I think food should be at the top of the college checklist when looking at different schools. It is a subject that easily gets pushed aside being just a part of routine but is more important than you think.
Food has always had a special place in my heart. Whether it’s cooking the food or just eating it there is something about food that just makes my day. When looking at colleges I told my parents that we had to eat on campus so I could experience the food. When you think about it food is a necessity so if you’re going to spend money on a meal plan then you might as well like the food. I have to say most campuses today have fairly decent food choices. I found that even if the food is wonderful, there are four factors that you should consider:
- Quality of food: Are they using fresh produce, good quality ingredients and in the end do you like it?
- Variety of food choices: How many choices are offered in a given day? Do they change it up enough so you won’t get bored of the food options?
- Availability of food: What hours can you go get food on campus, and will they work with your schedule?
- Are there enough healthy options? Yeah feel good food is needed once and a while, but you are what you eat.
RIT was on top of my list food wise. It really offers a broad range of food that could satisfy even the pickiest eater. Whether you’re in the mood for Indian, or just a burger and fries you have that option here. Here is a taste of some of my friend’s favorite meals on campus:
A Buffalo Chicken Wrap, From the Brick City Café located in the SAU via myself
A meal from the Traveling Chief, From the Brick City Café located in the SAU via John Brennan
Vegetable soup and Peperoni bread from Nathans Soup and Salad via Jeff Wojtusik