Lowell Market

Lowell Market

Lowell Center| 610 Langdon Street | Map
Office: 608-890-2261

Lowell Market is a dining marketplace located near Memorial Union, Memorial Library, and State Street with beautiful views of Lake Mendota. It is housed within the Lowell Center. Equipped with multiple stations, Lowell offers customers with a wide variety of meals and snacks.

Accepted forms of payment at Lowell Market include Wiscard, Visa, Discover, and MasterCard. To keep cashier lines moving quickly, cash or check are not accepted here.


Lowell Market offers all-you-care-to-eat (buffet style) service for breakfast, lunch, and dinner. This means, diners will pay for their meal upon entry to the market. No outside carry-in food will be allowed during these meal periods.

Please note: Lowell Market and dining room will be closed in-between meal service.

Today’s Menu at Lowell Market

2022-23 Academic Year Hours*

Monday – Friday
Breakfast: 7:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m.
Lunch: 11:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.
Dinner: 4:00 p.m. – 8:00 p.m.
Saturday – Sunday

*Hours may vary. See our full operating schedule for details.

Door Prices – 2023-24 Academic Year

Meal Door Price
Breakfast $8.99
Lunch $10.99
Dinner $11.99

Stations at Lowell Market

Buckingham Bakery

Buckingham Bakery offers fresh-baked goods, with muffins, bagels, pastries, cookies, bars, and an array of hot and cold desserts, as well as a cereal station featuring up to 30 varieties of cereal, hot oatmeal and yogurt.

dessert pastries


Delicious features made-to-order deli, panini sandwiches and wraps served on an array of freshly baked bread and roll choices.

sandwich on ciabatta roll

Great Greens

Great Greens features a bountiful bar of freshly prepared greens, fruit and vegetable toppings, and mixed salads for diners to craft the ultimate salad. It also includes a soup station, offering two house-prepared soups daily.


Lowell Market

Lowell Market serves a wide range of entrées and sides with the menu varying daily.

pasta with shrimp

All-You-Care-To-Eat FAQs

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Can I bring my own food into Lowell and eat in the dining room?

No, with All-You-Care-to-Eat service no outside food will be allowed in the dining room or market.

Can I get my meal to-go from Lowell?

Yes, to take food to-go from Lowell you will need to use your Ticket to Take-Out token. Upon entry to the Market, provide your token to the cashier. You’ll be allowed to take 1 container to-go. The container must be able to shut. Food that is requested to-go must be consumed off-site and not in the dining room.

It says that the market is closed in-between meal serving periods, does that include the dining room? Can I sit in there are study?

Because staff need to clean and prep Lowell between every meal serving period, both the dining room and market will be closed to the public.

If Lowell is closed in-between meal periods, where can I grab something to eat that is nearby?

We have several other locations nearby to Lowell Market that are available for dining needs in-between these hours. See our operating hours to explore other options. Another option is to use our Starship Delivery service, where you can place in order from another dining location and have it delivered to you. Learn more about this service here.

At the other markets, I select my food and then pay at the cashier. How will this work with all-you-care-to-eat service?

Guests will pay for their meal open entry to the market. You will then be able to walk throughout the market and take servings of whatever you would like. We ask that when deciding what to eat that you are conscious of food waste. You are welcome to go back for additional servings throughout the serving period. But due to food safety regulations, you cannot put back what you do not eat. It must be thrown away.

Is there any option for me to grab something quick if I don’t have time for a sit-down meal?

Yes, you do have the option to take 1 container of food to-go from Lowell by using your Ticket to Take-out token. Another option is to use our Starship Delivery service, where you can place in order from another dining location and have it delivered to you. Learn more about this service here.

Lowell Market Staff

Nick Ruppel

Position title: Unit Manager - Lowell Market