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Washington Square News

NYU's Independent Student Newspaper

Washington Square News

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

By 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 fool you — the city’s...

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?

By 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 to the corporation’s ethics,...

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

By 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 in the heart of Greenwich...

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

By 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 stop Debbie Tanudirjo (Steinhardt...

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?

By 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 that surround NYU create...

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

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 of some restaurants around...

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

By 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 paradise.   Walking...

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

By 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 neighborhood to catch a...

The Share Meals app was created in 2009 by NYU alumni Jonathan Chin. NYU students can donate their meal swipes to those in need.  (Staff Photo by Alexandra Chan. Staff Illustration by Alex Tran)

NYU Share Meals helped over 4,000 students last semester. This semester, they want to do more

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor April 29, 2021

We’ve all heard the expression, “I’m a broke college student,” and most of us have even used it to describe our financial limitations that prohibit us from living lavishly. Yet, behind the joking...

Thiru Kumar, also known as the Dosa Man, has a popular food cart in Washington Square Park, where he serves fresh dosas and other vegan South Asian foods. One of his signature dishes is the Special Pondicherry, which features a dosa filled with spiced potatoes and a mixture of fresh vegetables. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Who’s the Dosa Man? Behind the scenes of the first vegan dosa cart

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor April 26, 2021

“Have you ever heard of the Dosa Man?” my friend Daniel Cieneva texted me during our 11 a.m. Food Studies lecture last February. Dosa Man? I had hardly heard of dosa, a type of thin flatbread made...

Chef Julian Medina recently rebranded his 10th restaurant Kuxé on Thompson Street to bring his cooking back to its roots. Kuxé serves traditional dishes connected to home cooking in Mexico. (Staff Photo by Manasa Gudavalli)

Chef Julian Medina Serves Mexican Food Right —The Traditional Way

By Antonio Pelaez, Contributing Writer April 23, 2021

If you’re tired of the hunt for authentic Mexican food in New York, look no further! Chef Julian Medina opened his 10th restaurant on March 10. He rebranded the Thompson Street location of his chain...

How an NYU Tandon alumnus is growing the sustainable superfood spirulina

How an NYU Tandon alumnus is growing the sustainable superfood spirulina

By Gabby Lozano, Dining Editor April 22, 2021

With Earth Day just around the corner, climate activists across the globe have started to remind us of the individual actions we can take to address climate change, particularly eating more sustainably....