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Nuts and Bolts cafe trials meat-free Mondays

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UCSA’s Nuts and Bolts cafe is trialing  meat-free Mondays starting 7 October. The tasty two-week trial will see the team replace their regular options with a full vegetarian menu with vegan options, including their daily pies, sandwich and sushi selection.

The Menu

Rice bowls: All rice bowls $12.50

The famous engineering bowl is filled with rice, coleslaw, our yummy sauces and topped with your choice of:

  • Mediterranean mix (grilled eggplant, artichoke, sundried tomato, olives, roast capsicum and optional feta),
  • grilled spiced tofu,
  • falafel, or
  • roast vegetable.

Burgers and sandwiches:

  • Quinoa and feta burger $9.50
  • Roasted vegetable burger $9.50
  • Lentil burger $9.50
  • Mediterranean sarnie $8.00
  • Pita pockets with salad and falafel $8.00

All above food items can be made vegan.

Nuts and Bolts is located inside UC’s Engineering Core building.  It’s open Monday to Friday 8am till 3pm.

Nuts and Bolts food bowl

Delicious new menu at The Shilling Club

The Shilling Club’s new season menu has arrived just in time for spring. Full of light, zingy and fresh flavours, it’s the perfect place for a pick-me-up on campus. Highlights from the menu include smoothie bowls, crepes, and chicken mango and pomegranate salad. And with a full vegan and vegetarian menu, there’s something for everyone! Visit the Shilling Club website to view the full menu.

The Shilling Club

The Shilling Club is a UCSA eatery located in the center of UC’s Ilam Campus. It’s a relaxed restaurant, bar and cafe that serves amazing coffees and a wide selection of tasty food and drink.

They can be found in the sunny front-left corner of the Undercroft, at the bottom of the Puaka-James Hight Library building.

UC Kia Tōpū will be at FESTA: Festival of Transitional Architecture – A public festival of architecture and food.

Food and the City Symposium
Sun 21 October , 12:30–4.:0pm
TSB Space, Tūranga, 60 Cathedral Square
Admission is Free

Food tells a story. Join Freerange Press, contributors to their book Kai and Culture, and invited guests for a symposium where they explore some of the issues involved in the growing, making and eating of our food, and its potential for positive impact in our cities. Hosted by Simon Wilson, with Rod Oram, Rebekah Graham and presentations by our own Professor Simon Kingham and Dr Julia Rucklidge at the Freerange symposium, Food and the City.

We have several UC staff also contributing during the festival weekend.

Email: info@festa.org.nz
Web: festa.org.nz
Facebook: www.facebook.com/
Instagram: @festanz

UC’s Edible Campus

Missed our Edible Campus walking tour? Here’s the link to our Edible Campus Map, so you can take yourself foraging on campus whenever you like!

The fruit, nuts and berries you see on campus are all free for you to forage as you wish. However, we ask you do some research if you’re unsure – some edibles may look ready before they are actually ripe for picking!

You can always be in touch with the Sustainability Office if you have any questions about foraging on campus.

The Sustainability Office has a long-term plan to see more food grown on campus, complementing the plantings and ecological restoration work we have been supporting. As issues of food accessibility and affordability become better understood, we are committed to proving an edible landscape for our UC community. The idea of an edible campus and a food forest is embedded in UC’s landscape master plan.

We already have two community gardens on campus – those on the tour visited Okeover Community Garden with us, and we also have an allotment style community garden based at Dovedale.

Interested in volunteering in our community garden? All volunteers are welcome to take home fresh produce in return for their time. See more about volunteering with us here.

Found an edible on campus that isn’t on this map? Please let us know! We’re in the process of updating and refreshing our Edible Campus maps and guides.

Happy foraging UC!

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Got a question or want to know more? Email us at sustainability@canterbury.ac.nz


Bakery food truck on campus


A new food truck is on campus for a trial period.

The Hangout Bakery food truck will be located outside C Lecture Theatres on Monday, Tuesday and Friday and at the front of Engineering Core on Wednesday and Thursday.  These days are subject to change depending on demand and only for a trial period until Easter.

image008Emmanueilo and Anne-Marie who run the food truck are Egyptian and freshly bake each morning a delicious selection of savouries, cakes, breads, cream buns and fresh Turkish Delight, all reasonably priced and delicious!


See more pictures  of the delicious food on offer below – and let us know your favourites in the comments section.

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