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New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

New York University's independent student newspaper, established in 1973.

Washington Square News

Ramen noodles in a pink pot with a hand holding a glass top.

How to level up your instant ramen game

From adding silky egg ribbons to Flamin’ Hot Cheetos, here are five hacks you need to try to upgrade the classic college student meal.
Andrea Lui, Dining Editor May 2, 2024

You can’t call yourself a college student if you don’t live off of instant ramen — or at least during the busy final exam season. Truly, if you were to cut my stomach open,...

The exterior of Scarr’s Pizza, with a sign that says “Scarr’s Pizza,” and two people inside.

The best way to go on a pizza crawl across Manhattan

From the East Village to the Upper West Side, these classic shops are the perfect way to see the city through slices.
Stutee Oke, Contributing Writer April 19, 2024

New York City is the mecca of American pizza with over 2,000 shops across the five boroughs. From dollar-slice counters to brick-oven pizzerias, there is a pizza place for everyone,...

Two people order their food from an employee. On display are a variety of dumplings and other food. The restaurant is decorated with red lanterns, posters and a lucky cat.

Dumping your misfortunes behind: Celebrate the Lunar New Year with these delectable dumpling spots

Here’s where you can get meat pockets of prosperity in Manhattan’s Chinatown to ring in the Lunar New Year.
Jack Dai, Contributing Writer February 8, 2024

As the Lunar New Year approaches it comes with the arrival of new beginnings and reunions. Dumplings emerge as more than a staple dish; they symbolize prosperity and familial warmth....

The storefront of “Hen House N.Y.C.” A sign on top reads “Hen House N.Y.C.” in orange. There are large glass windows along with posters with pictures of food.

Indulge in bold Lebanese flavors on a budget at Hen House

Located in the East Village, Hen House serves up aromatic and authentic Lebanese cuisine.
Adrianna Nehme, News Editor December 15, 2023

My dad is from Lebanon, meaning I take annual trips back to the country and get to try authentic foods that I always miss living in the city. Each time I go back, I crave shawarma...

A white food truck that reads on the side “Fafu Traditional Chinese Cuisine” and photos of different menu items posted on its exterior parks outside N.Y.U.’s Stern School of Business. Three people are standing outside the food truck waiting for their food.

Behind Fafu, Washington Square’s beloved Chinese food truck

The story behind one of NYU’s most popular food trucks is an unfeigned testament to Chinese immigrants everywhere.
Megan Sim, Contributing Writer November 28, 2023

When you think of grabbing a quick bite from a food truck in New York City, you might immediately think of tacos, hot dogs or maybe even chicken over rice. But what if you could...

The storefront of the restaurant which has “KOLACHI” and “ROLLS AND FRIES,” written in yellow text.

Kolachi’s rolls put Pakistani food on the campus map

The newly-opened Karachi-inspired restaurant in the East Village serves up affordable yet filling parathas and fries.
Krish Dev and Naisha Roy November 15, 2023

Kolachi, a new Pakistani restaurant in the East Village, brings the taste of Karachi to NYU students with its simple menu of hearty paratha rolls and spicy fries.  The restaurant,...

A crowd on the street enjoying food with food stall tents on the sides of the road.

The must-try Japanese street foods from Japan Fes

From fluffy pancakes to takoyaki, Japan Fes offered an impressive range of classics and novelties. Here’s where you can find some in the city.
Lauren Ng, Contributing Writer November 1, 2023

The Manhattan food scene is already diverse and delicious, but throw in a Japanese food festival and the food frenzy spreads like wildfire. On Oct. 28, Japan Fes New York held...

People standing in front of a Mexican-style tent with a sign that says “Classic Mexican Mole” and “Nixtamal”.

Evening eats at the Queens Night Market

With every item sold capped at $6, the market is a cultural hub of eats, treats and vibes.
Aidan Levin, Contributing Writer October 2, 2023

Customers ordering from the counter in the restaurant Raising Cane’s. The words “One Love” are above the counter.

Raising Cane’s at Astor Place opens after weeks of anticipation

NYU students can now check out the Louisiana chain’s second New York City location.
Krish Dev, Deputy News Editor September 14, 2023

Raising Cane’s, a fast-food chain specializing in chicken fingers and a signature sauce, opened its second restaurant in New York City on Sept. 13. Located at 20 Astor Place,...

A hand holding a prosciutto sandwich, wrapped in paper.

All’Antico Vinaio: A taste of Florence in NYC

All’Antico Vinaio is known for paninis made with authentic ingredients straight from Italy. Check out the famous Florentine sandwich shop in Greenwich Village and Midtown.
Roksaneh Salartash, Staff Writer March 8, 2023

When my semester abroad at NYU Florence comes to an end, there are many things I’m going to miss about living in this beautiful place — the art on every corner, the lush green...

Glass cases with shelves inside a bakery filled with various baguette sandwiches, pastries and pieces of cake. On the white stone brick wall behind the glass cases reads “La Parisienne.”

Baguettes and beignets: Cheap eats around Paris’ Latin Quarter

Here are six affordable spots to grab a quick bite around campus without breaking the bank. 
Lindsey Hirano, Staff Writer February 20, 2023

Studying abroad can be expensive, especially when you are living in a big city like Paris. However, you don’t need to spend a lot of money to enjoy great food around the academic...

A man on a bike passes by the exterior of The Halal Guys, located on 307 E. 14th Street.

The best cheap eats near NYU

Eat out at these seven places near campus without breaking the bank.
Jhenesis Hines, Contributing Writer October 25, 2022

Let’s be honest — you splurged all of September trying every restaurant on your Instagram feed. New York City is one of the most expensive places to live and it can be hard...