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Ranked: What is the best NYU dining hall?

A senior’s ranking of NYU’s dining halls — take this with a grain of salt since the university's dining options don’t have any.
Lorraine Olaya, Deputy Managing Editor Sep 19, 2022

As a veteran of the NYU Eats dining hall experience, it’s about time I lend my four years of expertise to answer the long-debated question: What are the best dining halls? With...

The Falafel Bowl and the Chicken Shawarma held up in front of a counter at fresh&co

8 Too Good To Go options near NYU for your next meal

When you’re getting a bit tired of dining hall food, here’s some places to save a few dollars while also saving the planet.
Mayee Yeh, Deputy Managing Editor Sep 9, 2022

I honestly don’t remember how or when I downloaded Too Good To Go, but the app has saved my stomach while saving food waste. Users can buy “surprise bags” of surplus food...

Dining tables and chairs in the foreground and food court vendors in the background.

Did Upstein get an upgrade? A vegetarian’s review

One vegetarian’s thoughts on the new and not-so-improved Upstein dining hall.
Sarah Whitacre, Contributing Writer Sep 8, 2022

Though it was before my time, I often hear upperclassmen reminiscing about the days of yore, when Downstein’s upstairs neighbor had Chick-fil-A and Jamba Juice. Those days are...

Photograph of a banner saying “NYU Farmer’s Market” on the right, and an assortment of fruits and vegetables on a table covered in a purple NYU-branded tablecloth on the left.

A love letter to Kimmel’s farmers market

You read that right. Here’s the ins and outs of the most underrated way to use your NYU meal plan.
Sasha DuBose, Dining Editor Sep 7, 2022

I grew up in Delaware, a state many of you probably drive through to get to more exciting places. However, for me, Delaware’s abundance of farmers markets made me the number...

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A hangover remedy guide

We’re not trying to enable you, but here are some ways to help that headache.
The Culture Desk May 4, 2022

An illustration of two women sitting next to each other. In front of them is a camera on a tripod. The woman sitting on the right wears a shirt with blue and purple flowers and holds a cup of wine. The woman sitting on the left wears a purple sweatshirt that reads “NYU” and is eating pasta.

Meet Skyler Bouchard, the NYU alum who took the culinary world by storm

NYC food expert and businesswoman Skyler Bouchard talks all things food and how to make it in the media industry.
Ora Sidlow, Contributing Writer Apr 21, 2022

If you're anything like me, your Instagram Explore page consists almost solely of food pictures, food videos and recipes, or as I like to call it, “the algorithm’s way of enabling...

A front view of the Ukrainian restaurant Veselka. The restaurant has a small dark red and yellow awning with its name printed on it. In front of the restaurant there are trees without branches in pots painted with the yellow-and-blue Ukrainian flag.

Veselka, the heart of Ukrainian solidarity in New York

The Ukrainian restaurant has been at the center of local support for Ukraine, fighting against the Russian invasion with what they have: food and community.
Mitali Sapra, Contributing Writer Apr 14, 2022

As soon as you enter the little restaurant on the corner of Ninth Street and Second Avenue, a kind staff and warmly lit space welcome you. The constant lively chatter from numerous...

The bubblegum pink storefront of Kinky’s Dessert Bar. On either side of the door, hearts are printed on the windows in a range of pink tones. Above the door is the word “Kinky’s” in yellow letters.

Kinky’s Dessert Bar sells the dirtiest desserts in the Lower East Side

Genitalia-shaped waffles have brought fame to the bakery that opened this past Valentine’s Day. August and John DeWindt, owners of Kinky’s Dessert Bar, explain exactly why the sexual sweets sell.
Olivia Liu, Contributing Writer Apr 4, 2022

“I want a nipple-pierced cupcake!” my roommate and first-year Liberal Studies student, Mia Hejlsberg, said to me as she started getting ready for the day. In any other context,...

The exterior façade of a red brick building with a Joes Pizza sign and patio cover while a customer eats at the outside table.

The best late-night and 24-hour eats around campus

The ultimate guide to the city’s nighttime eateries that aren’t just dollar slice joints or diners.
Carina Christo, Contributing Writer Mar 29, 2022

The outdoor seating structure at Tacombi, a Mexican restaurant in Greenwich Village. The name of the restaurant can be seen on a white sign above the structure. Behind the seating structure are white apple blossom trees in full bloom.

Spice up your date night with these restaurants around NYU

If you are looking to take your special someone on a date, here’s your guide to the most romantic restaurants near campus.
Jaimson Jacoby, Contributing Writer Mar 28, 2022

A glass of clear gin-based cocktail decorated with sage leaves and a metal straw against a white background shot from above.

Grab a muddler and mix up a Wise Man

Earthy, tangy and just a touch sweet, this sage-and-gin highball is perfect for spring.
Phoebe Goldman, Contributing Writer Mar 25, 2022

Spring has finally sprung, so I figured I'd introduce you to my favorite warm-weather cocktail, a gin-based twist on a mojito. I call it the Wise Man, since it’s flavored with...

A group of people crowd around the entrance of The Grey Dog. Above them is metal scaffolding with a baby blue banner that has the restaurant’s name printed on it.

The best places for bottomless brunch around NYU

Here are our recommendations for the best places to celebrate the weekend with endless drinks and French toast. Have fun getting home.
Roshni Raj, Culture Editor Mar 4, 2022

Bottomless brunch is one of New York City’s late afternoon weekend rituals. Unlimited drinks served with your choice of breakfast or lunch fare after these few LONG weeks of...