A Foodie Tour of Fanshawe's London Campus and Beyond

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Lettuce celebrate the end of a class by filling up our bellies! Together, we’ll explore all the available eateries on and surrounding Fanshawe College’s London campus. We’ll also look into some notable eateries this city has to offer that you wouldn’t want to miss! 

First, let’s look at everyone’s favourite campus food hot spot, Oasis. A fireplace, a big screen TV wall, and ‘Marché’ style dining with glass walls overseeing Fanshawe’s playing fields; need I say more? Oasis is the ultimate location for student dining and lounging on-campus. This place has Grinders, Seven Seas International Fare, Poblanos, Stone Pizza Parlour, Sunny’s and a Grab & Go option. From famous giant burritos to building your own pizzas to all day breakfast options, you can’t go wrong here!

Calling all sushi-lovers because rice guys never finish last! Aside from their scrumptious sushi, Ah-So Sushi also offers Asian bowls and sashimi. Ah-So Sushi will be available right inside Oasis this fall.

Keeping near the Student Centre building, Topped Dogz is located outside the West entrance of the Student Centre. Try out Nathan’s Chicago Style hot dog, Italian Cart Sausage, and Vegetarian Jumbo Dog. Hot diggity dog, you won’t regret it!

Just a short walk from the Student Centre, you’ll find the Out Back Shack. A spacious tavern with live musical performances. Out Back Shack serves scrumptious fish tacos, tex-mex nachos, and apple crumble a la mode. And don’t forget to top it all off with a glass of wine or a beer. Mark your calendars and be sure to attend an event, like trivia or theme nights at the Out Back Shack!

Hungry for some classic Italian specialities? Look no further than Tuscanos Pizzeria & Bistro. This traditional Italian bistro is perfect for those days when you’re feeling extra saucy. By creating every dish from scratch, they aspire to deliver top quality homemade pastas, breads, and desserts. Here, you’ll find everything from gnocchi to wild mushroom chicken marsala to Tuscano chicken sandwiches.

Just outside of campus, near Fanshawe’s Foundry First residence, you’ll find student favourite, Carey’s Bar & Grill. Carey’s is a family-owned bar that strives to provide their customers with exceptional quality service and promises you’ll have a fantastic time out! Check out their amazing daily specials, from half-priced wings and fries on Mondays to steak and fries on Fridays! 

For more off-campus food finds, check out the city’s many Italian eateries such as Abruzzi, Pasto’s Grill, Dolcetto, La Casa Ristoranti, Fellini Koolini’s Italian Cusini, Renato’s Restaurant, Spageddy Eddy’s of London, Veloce Italian Kitchen, and many others.  

But pho real, it’d be a shame if your food never came with fortune cookies. In which case, explore some of the city’s amazing Asian restaurants like Congee Chan, Mandarin, Mai’s Café & Bistro, Vietnam Restaurant, Zen Gardens, Asian Wok, Thai Cuisine, 168 Sushi Asian Buffet, Meesai’s Thai Kitchen, and many more. 

Personally, I wouldn’t sacri-fries my meal for anything but burgers! If this sounds like you too, then you must visit local burger joints like The WORKS, Prince Albert’s Diner, Moxie’s Grill & Bar, The Church Key Bistro-Pub, Burger Factory, Burger Burger, Winks Eatery, and Fitzray’s Restaurant.