Annual Meeting of the NCI Cohort Consortium (Dining)


Due to government regulations, we cannot provide food at this event. Attendees will be responsible for purchasing all meals.

Ordering Lunch
Participants are encouraged to order lunch from The Bean Bag Deli, and our staff will pick up the lunches and deliver them to the meeting each day. The deadline to place a lunch order is Friday, October 6, 2023.

  1. Go to the Bean Bag Deli website, The Bean Bag Deli.
  2. Select the appropriate date for your order, the “Cohort Consortium Annual Meeting” meeting on the left side. There is an option for each day.
  3. Click “Select Pick-Up Order” and then “Select a Date”: October 11 or October 12, and then select “11:00 a.m.” as the pick-up time. You must choose the appropriate date to place an order for each day.
  4. Click "Place Order" in the My Order section on the right.
  5. Then, you must create an account, submit the payment, and submit your completed order.

Please email if you have questions or need assistance placing your lunch order.

Attendees will be responsible for providing their own beverages and snacks. Below is a local list of eating options.

Shady Grove Cafeteria

The NCI Shady Grove cafeteria will now be self-checkout, accepting credit card payments only with one attendant on staff. The cafeteria will serve breakfast, lunch, and snacks between the hours of 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Monday through Thursday. It features breakfast food, paninis, sandwiches, burgers, soups, and salads during the hours of operation. Customers will scan and/or look up their items for purchase.

Hours of Operation:

  • Monday through Thursday
  • 8:00 a.m.–2:00 p.m.

Grill hours:

  • Breakfast: 8:00 a.m.–10:00 a.m.
  • Lunch: 11:30 a.m. –1:30 p.m.

Avanti Market/Snack Shop
It is located on the first floor of the Shady Grove building in 1E274. Open 24 hours a day, seven days a week, and offers fresh grab-and-go lunch options and snacks with self-service kiosk, credit or debit cards–does not take cash.

Nearby restaurants are open and available. Participants leaving the building for lunch must use the main entrance on the 1st floor and return through the main entrance and security.

Retail Food at 9613 Medical Center Drive – adjacent to NCI

Freshii (burritos, wraps, soups, salads)

  • Accepts online orders. Freshii
  • Phone: (301) 675-8621

Subway (submarine sandwiches and salads)

Passion Bakery Café (coffee, sandwiches, salads, baked goods)

  • Call for hours and to place pick-up orders over the phone.
  • Phone: (202) 875-3808

Dunkin’ Donuts (coffee, donuts, bagels)

  • 15235 Siesta Key Way, Rockville, MD 20850
  • Phone: (301) 947-2975

    Restaurants in Nearby Shopping Centers