Fill up with these NYU food clubs

Dhriti Tandon, Staff Writer

Various clubs at NYU provide students with opportunities to have unique dining experiences. Students can also take cooking classes for various cuisines, make food for the homeless and more with fellow club members. If you want to meet other people with similar interests in food, consider checking out some of these clubs.

Krishna Bhakti Club

Inspired by the Hindu spiritual ideals of vegetarianism, the Krishna Bhakti club provides its members with an educational experience on vegetarian food. Open to all NYU students, the club’s main events are vegetarian cooking classes, where club members are taught quick-and-easy techniques to make delicious vegetarian dishes. Members also enjoy the vegetarian meals they learned how to make after the demos.

CAS junior Sage Morrison is appreciative of the club’s eccentric atmosphere and people.

“It’s nice to have a veggie place,” Morrison said. “It creates a safe space for what can be a strange collection of people to sit and talk.”

Icing on the Cake Club

Perfect for the dessert fans of NYU, the Icing on the Cake Club creates an environment where students can learn and appreciate the art of baking and decorating. The club emphasizes the “eat with your eyes” philosophy and offers bi-monthly workshops and events where club members can learn new ways to creatively decorate their desserts. Piping, sculpting and icing are some of the techniques that are taught at the events, which each come with a $3 price tag.

For CAS freshman Mei Zhu, the club was a great way for her to learn from fellow bakers on campus.

“The club activities have given me new insights into decorating my baked desserts,” Zhu said. “My favorite club moment is when we take pictures with our decorated desserts after the workshops.”

The Cheese Club

The Cheese Club is perfect for dairy lovers, as it provides its members with an opportunity to explore their passion for cheese. The club is a social club that allows cheese fans to come together and indulge in cheese-inspired conversations. Students can find a wide variety of cheeses at the club events, which are also an opportunity for one to expand one’s knowledge on different types of cheeses.

Kimberly Wang, Gallatin sophomore and cheese enthusiast, said she appreciates the club’s unconventional means of connecting people who share common interests.

“I think that’s a great and fun way for people to get together and try new things,” Wang said. “It’s not the usual club, but it’s a great way to get people together.”

Club EAT

Club EAT, which stands for Eating, Affecting, Talking, is the Steinhardt undergraduate nutrition club, but is open to anyone. The club aims to raise awareness about nutrition and food studies through various events such as market scavenger hunts, professional networking events and cooking meals for the homeless. Controversial food-related topics such as genetically modified organisms and sustainable farming are also discussed during club meetings.

Steinhardt senior Lauren Coull goes to the club’s events to meet people who share her interests.

“I love it, it’s a great social gathering to connect with people in a similar field as yourself,” Coull said.

A version of this article appeared in the Tuesday, Nov. 11 print edition. Email Dhriti Tandon at [email protected]