Off Campus Meal Plans

Chef Denise making a meal, students sitting at a table and two students customizing their pho bowl

Our optional Value Plus Meal plans are here for you! They offer flexibility, tons of variety and great savings! 

Classic salmon poke bowl from Rolltation located in DC BytesWhat’s in it for me?

We aim to make selecting a meal plan as easy as finding a great place to eat on campus, especially for students away from home for the first time. UW Food Services is here with exciting, nourishing lunches, dinners, snacks and desserts at locations scattered all over our campus, so our students are able to study hard and stay healthy without spending hours shopping for groceries and worrying about meal prep. Remember: You can buy a meal plan at any time during the term, but the earlier you purchase one, the sooner you save!

Value Plus Meal Plans are purchased through the Watcard Office – watcard@uwaterloo.ca

Saver and Super Saver meal plans are tax exempt, offering up to 13% savings plus additional Food Services savings at ALL of our locations!

Fall 2020 - Spring 2021 Fees

Value Plus Meal Plan Allowance
What it's called? What do you pay Meal plan portion Flex dollar portion
Super Saver $2,005 $1,855 $150
Saver $1,750 $1,600 $150
Casual $1,450 $1,250 $200
Which plan is right for me?

SUPER SAVER PLAN - Recommended for those who would like to eat at residence dining halls and on-campus regularly. This plan will help you save time and build community as you eat with your peers at one of our 25 locations, including Residence eateries and all our cafes and eateries across campus.  This meal plan is tax-exempt, saving you up to 13% in HST plus an extra 5% from Food Services. This plan equals about 15 meals a week and some light snacks.

SAVER PLAN – Recommended for those who are looking for a few meals a week on campus and at residence dining halls.  Whether you’re craving a hot lunch at South Side Marketplace or a hearty dinner at V1, this plan will help you spend less time cooking and more time enjoying campus! This meal plan is tax-exempt, saving you up 13% in HST plus an extra 2% from Food Services. This plan equals about 10 meals a week and a few light snacks.

CASUAL PLAN – Recommended for those who would like a lunch or two on campus and light snacks and beverages. This plan is not HST exempt, therefore applicable taxes are added to meal costs when purchased. 

Note: 
Some junk food, bulk items and non-food items may still require paying HST. Flex Dollars are not tax discountable or HST exempt.


Check out our FAQ to find answers to common meal plan questions or contact us for more information!