By protecting and improving our environment, the communities where we do business and the students we serve, Sodexo makes every day a better day and every tomorrow a better tomorrow.

Hubbell Dining

Our dining program has been designed with you in mind. Flexibility, varied hours and a choice of dining locations will all enable you to find the perfect place at the perfect time. Please refer to our dining schedule when planning your meals.

*Menu items are subject to change, please contact Hubbell Dining at 271-2777 for availability of specific menu items


On the Menu

Please check back for daily menus and specials.

Hours of Operation

Week of: 11/20/2017 - 11/26/2017

Default Hours

Monday - Friday: 7:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.

Saturday - Sunday: 9:30 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.

Continental Breakfast:
Monday - Friday: 10:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.

Monday - Friday: 11:00 a.m. - 1:30 p.m.

Monday - Friday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.
Saturday - Sunday: 5:00 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Mindful by Sodexo

What is "Mindful?"

Most people want it but many struggle with making it a natural part of each day. Mindful by Sodexo strives to change that. Our approach is to make it an easy choice for you to enjoy a healthier lifestyle. In our cafes, we will now offer Mindful foods that balance nutrition with enticing flavors to create an indulgent way to enjoy health. Our hope is that making Mindful choices becomes second nature for you not only in the workplace but also at home with your family!

  • Meals and entrees that fill the plate with less than 600 calories due to the use of vegetables, fruits, whole grains and less fats.
  • Significantly reduced sodium in our soups to less than 700mg per 8oz serving by replacing salt with fresh herbs and spices.
  • Desserts with less than 200 calories and at least 1 gram of fiber due to the use of less refined sugar and more fresh fruits.
  • No trans-fat and less than 10% of calories from saturated fats in all our menu selections.

Simple Servings

What is "Simple Servings?"DU Simple Servings

Simple Servings is Sodexo's solution to proactively address most of the ingredients that account for 90% of all food-allergy reactions: milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, and tree nuts. The 8th FDA specified allergen, fin fish, is included in the offer. Simple Servings also recognizes the current skyrocketing demand for gluten-free foods, which certain students may require out of medical necessity (celiac disease) or simply by choice. Simple Servings also appeals to students who prefer plain and simple foods and those with other health-related dietary concerns, such as Type I diabetes. With Simple Servings, students can comply with food allergy or other dietary concerns without feeling singled out. They won't have to go off campus for their meals or miss out on dining with their friends while waiting for the chef to specially prepared their meals. All foods offered at the Simple Serving station are naturally free of milk, eggs, wheat, soy, shellfish, peanuts, tree nuts and gluten. Straightforward preparation techniques assure transparency of ingredients, and help student prepare to be responsible for their own shopping and cooking in future. The lunch and dinner menu change daily and include varied protein options: fish, beef, pork, chicken and turkey. All side dishes are vegan, containing no milk, eggs, or meat products.

    My Zone

    What is "MyZone?"My Zone

    My Zone is a gluten-free, peanut and tree-nut free area reserved for people with allergies and other special diet needs. My Zone is a “pantry” where food items needed by customers with celiac disease or food allergies can be housed with precautions against cross-contamination. This special area gives students the ability to be involved in their own allergen-safe meal preparation. My Zone offers a variety of gluten and nut-free breads, desserts and frozen products that students can use in the preparation of their meal. My Zone will always be free of gluten-containing ingredients and products, as well as tree nut and peanut products.

    • Students maintain control over managing their own allergy when foods are pre-packaged because they are the only ones handling them.
    • Students can work closely with managers and chefs to negotiate which products are stocked.
    • My Zone can be a “fall back” area when none of the offerings at other stations are appropriate for the student's dietary restrictions.
    • My Zone is comforting to students and parents concerned about allergy management in the college setting


     Hubbell Dining Food Bars feature a wide variety of fresh food designed to satisfy everyone's appetite with food choices to rival your favorite restaurants:

    • Salad Station
    • Soup Bar
    • Waffle & Hot Dessert Bar
    • Italian Bar
    • Deli Station
    • Grill Station
    • Action Station
    • Simple Servings Allergen Station

    Vegan / Vegetarian Options

    We know eating a vegetarian or vegan diet is often a challenge. Our various dining options will help to provide choices for you that offer variety and good nutrition. We make every effort to clearly label each food item. If you have a question about ingredients please feel free to ask a staff member.

    DRAKE UNIVERSITY | Dining Services | OLMSTED CENTER | 2507 UNIVERSITY AVENUE | DES MOINES, IA 50311 | tel. (515) 271-3175 | Contact Us