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Eating Out and Eating In

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Munich is a great place to eat. And the Schwabing district—home to LMU’s main campus —is one of the city’s most lively places to go out at night!

You’ll find Bavarian specialties and nearly any global cuisine throughout the city—and our restaurants, beer gardens, and cafés span from budget to gourmet. You shouldn’t have trouble fulfilling any special dietary needs (e.g., vegetarian, vegan, gluten-free).

We have heavily subsidized student canteens, cafeterias, and bars on campus with high-quality meals and an increasing amount of organic, vegetarian, and vegan food on offer. And most restaurants around LMU locations offer discounted meals, especially during the lunch hour.

Cooking Together

As an international student, you’ll also have the option of cooking with your peers and sharing the food traditions of your home country. Take a look at what some of our international students have been up to in the kitchen in our Cooks on Campus feature.

Grocery Shopping

Finding what you’re craving in Munich is easy, as Munich is an international hub with a great diversity of shops and goods. Pricing depends on the type of shop you choose (e.g., discount, specialty stores for specific countries or regions, health food store, farmer’s markets . . . the list could go on and on!). Ask around for tips on the best places to shop.