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The Smith continues to be a popular dinner spot for NYU students. New mandates and recommendations have changed the way you can expect to dine in the city. (Staff Photo by Jake Capriotti)

Dining indoors during COVID-19, safely-ish

Here’s everything you need to know about eating at restaurants during the pandemic. Because despite CDC recommendations, we know you’ll do it anyway, so you might as well be safe about it.
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 17, 2021

After nearly a year and a half of being stuck at home, most diners are eager to hit the streets again to experience the comforting thrill of eating at a restaurant. As more and...

Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar, started yesterday evening. Many students are finding it hard to break fast while also complying with NYU’s restrictions. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Observing Yom Kippur during COVID-19

Jewish students reflect on the significance of Yom Kippur during COVID-19 while trying to follow university guidelines.
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 16, 2021

Wednesday evening marked the start of Yom Kippur, one of the most sacred holidays in the Jewish religion. Widely translated as the Day of Atonement, Yom Kippur is a period that...

Ambo, located on East Eighth Street, is a counter-serve Indian restaurant. Ambo opened in December 2019 and offers convenient, affordable, and delicious Indian food. (Staff Photo by Sabrina Choudhary)

Ambo’s Indian food balances authenticity and accessibility

The counter-serve restaurant on 55C East Eighth Street offers convenient, affordable and delicious Indian food to all.
Sabrina Choudhary, Identity & Equity Editor September 13, 2021

As is the case for many college students living away from home, my comfort food is anything that resembles my family’s cooking. If I’m having a rough day, I’ll hit up the...

The latest installment in the Top Chef franchise sees amateur chefs competing for glory. NYU Law student Sharila Stewart was one of the show’s newest contestants. (Image courtesy of Sharila Stewart)

NYU Law student shares her ‘surreal experience’ on Bravo’s ‘Top Chef Amateurs’

Sharila Stewart, a third-year student at NYU Law School, talks about her experience competing in Bravo’s latest cooking competition, “Top Chef Amateurs.” 
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 10, 2021

What started as a hobby to escape the stress of graduate school led to the opportunity of a lifetime.  Last October, third-year NYU Law student Sharila Stewart competed in...

Turns out, eating out in New York doesn’t have to be expensive. Check out these restaurants for delicious meals you can get on a tight budget. (Staff Photos by Ryan Kawahara and Manasa Gudavalli)

10 food spots under $12

Check out these 10 restaurants that offer quick, flavorful meals for under $12.
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 8, 2021

It doesn’t take a math major to tell you that living in the Big Apple is pretty pricey, especially when it comes to food. But don’t let the high price tag of some restaurants...

Cluckstein is the new replacement for Chick-fil-A in the Upstein Food Court. Cluckstein serves its version of chicken tenders, nuggets, sandwiches, and waffle fries, with additional vegan options. (Staff Photo by Joey Hung)

Cluck or duck: Is Cluckstein worth it?

After the end of the spring 2021 semester, NYU introduced Chick-fil-A’s evil twin sister: Cluckstein.
Joey Hung, BStyle Editor September 3, 2021

Rest in peace — and long live — Chick-fil-A. During the 2020-21 school year, NYU formally requested its vendor Chartwells to discontinue their license with Chick-fil-A due...

SIMÒ PIZZA opened their second location in Greenwich Village on Tuesday. Simone Falco, the founder of the restaurant, came to New York from Naples, Italy with the goal of bringing people together with classic Neapolitan pizza. (Image courtesy of Francesco Sapienza)

SIMÒ PIZZA: Transporting New Yorkers to Naples in 90 seconds

SIMÒ PIZZA recently opened its second location in Greenwich Village. The pizzeria offers New Yorkers Neapolitan-style pies at affordable prices.
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 2, 2021

Move over, Joe’s: a new pizza shop just opened in the Village, and they’re promising to sling classic Neapolitan pizzas at $10 a pie.  SIMÒ PIZZA opened its second location...

We all scream for ice cream. NYU Alumni created their own brand of the popular desert to support the AAPI community in the city. (Staff Illustration by Manasa Gudavalli)

A taste of home: NYU alumni launch Asian flavor-inspired NYC ice cream startup

An ice cream startup founded by NYU alumni Deborah Tanudirjo and Liz Margaretha supports the AAPI community with Asian-inspired flavors and philanthropy.
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor September 1, 2021

Amid the economic and social turmoil of the pandemic, starting a business is a daring venture — especially just a few months after graduating college. But these risks didn’t...

Many halal carts cluster around Union Square. Halal carts offer a heaping to-go container of seasoned rice piled with the meat or vegetables of your choice for five or six dollars, making it an ideal cheap-eats meal. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Do you really live in New York if you haven’t eaten at a halal cart?

My first year on campus revolved around late-night outings to Union Square halal carts. Now it’s time for all new students to follow their hearts through their stomachs.
Sabrina Choudhary, Identity & Equity Editor August 31, 2021

New York City is famous for its late night dining scene, from pizza at Joe’s to falafel sandwiches at Mamoun’s. Shared experiences at the various restaurants and food carts...

Life in Greenwich Village can be hectic and fast-paced. Here are some places to stop for a quick bite to eat around NYU. (Photos by Alex Tran, Chelsea Li, Marva Shi, Manasa Gudavalli, Alex Tey)

Food hot spots to know as a first-year

A list of places near campus for quick bites between classes.
August 25, 2021

Between packing, moving, starting school and reading NYU emails, life can become overwhelming for first-years coming to New York City and Greenwich Village. Here is a compilation...

Orchard Grocer, located at 78 Orchard St, is an all-vegan deli and grocer. They offer vegan sandwiches, soft-serve ice cream, and groceries for vegans and non-vegans alike. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Orchard Grocer: A vegan paradise for everyone

Market and deli Orchard Grocer offers a variety of food items that appeal to both vegans and non-vegans alike.
Natalie Melendez, Staff Writer May 4, 2021

Orchard Grocer, which lies in the heart of the Lower East Side on the lively Orchard Street, is an entirely vegan market and deli that many vegans like myself have come to consider...

Damascus Bread and Pastry Shop, located on 195 Atlantic Avenue in Brooklyn, is a Syrian bakery known for its flatbreads, pastries, dips, and spreads.  This bakery has been serving its community since its opening in 1928. (Staff Photo by Gabby Lozano)

Reconnecting with my Iraqi roots at Damascus Bread & Pastry Shop

Damascus Bread & Pastry Shop in Brooklyn is a community favorite among many people of both Middle Eastern and non-Middle Eastern descent.
Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor May 3, 2021

I stumbled upon Damascus Bread & Pastry Shop last January upon my return to New York for the spring semester. My mom and I had just spent hours aimlessly walking through the...