Cafeteria food had to be approached at some point in time. What better time than now?
I’m going to be honest with you right now… Cafeteria food is not the finest food that you will ever eat in your life. In fact, I hope you never have to endure typical college cafeteria food ever again after graduation.
But, don’t worry. It’s really not all bad. Any cafeteria has its good and bad days, and QU is no different. In fact, there are some days that I just downright look forward too (seriously, I’ll arrange my schedule around dinnertime right at 5:00). Spicy chicken sandwich and curly fries, toasted ravioli (cheese is the best but I’m not picky), and chicken Caesar salad days are my top three for sure. Luckily Chartwells (the food providers) puts out a weekly menu so you know what days have potential and when to stay away. And on those really terrible days when you have no other choice but to go to the cafeteria, you can always go for the pizza, lunchmeats, soup, or salad bar to tide you over until later that night when you can just order takeout from somewhere else… with real food.
And then again, when the only options are tater tot casserole, meatloaf, something called “American Spaghetti”, or macaroni cheese leftover from lunch you can always go to the Hawks Hangout, also know as the University Center or UC, which is basically just a grill, deli, and tiny general store all in one. You can get mozzarella sticks and nachos for a quick snack or hot dogs, burgers, philly cheese steaks, grilled cheese, and fries for lunch or dinner. They actually have breakfast too but I’ve never actually woken up early enough to go to that… Apparently their breakfast sandwiches and hash browns are delicious though.
And the best thing is that it’s all part of your tuition so when you’re strapped for cash, all you need is your ID card and you have yourself a meal- a buffet-style meal complete with ice cream for dessert (or cake, cookies, brownies… I’m hungry).