This First-Year Finds Community in Cooking

Upbeat drums, rhythmic guitar and the raspy voice of Iggy Pop fill the air and bring the cramped kitchen alive as “Lust for Life” reverberates through the room. When Gallatin first-year Alex Christiano cooks...

Homemade Vegan Mushroom Mac and Cheese

It’s the ultimate comfort food. And now, it’s vegan. With winter comes the onset of cravings for hot, creamy food. Students turn to milky hot chocolate, thick soups and mac and cheese. For vegans, the...

Dead Bread: A Loving Farewell to City Bakery

After nearly three decades as Union Square’s premier hot chocolate destination, City Bakery has shuttered. The announcement was made via the bakery’s Instagram page, fittingly enough, as their hot chocolates have become an Insta-staple...

Traveling for a Taste of Home: Students Say Authentic Groceries Often Require a Commute

There’s nothing like a home-cooked meal — especially in college when microwave ramen has replaced mom’s cooking. Students at NYU have found that making the effort to cook traditional cultural dishes can help them...

Bread Club Plans to Unite Students Through Common Grain

CAS sophomore Grant Lee knew he wanted to start a club this year — all he needed was an idea. In the nick of time, inspiration struck him and fellow CAS sophomore Andrew Huang. “We...

Dorm Chicken Curry to Die For

To Hyderabadi Indians like myself, few things hit home better than Murgh ka Salan, or “Chicken Curry” to those not fluent in Urdu. It’s a common dish that you find both in restaurants and...

Murray’s Mac and Cheese, a Not-So-Savory Experience

Besides endless fast-casual salad joints and $4 small coffees, another notable dining trend that has emerged and flourished recently in New York City is hyperspecialization. New York may be one of the only cities...

Satisfy Your Sweet Tooth and Spooky Spirit

I’m all for spooky season spirit. But honestly, I think it’s time we bid farewell to pumpkin and celebrate differently. From Starbucks pumpkin spice cold brew to pumpkin spice RX bars, it’s all a...

Culture Desk Dining: Trader Joe’s Edition

If you’ve ever tried to complete a quick grocery run at Trader Joe’s between the hours of 4 and 8 p.m. on a weekday, you know it’s an extremely stressful experience, complete with an...

Whistle & Fizz: Combining Coffee and Carbonation

With a fast-moving revolving door of fads rotating through Greenwich Village rental spaces, we no longer have the power to assume permanence or take any fact of food for granted. For example, coffee is...

Best Affordable Sit-Down Restaurants Near Campus

When it comes to sit-down restaurants in New York City, NYU students can be plagued by a fear of the bill. In an attempt to avoid the big ticket restaurants, a coffee shop might...

Restaurant Face-Off: Tortaria vs. El Canterino

Mood lighting, lively music and happy hour are all standard fare at El Cantinero and its neighboring competitor, Tortaria, but that’s where the similarities end. For two Mexican restaurants located on the same block...
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