Tuesday, February 22, 2011

Food!

When I last posted I told you guys I would talk about dorm foods next, so here we go.
Today I just want to talk about the food provided by the dorms, and in a later post I'll talk about some of the best dorm microwavable and snack foods.
Here at WVU we have cafeterias at several but not all of the dorms. With a meal plan you can go to any of the cafeterias and eat an all you can eat buffet. The everyday there is salad bar, several cereals, a sandwich station, and pizza. In addition to those there are entrées such as turkey, beef roast, hamburgers, chicken patties, mashed potatoes, and a variety of other foods. You might think all this sounds great but sadly, it's not. The food is often of very cheap quality so the beef is rubbery, the pizza is awful, and you can really tell they use inexpensive ingredients. Because of this I often avoid the cafeteria and go to the other option we have, the Grab N Go.
The Grab N Go has a different hot sandwich every day, a variety of chips, and many side options. The sandwiches are usually pretty good (except for Tuesday's Caprese sub) and the sides aren't bad either. I usually get the hot sub of the day, Cheetos, and cheese cubes or a Smucker's Uncrustable.
From what I've heard, other colleges and universities food snit much better. Universities like to get a lot of money out of students meal plans so they stick to cheap foods. I recommend not getting a meal plan if possible and just going grocery shopping every week or two. Sometime in the future Ill write about my favorite foods are for keeping in the dorm and snacking on. Thanks for reading!

If you want to check out whats on our cafeteria menu check out this link.

37 comments:

  1. Don't you have like a kitchen or whatever in every dorm? That's what universities are like over here.

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  2. @Markbrah Yeah the kitchen/cafeterias are in the basement of most dorms. Not all of our dorms have them though

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  3. sounds good to me really. I'll have to cook myself when I go to college. I'm too lazy for that. maybe once or twice a week is ok but everyday..just no.

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  4. Thankfully I never lived in a dorm, but the food we had at my school was actually pretty good. The food court was moderately cheap and had legitimate restaurants.

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  5. school food in general has never really appealed to me, i tend to stay away from it

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  6. When I went away my first year of college, I didn't get fatter, but I got more unhealthy. I was downing the bbq chicken pizza like it was nobody's biznis!

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  7. my dorm cafeteria food was horrible :(

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  8. last year of high school..not sure if im keen for college

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  9. never been in a school cafeteria with good food, that's a myth imo!

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  10. sounds awesome actually, schools aint that way here tho

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  11. well, just cook yourself. It's cheaper and healthier..

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  12. Dude I was gonna go to WVU, went to Mizzou instead.

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  13. I thankfully was never forced to use the meal plan in college.

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  14. at first i was like damn! this kid has the life over there. really nice variation of foods but liek you said the quality ruins everything. even if you thinnk you are eating healthy all those perservatives and process meats kill the flavor and quality of even the best food

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  15. Don't gain the freshman 40... pounds that is.

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  16. @THEFROG I did the math and it comes out to like 7.50 or 8 bucks per meal. It's a complete rip off.
    @Hombre lol I wont I workout pretty frequently

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  17. I spent so much money on meal plans at ucla..criminal

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  18. When I went to Ohio University that was exactly how our dining halls were. I lived off of grab n go everyday

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  19. TSTC Waco has a cafeteria in the Student Services Center, but not the dorms. The food is surprisingly really good, but they charge a la carte. Its run by the Culinary Arts students and has specialty dishes in one of the hot lines from time to time.

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  20. I'll be going to college soon so I'll write a post when I can in response.

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  21. Wow, we don't even have cafeterias in our dorms here.

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  22. Id make my own food if I was at uni..

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  23. I love the food they have in the dining halls here.

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  24. College dinning halls are always so expensive if you break it down, mine averages to about $7/meal.

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  25. I would make my mommy send my homemade lunch boxes :d

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  26. One word: Ramen.

    Added you to my morning coffee, thanks.(:

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  27. Man, I bet all of this food, despite being delicious, is really expensive. I spent 8 dollars on a sandwich and some chips at my uni. *sigh**

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  28. Great write up for the frugal eater.

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