The Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine offers several options for student dining. Building three of the Riverside complex has a cafeteria that offers daily menu selections. Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital also has a cafeteria that serves a wide variety of hot and cold meals. In addition, Starbucks and Moe's have a location directly across Jefferson Street within easy walking distance from the medical school.
Downtown Roanoke offers many dining options including a food court, outdoor markets, and myriad ethnic restaurants in all price ranges. The Star Line Trolley is a free service that connects the health sciences campus to downtown Roanoke. The trolley operates from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m., Monday through Friday with service every 10 minutes. From 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. the services runs every seven minutes.