Dining solutions designed for you

When you commute to campus each day, the last thing you want to worry about is where to eat. Between finding a parking spot, going to classes and then getting to work, who has time to worry about where and how you are going to get a bite to eat on campus? Because of this, we have designed some meal plan options just for you!

Our programs and services reflect the diversity and spirit of NHTI. There are multiple meal plan options available to satisfy any lifestyle on campus. In addition, NHTI’s dining program includes “The Bistro” that includes Granite State Subs, 603 Burger, a revolving concept driven by a “student choice” voting system, a self-serve salad bar, and a locally sourced coffee roaster, Woodshed Roasting Company, located in Laconia, NH. We also have an all-you-care-to-eat dining facility welcome to everyone on campus.

Some highlights of our dining program are:

  • Regional-inspired menus that highlight seasonal local produce, authentic ingredients, and conscious preparation
  • Monthly events and promotions to engage with our community and ensure guests that they are receiving sincere attention as well as the greatest value possible
  • Allergen-friendly awareness showcased by dedicated stations for guests who are vegan, vegetarian, or avoiding gluten while dining at our open buffet facility
  • NHTI, in collaboration with our partners in Dining Services​, makes every effort to adapt and support students with food allergies, Celiac Disease, and other medical dietary restrictions. We ask that students with any nutritional concerns reach out to our Dining Services partner Chartwells to ensure we are meeting your needs.
  • Dining services offers special events during meal times in the dining hall periodically to make the dining experience even better.

For commuters:

Our commuter meal plan options are specifically designed for folks like you who want to enjoy the same privileges that resident students enjoy but just can’t make a solid commitment to a meal plan. With our commuter meal plans, leave the stress at the door and let us do the cooking!

Block Meal Plans:

Block Meal Plans offer students the most flexibility as the amount of meals that you sign up for can be used throughout the semester in any manner. Students can use their block meals at our all-you-care-to-eat dining hall. Unlike the traditional meals per week plans available to resident students, meals on our block plans will carry over from week to week. So, you won’t have to worry about losing your meals each week if you do not use them. With a Block Meal Plan, there are no restrictions and the flexibility is endless!

Block meal plans come in the following options:

Block 50

50 meal visits for Capital Commons Dining Hall and $100.00 in Flex Cash that can be used either at the Bistro or Capital Commons Dining Hall.  $450.00

Block 25

25 meal visits to Capital Commons Dining Hall and $75.00 in Flex cash that can be used either at The Bistro or Capital Commons Dining Hall.  $257.00

Block 10

10 meal visits to Capital Commons Dining Hall and $50.00 in Flex cash that can be used either at the Bistro or Capital Commons Dining Hall.  $125.00

Flex Dollars:

Flex Dollars are accepted like cash in all our dining locations. Flex Dollars is a “declining balance account” that works on the same principle as a debit card. You can use your Flex cash to purchase beverages, or snacks at The Bistro, or even a full meal in the Capital Commons Dining Hall.  Each time you make a purchase, the purchase amount is subtracted from your Flex Dollars balance. Your dollars do carry over from semester to semester but not from year to year. Additional Flex Dollars can be added to your account at any time in increments of $25. However, the more you put on your card the more money your get.

$500……receive $550 in Flex Spend
$400……receive $435 in Flex Spend
$300……receive $320 in Flex Spend
$200……receive $210 in Flex Spend

You can also use credit or debit cards at both of our dining locations.

Please note: Unused Flex Dollars will carry over from fall to spring semester; however, unused block meals will not carry over. At the end of the spring semester, all unused Flex Dollars are nonrefundable and will not carry over to the following school year. Select your meal plan according to your expected spending habits and remember, you can purchase additional meals and Flex Dollars at any time by contacting Chartwells Dining Services in Little Hall.

For Residents:

19 Meals per Week and $100 Flex Dollars

This plan offers students the greatest value. You can enjoy all 19 meals offered in Capital Commons each week. This plan is also supplemented with $100 in Flex Dollars per semester to be used for snacks, beverages and more in the Capital Commons and at the Bistro.

15 Meals per Week and $100 Flex Dollars

This plan is designed for students who are not on campus on the weekends. You can enjoy up to 15 meals per week at Capital Commons. This plan is also supplemented with $100 in Flex Dollars per semester to be used for snacks, beverages and more at Capital Commons and at the Bistro.

Please Note: All students living in a residence hall on campus are required to purchase a meal plan. Resident Life recommends incoming first year students to purchase The Ultimate plan for their first semester. You can add additional Flex Dollars to your account at any time in increments of $25.