Dining and Meal Services

Food Truck

The Truck

Dining Services’ newest mobile venue, The Truck, offers fresh and delicious signature items at various campus locations. Follow @APUDining on Twitter to track The Truck, or find The Truck icon on the Trolly Tracker on APU's mobile app.

East Campus

Starbucks®

Starbucks® offers handcrafted beverages, premium teas, and detectable treats. Artfully roasted high-quality arabica coffee is brewed and served one cup at a time.

Cougars’ Den Café

Cougars' Den Café features six key concepts to create your own burgers, pasta, pizza, salad, smoothies, and crêpes. Gelato and freshly baked pastries are also available.

1899 Dining Hall

The 1899 Dining Hall, located on East Campus, offers all-you-care-to-eat dining.

Mexicali Grill

Mexicali Grill, on East Campus, offers a variety of Latin American foods made fresh daily. This includes dishes such as nachos with your choice of toppings, burritos made to order, and Mexican bowls to satisfy your cravings. Weekly and monthly specials are also offered.

Paws ’N Go Convenience Store

Paws ’N Go Convenience Store is located on East Campus next to Mexicali Grill and offers a variety of quick-grab items to satisfy every craving.

West Campus

The Grill at Heritage

The Grill offers grilled hamburgers, veggie burgers, chicken sandwiches, and a variety of sliders, as well as a Chinese express line and daily specials. Personal-sized pizzas are also available.

Hillside Grounds at Heritage

Hillside Grounds proudly serves Starbucks™ coffee and specialty espresso drinks, as well as ice cream, smoothies, acai bowls, and a variety of freshly baked pastries.

The Market at Heritage

The Market offers a variety of snack items, prepackaged salads and sandwiches, soup, and a fresh salad bar.

Sam’s Subs

Sam’s Subs, located in the southwest corner of the Felix Event Center and just a few steps away from the trolley stop, is ready to serve you a fresh, made-to-order sandwich.

Umai Sushi

Umai Sushi, located in the Felix Event Center on West Campus, features a variety of freshly made rolls, salad, miso soup, and teriyaki chicken.

Off Campus

Glendora Café and Bakery

Located a few miles from campus in the city of Glendora, the bakery prepares baked goods, such as bagels, breads, cookies, muffins, and pastries, for both APU and the surrounding community.

Additional Options

Vending Machines

Vending machines all across campus feature Pepsi products and a variety of snacks. All Pepsi vending machines allow you to pay with your credit card or cash. As beverage machines are serviced by Pepsi, please contact them at (800) 433-2652 if you have any issues. As snack machines are serviced by Downey Vendors, please contact them at (562) 928-1301 if you have any issues.

For further assistance or concerns, please feel free to email us at vending@apu.edu.

Healthy Options

If you are trying to be more health conscious with your food choices or have special dietary needs, Dining Services is here to help with tasty new products that we are continually adding to our venues. With a total of 11 venues on APU's campus, we aim to provide wholesome choices for all of our customers. View our Eat Healthy on Campus Booklet (PDF)

Using Dining Plans and Cougar Bucks

The following places accept a student ID card for meals:

  • Cougars’ Den Café
  • 1899 Dining Hall
  • The Market at Heritage
  • The Grill at Heritage
  • Hillside Grounds art Heritage
  • Sam’s Subs
  • Starbucks®
  • Paws ’N Go
  • Mexicali Grill
  • Umai Sushi
  • The Truck

The following places accept Cougar Bucks:

  • Cougars’ Den Café
  • 1899 Dining Hall
  • The Market at Heritage
  • Hillside Grounds at Heritage
  • The Grill at Heritage
  • Mexicali Grill
  • Paws ’N Go
  • Sam’s Subs
  • Selected vending machines around campus
  • Starbucks®
  • Umai Sushi
  • The Truck
  • Glendora Café and Bakery

Cougar Bucks

Students and/or parents can deposit money into an account called Cougar Bucks. The student ID card is used to access this as well as the dining plan. Deposits for Cougar Bucks can be made with cash, check, or credit card via CASHNet or at the One Card Office located on West Campus in the University Bookstore. You may use your checking account with CASHNET to add Cougar Bucks, or fill out the Cougar Bucks Request Form available at One Stop and email, fax, or deliver it to One Stop upon completion. There is a minimum $20 deposit each time and cash withdrawals are not permitted. Cougar Bucks are not transferable.