Dining on Campus

Food service at North Park University is operated by ARAMARK, with facilities that include a full-service dining hall, a convenient grab-and-go in Viking Café, and an Einstein Bros Bagels in the Johnson Center's Bickner Bistro. All locations accept cash, credit, or Flex Dollars.

  • Campus Dining Hall

    Located on the second floor of Magnuson Campus Center, the dining hall was renovated in 2013 and is a bright, open space with plenty of seating for individuals and groups.

  • Campus Dining Hall

    The campus dining hall is a favorite space for students to work together on class projects, catch up with friends from other residences, or just hang out.

  • Students in Dining Hall

    Unique abstract art in the dining hall features maps and landscapes from Chicago.

  • Students in line in the Dining Hall

    Our campus dining hall does features a hot food line (staffed by friendly servers, of course!), and also offers a salad bar, a made-to-order station, a grill, various sandwich options, a constant cereal bar, and more. There are multiple choices at every meal for vegetarians and other limited-diet individuals.

  • Einstein Bros Bagels in Bickner Bistro

    Serving a range of bagels, sandwiches, snacks, and beverages, Einstein Bros Bagels on the first floor of the Johnson Center is perfect to grab some energy before class or meet with friends for a study session.

  • Seating in Bickner Bistro

    The full Bickner Bistro space has comfortable seating for any size of group, from tables to booths to couches to counters.

  • Student sitting around the Bickner Bistro Fireplace

    Cozy up to a modern fireplace feature with a cup of coffee or textbook during the winter months in the Bickner Bistro.

  • Viking Cafe purchase

    Stop in at the shop in Viking Café, across the hall from the gymnasium, for a quick cup of coffee, smoothie, pre-made sandwich, or other snack on your way to class.

  • Viking Cafe Grab and Go Coffee

    Located on the first floor of Carlson Tower, by the gymnasium, Viking Café is convenient to classrooms and commuter-student parking lots.

Bickner Bistro and Einstein Bros Bagels

Located on the first floor of the Johnson Center for Science and Community Life, the Bickner Bistro is the newest addition to our campus dining facilities. It includes a wide range of seating and table options, including comfortable couches near fireplaces and televisions. Students use Bickner Bistro to study, collaborate with faculty and staff on projects, and to hang out between classes.

The Bistro space includes an Einstein Bros Bagels counter; its menu includes brewed gourmet coffee, specialty coffee drinks, smoothies, baked goods, salads, hearty soups, made-to-order sandwiches, and dessert.

Campus Dining Hall

Providing breakfast, lunch, and dinner for students, faculty, staff, and guests, the main campus dining hall is located at the south end of our main University campus. It is on the second floor of Magnuson Campus Center, near the Burgh and Anderson residence halls.

Food service includes options to please all diners, including offerings for vegetarians and other special dietary needs. Contact our food service manager at (773) 244-4939 for more information.

The dining hall at North Park is more than just a place to eat—it's where students catch up with their friends, meet new people, and participate in a number of campus traditions, including a yearly Thanksgiving meal served by faculty and staff.

Viking Café

Viking Café is an á la carte retail food shop with plenty of tables and comfortable seating, large-screen televisions, and a wide selection of sandwiches, salads, snacks, and beverages. Viking Café is located on the west side of the gymnasium, adjacent to the hallway leading to Carlson Tower lobby.

Food Service Provider

The food service at North Park University is provided by ARAMARK:

North Park University Dining Services
5000 N Spaulding Ave, Box 12
Chicago IL 60625
Phone: (773) 244-4939

Dining Location Hours
Campus Dining Hall

Einstein Bros Bagels

  • MON–THU: 7:00 am–7:00 pm
  • FRI: 7:00 am–4:00 pm
  • SAT: 9:00 am–3:00 pm
  • SUN: closed

Viking Café

  • MON–THU: 7:00 am–7:00 pm
  • FRI: 7:00 am–5:00 pm
  • SAT: 8:00 am–3:00 pm
  • SUN: Closed

Dining Hall

  • Breakfast: 7:00–9:00 am
  • Continental Breakfast: 9:00–9:30 am
  • Lunch: 11:00 am–1:30 pm
  • Dinner: 4:45–6:30 pm
  • Breakfast: 7:30–9:00 am
  • Continental Breakfast: 9:00–9:30 am
  • Lunch: 11:30 am–1:00 pm
  • Dinner: 5:00–6:00 pm
  • Continental Breakfast: 8:30–9:15 am
  • Brunch: 11:30 am–1:45 pm
  • Closed for dinner
Looking for Sunday Dinner?
Two girls look at a menu

Our campus dining facilities are closed on Sunday evenings, so we've created a map with some of our local favorite dining options. Some are within walking/biking distance, other are across the city. So grab a friend and take an adventure to a new neighborhood or new place!