Great Places to Grab a Bite on or Near Campus

While you may think that the area immediately surrounding McGill lacks in food options, there are actually quite a few places to try out. If you’re looking for a place to go with friends, just to grab a quick bite, or simply forgot to pack food, then check out these places. Right beside Tim Hortons you can find A&W and Basha, which are conveniently open late. Whether you’re craving a burger or a pita, they’ve got you covered. Hinnawi Bros is also a great option for bagels but it does close a bit earlier. Another gem is Nouilles Zhonghua, a Chinese hand-pulled noodle soup restaurant, which is located directly across from the Roddick Gates. They offer their soup in different sizes, with different sides, and you can even specialize your noodle shape!

To the west of campus are classics like Super Sandwich, Opiano, and O Claf. Super Sandwich is nestled inside a depanneur on the corner of Sherbrooke and Peel and boasts an economical and quick meal. Inside the very same building is a Korean restaurant by the name of Opiano, which offers delicious dishes such as bulgogi and shaved ice. O Claf is another economical, cash-only sandwich shop located on Drummond. They also offer mini-quiches, spring rolls, and baked goods.


If hunger hits and you’re in need of food that is even closer, Soup Café in the Burnside basement offers soups, sandwiches, pastries, coffees, and hot meals that change daily. Another spot on campus is Dispatch in the McConnell Engineering building which offers lattes and toast or the Engineering Café right behind it. Vinh’s has two locations, one in the Genomics building and one in RVC. The delicious Vietnamese restaurant offers pho, banh mi, and other specialities. If you’re having a late night study session in McLennan, there is also the new Redpath Café, which replaced Premiere Moisson in the Redpath basement.


The McGill Bubble offers a plethora of delicious food close to or even on campus. There are so many other great restaurants not included in this list that are also worth giving a shot! Whether you usually pack a lunch and just ran out of time or want to meet up with friends during a class break, these spots are places to consider next time you go out.

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