Gopher Spot

Twin Cities, Minnesota

3.8 / 3 votes

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Convenience Store on U of M campus

Coffee/Tea/Juice, Food Court or Street Vendor, Grocery/Bakery/Deli, General Store

The Gopher Spot features a very large convenience store area (in addition Gameroom). There is a large number of organic and natural food products. Vegetarian & vegan options include (but are not limited to): Amy's Kitchen products (burritos, pasta bowls, and more), Black Cat products (sandwiches, salads, and wraps), Silk Soymilk, Horizon Organic Milk, Holy Land hummus and pitas, Odwalla juices and smoothies, Panini products (sandwiches and wraps), Sabino's products (sandwiches, wraps, and salads), fresh fruit, hot cheese pizza, and much more.

Recently the Gopher Spot began selling ice cream produced right on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota!

The Gopher Spot is long hours during the school year and during the summer, and provides fast and convenient service to patrons of the St. Paul campus.

Added by Scottie on Jun 8 05 (last updated May 2 08)

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Most Recent Reviews

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The Gopher Spot is constantly increasing their vegetarian, vegan, and organic food options. It's the only place on St. Paul campus that you can find such a wide variety of vegan and vegetarian options. And they are ALWAYS open to suggestions. A friend of mine suggested that they carry Tofutti Cuties, and within a few weeks they did.

The Gopher Spot caters to an extremely broad audience, when it comes to the food options they offer. Yes, they do have some unhealthy options like chips and candy, but you will find that at nearly every convenience store or restaurant. I think it's great that they are taking steps to provide as many options as possible to vegetarians and vegans on campus.

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Gopher Stop didn't seem to have quite as many options as Gopher Express or Gopher Express West, but it still has quite a number of vegan items for a campus convenience store: pita bread and hummus, Cliff and Luna bars, veg jerky, silk soy milk (but only in tiny little plastic bottles), Amy's organic burritos, etc. Gopher Stop is smaller than the other two but, unlike the other two, it has a huge section dedicated to nasty cheap candy instead of filling, healthy food.

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St. Paul Campus


The Gopher Spot is located in the lower level of the St. Paul Student Center, which is located near the corner of Cleveland Ave and Buford Ave, on the St. Paul Campus of the University of Minnesota.

The St. Paul Student Center is the last stop on the St. Paul campus for the campus connector.


Wheelchair Accessible


  • Eclectic (Varied)


  • Kid-Friendly
  • Large Group-Friendly
  • Private Rooms
  • Wi-Fi


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8am - 5pm
8am - 10:30pm
10:30am - 10:30pm

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