In the buildings adjacent to Vilas Hall are: Capital Cafe - Located in Grainger Hall, Capital Cafe serves various drinks (coffee, tea, etc.), sandwiches, and salads. CoffeeBytes - Independently owned coffee shop with smoothies, wraps, and hot sandwiches. Fresh Market - A full-service grocery store with a selection of sandwiches, wraps, salads, and hot food bar. Additionally, there are sandwich chains (Subway and Milos) and Buffalo Wild Wings.
Within walking distance is State Street, which has a wide variety of restaurants and food options including, but not limited to: Mediterranean Cafe - Causal cafe offering hummus, kebabs, falafel, and other Mediterranean fare at lunch. Cash Only. Himal Chuli Restaurant - Serves Neapalese cuisine with many vegetarian options Roast Public House - An artisan sandwich shop with craft beer. Soga Shabu Shabu - Features Japanese hot pot, but also serves various Asian Fusion fare. Additionally, there are several chains, including Starbucks, Jimmy Johns, Five Guys, Wendy's, Einstein Bros. Bagels, and many others.
Some restaurants off State Street include: Ian's Pizza - Right off University and Francis, Ian's offers pizza by the slice, often with creative toppings. Dotty Dumpling's Dowry - Right next door to Ian's, Dotty serves speciality burgers, fried cheese curds, and beer.
Graze - A fancy yet causal gastropub that offers modern twists on comfort food with locally sourced ingredients. The Old Fashioned - Serves hearty Wisconsin food and beer, though often comes with long lines to get a seat. Restaurant Muramoto - Asian Fusion and Sushi Bar.