Monthly Campus Noms

For this month’s post, I’ve decided to share some of my favorite eats on campus. I find myself always eating the same thing, so I hope this post gives everyone something new to try out! I have a mix of both actual restaurants, as well as some tasty options from the first year dining halls, which hopefully is able to suit a range of people’s taste buds. 

Mercante’s Almond Croissant

Rating: 4.5/5

Honestly, one of my favorite things to get for breakfast on my way to class or even just as a snack throughout the day. The croissants are flaky on the outside with a delicious almond paste on the inside!


Rating: 3.5/5

From what I’ve tried to date I have to say this is my favorite pasta on campus, although it isn’t amazing it’ll satisfy your Italian craving. I’d say its a 4/5 if you eat it right away but as it cools the pasta ends up sticking together and getting soggy, which results in a sad 1.5/5.

Pie R Squared’s Pierogi Pizza

Rating: 3.5/5

To be honest, I’m not a pizza lover, but I really do like the the pierogi pizza here and find myself craving it! There’s just something about potato on pizza that I love.

Pacific Poké’s The Main Bowl


Rating: 4/5

I loved poke, so having this place on campus was honestly life-saving for me. After having it so much lately I am starting to get sick of it, but I still do enjoy it. Whenever I get this bowl I always ask to swap out the regular sockeye for spicy and add Sriracha!

Open Kitchen’s South West Bowl


Rating: 4/5

Perfect for when I’m feeling healthy and want to eat a clean meal. The little crisp crackers add a wonderful texture when mixed in and the sauce on this can be very addictive!

White Chocolate Macadamia Nut Cookie 

Rating: 3.5/5

Obviously Blue Chip is better but this is still a great cookie that always satisfies!

Totem Park Dining’s Strawberry Cake


Rating: 3.5/5

This isn’t a particularly fancy cake, but for some reason I keep wanting it, and I think this is the reason I’ve been gaining weight lately. I completely understand if you try this and don’t get my obsession, but please try it at least once!



Article by: Julia Zhou

Article photos: Julia Zhou

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