On-Site Food Options

Houston Hall

The ARCH Building

Williams Hall

Houston Market

The Houston Market, located on the ground floor of the building, has been completely renovated in 2018, including enhancements to the kitchen, serving and seating areas, and the introduction of new dining concepts. The work enables Penn Dining to provide broader food options and improve efficiency for diners, especially during peak hours. The design leverages the history and architecture of the Houston Hall space, the oldest student union building in the country, to create an inviting gathering place. Seating arrangements have integrated technology allowing diners to plug-in, charge, and connect.

Houston Hall Ground Floor
3417 Spruce Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104

Houston Market Dining Choices
  • The Market Café " featuring La Colombe coffee products, fresh baked goods, gelato, and quick bites. The café will be open early and late
  • Ginger @Spruce! " interactive cooking on a Mongolian grill featuring bowls of fresh, local vegetables, a variety of proteins, rice and noodles, topped off with sauces
  • Ivy Leaf  "  freshly made salads and Mezze bowls with a focus on Mediterranean cuisine
  • 34th Street Carvery " house- roasted meats, fresh breads and a selection of vegetables, and house-made spreads
  • HM Street Cart " A Grab'n'Go selection of Globally-inspired street cart fare offering both hot and cold options for those on the go.
  • Houston Grill " Packed with traditional menu options as well as specially curated chef's favorites, the HM Grill focuses a variety of meats along with sauces, and toppings
  • Bento -" Traditional sushi and sashimi along with perennial favorites like edamame, steamed gyoza, seaweed salad, Ramen bowls, Rice Bowls, and hand rolls
  • Pi " Wood-fired pizzas, flatbreads, strombolis featuring fresh, Jersey tomato sauce and house-made dough; as well as a seasonally changing, tossed-to-order Pasta Bar featuring proteins, toppings and Severino pasta


    The company's flagship store! 

    Houston Hall Ground Floor
    3417 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104


    Paris Cafe Creperie provides a variety of crepes--from sweet to savory--for breakfast, lunch and dinner. Other menu items include salads, fruit cups, and Starbucks coffee. Check them out for daily specials.

    • Hours
    • Phone: (215) 222-6500

    Houston Hall Ground Floor
    3417 Spruce Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104


    ARCH Cafe - Tortas Frontera by Rick Bayless

    Tortas Frontera in the ARCH Cafe is Rick Bayless's first opening on the East Coast.  With both made-to-order and grab-and-go options, the cafe offers a variety of Mexican flavors for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. 

    ARCH Building
    3601 Locust Walk
    Philadelphia, PA 19104


    Williams Cafe, located on the first floor of Williams Hall adjacent to the Silfen Study Center, offers coffee drinks, bagels, pastries, sandwiches and snacks.  Catering services are also available through the Cafe and are tailored to meet your needs and budget.  For additional information, visit the Williams Cafe website, call (215) 898-6815 or email williamscafecatering@gmail.com.

    Williams Hall
    255 S. 36th Street
    Philadelphia, PA 19104

    Regular Hours
    Monday to Thursday: 8:30AM to 7:30PM
    Friday: 8:30AM to 5PM
    Saturday & Sunday: CLOSED

    Closed during University holidays and breaks.

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