Looking to place a mobile order? Download the official mobile ordering app – Penn Eats (not to be confused with Penn Mobile).
To download, search “Transact Mobile Ordering” in the app store, and once downloaded you can select The University of Pennsylvania as your location. When creating an account, link it with your Dining Dollars for easy use. To make sure everything is linked properly, you must make sure you use the email address listed in your public profile in the Penn Directory.
Once you've downloaded and setup Penn Eats, you will be able to order ahead and pay ahead.
To assist with downloading Transact Mobile Ordering/Penn Eats to your iPhone, here is some information supplied by Apple: If arriving from outside North America, you may need to change the home location of your Apple ID, or create a second US based ID.
Click here for more information.
The Power of your Dining Plan:
In addition to traditional residential and retail dining, there are plenty of other ways to utilize your dining plan. As you plan your meals, consider these flexible options:
Looking to use your swipes at our retail locations now that they're open? We’ve got you!
Meal Exchange is available from open to close at Houston Market (excluding Bento), McClelland, Gourmet Grocer, Joe’s Café, Accenture Café, and Café West.
Birthday Cakes at Gourmet Grocer
The perfect treat to gift or eat! Birthday cakes from our Farm to Fork partner and West Chester favorite, Artisan Exchange, will be available at Gourmet Grocer for only one swipe. These tasty treats for two are a convenient way to celebrate any occasion.
Meal kits (think Blue Apron or Hello Fresh) will be available at the Gourmet Grocer for two swipes (enough food for two meals), with rotating menus and vegan/vegetarian options. These easy to assemble kits are designed to provide you with a meal that is both flexible and freshly prepared! Perfect for those times when you need to hunker down to finish that big project.
Love what is on our menu but don't have time to sit and eat? You can get a meal to-go at our participating residential cafes. Green2Go containers, a reusable to-go box, were provided to all campus residents when they moved in.
After you enter the cafe, select your meal, fill your container, and head on your way. Once you have finished your meal, please RINSE the container, and return it to one of the drop-off areas at our participating locations.
We also offer unique ways to use your Dining Dollars around campus. Try these options:
Keep in mind that if you want to make changes to your Dining Plan, you may do so ONE time per semester at Campus Express. We encourage you to use your Dining Plan for a week or two, get your class schedule figured out, and then decide whether or not you need to make a change. The last day to make a change to your dining plan is on September 21st.
We know these first few weeks can be overwhelming, and we're here to help. Don't hesitate to ask questions of our Chefs and Managers in the Dining Cafes, email us here, or submit feedback here.