Owens Food Court, which opened in 1991, houses 12 specialty shops serving international and American favorites including pastas, sub sandwiches, Mexican specialties, Philly cheese steaks, and stir-fry combinations. Owens received a vibrant facelift in 2006, with a bright new color scheme. It is located in Owens Dining Center, which was built in 1940 and named after university mess steward J.J. "Pops" Owens.

Shops include:

  • Bowl Dynasty: Features Asian specialties including General Tso’s chicken.
  • Carvery: At the Carvery, students can find hot vegetables, carved meats and rotisserie chicken.
  • Farms & Fields Project: The newest shop in Owens Food Court focuses on organic, local, or sustainably produced foods, serving lunch and dinner Monday through Friday.
  • Flip's: This shop offers American classics such as gourmet hamburgers and cheeseburgers, grilled-to-order sandwiches, Hebrew National® hot dogs, and French fries.
  • Frank's Deli: Frank's Deli serves a variety of signature sandwiches. Students can build their own sandwich combination from quality ingredients including roast beef, turkey breast, salami, ham, Swiss and provolone cheeses, and a variety of breads.
  • Freshëns®: Not only can students get fat-free yogurt here, but they can also find delicious smoothie blends made with real fresh fruit and containing the RDA of 10 essential vitamins.
  • The Garden: The Garden is a soup, salad, and fruit bar that is guaranteed fresh daily.
  • La Cantina: La Cantina offers a number of different authentic Mexican dishes including taco salads, tacos, burritos, and quesadillas.
  • Lotsa Pasta: A variety of noodles and sauces are offered along with a special Italian dish of the day.
  • The Oasis: Here students can choose from a variety of cold bottled beverages.
  • Philly City: Students can enjoy Blacksburg's best Philly cheese steak, or Philly chicken cheese steak.
  • Sweet Temptations: A wide selection of pies, cakes, and other pastries are waiting here for students to enjoy.
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Contact Information


Lauren Snelson


Forms of Payment

  • Flex Plan
  • Dining Dollars
  • Hokie Passport Account
  • Debit/Credit Card
  • Cash