By Shanieya Harris
Eating is a necessity for college students. While it is sometimes an unintentionally missed ritual if not planned accordingly, when students want to grab something on campus, where should they go and what are the best times to dine on campus?
Luckily, aside from the Roussell dining hall, there is a wide variety of places for dining on campus. Students can eat at Bucky’s Cove, Bites and Blends, Subway, BucStop Café, Dunkin Donuts & Baskin Robbins, Asian Kitchen and Union Market which features a Boar’s Head deli.
While there are these great options, it can be tricky while in the midst of campus chaos to get there in time. Learning the ins and outs of dining at Barry will detour students from the complexity that comes with fueling the body on a day-to-day basis.
Deviate from turning a normal coffee run at Dunkin into the hunger games. Take the hassle out of grabbing sushi at the Asian Kitchen and be at total peace! With campus at full capacity this 2021-2022 school year, The Buccaneer has compiled information to help you stay ahead of the game with dining hours, hotspots and more!
Peer’s Views on Campus Hot Spots
Dunkin Donuts is one of the earliest star eateries on campus. The saying “the early bird gets the worm” remains true if one wants to grab their daily fix of caffeine.
Monique Defonseca, a junior in the nursing program, said that she goes to Dunkin Donuts at 7 a.m.
“There is never a line and it’s worth waking up early. I’ve seen the line go out of the door at 12 p.m. or in between my classes. I would hate to suffer through that! Really, it just couldn’t be me,” she said.
Student Deangelo Hunt, a sophomore within the arts, had the same mindset stating that “students should go get food when the restaurants on campus first open up.”
“If you try to go in between classes, you’ll be out of luck!” he said.
Best Times to Go
Based on our research, here are the best (and slowest) times to visit the campus eateries.
So, skip the wait. Go early or go late. You can even order meals within select applications if it is accessible. Know that 12 p.m. would be what some would consider rush hour. Lunchtime is the busiest and most conflicting time to grab a bite.
Students are saying, “Move with quickness!” and “Allow 30 minutes to bypass the rush.”
Most Popular Dining Spots
According to a survey of 100 Barry students, Asian Kitchen in Thompson Hall was the students’ favored dining spot, coming in at 24.5 percent. The second-best place to eat on campus, according to our survey, was Union Market, featuring a Boar’s Head deli, located in Landon Student Union. A total of 21.6 percent of students agreed. In third place, with a total of 14.7 percent of students on board, was the chain Dunkin Donuts & Baskin Robbins located near Garner Hall. Among the least favorites places to eat on campus were Bites and Blends located in Bevilacqua hall, with only a total of 9.8 percent of students choosing it as their favorite.