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Meal Plan

Attendees will have the opportunity to purchase at the time of registration. The Meal Plan intended to cover 4 lunches and 3 dinners over the conference dates. Delegates who purchase the plan will receive a declining balance card which can be used at 605 Commons (SCE) and JST Café (JST). Flames Fare may be used at any time in any of the participating locations. All dietary requirements can be met including vegan and gluten free. UIC offers summer guests “all-you-care-to-eat” dining in the cafeteria at Student Center East. Guests may eat all they want while in the cafeteria but nothing may be taken out of the cafeteria.

Meal Plan: $75 USD

For those who do not wish to purchase the meal plan card, there are eateries in and around campus but will be limited to Summer hours. More information regarding hours of operation will become available here as we receive information.

UIC Student Center East Eateries (meal plan card friendly):

Dining Location Operating Hours
Wednesday, July 24 – Saturday, July 27

605 Commons – Dining Hall

  • Lunch: 11am – 2pm
  • Dinner: 5pm – 8pm
  • Saturday: 12pm – 2pm

Halsted Street Market – Convenience Store

  • Wed – Fri:  8am – 8pm
    • Saturday: 12pm – 2pm


  • Wed – Fri: 8am – 8pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 2pm

Panda Express

  • Wed – Fri: 10:30am – 8pm
  • Saturday: 11am – 2pm


  • Wed – Fri: Open for lunch hours, Dinner until 8pm
  • Saturday: 10am -2pm

Circle Burger

  • Wed – Fri: Open Lunch hours only
  • Saturday: Closed


  • Wed – Fri: Open Lunch hours, Dinner until 7:30pm
  • Saturday: 10am – 5pm

Dunkin Donuts

  • Wed – Fri: 6:30am – 6pm (will remain open if needed and lines)
  • Saturday: Open

Subway (Hours of Operation Pending)

  • Wed – Fri: 8:00am – 7:30pm (will remain open if there are lines)
  • Saturday: 10:00am – 2:00pm


Non-Meal Plan

We encourage attendees to explore any of the many restaurants within walking distance of the campus: Here are a few recommendations below or download the PDF HERE:

Greektown (Halsted St., north of campus)
Greek Islands, 200 S Halsted
Athena, 212 S Halsted (Greek)
Santorini, 800 W Adams (Greek Seafood)
Ambassador Public House, 310 S. Halsted (Bar with English food)
DrinkHaus Supper Club, 820 W Jackson Blvd 
Meli Café, 301 S Halsted (Breakfast and Lunch)
9 Muses Bar & Grill, 315 S Halsted (Casual Greek)
Square Roots Kitchen, 120 S Halsted (Healthy, vegan options)
Green St Local, 130 S Green St (Tavern food)

Near Forum (Halsted St., south of campus)
Bracket Room, 1315 S Halsted (sports bar, American food)
Bar Louie, 1325 S Halsted 
Lalo’s, 733 W. Maxwell St (Mexican)
Hashbrowns, 731 W Maxwell St., Breakfast and Lunch
Kohan Japanese Restaurant, 730 W Maxwell St.
The Momo World, 727 W Maxwell St (Nepalese street food)
Galata Turkish Restaurant, 717 W Maxwell St
Joy Yee Noodles, 1335 S Halsted

Little Italy (Taylor St, west of campus)
Tuscany, 1014 W Taylor (Northern Italian)
Curry on Fire, 1030 W Taylor (Indian)
Demitasse Café, 1066 W Taylor (Breakfast and lunch, vegetarian options)
Al’s #1 Italian Beef, 1079 W Taylor (the original, since 1938)
Marios’s Italian Lemonade, 1068 W Taylor (since 1954)
Chez Joel, (French Bistro), 1119 W Taylor
Fontano’s Subs, 1058 W. Polk St. (since 1932)
Busy Burger, 1120 W Taylor St
Tufano’s Vernon Park Tap, 1073 W Vernon Park Pl (since 1930, Italian, cash only)

For Foodies (all about a mile from campus)
Sushi Dokku, 823 W Randolph St.
Maude’s Liquor Bar, 840 W Randolph St (French)
Elske, 1350 W Randolph (Creative American with Danish influences)
Au Cheval, 800 W Randolph (upscale diner)
Monteverde, 1020 W Madison (Italian)
Girl and Goat, 809 W Randolph (New American)