinner, in addition to a variety of deli sandwiches, soups, and chicken sandwiches for lunch. Feel free to check out the menu choices here: or view them on the Dining Mobile App.