More than just a convenience store

The Express Vegetarian Grill and Deli is Walla Walla University’s convenience store, vegetarian grill, and gas station with a long-running history that dates all the way back to the college's dairy farm. At The Express our mission is to provide convenience and quality service to our customers and the community around us.

Grill hours

7 a.m.–9 p.m.

7 a.m.–2 hrs before sunset


9 a.m.–9 p.m.

Store hours

6 a.m.–11 p.m.

6 a.m.–1 hr before sunset

7 p.m.–9 p.m.

8 a.m.–11 p.m.

406 S. College Ave., College Place, WA 99324
(509) 527-2522

Our story

Walla Walla College operated a dairy for more than 100 years, up through the early 1990s. At one point the farm was located where the Walla Walla University Church now stands. The dairy distributed milk cartons and dairy products like ice cream in the local community, including at the school-owned College Dairy where the ice cream was served.

Eventually the College Dairy became the College Dairy Snack Bar serving milk shakes and other goodies, eventually creating the famous Yogi Burger. This shop is now called The Express—a convenience store offering fuel, snacks, a tasty vegetarian grill, a welcoming environment, and a warm connection to Walla Walla University and the community.

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